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    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 13, 2009
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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center"><!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->Wii FAQ<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></div>

    <div align="center"><!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->by antonkan<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Welcome to the Wii FAQ, where your questions about the Wii are answered. I'll update this this thread rarely. Here's an FAQ for Wii:

    <!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>Note the to the GBAtemp staff: Please don't close AND move this topic.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Table of contents:<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><ol type='1'><li>Updates</li><li>Terminology</li><li>History</li><li>General questions about the Wii</li><li>Wii Menu (firmware) and its channels</li><li>Homebrew</li><li>Support</li><li>Modchips</li></ol><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->Updates<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    August 10 2009: A few updates.
    August 9 2009: Updated using the defualt board font, and small updates, including how to change the system menu region.
    July 16 2009: Updated with Wii Menu 4.1 in the Americas and Europe, about cIOS and about IOS.

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->Terminology<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What's in the name <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->Wii<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>?
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The name <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->Wii<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> stands for 'we'. Try to pronounce Wii and 'we'. They're the same sounds as you pronounce.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Can you tell me more about the name <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro-->Wii<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> From Nintendo:

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Introducing... Wii.

    As in "we."

    While the code-name Revolution expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that seperates videogame players from everybody else. Wii will put people more in touch with their games... and each other. But you're probably asking: What does the name mean?

    Wii sounds like "we," which emphasizes the console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.

    Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people playing it. And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of videogames that sets it apart from the crowd.

    So that's Wii. But now Nintendo needs you. Because it's really not about you or me. It's about Wii. And together, Wii will change everything.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->History<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>When was the Wii announced?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Code-named 'Revolution', the Wii was first announced in E3 2004, with the console itself was revealed in E3 2005. The Revolution controller, known as what we known today as 'Wii Remote' (also known as Wiimote), was revealed in the Tokyo Game Show 2005, with the small video teaser about the Revolution. On April 29 2006, the code-name Revolution was renamed to Wii. Wii had been shown again on E3 2006, with a revealed set of Wii games.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Was there a Wii game before E3 2006?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes, in the year 2006. I believe that there are two games for the Wii before E3 2006, including Super Swing Golf and Red Steel.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>The Wii console, Wii Remote and Nunchuk looked slightly different in E3 2006. What was difference?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> On the Wii console, the Nintendo logo on the front of it changed to a Wii logo. On the Wii Remote is slightly different. The Wii Remote itself was slightly longer, speaker of it was added, the 'B' button looked different, the shape of the power button of itself changed from rectangular to circle, small 'a' and 'b' buttons, located of below on it, changed it '1' and '2' buttons, the 'Home' button looked different, the extension plugins looked different, the 'Start' and 'Select' buttons changed to '+' (plus) and '-' (minus) buttons. On the Nunchuk, the 'Z1' and 'Z2' buttons changed to 'c' and 'Z' buttons.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>When was the Wii released to the stores?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The Wii was first released in the Americas on November 19 2006, then in Japan on December 2 2006, Europe on December 8/9 2006, in Korea on April 2008 and in Taiwan in 2008.

    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->General questions about the Wii<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What does a Wii console have?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> It has an SD card, four (4) GameCube controller inserters, two (2) GameCube memory cards and a slot disc.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Can I play GameCube games?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes, but a GameCube controller is required.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Can I watch DVD movies on Wii?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes, you can. You'll need to have DVDX installed and use MPlayer CE if you have The Homebrew Channel installed.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Does the Wii is only available in white colour only, along with its accessories?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes, excluding Japan, which has a black colour. There's a sky blue Wii Remote colour if you're living in Japan and you're a Club Nintendo subscriber.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Can you give me list of Wii accessories?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Here's a list of current Wii accessories:<ul><li>Wii Remote</li><li>Classic Controller (wired or wireless)</li><li>Nunchuk (wired or wireless)</li><li>GameCube controllers</li><li>DK Bongos</li><li>Wii Balance Board</li><li>Wii Zapper</li><li>Wii Motion Plus</li><li>Wii Wheel</li><li>A rechargeable battery pack, for Wii Remote and Wii Balance Board</li><li>Keyboard</li><li>Wii Speak</li><li>Wii composite (RCA) and component cables</li><li>Sensor Bar</li><li>AC Adapter</li></ul><!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Is the Wii games reigon free?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes, of course. You have to use Gecko OS (<a href="http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Geck:wtf:S" target="_blank">link here</a>), StartPatch for system menu 4.0 and 4.1 (<a href="http://wiibrew.org/wiki/StartPatch" target="_blank">link here</a>) or Starfall for system menu 3.2 (<a href="http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Starfall" target="_blank">link here</a>) if you have The Homebrew Channel installed.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Is the Wii accessories reigon free?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are IOS?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> IOS means it's part of your system, depending on updates for the Wii Menu.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are cIOS? What's the latest?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> cIOS means 'Custom IOS', giving some enhancements to the Wii if you have The Homebrew Channel installed. The lastest cIOS is rev14.
    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Wii Menu (firmware) and its channels<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is Wii Menu?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Wii Menu is the firmware for Wii.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What's the most recent version for Wii Menu?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> 4.1 for Japan, the Americas and Europe, and 3.5 for Korea. 4.1 has a bug fix whereby, in Wii Menu 4.0, a Virtual Console or WiiWare game was played from the SD Card Menu then you'll play a Wii game 'Wii Sports Resort', but in this game, it forces the Wii Motion Plus tutorial video, although this tutorial video was shown once on the first run of 'Wii Sports Resort'.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>How to update Wii Menu to 4.1?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> If you have an old Wii Menu 3.4 and below, you must update via your Wi-Fi. On the Wii Menu, click ('A' button) the Wii button, click 'Wii Settings', press the plus button two times and click 'Update'.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is a Mii?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> A Mii is Nintendo's avatar. You can create a Mii though the Mii Channel. Miis appear in some Wii games. If don't like to create a Mii, then choose a Guest Mii in some Wii games.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is WiiConnect24?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> WiiConnect24 allows you to connect 24 hours a day, seven days of week, so when the Wii is turned off, it sends data or a new message though the Wii Message Board.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is the Weather Channel and the News Channel?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The Weather Channel allows you to check weather for what you live and the News Channel allows you to check the news what's happening in the world.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>How move the channels in the Wii Menu?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Point a channel with a cursor, then press and hold 'A' and 'B' buttons to move a channel.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>If I select a different language on the Wii Menu and I want to start a game, what will happen?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Most Wii games in Europe, and some Wii games in the Americas, will detect the console's language if available. (It's also applies to WiiWare games and Wii channels.)

