Wii burn-in reduction, WHEN exactly does it kick in?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by marchrius, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. marchrius

    marchrius GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 12, 2015
    It doesn't seem to work on my console even after waiting for several minutes.

    It only works when the game is paused with the home button. It's the only circumstance where it works.
  2. roo1234

    roo1234 Member

    Aug 6, 2015
    On mine, when the mote automatically shuts off the screen goes darker, after like 5 min or so
  3. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 2, 2015
    United States
    It's a function of the system menu and the library that handles the home/pause screen so if you're playing a game you have to have the "home" menu up for the dimmer to kick in. The idle timer only runs in those two places. Some titles (but not all) will also trigger the dimming when the remote shuts off and the game displays the disconnected message.
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