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Playing GameCube Games on the Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by WiiWidget, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. WiiWidget

    WiiWidget WiiChat Member

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    Hi

    I know you can play GameCube games on the Wii, but do you need the "classic" controller to work them?

    Because I tried to play Animal Crossing (my only GameCube game so far) and it loaded up and all, but the remote/nunchuck were not working at all. It stayed on the opening screen and did not sense me pushing any buttons on my controllers.

    Do I need the classic remote to work GameCube games? Or justs ome GameCube games?

    Thanks!

    P.S. Does anyone else wish that we could use GameCube style controllers instead of the classic one???? :crazy:
     
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  2. Waylander

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    You use Gamecube controllers to play Gamecube games.
     
  3. WiiWidget

    WiiWidget WiiChat Member

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    You do? You can use GameCube controllers with the Wii? I did not know they could be plugged into the Wii?

    I never had a GameCube so I am unfamiliar with what the connectors look like.


    Thanks!
     
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    you flip a panel open on the side of the wii. there are two of them. one panel has the inputs for the game cube controllers. the other one has two memory card slots.
     
  5. WiiWidget

    WiiWidget WiiChat Member

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    Oh thank you both for your help!

    how many Gamecube controllers can you plug in? Just 2? If so, is there a way to buy some sort of adapter so you can plug in 4?

    I am just thinking of playing Mario Kart or Mario Party with friends.

    Thanks!
     
  6. buckyfellini

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    there's 4 GC controller plugs on the Wii .. the panel is actually on the top :wink:
     
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    The GCN system runs separately from the Wii. Here are a few things to expect that I learned the hard way.
    >The wiimote loses ALL functionality ie. no HOME menu and cannot power the system off
    >Ejecting the game translates to a "DISC COVER OPEN" state
    >RESET resets the GCN software.
    >It REALLY is like having a GCN!
    >It's fully backwards compatible :thumbsup:
     
  8. WiiWidget

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    Thanks Bucky and Foot!

    I'm glad there are 4 GC controller plugs.

    Hey Bucky- when you say it is really like having a GameCube, do you mean you can play the GC games and use the GC controllers and you wouldn't even know you were using a different system?

    Sorry, I'm not much of a gamer and am just getting into it with the Wii

    I did notice that the remote control doesn't even power off the console when playing a GC game.
     
  9. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    look on the side of the wii and you will see the slots for the GC controllers
     
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    read the manual maybe
     
  11. Master Foot

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    It would be nice to atleast have the same preview screen like the GCN, but at least it plays flawlessly. That matters most.
     
  12. buckyfellini

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    the GC ports are on top !! .. can't believe you people aren't using the vertical stand for the Wii .. it looks sooo much better standing up.

    yeah you dont get the GCN splash screen or anything, but the discs play exactly the same .. my wife plays DDR on the Wii everyday.
     
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    IT'S NOT ON THE SIDE FFS
     
  15. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    true

    From what i saw........... It's a flap u move and then you wil see the four slots....... but that is the side homey lol... dependin on if you use the stand or not............. But tru what FFS means anyway................. I can't wait to get my wii dudes
     
  16. WiiWidget

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    I'm confused. I just tried to hook up my GameCube controllers to my wii and it had different connections?

    I saw the flap on top of the wii (I have mine standing up), but it had 2 long connector types.

    Isn't the connector on the GameCube controller round??

    Thanks
     
  17. ninnie x

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    Those are the Gamecube Memory Card slots. Open up the longer flap next to it and you'll see 4 controller ports.:yesnod:

    Plug it in! Plug it in!:lol:
     
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  18. WiiWidget

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    Oh maybe I did not look close enough.

    It is in the entertainment center next to my tv and the power cord is so short on the wii that I can't pull it out at all to get a good look.

    Thanks!
     
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    nvm ninnie beat me
     
  20. hotpotato78

    hotpotato78 So sexy

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    lol I didn't think I would have to tell ya boy that, that was the wrong slot lol..... I should've been more clear. That's my fault.............. But you should have known you had the wrong flap because I said you would see four GC controller slots.
     

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