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Tasuki

21. Posted:

LZBirdboi wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

So just a quick question here considering transferring. I will be hooking up my Wii U on Christmas morning but I am still on the fence of transferring stuff. Honestly I dont care about my game saves on the Wii so it wont bother me having to start over on games if I want to play them on the Wii U. My only concern is my VC games now if I dont transfer them off of my Wii can I still go into the Wii mode on the Wii U and download the games that I previously bought or would I have to buy them again?

When you transfer your stuff from Wii, you transfer all the licenses for VC games. So if the games themselves don't get transferred, then you can redownload them from the Wii Shop without purchasing them again.

Keep in mind you will not be able to play them on Wii anymore without purchasing them again once the transfer is done.

So in other words unless I transfer the VC games from the Wii to the Wii U I wont be able to play the VC games on the Wii U unless I want to pay for them again.

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I recommend transferring because...
1. Better connection from console to TV.
2. All in one place
3. Forces people to move on to newer remotes, which ARE better IMHO
4. Give your Wii as a gift(I gave mine to my brother)

The visual connection is better from Wii U to TV than Wii. i.e.: I had LAG issues from Wii to HDTVs over 36 or so inches on pretty much any game(old school milisecond reflex games like Megaman, also on DDR or any other music game). I've heard GAME mode fixes the issue, but you don't need to change your settings to GAME mode at all with Wii U. Also, in GAME mode on your HDTV, they have a preset brightness, sharpness, etc. when choosing that option(from my TV experience). In short, you can choose CUSTOM settings, and it will be just as fast as GAME mode on your HDTV, and you will be able to make it brighter(customizable), compared to the shortcut: GAME MODE. Hope this helps.

For those saying it's a pain, it kinda is honestly, especially when trying to figure out how to do it without messing up(SD card here, SD card there, etc.), which is impossible by the way unless you break your Wii or Wii U with a bat or water, which is going to break it regardless of whether you're transferring or not.

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GCN is dead, so move on, unless you still NEED them as controllers for old games, or games like Smash Bros. that you still play are mainly only playable with that. Smash Bros. is honestly the only Wii game that I think needs the GCN controller, and they are making a new one that you WILL HAVE To use the Pro controller, so more reason to just upgrade your Wii to Wii U internal flash... you'll still have your Wii for Wii disc based games, so dont forget that, too.

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GCN is dead, so move on, unless you still NEED them as controllers for old games, or games like Smash Bros. that you still play are mainly only playable with that. Smash Bros. is honestly the only Wii game that I think needs the GCN controller, and they are making a new one that you WILL HAVE To use the Pro controller, so more reason to just upgrade your Wii to Wii U internal flash... you'll still have your Wii for Wii disc based games, so dont forget that, too.

All of my N64 VC games play best with a Gamecube controller.

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KaiserGX

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Classic Controller works excellent on ANY VC game.

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26. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

I recommend transferring because...
1. Better connection from console to TV.
2. All in one place
3. Forces people to move on to newer remotes, which ARE better IMHO
4. Give your Wii as a gift(I gave mine to my brother)

The visual connection is better from Wii U to TV than Wii. i.e.: I had LAG issues from Wii to HDTVs over 36 or so inches on pretty much any game(old school milisecond reflex games like Megaman, also on DDR or any other music game). I've heard GAME mode fixes the issue, but you don't need to change your settings to GAME mode at all with Wii U. Also, in GAME mode on your HDTV, they have a preset brightness, sharpness, etc. when choosing that option(from my TV experience). In short, you can choose CUSTOM settings, and it will be just as fast as GAME mode on your HDTV, and you will be able to make it brighter(customizable), compared to the shortcut: GAME MODE. Hope this helps.

For those saying it's a pain, it kinda is honestly, especially when trying to figure out how to do it without messing up(SD card here, SD card there, etc.), which is impossible by the way unless you break your Wii or Wii U with a bat or water, which is going to break it regardless of whether you're transferring or not.

Point #4 is self-explanatory. Nobody is going to give away their consoles without transfering their data first. The question is, is it worth it? Point #3 is an extra purchase. Someone who owns a GC Wavebird Wireless could still go out and purchase a third party controller if they wanted to, but the controllers you're talking about are not compatible with gamecube games. Keep in mind the Wii is still a Gamecube for a lot of people.

