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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by parent, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. parent

    parent WiiChat Member

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    Ever since the day my 10 year old son got his Wii we have been fighting over turning the bloody thing off. He will play it for hours and when I tell him to turn it off he screams because "I just started a battle and I can't save!"

    My questions are:
    1. Is there a way to pause or save games in progress? Does it work the same across all games? From what I've read on various forums it seems like "+" or home should pause most/all games. Is that correct?

    2. If my son uses "+" or home to pause a game, then turns the tv off but leaves the Wii on, then doesn't come back to it for 24-48 hours, is that OK? Or does it hurt the Wii to be on for so long? From what I've read it seems to be OK to do that.

    If some one could back me up here it will save a great deal of arguing in my home.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    1. It pauses the game but doesn't save, clicking the "Wii Menu" option returns you to the Wii Menu with no save.
    2. Yeah, only kills the batteries.

    Just repo the remote batteries, unplug some key element or something, maybe even do the "pause now" and rip out the AV cables and take em/ turn the console off.
    Gawd, the Wii seems addicting xD
     
  3. AndThen?

    AndThen? pull the trigger.

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    1. Yes, the home button should work at almost all times.
    2. I don't like to leave the Wii on, for fear of overheating. Overheating with a Wii is very rare, but it can happen.
     
  4. Wiily Good

    Wiily Good WiiChat Member

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    Wii's heat up more in standby than when they are on, so you don't need to worry about that. Often you can't save at anytime but you can easily pause.
     
  5. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Yes pausing will do you good.
    As for saving, Try to "spy" on your kid and when he is about to save surpise him and tell him to save it xD
     
  6. ROB64

    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    haha!
    if it were my kid, i'd turn it off anyway (and ground him :lol:)
     
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    Here is the solution which will work with any game:

    • Press the home key on any remote... it may have to be done twice if the first press wakes up the remote.
    • Then click on the remote menu at the bottom. (turns blue when you hover over it).
    • Then click on reconnect remotes to disconnect all active remotes (to save battery life).

    No battery pulling is necessary for this method. And when he's ready to play again he can pick up his remote and press 1+2 (as described on the screen) to reconnect his remote and continue play (by pressing the home button again).

    Do not turn off the Wii because this is a pause effect, not a solution to save his place.
    Hope this helps!
     
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  8. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Wiimotes are automatically disconnected after about 5 or 10 mins of inactivity automatically :yesnod:
     
  9. unacart

    unacart WiiChat Member

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    Time him. Tell him that he MUST turn off the Wii after one hour or he can't play for a week. Let him decide how to organize his playing time. If he knows when he needs to turn off, he will think AHEAD of time.

    My theory is, play many times a day, but with short duration.

    Oh yeah, I'm not a parent. But I hope to be a good one.
     
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  10. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    My first instinct would say to take it away from him whether he saves or not.

    Then I think of me on MSN...so yeah...nevermind.
     
  11. gidget

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    the first remote that wakes up is player 1... :yesnod:

    Hey everybody else!!! they're not asking for parenting or disciplining tips! They're asking if there really is a pause solution so they can call their kid out on the "no pause".
     
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    The game starts to glitch with me when i leave it on too long
     
  13. rukus

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    see, all you naysayers who got upset at microsofts parents controls were wrong.

    as was said before. press the "home" button on any controller. then turn off the tv/change the input to cable or whatever, then leave the wii alone. the controllers will automatically turn off, and turn back on when the buttons are pressed readying to play again.
    if the wii is reasonable ventilated (not cramped) the heating issue is basically null.
     
  14. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

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    plus wuth zelda you can save anywgere.
     
  15. smyth

    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    just so you know some games that have cut scenes don't allow you to pause during the cut scene(a small movie clip kind of thing in the game to progress the story), so if he's in one of those and he says he can't pause he isn't lying. Just so you know, i live with my roommate and her kid and she's yelled at him and he says he can't pause it and she yelled at him more for lying, then i had to tell her "no, he isn't lying, the game doesn't let you pause it till the scene is over." just so you can avoid that situation.

    kyle
     
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  16. LuckyArmpt

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    Be a parent. Tell him to turn the damn thing off and if he don't, give him a good crack across the posterior.
    Thats the trouble with kids today. Too spoiled and parents don't "parent" any more. And, throw that damn Dr. Spock book away. Its all BS. When I was a kid and you talked back to mom or got caught with a knife in school, the old man kicked your @$$ when you got home and then grounded you for 2 weeks. There was no vid games back then so you sat on your bed and dealt with sheer boredom. And you never did it again.
    Okay, off of the soap box...

    Lucky...
     
  17. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Despite how I agree with your parenting methods I don't think that's socially acceptable on both forums and in house anymore.
     
  18. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

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    and thats half the problems here in this society.
    parents are scared to punish or discipline their kids.
     
  19. smyth

    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    fixed your post for you :D
     
  20. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    "Legally allowed" I don't like that term. My theory, you made em, you can take em out. Trust me, you didn't see the level of gang violence and crime back then when stepping out of line got you a swift left hook.

    Beatings deter kids from doing it (whatever they may do inappropriately) again, because they figure they'll get it again if the parent finds out. Although it may not be legally allowed I don't think the government has much of a right to step in unless you're beating another's kid. Yet they won't legalize gay marriages in most places.
     

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