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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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.
  • Can you use the classic controller with gamecube games? Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 7:39
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    @Neil - when you start a gamecube game, the console enters a "Gamecube mode", and behaves like a gamecube only. Wiimotes are not recognized anymore, only the GC controllers and memory card, and you can't get back to the menu without rebooting.
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 8:05
  • @Neil effectively, No, as the classic controller requires the wiimote to operate, which won't be recognized in "Gamecube mode" Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 10:44
  • Thanks for the info. I knew wiimotes wouldn't work, but didnt know if Nintendo had built something into the classic controllers to allow them to work in Gamecube mode. @alex I also wasn't aware that the classic needed a wiimote to work. I guess it transmits it's data via the wiimote? Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 10:45
  • @Neil - Yup it is the wiimote that contains all the hardware required for wireless interfacing with the wii itself. (bluetooth) - this is also the reason the classic controller is wired to the wiimote Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 21:23

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