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How can I legally try Wii games before buying them?

The only method I can think of is to download a ROM and test it with an emulator, and then delete it 72 hours after I download it. However, I'm uncertain if this is legal. How can I test a Wii game ...
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Which console to buy for Rock Band 3

I do not currently own any consoles, but Rock Band 3 looks so appealing for me that I am considering buying a console solely for that game. Discounting Nintendo DS, the game supports PlayStation 3, ...
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What is the biggest SD memory card a Nintendo Wii can support?

OK I read that the Wii can support SD cards up to 2 GB then I read of an update that removed this limitation. What is the actual maximum SD card size the Wii can support if I keep it updated with ...
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What Wii consoles can play GameCube games?

I hear the newer ones do not play GCN games. How can one distinguish these consoles? (Date of manufacture? Console color? Bundled games? GameCube controller port panel? Something else?) For instance, ...
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Easiest way to screenshot an XBox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii Game?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of an XBox 360 or other console game? Do I really have to buy a video card with HDMI/HDTV support, plug the XBox into that, and do the screen cap on the ...
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Is there any way to transfer WiiWare and Virtual Console games to a new Wii?

I'm going to be moving in with my fiance soon, and he already owns a Wii. I'd like to be able to transfer my WiiWare and Virtual Console games over so that I can sell my old system and he won't have ...
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How to quickly pair a guest's Wii remote?

Every time my friends are over with their own pair of Wii remotes, I have to do this hit-or-miss pairing dance over and over again. I'm not sure what the "correct" way of doing this is, and the manual ...
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On the Wii Virtual Console version of The Legend of Zelda, how can you save a game in progress?

In the original Legend of Zelda for the NES, there was a trick where you could (if I remember correctly) press ↑ and select simultaneously on the 2nd controller to bring up the Save dialog. ...
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How do I use Wii remote and other controllers for PC games?

Is there a device or adapter (similar to the one asked about here for the Xbox 360) to allow me to use my Wii remote and classic controller to control PC games?
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Do Wii Virtual Console games not honor the system mono/stereo setting?

My main TV is an old and busted CRT with one nonfunctional speaker. Obviously, I have the Wii set to Mono sound. However, when playing Super Mario World on the Wii via Virtual Console, I'm still ...
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Is it possible to alter the placement of Wii Channels?

I have enough channels on my Wii now that they have spilled over to a second page. It's very cumbersome to have to move to that second page to access those channels when there are other channels on ...
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Can I hook my Wii up to an HDMI or DVI monitor?

I have a 15" TV and a 24" HD LCD flat screen monitor. I have a Wii, which is currently hooked up to the smaller TV. Is there anything I can do to play my wii on the flatscreen? The monitor is HDMI ...
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Is there a workaround for LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 freezing during year 6 on the Wii?

During the year 6 mission "A Not So Merry Christmas" the game freezes when I start putting out the fires. From what I can tell, it's a problem specific to the Wii version of the game, has anyone ...
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How do I turn off Wii remote sounds?

Once in a while I play games with headphones on to avoid disturbing others around me. This works well except with the Wii when games play certain sounds through the Wii remote controllers rather than ...
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How to enable all the hint movies in New Super Mario Bros. Wii?

I've got all star coins (including World 9) but not all the movies from the castle are available. What should I do to enable them?
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Wii game patches

I am an avid passionate PC gamer, but I decided to buy a Nintendo Wii to play with my girlfriend and my nephews when they visit us. Unfortunately I have zero knowledge of console in general, coming ...
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Is there a functional difference between black and white Wii remotes?

I know that this is a silly question, but is there any difference between black and white Wii controllers apart from the color? At shops and on online shops, the black one is 10 Euro more expensive ...
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What does the light on the power switch of my Nintendo Wii indicate with its colors?

Sometimes the light is Green. This clearly means the Wii is on. Sometimes the light is Red. I assume this means its off. Sometiems when the Wii appears to be off, the light is orange. I'm not at all ...
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What do you need to play gamecube games on your wii?

Which additional accessories are required to be able to play gamecube games on the wii? (besides a Wii and a Gamecube game)
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Will I brick my Wii if I install a HomeBrew operating system?

I've heard about the HomeBrew stuff (wiki) that'll let me download and install simple games and even write my own, but is it fully compatible with the latest updates? I've heard horror stories of ...
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Where to post game cheats?

My ten year old son spent several hours mapping out the Power Up Panels in New Super Mario Bro's Wii, and now he'd like to share his findings with the internet masses. The trouble is, I don't know ...
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How to increase speed and flow of movement on dolphin emulator

I am trying to play Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Dolphin emulator but can't play well as the speed of the game is incredibly slow. What can I do to prevent this problem, so that I get faster ...
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Why am I seeing serious Wiimote latency on Donkey Kong Country Returns?

I am rewriting this question from scratch because I feel that I need to be clear and concise. When I play Donkey Kong Country Returns on my Wii, I experience controller lag during the gameplay. ...
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Can you import included and DLC tracks from Just Dance 2 into Just Dance 3?

My wife has been enjoying Just Dance 2 on the Wii since I gave it to her last Christmas, and has actually bought a number of additional tracks - enough that I had to buy her a big SD card just for the ...
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Why do I have to lay the controller on a flat surface?

