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Topic: How to run WII games on a WII U

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fedora_andy

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Never used a game console, so I am mostly clueless in this regard

I purchased a WII U Delux, three Wii Remote Plus. Installed updates, and synced all controllers.

I expect that I am missing something obvious, but I am unable to run the two WII games that I purchased. The WII U games run fine.

I am able to control the WII U using both the WII U controller, and the Wii remote plus.

If I install a Wii game (Wii Sports or Just Dance Disney Party), I click on the game. I am taken through a few menus and am stuck on a screen that tells me to use the Wii controller to open the Wii menu or to cancel. Using the Wii U controller, my only option is to cancel. Using the Wii controller, I can cancel using the trigger button on the back. I can also use the "home" button to open a menu that allows me to do things like connect to the WiiUniverse (and similar). I see nothing obvious to will cause the game to run. If I press the Home button again (on the Wii controller), it goes back to the more restricted menu.

I expect that I am missing something obvious to a typically player, but I had expected the game to simply start when I clicked on the disc icon after inserting the game.

Clicking on the game icon has the same affect as clicking on the Wii Menu icon from the Wii U controller when there is no disc.

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Harrywhu

2. Posted:

On the main screen there should be a Wii menu option.

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WaLzgi

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When you put in the game, select the top right icon ("Wii") and select "Go to Wii Menu" with your Wii remote (will not work on gamepad). Using the Wii Menu, select the game on the top right corner and enjoy!

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fedora_andy

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I turned on the machine, did not insert a dicc, and I clicked the Wii Menu.
Dialog opens: "You will be transfered ot the Wii Menu". I used the Wii controller to click Next.
Dialog opens: "Pair Wii Remote", "Cancel", or "Continue". Used the Wii controller to click Next.
Dialog opens "For detailed info see the Wii Menu Electronic manual". Use the Wii controller to click "OK"
To this point, I can use the Wii U controller to also click the menu options, but on this next dialog, it provides for "Wii Menu" and "Cancel". My Wii controller does not allow for selecting the "Wii Menu" (I tried all the buttons) and the trigger on the back is Cancel, and takes me out.

If I stick a disc in (while running as the Wii U), the "disc" icon changes to read "Wii Menu start", and I can click on the disc to start that same process.

Regardless, i am left at that final menu with "Wii Menu" and "Cancel", and none of it works. I can press "Home" on the Wii controller and the Wii U controller both accomplish the same thing; they open a menu that allows for things like Wii Chat, but not for running the game.

Off hand, it seems like you are saying that it should be automatic, and it is not, which means that I am likely doing something wrong....

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fedora_andy

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Can I use the standard Wii remote, or must I purchase another type of remote?

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WaLzgi

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Standard Wii remote should work. Did you sync the Wii remote to the Wii U?

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SCAR392

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Just restart your console, and try going to the Wii menu again by clicking Wii Menu, or the disc square that takes you there with a Wii game inside. Click Wii Menu option with the Wii remote. If it still gives you trouble with pairing controllers, try disconnecting the sync between the console and your controllers, then re sync them. If this doesn't work, then you will have to call Nintendo.

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fedora_andy

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Yes, I did "sync". One of my first guesses was that I needed to sync again while it was bringing up the Wii menu (because that is an option). So, I should be able to press the "A" button on the Wii remote to bring up the Wii Menu (it sounds like), but for some reason, it just does not do that for me. Yes?

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SCAR392

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fedora_andy wrote:

Yes, I did "sync". One of my first guesses was that I needed to sync again while it was bringing up the Wii menu (because that is an option). So, I should be able to press the "A" button on the Wii remote to bring up the Wii Menu (it sounds like), but for some reason, it just does not do that for me. Yes?

Follow the instructions I posted. Restart console, un sync controllers, re sync, then try going to the Wii menu again. You don't need to sync before going to Wii menu, that's why this is unusual.

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fedora_andy

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OK, thanks. Need to run out.... I had assumed that it was synced since I was able to use the controller to navigate. Will "unsync" and start over. Will then call Nintendo if that fails.

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Sgt_Ludby

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Is your sensor bar plugged in and working? You can't access the Wii Menu by solely hitting a button on the Wii controller; you must point the Wii controller at the "Wii Menu" option and then hit A on the Wii controller.

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Raiko

12. Posted:

Good point. Without a sensor bar, you're not getting anywhere.

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teus

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You need to hook up the wii sensor bar that came with the wiiu, once hooked up then all you need to do is point the wii mote towards the tv and a pointer will appear allowing you to select the button to continue

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fedora_andy

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And that did the trick. Unsure if the cable had pulled out of the back some (but it seemed to push in a bit more when I pushed on it). For sure I was not actively pointing the device at the screen to attempt to use it as a pointer. It had never occurred to me, especially when clearly the screen itself will not sense that with any level of granularity, surprised the sensor bar is that accurate.

Thanks! It works.

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Sgt_Ludby

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Nice! I'm glad it's working =D

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fedora_andy

16. Posted:

Had a great time with the girls playing disney dance party :-)

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Shworange

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I had that same issue when I first fired it up. The sensor bar was just not plugged in all the way. Good to know I wasn't alone in having a forehead slapping moment. ;)

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