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27. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

LZBirdboi wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

So just a quick question here considering transferring. I will be hooking up my Wii U on Christmas morning but I am still on the fence of transferring stuff. Honestly I dont care about my game saves on the Wii so it wont bother me having to start over on games if I want to play them on the Wii U. My only concern is my VC games now if I dont transfer them off of my Wii can I still go into the Wii mode on the Wii U and download the games that I previously bought or would I have to buy them again?

When you transfer your stuff from Wii, you transfer all the licenses for VC games. So if the games themselves don't get transferred, then you can redownload them from the Wii Shop without purchasing them again.

Keep in mind you will not be able to play them on Wii anymore without purchasing them again once the transfer is done.

So in other words unless I transfer the VC games from the Wii to the Wii U I wont be able to play the VC games on the Wii U unless I want to pay for them again.

no, when you transfer your virtual console games can be re-downloaded on the Wii U, for FREE~

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28. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

GCN is dead, so move on, unless you still NEED them as controllers for old games, or games like Smash Bros. that you still play are mainly only playable with that. Smash Bros. is honestly the only Wii game that I think needs the GCN controller, and they are making a new one that you WILL HAVE To use the Pro controller, so more reason to just upgrade your Wii to Wii U internal flash... you'll still have your Wii for Wii disc based games, so dont forget that, too.

GCN is not dead for people who like me have a few GC games that I like to play. Soul Caliber 2, The Zelda Collecton, and the Megaman Collection just to name a few. And dont give me that crap about well GC games will come to the Wii U VC blah blah blah. Because as Nintendo and other companies have proved to us on the Wii VC no game is guaranteed to come out on the VC. Heck as for now the MMAC is the only way I can play all my favorite Megaman games on one system. And I dont think Soul Caliber 2 will come out on VC if the Wii U every gets its own VC.

Plus as Brooks has stated N64 VC games to play better with a GC controller.

SCAR392 wrote:

I recommend transferring because...
1. Better connection from console to TV.
2. All in one place
3. Forces people to move on to newer remotes, which ARE better IMHO
4. Give your Wii as a gift(I gave mine to my brother)

The visual connection is better from Wii U to TV than Wii. i.e.: I had LAG issues from Wii to HDTVs over 36 or so inches on pretty much any game(old school milisecond reflex games like Megaman, also on DDR or any other music game). I've heard GAME mode fixes the issue, but you don't need to change your settings to GAME mode at all with Wii U. Also, in GAME mode on your HDTV, they have a preset brightness, sharpness, etc. when choosing that option(from my TV experience). In short, you can choose CUSTOM settings, and it will be just as fast as GAME mode on your HDTV, and you will be able to make it brighter(customizable), compared to the shortcut: GAME MODE. Hope this helps.

For those saying it's a pain, it kinda is honestly, especially when trying to figure out how to do it without messing up(SD card here, SD card there, etc.), which is impossible by the way unless you break your Wii or Wii U with a bat or water, which is going to break it regardless of whether you're transferring or not.

1. As I stated before I am not worried about starting over in Wii games that I want to play on the Wii U in fact for me thats kinda of fun
2. Ok I can see the convenience in that
3. For me it would mean a loss of controller options. I use my Wavebird alot for N64 games and a couple Wii games like GoldenEye and MKWii.
4. I really dont have anyone to give it too although that is a nice gesture, and I learned years ago never to trade in a system (I had to rebuy a NES, and a N64 because I traded them in years ago).

@renaryuugufan92: Thats what I wanted to know. Thanks.

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DrKarl

29. Posted:

I am holding off transferring for three reasons:

1. Neither Dungeon Explorer or Bomberman '93/'94 will be fully functional on the Wii U w/ five players.
2. VC games can't be played on the gamepad at this point in time
3. I can't use my favorite controller of all time : http://nfggames.com/gallery/d/596-3/HoriPad.jpg

#1, although I really want resolved, is not a deal breaker for me. It is rare that I get a chance for 5 player bomberman, and have never had the chance to get a Dungeon Explorer game going with 5.