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is Wii Shopping Channel?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Wii Shopping Channel is where you can buy Virtual Console and WiiWare games, as well as some Wii channels.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is Virtual Console?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Virtual Console is an collection of games for the past systems.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>How can I add Wii Points in the Wii Shopping Channel?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> You have two options, using a credit card or Nintendo/Wii Points Card.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are available points for the Nintendo/Wii Points Card?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> In Japan, there are 1000, 2000, 3000 and 5000 Nintendo/Wii Points Cards. In the U.S. and Canada, there are 2000 Nintendo/Wii Points Card. In Europe, there are 1000, 2000 and 3000 Nintendo Points Cards (perviously 2000 Wii Points only). In Korea, there are 1000, 2000 and 5000 Wii Points Prepaid Cards.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Is the Nintendo/Wii Points Cards reigon free?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> No.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is the Photo Channel?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The Photo Channel is where you view photos from your digital camera or Nintendo DSi. It also allows you to view videos that are in .avi and .mov format.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is the Internet Channel?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The Internet Channel is a web browser for Wii, based on Opera web broswer. The Internet Channel supports Adobe Flash 7, which you can't view flash videos and animations that are higher than Adobe Flash 7. It costs 500 Wii Points in the Wii Shopping Channel.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is the Nintendo Channel?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The Nintendo Channel allows you to view videos for any Wii and Nintendo DS/DSi software, as well as upcoming games for Wii/WiiWare/Virtual Console and Nintendo DS/DSi/DSi games. It also acts as a DS Download Station, which you can play Nintendo DS game demos in your home. It's free at no cost in the Wii Shopping Channel.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Can I use Classic Controller while at Wii Menu, Wii Shopping Channel and the Home Menu? </b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes. If you use the left analog stick, the cursor moves, and you can press the 'a' button on your Classic Controller.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>How to install themes for Wii Menu?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <a href='index.php?showtopic=159353'>Click here for instructions if you have The Homebrew Channel installed.</a>

    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Homebrew<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What is homebrew?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Homebrew is non-commercial games and applications at no cost, so it's free.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>How do I install homebrew?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> I recommend using Bannerbomb. Bannerbomb works with Wii Menu 3.0 and above if you have a Japanese, American and European-modeled Wii. <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=6341" target="_blank">Click here to download and instructions on how to install homebrew on the Wii (includes homebrew applications and emulators).</a>

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are backup loaders?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Backup loaders is the loader for Wii games with USB and SD card, without having inserting a Wii game disc. Here's a few list of backup loaders:<ul><li><a href='index.php?showtopic=152074'>Cover Flow USB ISO Loader by Beardface</a></li><li><a href='index.php?showtopic=147262'>USBLoader GUI-FX</a></li><li><a href='index.php?showtopic=147638'>Configurable USB Loader by oggzee</a> </li><li><a href='index.php?showtopic=149922'>USB Loader GX</a></li></ul>Before you download a backup loader application, <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=6432" target="_blank">click here to download cIOS rev10 Installer.</a>

    To install a game in a backup loader application, insert a Wii game disc. You'll have a collection of Wii games of your USB/SD card.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are WADs?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> WADs allows you to install a channel on your Wii Menu, including WiiWare and Virtual Console. To install the WAD files, you'll need to create a new folder called 'wad' for WAD flies, then you'll need WAD Manager (<a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=6431" target="_blank">click here to download</a>).

