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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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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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Unfortunately the answer is going to be the same. Your Macbook may have an HDMI port, but it's an HDMI Output, not an Input. The monitor is connected internally, so you don't have direct access to the monitor's inputs. This is the way laptops (and iMacs) are designed. The HDMI port you mentioned is for multi-monitor setups or for outputting to a projector - ...


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Like most analog controllers, the GameCube controller self-calibrates when the console is switched on, setting the current analog stick and L and R buttons' positions as "neutral," which may cause problems if the controls are not actually in their neutral position during calibration. Holding down X, Y and start/pause for three seconds at any time will ...


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To re-enable the menu, hold down B on the GameCube controller when starting the game. This should work for all GameCube titles supporting progressive scan. The Wii settings will not be used, since not all games support progressive scan - hence, it cannot default to this.


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This is what you see when you plug a composite video output (yellow cable) into a component video luminance input (green port). Put simply, a Yellow/Red/White cable does not connect to Green/Red/Blue ports because Yellow (Video) and Red/White (Audio) do not match the signals for Green/Red/Blue (all Video). (For a full explanation, read on; or for the fix, ...


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Get some isopropyl alcohol from your local walmart / medex / walgreens / CVS. Not only will it kill any germs but it also evaporates quickly leaving little residue behind. Make sure you get the 90-99% alcohol stuff. 75% alcohol is more common, but also leaves more residue. Use a q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol to clean around the edges of the buttons ...


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No. You cannot select the game in the Wii home screen with anything but a Wii controller. Alas, of the 12 entries in the Wii's settings, none has anything to do with the controller, save for setting whether the Wii sensor bar is above or below your display. This question is rather common, but given how newer Wii no longer have support for that hardware, it ...


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Xzibit is also disappointed by the news. There was not a definitive resource that I could find, but it seems a tell tale aspect of the new design is that it is "designed to sit horizontally". Each mention of the new design also includes a statement similar to this one: ...newly configured black Wii console sits horizontally rather than vertically. It ...


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Apart from internal modification (or through the use of upscalers), the Gamecube does not natively support HDMI. It will support 480p at most through the use of a component cable. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_GameCube_games_with_480p_and_16:9_support and also personal experience. The official Nintendo Gamecube component cables ...


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A Wii running in GameCube mode isn't emulating a GameCube, it is a GameCube - it reconfigures its hardware to run at the same clock speeds, etc. There are a tiny number of differences: Some unlicensed software (e.g. FreeLoader) may not work, since the Wii has stricter checks against these (especially after Wii update 3.3). There's no way to hook up an ...


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Cheat codes are accessible under "codenames" from the main menu. Many guides list redundant codes, when fewer codes produce the same effect. For example, PARTY unlocks every character, but there are 18 codes to unlock individual characters instead. All Modes All Gadget Upgrades - Q LAB (with a space) Single Player Level Select (unlock all missions in ...


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If you're OK with installing the homebrew channel, there's an unofficial GC game booter for it. If you make your wii start in the homebrew channel by using bootmii and install the booter, you won't need a wii remote to start a GC game as the channel can be controlled with a GC controller. However the GC booter doesn't work with all games, and of course you'...


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The "Year-2038-Problem" is related to the fact that most Unix / Linux systems store timestamps as the amount of seconds since 1970. That way, a signed 32-bit value will overflow in 2038. Both Gamecube and Wii (I'm not sure about WiiU but I suspect it'll be the same) are storing their time as an unsigned integer with seconds since 2000 ([1]), so it'll ...


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A GameCube memory card is nothing more than a modified SD card in nature. There is no battery built in, so it will not expire in a similar manner to old cartridge games.


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Gamecube CDs have the same diameter as MiniCD/DVD (which is 80mm). A sleeve for MiniCD/DVD should also fit a Gamecube CD. Soruces: Wikipedia MiniDVD Wikipedia Nintendo optical discs


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Fixed shop dupe (speak to NPC woman in shop area, lure her close to a shop and speak to a shop keeper at the same time to be able to move again with a shop window open, which allows you to use the bank and a shop at the same time, which then allows you to run around with a bank window and inventory open at the same time -> you can deposit and drop items to ...


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Panasonic Q was just a GameCube with a built in DVD player, which original GameCube lacked. The Panasonic Q (also known as Q and GameQ) is a hybrid version of the GameCube with a DVD player manufactured by Panasonic in cooperation with Nintendo. The system was officially released only in Japan. A feature of its main competitors Xbox and PlayStation 2, the ...


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Yes. Gamecube games perform exactly the same on the Wii as they do on the Gamecube. Playing games on the Wii has no impact on what glitches are possible.


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Each receiver plugs into a single controller port, and can only be set to one channel. You will need a receiver for each controller that will be used simultaneously (and of course, set them to different channels).


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We had this issue when trying to stream old consoles on Twitch because our capture card only works for HDMI. We found that this composite to HDMI upconverter from Amazon worked well (after trying out several that did not). It comes with all the cables that you need, though it requires power to convert from native composite output to HDMI, so you will need ...


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Gamecubes' (and a lot of optical disc based systems) laser lose some of their potency over time. I've had this happen on a few units and there is a fairly straight forward diagnosis and fix you can try. All it is is adjusting the Potentiometer to allow more juice to the laser that reads the discs There are numerous YouTube videos that show the entire ...


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Assuming your Wii has ports for GameCube controllers, yes, the controller will work on the Wii. According to Amazon: About the product Some will always prefer that system's Controller The Nintendo GameCube Controller also could be used in the Super smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii system To honor that devoted loyalty to a classic way to play, ...


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I did my own research about this because I knew that DVD Playback was not the only improvement. The new features and/or improvements introduced in the Panasonic Q compared to the GameCube are: RCA and S-Video outputs are present instead of the Analog AV Out port Uses a 100V C7/C8 connector for power instead of the standard Gamecube AC Adapter Is ...


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The Wii version doesn't have free camera mode - on the GC version you can use the C-stick to move your camera around while running and stuff. Also I find that just holding B to release a spin attack is much more reliable than using the nunchuk/ Wiimote combo.


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It seems that all officially licensed original Game Boy games, Game Boy Color games, GBA games, and the eReader should work with the Gameboy player. This post indicates the contrary. Perhaps the forum poster you mentioned had a bootleg copy? While games will works some games with extras such as the tilt sensor (Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble comes to mind) or ...


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I've successfully used this sort of cleaning goop stuff on a lot of user-interface electronic equipment; it's kind of like Gak but has more tensile strength, and is infused with disinfectants. The basic idea is you squish the stuff into the device, and it fills the cavities with goop; when you pull the goop back out, it brings the crud with it while ...


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While there is no official way to play GameCube discs on the Wii U, you can play GameCube backups using Nintendon-t (requires you to softmod the virtual Wii that the Wii U has).


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