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The Wii Remote, also known as the Wiimote, is the main controller for Nintendo's Wii console.

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Wii remote disconnects permanently after 5 minutes

I'm facing an issue with my Wii where the controllers can't connnect, and I've tried new controllers and a different Bluetooth receiver, but the problem persists. There's a pattern: when the Wii has ...
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Wiimote disconnects everytime

Ok so I started my Wii and I noticed that the Wiimote loses connections with the console, specially when it lands on icons, buttons and that. I though that could be the batteries or the sensor bar, ...
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Did the Wiimote Strap come in colors other than white and black?

I just got a used Pink Wiimote with Motion Plus Inside, and I saw that it came with a white strap. Did the straps came in colors other than white and black?
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

In both Mario Kart games for the Wii and Wii U, the game shows an icon on players who it tells are playing with a Wii Wheel. I've always wondered -- what mechanism does the console use to detect ...
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Is possible to connect a Wiimote to a USB Port for power?

I play games that only require you to point at the screen, no abrupt movements like dance games for example. Because of this, I always have the controller in close proximity to the TV, Console (Wii or ...
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Using Mouse as Wiimote IR in Cemu Emulator

If anyone is familiar with the Cemu Emulator, it is a Wii U Emulator, and a pretty decent one at that. Similar to Dolphin, it allows emulating the console's controllers, as in, you can emulate the ...
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Wii remotes won't sync to Wii

My Wii remotes stopped syncing with my Wii. They work fine with the USB loader or homebrew but they un-sync when I try to use them with my Wii. That is I can use USBloader or Homebrew and the remotes ...
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How do I turn on the Gamepad's IR without turning on the Wii U itself?

I use it to play PC games with a Wiimote, but my main concern is with power usage. I don't like the idea of having both my PC and Wii U taking up electricity.
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Dolphin emulator: Nunchuck stuck in forward right direction

I have Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Dolphin Emulator. Since I have to point for certain things and use the joystick on the nunchuck for general movement (and I don't have a USB sensor bar), I want to ...
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Shaking a virtual wiimote

I have Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Dolphin Emulator. Since I have to point for certain things and use the joystick on the nunchuck for general movement (and I don't have a USB sensor bar), I want to ...
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Considering buying a Wii from Craigslist, what should I be looking out for?

I have decided to buy a used Wii and there are two bundles I am looking at on Craiglist that contain the console, sensor bar, cords, some controllers and nunchucks , and some games. If and when I go ...
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Can i play multiplayer Wiiu games on a gamepad and a wii remote?

I'm buying a wii U with a gamepad, and i have money leftover to buy a wii remote alongside it, which i was going to do, but then i read somewhere that i need TWO wii remotes to play multiplayer on the ...
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Can I play Metroid Prime for Wii U just using gamepad?

Or is it wiimote + nunchack required?
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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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Connect Wii classic controller to Mac X OS Yosemite

I am trying to map a Wii Classic Controller to my Mac (Yosemite) to play Minecraft. I got Wjoy which worked great for connecting my Wiimote to the Mac. I then got Enjoy2 for mapping the buttons, but I'...
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Can I use a Wii MotionPlus remote as a mouse in Windows 10?

I have a Toshiba Satellite notebook, running Windows 10, with an integrated Bluetooth dongle that connects to the Wii MotionPlus remote. It displays as a paired device, labeled "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-TR"...
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Why are my Wii Remotes being laggy and choppy?

So I'm playing Super Smash Bros for Wii U (offline) and the controls are doing all sorts of weird things. Sometimes there's just crazy lag (like I'll hold left to run and it takes like 2 seconds for ...
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Wii controllers disconnect

When I turn on my Wii, and I press any button on any controller, it connects properly. If I press a button on any other controller, any other controller which was already connected loses connection, ...
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Are unofficial Wiimotes a good alternative to official Nintendo ones?

I'm looking for new Wiimotes, for the legacy Wii. My goal is to buy the 3rd and 4th Wiimotes for my console. These devices will be primarily used to play some games with children, like Mario, not high-...
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When I swing the Wii remote, the game pauses

I have a Wii game called 'Sonic and the Black Knight' but whenever I swing the Wii remote, the game pauses! The game has quite a lot of combat skills, It's all about sword fights, so I really need ...
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How do I know by looking at the Wii game case which type of controllers are necessary/optional and in what quantities?

I Have a game with a picture of a nunchuck, but it isn't required. Furthermore, it doesn't say how many you CAN use. I was led to believe that to play two players I needed two nunchucks and that wasn'...
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Does the Wii/Wii U sensor bar need to be plugged into the console to function?

Is the Wii/Wii U sensor bar a receiver or simply a transmitter? I'm running into the problem where I can't just run the sensor bar cord across the entire room to the screen, and I don't want to buy a ...
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Would an old Nintendo Wii remote work with a Wii U (without the gamepad)?

I want to buy this Wii U I found on ebay but it does not come bundled with the WII U gamepad. Would I be able to use an old Nintendo Wii remote (with plus) to navigate the Wii U menu or would I need ...
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WiiMote turns off in Wii Shop Channel

I have a Wii running system version 4.3U and two NYKO WAND WiiMote controllers. For some reason, when I open the Wii Shop Channel, the WiiMotes will instantly turn off. Attempting to turn them back on ...
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Which Wiimote works best with Wii U?

I just purchased a Wii U (with the gamepad) and a Nyko Pro controller. The last Nintendo system I owned was Gamecube and as such I am out of touch with Wii accessories. I understand a number of them ...
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Why is my Wii U having massive fits of controller lag?

I bought a new Wii U a few months ago. I most often play Mario Kart Wii (in Wii mode) and have been noticing an increasing amount of of controller lag. I know that the Wii isn't known for lagless ...
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How can I tell if Nintendo Wii accessories are genuine/official?

The Wiimote and Nunchuk resale market (e.g., Amazon/eBay) varies between questionable and legit. Many reviews complain about scam products mixed in with resale of certified genuine hardware. What are ...
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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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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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Wii MotionPlus vs. Wii Remote Plus : is there a difference in quality or gameplay?

I would like to know if there any difference between the new Wii Remote Plus and the couple Wii Remote + Wii MotionPlus I wonder for instance if the "plus" gyroscopes differs in quality. Thanks!
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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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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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Wii controllers keep losing connection. What can I do?

I have a Wii and two controllers. In the last few months the controllers lose the connection to the Wii rather often. It's bad enough that we cannot play Mario Kart any more (because one player gets ...
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How well does Metroid Other M take advantage of the Wiimote's unique features?

Since I am near the end of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Nintendo Wii, I am considering new games for me to play next. I am interested in Metroid: Other M, but I want to know without spoliers ...
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Are there any PC games that utilize the Wii Remote's 3D functionality? [closed]

Are there any PC games (windows or linux) that support the wiimote? Specifically, games that don't just map the mouse, but use data from the gyroscope (like Wii Sports games: tennis, golf). I want to ...
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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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Is it possibile to use a WiiMote as a controller for an Android phone?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a WiiMote as a game controller (for emulators) on an Android phone? I suppose it would have to map as a hardware keyboard?
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