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  • twelveways 17 May 2011 05:47:49 4,061 posts
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    Hi

    I recently bought a Wii and I have a few questions.

    What is motion plus and how do I know if I have it? Is it necessary and, if I don't have it, how can I buy it?

    I bought it in china (coz thats where I live) and, as is standard over here, they flashed it so that I can play games from different regions. Does this mean that I cant use the online stuff?

    Thanks for any help :)
  • Jazzy_Geoff 17 May 2011 08:46:40 7,767 posts
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    motionplus us a little gizmo that sits on the bottom of your controller and improves the motion sensing. Some games require it and it was given away with some of those games. I *think* you can buy it separately, although most new wiis have it built in anyway.

    No idea about the online but probably you'll be OK. Not that online on the wii is worth getting excited about.
  • Deleted user 17 May 2011 08:49:08
    If you have a new Wii motion plus is probably built into the controller, it will have motionplus printed on it.
  • andytheadequate 17 May 2011 10:08:06 8,257 posts
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    As this thread is about "Wii questions", I'm going to try hijack it...

    Anyone know if Chrono Trigger on Wiiware will support the Wii remote controls, or will I have to buy a classic controller? I've never bought a Wiiware game before so not really sure what to expect...
  • Deleted user 17 May 2011 10:09:16
    You'll need a classic or GC controller.
  • Alastair 17 May 2011 10:12:42 16,027 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    As this thread is about "Wii questions", I'm going to try hijack it...

    Anyone know if Chrono Trigger on Wiiware will support the Wii remote controls, or will I have to buy a classic controller? I've never bought a Wiiware game before so not really sure what to expect...

    It should say in the info for the game which controllers it supports/are needed.
    There's a CCPro now with better handles.
  • andytheadequate 17 May 2011 10:29:38 8,257 posts
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    Is it worth getting a gamecube controller instead? I imagine they work better than he Classic one?
  • Deleted user 17 May 2011 10:30:20
    Classic is better.
  • Alastair 17 May 2011 11:04:56 16,027 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    Classic is better.

    Yep - when I played Probotector using a GC pad the button mappings were awful - far better with a CC. It really helped me see how my reactions have slowed over the years...
  • andytheadequate 17 May 2011 11:20:27 8,257 posts
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    Anyone know how much a classic controller costs in HMV (store, not website). I have a voucher... and need to use it on something!
  • Deleted user 17 May 2011 11:22:04
    'bout 15.
  • xandaca 17 May 2011 18:24:10 444 posts
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    Bear in mind that there are several games you can play with a Classic, but not a GameCube controller.

    As for the motion plus, it's only worth getting if you're planning on buying Red Steel 2 (which you definitely should as it's a great game, and you can get a cheap bundle including the M+) or the new Zelda (which will probably also be quite decent). Not many other games support it sadly, although I read it's very good for certain golf and tennis games.
  • twelveways 18 May 2011 07:10:39 4,061 posts
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    Thanks for the replies and congrats on a skilful hijack :)

    It is a new Wii but the controllers dont have anything written on them, the text on the packaging is all in Chinese, maybe it says it there, I dunno...

    I have a homebrew channel on my dashboard. Is there anything decent I can get as homebrew? If so, where can I get it from?

    Thanks again!
  • Dan234 19 May 2011 15:06:45 2,235 posts
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    http://wiibrew.org/

    First things you should look at are WiiMC to use it as a media player and the emulators.
  • Kay 28 Jul 2011 17:00:22 17,918 posts
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    No black borders in widescreen mode, providing you set your TV to the correct display mode.

    You'll need to use the sensor bar, as you can't navigate the Wii system menu without the remote.
  • Dan234 29 Jul 2011 19:48:51 2,235 posts
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    If it let you install BootMii in boot2, you can set it up autoboot into the homebrew channel, which does understand the classic controller.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/BootMii_Configuration_Editor
  • MrSemprini 30 Jul 2011 11:43:42 9,421 posts
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    If he can't take 5 seconds to attach the sensor bar, 10 minutes for installing homebrew is surely out of the running.
  • redcrayon 30 Jul 2011 12:04:29 4,567 posts
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    Gamecube controller is only necessary if you are playing Gamecube games- it often doesn't work with VC and Wiiware games.

    The Classic Controller pro is pretty good- got mine with Monster Hunter, and have used it for pretty much everything since.
  • Dan234 30 Jul 2011 15:19:20 2,235 posts
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    Dan234 wrote:
    If it let you install BootMii in boot2, you can set it up autoboot into the homebrew channel, which does understand the classic controller.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/BootMii_Configuration_Editor

    Sorry, I meant the GC controller. The classic controller does drive the Wii Menu.

    MrSemprini wrote:
    If he can't take 5 seconds to attach the sensor bar, 10 minutes for installing homebrew is surely out of the running.

    True...
  • FuzzyDuck 11 Aug 2011 12:04:33 4,326 posts
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    Seems like the most relevant thread on the first 2 pages so i'll go for a bump!

    Recently got a Wii "cheap-cheap" (hoho!), normally play on my PS3 but figured i've missed out on some awesome games by overlooking the Wii.

    So far i've got myself Sports Resort, Mario Kart, NSMB, SMG2 (possibly one of the most joyfully inventive games i've ever played), Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, New Play Control Pikmin, Muramasa and Sin and Punishment 2.

    Trying to track down a reasonably priced copy of Smash Bros, and i'm currently eyeing up a filthy cheap copy of Boom Blox Bash Party.

    So any other recommendations? (was gonna snap up Madworld, but i'm playing over a component cable, and the box doesn't state any support for it, or even a 60Hz refresh, grr!)
  • Page1 11 Aug 2011 12:07:12 2,618 posts
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    Metroid prime (all three)
  • Deleted user 11 August 2011 12:08:39
    Get Galaxy 1 dude and Smash Bros.
  • DFawkes 11 Aug 2011 12:16:01 23,290 posts
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    Metroid Prime Trilogy is mandatory. Get that immediately! My local ASDA had it just now, try your local ASDA.

    I also enjoyed the 2 exclusive Resi games, Umbrella and Darkside Chronicles. I've enjoyed many more Wii games, but none that I'd recommend to anyone else.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • nickthegun 11 Aug 2011 12:19:07 60,415 posts
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    You currently have or are intending to buy every game worth playing

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  • geeza2020 11 Aug 2011 12:21:45 1,888 posts
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    Silent Hill Shattered Memories
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Aug 2011 12:22:15 14,952 posts
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    Silent Hill

    beat me to it.

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  • Alastair 11 Aug 2011 12:22:47 16,027 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    I also enjoyed the 2 exclusive Resi games, Umbrella and Darkside Chronicles.

    I'd add House of the Dead:overkill to that...
  • DFawkes 11 Aug 2011 12:27:49 23,290 posts
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    I would have added that, but he has a PS3 which is getting a more complete edition.

    If you don't have Move and want it cheaper, definitely get Overkill. I'd say it's better than the 2 Resi games, I love the humour in it :)

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

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