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Can I connect the Wii to my computer?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by clemens, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. clemens

    clemens WiiChat Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm thinking of buying a Wii but I don't have a TV, so I'd like to know if I could connect the Wii to my computer (Apple Macbook Pro, newest revision). If so, which cables and/or software would I need? I've got Mac OS X and Windows XP SP2 installed, so OS-wise it shouldn't be a problem.

    Cheers
    - Clemens
     
  2. FoxRox

    FoxRox Sizzler

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    Theoretically, yes you could connect your Wii to a computer...

    But it wouldn't do anything.
     
  3. xVendettax

    xVendettax Elite Player

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    I think he is asking if he can use the computer Monitor to play the Wii on. (I think) And i'm sorry I do not think that is possible almost every game system requires a TV :scared:
     
  4. Bliss

    Bliss WiiChat Member

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    I believe u can do it...i saw on youtube some kid hooked it up...search on youtube to be sure.
     
  5. FoxRox

    FoxRox Sizzler

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    Yes, you can hook up your wii to a monitor, though its much more complicated with a laptop.

    I thought he was asking if he could transfer files etc., which would be nice, but that would make things too easy for people to hack.
     
  6. clemens

    clemens WiiChat Member

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    Thanks for the answers, guys. You're right, I actually would prefer to play with it and not just connect it! ;) But I thought that was obvious ...
    That guy on YouTube ... It's somehow suspicious that he wouldn't show his keyboard - could be a fake with a standard LCD TV, if you ask me ... Other than that he probably would have given instructions on how to do it! :)
     
  7. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    Connecting to a laptop would be... really hard. It's best just to get a TV, and, you can get them pretty cheap. Get an older second hand TV, and you'll barely have to pay!
     
  8. clemens

    clemens WiiChat Member

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    What's the difficulties there? How would you go about connecting a laptop? And what about connecting a standard TFT screen (I've got a spare one, that's why I'm asking)?
     
  9. Bigjake52

    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    there is some plug that you put in your monter that converts it to the yello plug thing or buy a tv tunner for your mac if it is very fast there may be some lag with it tho
     
  10. wallyson

    wallyson WiiChat Member

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    You need an VGA adapter to connect your wii to your cart/lcd monitor. I personally recomend this: http://www.x2vga.com/product

    it supports up to 1080i/p and can use up to two inputs (like a Wii, and a xbox 360 at once) plus it has a switch to switch the monitor from computer mode to video game mode. Expensive, but easy to use and quality is good.

    Check it out.
    wallys
     
  11. LaZer

    LaZer WiiChat Member

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    Sam's club has some nice monitors that include the video in RCA jack.
     
  12. D S

    D S Virus Creat0rgz

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    Codejunkies have something for the Wii, that lets you explore the Wii hard drive :)
     
  13. d4mahern

    d4mahern Detroit Lions 2-1

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  14. Budo

    Budo Raging Clue

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    You can buy a cable that outputs in VGA (don't have the link atm) or you can buy a box. I bought this one a couple months ago, and am happy with the results:

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    My nephew recently hooked up his console to his laptop with an ATI TV wonder box. Basically, the laptop doesn't care if it's a cable signal or a composite video signal (no component connections). I thought it looked pretty good, considering the reduction in screen size and all. I think any video input/output device for a PC should work.
     
  16. WiiStiix

    WiiStiix Your Ad Here

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    Moowii?

    http://www.moowee.tv/app/ -- Has anybody tried this site? I haven't gotten my Wii to connect to my wifi router yet so I've no clue if it's cool or not.
     
  17. sirgrim

    sirgrim Casually Hardcore

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    I use a hauppauge (spelling probably butchered) TV adaptor. It can hook up my Wii using the RCA cables. I usually leave it hooked to my TV, but I need to hook it up to my computer again to get some better screen shots of MySims town.
     
  18. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    that is awsome. wish i could do it too. hey sirgrim show me some screens of your my sim town
     
  19. clemens

    clemens WiiChat Member

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    for the simplest of reasons: I don't watch an awful lot of tv! :) I watch tv for an hour or two when I'm visiting my parents but other than that I'm not really a tv-guy ... and I need the macbook for work since I'm a web developer! ;)

    thanks to all of you guys, I may give on of those vga-converters a chance!

    cheers
     

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