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First tip is actually the screws. Article from IGN on Wiimote disassembly The screws are suppose to be triwings (Y shaped), and one needs a special screwdriver for them. The fact that they are using standard Philips screws seems to indicate a counterfeit.


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It's definitely not an official Nintendo remote, unless there's a regional manufacturing difference I'm unaware of. There's no Wii logo! Do a Google image search for "wii remote" and look at the bottom. It is not "counterfeit". If it were, it would have the Wii logo.


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All evidence suggests... It's most definitely a counterfeit (or an unlicensed generic brand) External clues First tip is actually the screws (see this article from IGN on Wiimote disassembly: The screws are suppose to be Y shaped, and you were suppose to need a special screw driver for them. The fact that they are using standard Philips screws seems to ...


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From the Wii start screen select the Wii button in the bottom left of the screen to open up Wii menu: On the Wii menu select Wii Settings to open up System Settings: Press the blue arrow on the right twice to get to System Settings 3: Select "Format Wii System Memory".


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I first emailed Disney Interactive Support, who pointed me towards the developers of the game: Unfortunately, we here at Disney Interactive Support do not have any insight on the details of the game's development, such as who was involved in music composition. With this said, we encourage you to contact the Development Team for the game, Behavior ...


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Wii Classic The original Wii supports GameCube games on disc, and has GameCube controller ports hidden under a plastic door. Wii Family Edition There is an "updated" Wii that goes by "Wii Family Edition" on the retail box. It is identical in many ways to the old style Wii, down to the form factor. However, it does not support GameCube discs or ...


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Yes, press "A" and "B" to "pinch" the channel, and you can move it wherever you want (except for the Disc Channel).


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Figured it out. It was actually in the manual. (who would have thought to look there?) ;-) You hit + (start) to bring up your inventory, then ↑ and - (select) at the same time. All on the first controller. Done!


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The main difference is that the whole game is flipped, horizontally. In the Game Cube version, Link is left handed (as he was in all previous games). In the Wii version, he is right handed. In order to avoid re-doing all of the graphics in the game, they just flipped the entire game - Lake Hylia is in the southeast corner instead of the southwest corner, if ...


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There is no difference except for the colour. I'm not familiar with the actual prices, but one thing to pay attention to is whether or not you're looking at a normal Wii Remote or the Wii Remote Plus that includes the MotionPlus sensor. If that's not it, then the price difference you're seeing is simply due to the "novelty" of the black controller.


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You will also need: Gamecube Gamepads (nothing else will be detected once you enter GameCube mode. You will have to turn off the Wii to leave the game, for example, like you would on a Gamecube) Gamecube memory cards, if you want to save.


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So the Wii Joystick uses a Blue Tooth interface which is a little different than the N64 controller. As a result this answer deals more with the latter than the former. The N64 controller uses a single transmission wire on which it encodes bits to send signals back to the N64 console. To accomplish this bits are encoded on that wire as follows: This ...


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Probably the cheapest way to do it is to use a USB capture card. Personally I use the EzCap116 which works nicely. You can hook the cable and device directly into your computer and play using capturing software. I recommend AmaRecTV, which will allow you to record video, play with aspect ratios, deinterlace, full screen and so on. If you want to play on ...


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With Wii Menu 4.0 and above you can use up to 32gb SDHC cards. Full details can be found on Nintendo's customer support site. You can use SD, SDHC and miniSD or microSD with adapters.


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After pressing the Home button on the Wii Remote, click on the Wii Remote Settings option at the bottom of the screen. You'll be presented with a volume setting for the Wii Remote's internal speaker.


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The red and orange lights indicate whether the Wii is connected to the Nintendo Network or not. If the light is red, it means your Wii isn't connected and won't get mail, updates, etc. until you start it again, while the orange light means it is connected.


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The wiimote can be connected to a computer using BlueTooth. There's a tutorial here on how to connect the wiimote to the computer via a program called BlueSoleil, which is often bundled with BlueTooth sticks (it was bundled with mine). The computer should recognize it as a joystick. Also, this page lists some interesting things you can do with it. Johnny ...


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I'm fairly sure from my view on this, that it would be illegal in most countries, as you are not the legal owner of the content to begin with. It does sound morally right to delete it and then buy it if you like it, but at the same time it's not legal. There are some solutions for it though: Rent it. There are still video stores out there that will rent a ...


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I am not sure how reliable is this source, but here it is: My son was really excited to get this game last Friday. Unfortunately, his enjoyment has been tempered by the extreme bugginess of the release. Since he made it to the 6th year, the game has crashed constantly. We finally called customer service this morning and were informed that it has ...


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You want to buy the component cable, which supports the Wii's maximum output resolution of 480p. 480p (DVD-quality) looks much better than the 480i (more like pre-DVD, analog TV quality) you get with the (included) composite cable. It's still not the 720p, 1080i, or 1080p that newer TVs can handle, but the Wii doesn't output in those resolutions.


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The other thing to bear in mind is that some (older) games won't recognise larger cards so you may end up having to buy several cards anyway. We have a 8GB card that the kids store Wii channels on that works just fine, but Guitar Hero won't recognise it so we have to use a 2GB to store the GH downloadable content (extra songs etc.)


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To create a fast served ball (the one that's on fire), you have to hit the ball when it's at its peak. I don't have a specific strategy to do so, but that's how you do it.


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The original Wii controller contains just an accelerometer, so it is only able to capture simple movements, like up/down. Wii MotionPlus contains a gyroscope that captures more complicated movement. From Wikipedia: The [Wii MotionPlus] incorporates a dual-axis tuning fork gyroscope, and a single-axis gyroscope which can determine rotational motion. The ...


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I've softmodded my Wii to run HomeBrew software, and haven't updated the main Wii OS since, the changes are not that important, and if you wait for the new softmod to be avaibable for the new version, you can do it that way. There is a very small chance of bricking, and the newer methods are very foolproof.. Regarding upgrading, Menu 4.2 : Deletes the ...


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According to Wikipedia: "PAL copies of the game contain a bug if the language is set to English, German, or Spanish. In Chapter 2-2, the game will freeze if Mario speaks to the character Mimi without first picking up the key. Nintendo of Europe is replacing the game disc for no charge with a version that does not contain the bug."


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The real question you want to ask yourself is "what kind of games do I want to play." That question affects the "best" choice pretty heavily. Hopefully, the below list will give a better overview to help your choice. The Nintendo Wii Largest current library cheapest standalone console You can acquire controllers (wii-motes) or even wii motion-plus ...


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I believe the reason is technical in nature. The Wii has a very limited amount of disk space. I don't think there is enough room for storing demos, especially for downloadable games. In recent system updates, Nintendo has created the ability to play games from an external SD card. Maybe there will be more demos as a result. Limited disk space was also ...


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There is no official way to apply updates to a Wii apart from connecting it to the Internet. Wii games are never patched: Nintendo has a strict no-patch policy, with the idea that a game shouldn't ever need patches after release to be feature-complete or free of major bugs. The result of this is threefold: You don't need to connect it to the internet to ...



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