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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

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 ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

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 ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

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 ...
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How can I tell if my Wii Remote is counterfeit? (with pics)

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 ...
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

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 ...
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Can I play Metroid Prime for Wii U just using gamepad?

No, you can't. For all original Wii games, the original control schemes are still required.
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Can i play multiplayer Wiiu games on a gamepad and a wii remote?

Short Answer: Kinda Yes. Longer Answer: The WiiU requires the Gamepad for all of it's games. (Even if the pad is unused, it'll still be on and displaying something.) If a game support multiplayer, it'...
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Can i play multiplayer Wiiu games on a gamepad and a wii remote?

I can personally confirm it is possible to play two player with only one Wii U Gamepad and one Wiimote for many games including Super Smash Bros Wii U. Compatibility purely depends on what the ...
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Did the Wiimote Strap come in colors other than white and black?

They did, but apparently only in Japan.
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Considering buying a Wii from Craigslist, what should I be looking out for?

Suggest ebay instead of craigslist, and select a seller with tons of good ratings and a return policy, that also uses paypal. Modded: look for "homebrew". Often adds little cost to the box and saves ...
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Using Mouse as Wiimote IR in Cemu Emulator

This may not be the answer you are looking for, but I do have an alternate solution, one which you may have already looked into; using the gamepad touch controls for Pikmin 3 instead of a wiimote. ...
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Wii remotes won't sync to Wii

Try to hold both sync buttons on the Wii and controller or unplug the Wii and replug it in after 5 minutes.
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How do I turn on the Gamepad's IR without turning on the Wii U itself?

Short answer: You can't. Long answer: You could mod the gamepad to only turn on the gamepad's Sensor Bar, but if you could do that, you'd have significantly better options to choose from. The "...
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Is possible to connect a Wiimote to a USB Port for power?

Short answer no. Longer answer probably At one point I had a third party, rechargeable battery pack that had a usb port on the back, it likely worked while plugged in but I have misplaced it and ...
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Dolphin emulator: Nunchuck stuck in forward right direction

From an answer from one of the developers of Dolphin (archive): This is a bug in the current version of Dolphin. It only affects hybrid Wiimote mode, emulated Wiimote mode works. Hybrid Wiimote was ...
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Does the Wii/Wii U sensor bar need to be plugged into the console to function?

Technically, you dont need a sensor bar. The wii U gamepad has a built in sensor for wii motion controls. If you can position the gamepad appropriately, it functions, okay.... The best way is to ...
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Why is my Wii U having massive fits of controller lag?

You have significant wireless interference. The Wii Remotes use a Bluetooth wireless connection, which is a 2.4 GHz frequency. The problem is that many other devices use this same frequency including ...
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Wii controllers keep losing connection. What can I do?

I had the same problem. When I wanted to change my batteries to see if that would solve the problem, I noticed a tiny piece of cloth in the battery case. I removed it with some pliers and it started ...
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Wii controllers keep losing connection. What can I do?

The reason your Wiimote drops out (yes even if it's brand spanking new) it has an issue with the bluetooth transmitter. This is all too common. Symptoms: wiimote starts blinking during gaming; Lights ...
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