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Here's a short article with confirmation from a Nintendo source that the Wii U will not be able to play Gamecube games.


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According to the specifications found on Nintendo's E3 website, the drive doesn't accept GameCube's small 8cm discs, only the new high-density discs for Wii U and the normal 12cm Wii discs - so no, it won't be compatible. This also fits with the likely strategy they use for backwards compatibility; they shut all the new stuff off so the console behaves just ...


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The list is quite long, but you can view the balance (and other) changes here: http://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_updates/1.0.6_changelog


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You require the physical Wii and an SD card to move everything over. Note that this is a "move", not a "copy"; everything that gets put on the Wii U will be deleted from the Wii. Important! You will need to have both the Wii U and Wii on hand to perform a system transfer. [...] 3. If I transfer my games from Wii to Wii U, can I keep the games ...


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It uses IR. The top of the GamePad has an IR transceiver to control the TV (I assume it also reads where you're pointing at using the sensor bar, the same way the Wii Remotes work). In this picture, you can see the black transparent cover of the IR port on the top of the GamePad Also, from the video on this page: "[...] [the IR transceiver] can be ...


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Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U. This page on Nintendo's website says: Controllers The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.


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Because those games are on the Wii Virtual Console, they require some kind of controller that the Wii (not the Wii U) knows about - the system is operating without access to any of the Wii U specific stuff when you're doing this. That means you need either a GameCube controller, or a Classic Controller attachment for a Wii Remote - and since a Wii U doesn't ...


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The Wii U has no built-in GameCube support at all, similar to late-model Wiis - that's why there aren't any controller ports, or memory card ports. (The GameCube controller adapter only works with Super Smash Bros., at least for now.) You'll need to keep a Wii or GameCube around to play your GameCube games.


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Yes, but note that both games require the Nunchuck attachment as well. Requirements Twilight Princess requires any kind of Remote, and a Nunchuck attachment. Skyward Sword requires a Remote, MotionPlus, and a Nunchuck attachment. Controllers There are two versions of the original Remote (or "Wiimote"): The original Remote has more limited motion ...


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Nintendo does not release any changelogs. The only ones that exist are crowdsourced by Smashboards and r/smashbros reddit, and are done by just people noting things and testing on an unpatched system. I do diffs of the raw data files and upload them to my website here, but I haven't done the new patch yet. http://opensa.dantarion.com/s4/mastercore2/ The ...


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This usually means the GamePad is showing an advertisement or you have some other notification. You should be able to disable these notifications in the GamePad Quick Start menu settings. Link to Nintendo's support site.


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That is the location of the NFC reader/writer built into the gamepad (see page 8): NFC (near-field communication) location Built-in NFC feature allows the system to read or write to an enabled card or other device. This works with Wii U software exclusively designed to use this feature (see game packaging for compatibility information) To ...


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You can link a single ID to your 3DS and Wii U (this is a fairly recent change). But the games are not "cross buy" in any way similar to the Playstation ecosystem. You can upgrade Wii VC games to Wii U (only if they physically reside on the Wii U console), but buying [GAME] on Wii U, much less Wii, doesn't entitle you to [GAME] on 3DS even if [GAME] is on ...


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The requirements to unlock each stage can be found in this blog post: Kongo Jungle 64: Clear the "The Original Heavy Weights" event in Event Match (single player). Smashville: Clear the "Playing Tricks" event in Event Match (single player). Pokemon Stadium 2: Clear the "Lightning Strikes" event in Event Match (single player). PAC-LAND: Play all ...


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Looks like the eShop will update on Thursdays, starting on June 16: Nintendo moves US eShop updates to Thursdays.


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Yes, you can re-download as often as you'd like. Note, however, that the eShop purchases are (currently) tied to the console, not your Nintendo Network ID. That means that if your Wii U itself dies, you need to get it repaired by Nintendo in order to preserve your purchases.


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The number of coins you start with is based on your position to start the race. 1st/2nd: 0 3rd/4th: 1 5th/6th: 2 7th/8th: 3 9th/10th: 4 11th/12th: 5


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It is impossible to control the Amiibo character. I checked the electronic manual and it specifically mentions that Amiibo can be used as a Figurine Player and cannot be controlled.


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As Amiibo level up, their stats will increase. This will lead to Amiibo being statistically more powerful than other players when custom characters are turned off. You can customize how their stats increase by feeding them equipment, but they will increase even if you don't. The total of Amiibo stats (attack + defense + speed) cannot exceed 120. Amiibo's ...


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The Wii discs are read only, meaning no data are stored on them, only on the Wii itself. You'll need to copy your saves from your Wii to your Wii U through the systems transfer process, and you'll need to have both systems at hand, so you cant sell your Wii before buying a Wii U.


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The internal flash memory is only used for storage of things like saves and assuming digital downloads and the like. Apparently the only way to extend the memory of the Wii U is to use a USB storage device. As to the second part of your question, unless a Nintendo Executive has made a public statement somewhere we can only guess as to why they made these ...


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All of the old Wii controllers and accessories still work with a Wii U, as long as the games are prepared for them. The Wii Remote is the standard controller as it was originally released with the Wii. The Wii Nunchuck and Wii MotionPlus are accessories to a Wii Remote - they plug into the bottom. The Nunchuck is a secondary controller with an analog ...


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As a response to the titled question, the largest single firmware update on Wii U was the 4.0.0 update which was 701MB. Regarding the actual file size of Virtual Console games, currently the largest SNES game on the market appears to be Earthbound at a download size of 43MB. Assuming that all the titles you download are at 40MB, you'd be around 400MB of ...


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Yes. They do the same thing they did in the GameCube version. Here's a link (all puns intended)


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We finally found the answer. You must have a Nunchuk connected to the controller. If you don't, it doesn't tell you in any way. It just won't connect at all. Also, I found that it never works on the Wii version, except in Toy Box, but that limitation does not apply to the Wii U.


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Virtual Console games are direct copies of the original game, emulated on the Wii U. The only improvement you may or may not notice is the fact that Wii U uses digital video signal (hdmi) as opposed to analog (RCA connectors).


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Currently you can't, Nintendo ties the download with the console, not with the User ID.


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The Wii U is completely HDCP-free when playing games, accessing the menu and even when playing Wii/ Wii Virtual Console software. I confirmed this using my Elgato Game Capture HD, which doesn't have an HDCP stripper. This means any HDMI capture card can capture Wii U video even if it can't strip/crack HDCP protection (no promises about Netflix/non game ...


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The Wii U gamepad (the one with the touch screen) and Wii U pro controller will not work on a Wii, and in fact do not work on the Wii mode the Wii U itself has. All Wiimotes, including those with Wii Motion Plus (the only "new" remotes I'm aware of) will work with both Wii U and Wii systems. There are no new "remotes" for Wii U. The Wiimotes sold for Wii U ...


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Have the desired image displaying on your television and/or Gamepad Press the Home button on your Gamepad Press Internet browser Go to the site where you want to upload, And press the browse or upload button. (I did this at Imgur.com and postimg.org) When choosing what to upload on our preferred site, you are prompt, on which screen to upload (Gamepad or ...



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