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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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You need to roll (double tap X on Xbox, not sure what the binding is in Wii) with a character into the cabinet to knock the key off the shelf.


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Just to make things clear: there is no such a thing as a "Wii U Balance Board"; there has only ever been one model of the Balance Board. The one you get in the Wii Fit U console bundle is actually the same board that was sold with the original Wii Fit. Some online retailers may erroneously call it "Wii U Balance Board", while it's ...


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If you look at a official wiimote it will say Nintendo on each of the plastic case parts. It may be due to the quality of your photos but I do not see the brand name anywhere on it. This absence of the word Nintendo marks it as a counterfeit immediately. It may still function correctly but it is not an official wiimote.


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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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Yes, but note that both games require the Nunchuck attachment as well. Requirements Twilight Princess requires any kind of Remote, and a Nunchuck attachment. Skyward Sword requires a Remote, MotionPlus, and a Nunchuck attachment. Controllers There are two versions of the original Remote (or "Wiimote"): The original Remote has more limited motion ...


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Remember, the answer is based on this official guideline by Nintendo. Basically, you go to the third page of settings of your Wii and then select 'Format Wii System Memory'. Then press 'Format' and TA-DA! Warm note: after you reset it all the data will POOF gone. You can't restore it.


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The wheel icon is shown when the player is using tilt steering with the Wiimote-only controls. It does not matter whether the wheel accessory is involved, which cannot be detected anyway, as it is just a plastic shell around the controller.


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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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All of the old Wii controllers and accessories still work with a Wii U, as long as the games are prepared for them. The Wii Remote is the standard controller as it was originally released with the Wii. The Wii Nunchuck and Wii MotionPlus are accessories to a Wii Remote - they plug into the bottom. The Nunchuck is a secondary controller with an analog stick,...


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The Wii discs are read only, meaning no data are stored on them, only on the Wii itself. You'll need to copy your saves from your Wii to your Wii U through the systems transfer process, and you'll need to have both systems at hand, so you cant sell your Wii before buying a Wii U.


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Virtual Console games are direct copies of the original game, emulated on the Wii U. The only improvement you may or may not notice is the fact that Wii U uses digital video signal (hdmi) as opposed to analog (RCA connectors).


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According to Wikipedia the composer for the Tangled game is Olivier Deriviere. You can find his website here: http://olivierderiviere.com/ As for Tangled Video Game OST specifically, here is the album on Soundcloud.


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You can go online and get a reset code. Basically, when changing parental controls, the first thing you need to do is make sure that the date is correct on your system (I believe this is for logging reports, potentially). You can then use the "I forgot" option when asking for a PIN/Security question in the Parental Controls section. This will give you an ID ...


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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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Unfortunately, that's impossible. About as impossible as transferring a Mii from a 3DS to a Wii is. The reason for this, is that 3DS and Wii U Miis have features that do not exist on the Wii, such as additional hairstyles. According to Joystiq: But what if you want to send a Mii back to the Wii? "It's a one way transfer," NOA Product Marketing Manager ...


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These devices certainly can work, I've got a third party Wii remote with motion plus, and it does get recognized in game as such, however the build quality is lower. Not terribly so, but certain buttons don't feel quite right. It comes down to the quality of the specific device and your personal willingness to put up with the specific quality issues, but ...


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Having played both digital versions on Wii using component cables and Wii U using HDMI, there is no discernible difference. The Wii U version has additional support for the Pro Controller and the GamePad.


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In theory, it is possible to remove all traces of Homebrew from a Wii. There are tools that can generate a fresh NAND backup from the Nintendo server (for example, https://gbatemp.net/threads/ohneswanzenegger-wii-entry-pc-software.279750/ ), and you could theoretically flash a whole fresh NAND onto a Wii. However, that is not completely risk-free, if the ...


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In general, no, neither the Wii nor the 3DS is aware of whether an update or patch is available. You have to pay attention to Nintendo news online to be informed. That said, 3DS games with an online component may be able to tell if you're running an outdated version, and do something appropriately. For example, Mario Kart 7 will error-code you if you try to ...


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No, it does not. Nintendo currently only sells a small fraction of the Virtual Console titles on the Wii U as they are converted to Wii U for controller compatibility and other reasons. You can still purchase these games on the Wii U from within the Wii virtual machine environment via the Shop Channel and Nintendo is still distributing games for the Wii ...


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No, Wii Points can't be converted for use in the Nintendo eShop. They can only be used in the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii console they were redeemed on. From Wikipedia: The Nintendo Points currency system is not supported by the Nintendo eShop, currently available on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as well as future Nintendo consoles, and will eventually ...


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There is no such controller for Wii or Wii-U currently (but nobody knows what Nintendo is cooking up) This is pretty much a technology/cost barrier. as the motion detection hardware is quite large (although it has been getting smaller if you notice wii-motes now come with motion+ and are the same size as original wii-motes). Hardware that small that stil ...


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