Questions tagged [nintendo-wii]

The Wii is a seventh generation television console, and is Nintendo's first home console to feature a built-in shop. Use this tag if the question is about Wii's operating system, hardware, or a Wii-only game feature. You can also use this tag for the Wii Family Edition or Wii Mini, but DO NOT use for the Wii U; use the [wii-u] tag instead.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does anyone know where I can find cheat codes for Goldeneye 007 Wii?

I know that the game hasn't even been out for a week, but does anyone know if any cheat codes have been released by Activision yet? I know that they must exist since there is a cheat codes menu ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

I bought a refurbished Wii and I felt the remotes were not performing as well as I remembered them. So I started looking up the net and it seems that counterfeit Wii remotes that look quite like the ...
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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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Who composed the soundtrack for the Brave Wii game?

Brave, for the Wii, has different music than the movie soundtrack. Who composed the music for the game?
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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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Are there adapters to use one controller (possibly Xbox) as both Wii classic controller and as Gamecube controller? [closed]

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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Transfer “save data” from Wii-mode to “Wii U-mode”

So the question is; I've now got an original Wii. If i play a VC-game on this, i understand that i can transfer this game onto a Wii U in "Wii-mode" if i buy this in the future. So far so good. I also ...
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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 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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Can I use Rock Band 2 Intruments from the Wii on Xbox 360 / PS3?

Since the Wii version of the instruments are connected to the console through USB, I was wondering if it was possible to use them on the other current consoles such as Xbox 360 and PS3. I know that ...
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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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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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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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Were there any known defects with the Nintendo Wii?

I want to get a Wii to play the new Zelda game, but I am on a pretty tight budget. I have only about $150 to spend, so my best option appears to be buying a used Wii at GameStop for $80 and buying ...
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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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Who composed the soundtrack for the Tangled video game?

The Tangled Wii videogame has music distinct from that of the movie. It's actually quite good music, and I'm interested in finding a copy of it. Unfortunately, my attempts to Google for it are foiled ...
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Wii extended range sensor bar

My gaming room is just a bit too big. At the far end, where most of my couch space is, the Wii is on the limit of it's detection range, skipping from one frame to the next. I have heard there are ...