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>How can change my system menu region?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <a href='index.php?showtopic=170971'>Click here for my guide!</a>

    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Support<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>I have brick my Wii! What I can do?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> The word 'brick' means can't boot the Wii Menu, for example. Contact Nintendo via Nintendo's telephone number found on most Nintendo-made manuals to fix the Wii, or use BootMii (<a href="http://bootmii.org/%5b/url" target="_blank">link here</a>.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>My Wii Remote/Wii Balance Board runs of of battery life. What can I do?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> You'll need a rechargeable battery pack for Wii Remote/Wii Motion Plus, available on online and retail stores. (<img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/excl.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":!:" border="0" alt="excl.gif" /> NOTE: To avoid wasting your battery life on the Wii Remote, turn off the volume and the rumble (or vibration) of your Wii Remote by pressing the 'Home' button to access the Home Menu, click ('A button) the 'Wii Remote Settings' below on your screen, press the '-' (minus) button until the bar of the volume is no blue bars, then click 'Off' to disable vibration.)

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>After returning to the Wii Menu from The Homebrew Channel, there's a bug for sound. Can I reboot my Wii to fix it?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>My Wii system can't turn on anymore. What can I do?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Contact Nintendo via Nintendo's telephone number found on most Nintendo-made manuals to fix the Wii.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Although the Wii supports Wireless G-based Wi-Fi devices, does it supports Wireless B and N-based Wi-Fi devices?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes, but the speed is quite slower.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Any support for the Wii?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <a href="http://support.nintendo.com" target="_blank">Click here for more support from Nintendo.</a>

    <!--coloro:#808080--><span style="color:#808080"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Modchips<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are modchips?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Modchips are just looked like computer chips, but when modchips on the Wii inserted, it gives some enhancements to the Wii such as region-free Wii games. I would not recommend modchips because it's hard to install it and and it gets some errors. If you're not interested to modchips on Wii, skip the "Modchips" section. But if you're interested to modchips, don't skip this section.

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>What are the best modchips?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Wiikey, Niinja, the CycloWiz and FlatMii. <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=99" target="_blank">Click here read their reviews in the Reviews section.</a>

    <!--coloro:#000080--><span style="color:#000080"><!--/coloro--><b>Q:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> <b>Does it take time to install a modchip on the Wii?</b>
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro--><b>A:</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--> Yes. I think installing a modchip take longer. It's harder to install modchips, becuase you'll need to open up the Wii hardware.

    Well, that's it. The end of the Wii FAQ. Feel free to PM me or discuss this topic to post new questions and answers as well as new sections of this topic.[/font]
  2. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

    Nov 3, 2006
    United States
    Here is a wii related question: why do so many newbs make and post all these stupid and worthless threads? Seriously...
  3. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    Yeah this FAQ is pretty much so basic its redundant.
  4. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    i like ur faq see the hard work u put in it its nice thanks for making it [​IMG]
  5. limesherbert

    limesherbert GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    You might as well mention you can play DVDs if you have homebrew.
  6. nicky041192

    nicky041192 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 9, 2008
    What are cios's? and what are the latest?
    Whats An IOS?
    What Is Trucha?
    Whats WBFS and list/ linke to WBFS managers.
  7. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    Those shits are so obvious that I never asked myself any of the questions. They are simple information that everyone knew even before to release of the Wii.
  8. pm_41

    pm_41 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 1, 2009
    United States
    Lurking in my Wii's NAND
    Nice guide! Great for those newbies out there! [​IMG]
  9. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Thanks for the work, but there are still loads of questions that can be added.
    Hope you keep it up!
  10. davidsl_128

    davidsl_128 GBAtemp Brightsider

    Aug 19, 2008
    This looks nice. Good for people that are new to the Wii (a shame that this isn't the case for most GBATempers). Maybe if it involved Chuck Norris...


    oh yeah
  11. nicky041192

    nicky041192 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 9, 2008

    anyway, is this going to get updated?
  12. antonkan

    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 13, 2009
    Burlington, ON
    Sorry to bump this topic. Anyway here's an update: using the defualt board font for my topics, and small updates, including how to change the system menu region.
  13. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    I have to admit, this is a good guide for people who are still very new to the Wii, but a lot of members will say this isn't needed and won't request for a sticky.
  14. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

    Jan 7, 2009
    This planet
    See, its not bad to use the normal font, is it [​IMG]
    Your guide has some good points, so maybe people want it to be stickied. But its up to the staff to decide, never request your own topics as stickies
  15. Alexrose

    Alexrose Untitled

    Jan 20, 2009
    IOS is an input/output system.

    Is it important to have a Wii Remote Jacket and a waist strap on?

    "My wii won't turn on anymore".


    Yes you CAN play dvds with mplayer ce.

    Just.. scrap the topic. It reeks of mediocrity.
  16. antonkan

    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 13, 2009
    Burlington, ON
    Thank you Alexrose for the info. FAQ updated, including 'Is it important to have a Wii Remote Jaket and a waist strap on?' question removed and can play DVD movies on the Wii via MPlayer CE.
  17. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    Where intellect matters
    I should have made a wii faq to go along with my dsi faq but at the time of writing the dsi faq I didn't that that much about the wii. Oh well...