When I start Skyward Sword (its the only MotionPlus game I have, others that use it are probably similar) it always asks me to lay the MotionPlus controller on a flat surface for a bit before it ...
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Differences between the Gamecube and the Wii version of Twilight Princess

What are the differences between the Gamecube and the Wii version of Twilight Princess? Are they just the same game, only with another control scheme (Controller for Gamecube, Wiimote for Wii), or are ...
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What video connection gives the highest quality output on a Wii?

I'm about to buy a high definition TV and want to hook my Wii up to it. What video connection should I use to give the best quality picture?
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Are there adapters to use one controller (possibly Xbox) as both Wii classic controller and as Gamecube controller?

Basically I want to have one single gamepad (and I like the Xbox layout best, but it's not imperative), so I am searching for one of the following solutions: One or two adapters USB (at least Xbox ...
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Why are there only 12 Wii Demos?

I just started to use Wii Shop, but I'm shocked that there are only 12 Wii demos. What is the reason for this? I know that there are not many Wii games, but 12 demos looks like nothing when you ...
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What features does the WiiMotion Plus attachment add to a regular remote?

Does it make the remote more "accurate," or does it add some features? Either way, why would I want a remote with it over a regular one? Are there games that can only be played with the attachment, or ...
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Is there a functional difference between black Family Edition and white classic Wii console?

I just bought a black, horizontal form factor Wii. According to this Wikipedia article, this model is called the Family Edition. According to this FAQ at Nintendo, the only functional difference ...
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Is PS3 with Move an alternative to Wii?

My girlfriend tried the Wii during holidays and she told me that she liked play Wii Sports game. Now I would prefer to buy the PS3 with Move because I think I can use it more, not only for Move-based ...
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Do some Wii games require a Classic Controller?

Are there any Wii games that require me to use a Classic Controller and won't work with a Gamecube controller or Wiimote+Nunchuck? Are there any controllers that have both a Wiimote and a Gamecube ...
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How do I safely sell a Wii with VC games on it?

I want to sell my Wii with the VC games included, but am afraid there might be some personal info on the system somewhere. If I delete my shop account & format the system memory, will the next ...
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What is the process required to transfer virtual console games from the Wii to the Wii U

I'm looking to buy the Wii U, and one of the major draws of it for me is transferring the virtual console games from a previous Wii. I've actually given the Wii to a relative, so I'd like to know ...
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How do I use my iMac as a “monitor” for my Xbox 360 and my Wii?

I ditched cable a long time ago and have been making do with Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes for my television needs. The displays on the new iMacs these days are big enough and high enough quality that I ...
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Guitar Hero game play on Wii versus XBox 360 and Playstation 3

I recently tried Guitar Hero World Tour on an XBox 360 the other day and am considering buying a Guitar Hero game for the Wii, my only console. My question is since the Wii does not match the hardware ...
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Do I need two nunchucks for 2 player mode in Skylanders on the Wii?

I have just bought Skylanders for my son's birthday tomorrow. Just been informed he's got a friend coming around, and they are likely to want to play Skylanders in 2 player mode. I have two Wii plus ...
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Game Boy Player with Wii

I used to play GBA games at home with the Game Boy Player accessory for the Nintendo Gamecube. It connects to the bottom of the GameCube, adding a base to it. Is there any way that it could be ...
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The Legend of Zelda (Original) Virtual Console can't select item to use on b!

I bought The Legend of Zelda for Virtual Console and my problem is, that I can't select any item on the B button in the subscreen. Of course I read the discription that says I should use the d-pad (I ...
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Does the Wii have a system for free (non-browser) games?

I just got a Wii with Wii Sports Resort and two Motion Plus controllers, but don't want to spend any more money on games for a while. Does the Wii, like Steam and XBox Live, have a system for ...
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What do hits on bosses in Donkey Kong Country Returns mean and how do I earn them?

In Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii, after beating a boss it always tells me I got "1 Hit". It's clear to me that I am supposed to do something to get more hits, presumably during the ...
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Tracking my Wii Sports Tennis scores

What's the least obtrusive and most efficient way to track my Wii Tennis scores? I realize I could write down the info I wanted after each game, but that takes time and breaks the rhythm. I know ...
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How can I land for a treasure hunt in Sid Meier's Pirates for the Wii?

I got a complete treasure map and I know where to land to find it. But I cannot, my ship keep bouncing on the beach. I played that game long ago on my computer and I'm trying the Wii version. I don't ...
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The ending for Super Mario World (Wii Virtual-Console)

I recently just beat the game on the Wii Virtual Console and the ending was just Mario, the Princess, and Luigi standing there. Does nothing else happen?
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Can I turn off blood effects in Goldeneye 007 for Wii?

Can I turn off blood effects in Goldeneye 007 for Wii? If so, how?
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How can I start a GameCube game without using a Wii Remote?

Is it possible to just use the Wii as a GameCube without the need for a Wiimote (using only the Wii console and the GameCube controller)? If not out-of-the-box, what settings should I set, and will I ...
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DVD drive thrashing on Wii

My kids just started playing the old Ben 10 Wii game (the one before Alien Force), and while they (and I) really like it, I can't get over the fact that this particular title thrashes the DVD drive ...
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How do you capture video of your Wii gameplay?

I'd like to be able to capture video of me playing games on my Wii, especially when getting past tricky levels so I can share my techniques/tricks with others. Obviously, I could just point a camera ...
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Any way to extract music from Nintendo Wii Games?

I love the music from some of the Nintendo Wii games, like A Boy and His Blob or Super Mario Galaxy. Is there any way to extract the music from these games digitally so I can listen to it on my ...