#2, this is a borderline deal breaker for me

#3, I can move on. The Classic Controller Pro is almost good enough. There is really something magical about the size and placement of the A and B buttons in the GC layout that I am really fond of, but the Classic Pro will serve my needs. I still have my old Cube with the GB player too, so it should be able to get some loving as time goes by.

However, the combination of all three has put me squarely in the middle of the fence. Come on Nintendo! Let's get an update for the Wii U pronto allowing us to enjoy our VC collections on the pad! And if that allows us 5 players for the TG-16 titles, all the better.

Sidenote: Does anyone know if this exists commercially?
http://www.ign.com/blogs/ffvii_valentine/2012/01/19/wii-u-sho...

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Tasuki

30. Posted:

@DrKarl: No its just a blog on what can be done. I know that they have adapters available to do that kind of thing with PS2 controllers but I dont remember if thats for the Wii or Wii U and you have to import them I believe.

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31. Posted:

It's worth it, I'll admit thought WW DIY showcase doesn't work, ExciteBike WR level editors can't be sent, hopefully they're working on a way for Wii games to be played on the NN. Same with DS/I games on 3DSes NN

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Hokori wrote:

It's worth it, I'll admit thought WW DIY showcase doesn't work, ExciteBike WR level editors can't be sent, hopefully they're working on a way for Wii games to be played on the NN. Same with DS/I games on 3DSes NN

Meh, I'm keeping my Wii. I don't think it's worth it :P

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33. Posted:

Wii U manual says you can sync 6 Wiimotes and/or 4 Pro controllers. What's that about?

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Wii U manual says you can sync 6 Wiimotes and/or 4 Pro controllers. What's that about?

You read the manual? :O

I guess this means you can have up to 6 different Wii remotes synced to the console, but not necessarily at the same time. I guess the console can only sync so many different controllers

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Are there any 6 player games?

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36. Posted:

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Are there any 6 player games?

Not yet, but Nintendo said they'd make games that use 2 GamePads and 4 wiiremotes

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37. Posted:

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Wii U manual says you can sync 6 Wiimotes and/or 4 Pro controllers. What's that about?

I just tried to sync 5 Wiimotes. After the 4th is synced, the sync screen disappears. I reactivated it with another push of sync on the Wii U, however it never syncs the 5th controller. If I pull the battery on one of the ones that is connected it allows me to sync the 5th (now 4th) Wiimote. I was never able to get 5 to all be connected at once.

Perhaps this will come with a future system update? If I had a second Wii U pad, I would have tested that as well.

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SCAR392

38. Posted:

Sorry @Tasuki. Just think it's better in every way over keeping your Wii 'full'. I don't use GCN controls for my Wii games(except Smash Bros.), even for Mario Kart Wii(Wii remote nunchuck is best for me, and I used to use a wavebird until Wii U and noticed only trick motions added which are responsive enough for me to just switch). GCN is dead in terms of support, and new games coming out, so if I were you, I would just move on to the new which would include newer/better(IMH) controllers. If you don't give your Wii away, use it as your GCN still. As for VC, I agree the GCN controller works better for N64 sometimes, but I'm moving on to the new stuff, and I don't mind the controls enough to make it a point... ALL MY OPINION.

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People are making too much of an issue about this. Would it be better if Nintendo decided to not include backwards compatibility at all? I don't know why people expect to play VC games on the gamepad - they weren't designed to be played on there when they were released on VC (and when you bought them) so why should they suddenly be expected to? There are small problems like the lack of WiiConnect24 but everyone should have expected the loss of GCN support as it's 2 generations behind. I personally never enjoyed using the GCN controller for VC or some Wii games, the CCPro did a fine job to me. I'm only keeping my Wii to act as a GameCube from now on as it seemed pointless to have games split over 2 consoles when they could be combined into one (not to mention the lack of space I have for the Wii and Wii U to be hooked up at the same time) And finally, all the games look clearer on the Wii U. It seems if Nintendo made the process of booting up Wii mode a lot faster (which they're working on right?) then people wouldn't have such an issue with it as long as they let go of the past and gave up GCN support.

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40. Posted:

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Are there any 6 player games?

See my post above. You can probably sync so many controllers to one system, just not at the same time

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