I won a Wii and I am not a video gamer, but it looks like a fun device to have and I am sure the Grandkids will enjoy it this summer. However I seem to be having a problem getting the GameCube games to run.
The device plays the Wii sports game CD OK, and it also plays some sort of Chicken Game that came with it just fine. But when I try and load a GameCube CD like Madden 07 or any of a couple others that my son has, I get error messages. The CD's seem good and clean, no major scratches or anything. The messages on the screen are something to the effect that "there is not a memory card in the slot." I have a 2 GB SD card in the SD slot, and yes, that card reads OK because I can view the photos from it, no, it is not even close to being nearly full. Does this card have to be formatted in any special way? Or is there something else?
When I put the Madden CD in it starts to load from the CD, displays the error message, then freezes up. The only recovery is to completely power down and restart the device. Is there another Slot that I need to have populated with some sort of a memory card? IF SO, What?
I could not find the error message in the owners manual, and didn't find anything mentioned about needing any extra memory cards...in fact the manuals seem to be a little light on details.
A friend o' mine mentioned he thought early units needed to have a BIOS upgrade. Although I just won this at a Trade Show in April, could this be true?
The grandkids are coming for the summer in a couple of weeks and I need some advice or help.
Can anybody help this old fool?