Beginners Guide to Wii

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    <div align="center"><img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/171835/wii%20guide.PNG" border="0" class="linked-image" /></div>
    This guide is still in progress and is intended for an Beginner-Intermediate group.
    <p align=" " class="none"><u><b>Wii News and Updates</b></u>
    <b>21st/22nd June 2010</b> - <i> System Menu 4.3 released. :<)</i>
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    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Hardware</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><hr /><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    The Wii isn't the most powerful console on the market. Nintendo makes up for this with the Wii's control scheme, motion-controls. The fact that the Wii is not a graphical powerhouse doesn't prevent developers from making good games for it. They just have to work with the Wii's constraints. Developers are still able to make games that look good. Just not in <acronym title='more detail in a image'>high-definition.</acronym> Look below for an example of two Wii games with eye pleasing graphics.

    Super Mario Galaxy
    Metroid Prime 3
    The Wii's main claim to fame is its motion-controls. The Wii Remote is the nifty little device that allows the Wii to sense your position. It does this through a accelerometer. The Wii Remote has one speaker near the middle of it. The quality of the sound is admittedly sub-par. Volume is good, though.

    The Wii Remote also comes with a Nunchuk. The nunchuk consists of an analog stick and two trigger buttons. Similar to the Wii Remote, the nunchuk also has an accelerometer for motion sensing. Motion sensing with the nunchuk is not as common, though usually reserved for minor tasks like throwing a grenade in the game, 'The Conduit'.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    <u>Inside the Box</u></b>
    The Wii has quite a few things packaged inside the box. Look below for a list.<ul><li>1 Wii Console - The device in which you insert Wii games into.</li><li>1 Wii Remote and Nunchuk - The controllers for the Wii</li><li>1 Sensor Bar - <a href="http://wii.ign.com/articles/748/748011p1.html" target="_blank">"Your controller's beacon."</a></li><li>Wii Sports - A sports game collection</li><li>Batteries - AA</li><li>Instruction Manuals</li></ul><b>
    <u>Specs</u></b><ul><li>IBM 729 MHz PowerPC CPU ("Broadway")</li><li>ATI 242 MHz Graphics Processor ("Hollywood")</li><li>91 MB of on-board memory</li><li>512 MB built-in flash memory</li><li>2 USB 2.0 ports</li><li>A proprietary output for video and audio</li><li>4 Gamecube controller ports and 2 Gamecube memory card ports</li><li>Slot loading optical drive compatible with standard DVD and GameCube sized discs</li><li>SD memory card slots</li><li>WiFi by Broadcom, with 802.11b & 802.11g support</li></ul>
    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Games for the Wii</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><hr /><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    Wii games are usually based around motion-controls. Games like Wii Sports Resort and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 take advantage of that. Other like Metroid: Other M and Super Smash Bros. Brawl are/can be played sideways like NES. The Wii has an abundance of games. Most of that consists of shovelware. Below is a list of the top 10 Wii games. Those should be first on your list of games to buy.

    <div align="center"><ol type='1'><li>The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess</li><li>Super Mario Galaxy</li><li>Super Mario Galaxy 2</li><li>Mario Kart Wii</li><li>Tatsunoko vs. Capcom</li><li>The Conduit </li><li>New Super Mario Bros Wii</li><li>Resident Evil 4</li><li>de Blob </li><li>Sin and Punishment: Star Successor</li></ol></div>
    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Wii Channels</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><hr /><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    <div align="center">Applications on the Wii Menu are referred to as Channels. Read on to learn how to make the most of them and improve your overall Wii experience.</div>

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    News Channel
    Wii Shop Channel
    Forecast Channel
    Check Mii Out Channel
    Nintendo Channel
    Internet Channel
    Everybody Votes Channel

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Settings</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><hr /><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Other Things You Should Do</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><hr /><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><ul><li>You should purchase an SD Card if you plan on downloading WiiWare/VC games. The recent addition of the SD Card menu allows you to transfer WiiWare and Virtual Console games to the SD card and run them from there.</li><li>You should delete the 'Get Connected Channel'. It takes up a lot of space and may prevent you from installing other channels.</li><li>To truly optimize your Wii and customize it to your heart's content, you should hack it. Follow the <a href="http://www.completesoftmodguide.tk/" target="_blank">CompleteSoftmodGuide</a> to hack your Wii.</li><li>You'll need another Wii Remote and Nunchuk to play against your friends. It costs $54 USD on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Remote-Plus-White-Nintendo/dp/B0045FGET2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1290965473&sr=8-2" target="_blank">Ama</a>-<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Nunchuk-Controller-White-nintendo/dp/B000IMYKQ0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1290965473&sr=8-6" target="_blank">zon</a>.</li><li></li></ul><u><b>Special Thanks To</b></u><ul><li>Cyan!</li><li>B-Blue!!</li><li>Puppy_Washer!!</li></ul>
     


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    Umm... Shouldn't this be in the Wii section? Also, we already have a softmod guide here.
     
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    How in the hell is this optimisation?
     
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    Yeah, it probably should.

    Nice write up though, never hurts to have some news guides now and then.
     
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    When I mentioned the softmod guide, I was talking about the link at the bottom of your post.
     
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  7. soulx
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    It's a more noob friendly guide.
    Plus, tj_cool wrote it. [​IMG]
     
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    You could also tell the new user to delete it's "welcome to the wii world, see what you can do online" video channel, which comes with newer Wii, and consumes most of the Wii memory block.
    (sorry I don't remember the real channel name)
     
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    Thanks Cyan!
    I added it!
     
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    Nice, this looks quite useful [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice and thorough.
     
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    What about the Mii channel, Everybody Votes channel, Internet channel, and Nintendo channel?

    Also, here's a couple of tips/secrets:
    You can move/arrange channel by pointing the cursor at the channel that you want to move by pressing both A+B.

    Photo Channel:
    Try to grab the cat (press both A+B) and it'll give you tips [​IMG]
    In Fun mode, you can do a 192 piece puzzle by holding down the 1 button.
    During a slide show, hold UP or Down on the D-Pad and a blur circle will appear. You can resize the circle by moving the remote closer or further from the screen.

    Shop Channel: While downloading a game, if Mario is wearing his Fire Flower Suit you can press A to shoot a fireball!

    Unlock DS Connectivity in the Mii Channel:
    1- Go to Mii Channel (duh)
    2- Turn on your DS/DSL/DSi.
    3- Press A, B, 1, then hold 2.
    NOTE: This feature is used by Personal Trainer: Walking


    [​IMG]
     
  13. soulx
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    The guide is still in progress. I'll add those when I get the time.
    Thanks! I added you in the Credits. Is it okay that I added the info word by word or should I change it?
     
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    looks like it's freezing in calgary!!
     
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    When i saw the word 'Optimizing' i first thought of making your wii 2X faster.
    But nonetheless good guide!
     
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  18. soulx
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    bump
    Finally updated the guide with a Hardware and Games section. Will add more to the Hardware section later.
     
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    A guide would be something that doesn't contain things that are subjective, particularly in the overall summary.

    The Wii is severely underpowered in your opinion.
    If the Wii lagged constantly during its own games, then yes, it would be underpowered, but for what the Wii aims to achieve, it is not underpowered.

    Rewrite your opening, and perhaps say that the Wii is not a graphical powerhouse console, and that it should not be compared to the PS3, or 360.
     
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    Constructive criticism. Yay.
    I'll rewrite the opening to what you suggested.