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Playing Gamecube Games On The Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Fingerz91, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Fingerz91

    Fingerz91 WiiChat Member

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    Hello All!

    I received a Wii for Christmas, and was eager to attempt to play my old Super Smash Bros. Melee on it. I placed the memory cards, and disk, (all of which worked) and used my Wiimote to select the disc channel. I plugged in the Gamecube controllers (one wavebird wireless, one GameStop, two official nintendo) and attempted to start the game. It starts correctly, but does not recognize my controllers

    Any ideas, or a guide for playing Gamecube games on the Wii?
     
  2. eplayer

    eplayer WiiChat Member

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    Im interesed in this as well..
     
  3. Fingerz91

    Fingerz91 WiiChat Member

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    I've been looking for an answer for quite a while, actually :smilewinkgrin:

    I have over 20 Gamecube games that I still play, but cannot get the wii to recognize my controllers...the wii games work perfectly....
     
  4. MasterJedi2U

    MasterJedi2U Banned

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    Dunno what to tell you man...It worked perfectly for me I believe. I think I heard somewhere that you have to press down on both the R and L buttons at the same time in order for the Wii to recognize the controllers though. I don't remember if I did this or not since its been awhile.
     
  5. spicka

    spicka Beastin By Nature!

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    works fine for me, right from the moment i start the game up :D
     
  6. Matt90

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    after you select the disc channel, with the mote, you also have to select "start" with the mote, not a GC controller.
     
  7. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Stick the GCN disc in.

    Select it using the Wiimote.

    When the game starts the Gamecube controller should respond.
     
  8. bobby1211

    bobby1211 R.I.P. Digii

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    Very Odd, I have 4 Official GC controllers and two Bongos that all recognise without a problem.
    Maybe try it with one controller in the first player slot (neartest to front) Try a couple differnet controllers and see if you can get it to read one... then go from there.

    Hope that helps,

    -Bobby
     
  9. Fingerz91

    Fingerz91 WiiChat Member

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    That's what should happen :smilewinkgrin:

    I'll try as soon as I can and post back

    Any other ideas would be appreciated...
     
  10. bellydancebabe

    bellydancebabe Worshipper of the Wii

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    I've had no issues with my GC games, the controller is automatically recognized and responds when the game loads.
     
  11. Fingerz91

    Fingerz91 WiiChat Member

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    Got It!!

    For some reason unknown to me, the Wii Update caused the controllers not to work....

    I called Nintendo and said this is a common problem...

    Whatever, it works!
     
  12. E-Roc2010

    E-Roc2010 "Sasuke it to the max"

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    Once I am finished playing a Gamecube game, I can't seem to get back to the Wii menu. Is there a way to get back to the menu without restarting the system.

    Thanks
     
  14. redhawk

    redhawk WiiChat Member

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    I bought those controllers. They work great and they have rumble, which is rare for wireless controllers. I would recommend them, plus you get two for the price of one.
     
  15. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    First of all don't insert the controllers after you have the game running, do it before, and then check your frequency on the controller it needs to be the same as the frequency in the connector
     
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    lol common sense
     

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