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NeveroddoreveN

My Wii version is the one that can play GameCube games, and I am trying to play Ocarina of Time (for the Gamecube). When I insert the disc and it loads, I am brought to a screen where I can select either Ocarina of Time or the Master Quest. It is at this point that my game becomes unresponsive. I tried pushing all of the controller buttons (both on the Wii controller and the Classic Controller), but nothing happens. I am stuck at that screen. Can someone please tell me how to play this game? (side note: when I get to the screen mentioned before, on my Wii controller, all four blue lights are blinking).

NeveroddoreveN

WoomyNNYes

@NeveroddoreveN As far as troubleshooting goes, do other games work?

That's my situation. My cube died in 2017, and now I have to use a Wii to play gamecube games. (I wish I didn't need the wii sensor bar to naivagate menu to bootup a cube game.)

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WoomyNNYes

@TowaHerschel7 Hopefully someone else can help with the topic.

But.....WHAT!? Really? I have a classic controller. (it's dumb I can't do it with a cube controller, though). I miss the simplicity of the GameCube. If I can skip the Wii sensor bar, I will be playing some cube games much more often on the Wii. Other than my Switch dock, I keep all my other onsoles put away, out of site. So, I only hook up older consoles when I'm going to play them.

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TowaHerschel7

Yeah, you can use the right analog stick to manipulate a simulated sensor bar pointer on the Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro.

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@NeveroddoreveN Are you using a Gamecube controller? As it's a Gamecube game, you'll need to use a Gamecube controller.

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ThanosReXXX

@NeveroddoreveN Does your Wii have GameCube controller ports on top?
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If so, then just buy any one of these (or several, for multi-player):

Or wired ones, if you prefer that:
https://www.amazon.com/Poulep-Controller-Gamecube-Joystick-Ni...

And you'll also want a GameCube memory card, to save your game progress:
https://www.amazon.com/Gamecube-Memory-Blocks-Nintendo-Consol...
Or, if you'd rather have an original, Nintendo-branded one:
https://www.amazon.com/Gamecube-Memory-Card-251/dp/B00012D0SG...

Alternatively, you could soft-mod your Wii and then play your GameCube games from a hard drive, and then you'll be able to play them with the Wii Classic Controller.

@WoomyNNYes Same goes for you...

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WoomyNNYes

@ThanosReXXX To let you know what I have, I have the cube controller ports, and my nice, original purple cube controller. Actually, since my friend gave me his wii, i have only used my cube controller on it. I haven't played wii games because i don't like the wiimote & nunchuck - I wish i liked them. But that's the only reason i haven't gotten mario galaxy. I've been patiently waiting for the switch port.

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Could it be a Gamecube memory card is needed to run the game? And is the cause of the issue? @TowaHerschel7

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ThanosReXXX

@WoomyNNYes No, absence of a memory card can't be the issue. All that does is take away the ability to save your in-game progress, and you'll just have to click away a notification that asks you if you still want to start the game regardless of not being able to save it. This goes for ALL GameCube games.

As for Wii games: not ALL Wii games are Wiimote and nunchuck. There's tons of really great games that will either work with a GameCube controller or with a Classic Controller. And in my experience, most of the Wiimote and/or nunchuck only stuff is third party. Many of Nintendo's own games have in-game options for other controllers.

Mario Kart Wii for example, can be played with a GameCube controller or Classic Controller as well. Mario Galaxy may be one of the few exceptions. And Skyward Sword, but that is because both those games were specifically built around those controls.

Here's a handy list to see which of these two more standard controllers can be used on which game:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_games_with_traditio...

And there's DEFINITELY some must-have Wii titles in there...

EDIT:
Arcade light gun games on the Wii are great fun, though. Especially if you get one of these:
https://www.365games.co.uk/wii-controllers/datel-precision-fx...
It has a built-in nunchuck, so all you'll need is to slot in the Wii remote, and off shooting you go...

Seems like Amazon in the US only has these left, though:
https://www.amazon.com/Cabelas-Shot-Peripheral-Firearm-Contro...
These require you to both slot in the Wii remote and the nunchuck yourself. Still crazy good fun, regardless.

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Link's Crossbow Training
House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
House of the Dead Overkill
Ghost Squad
Dead Space Extraction
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Gunblade NY & LA Machine Guns Arcade Hits Pack
Target Terror
Western Heroes

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NintendoByNature

HunterLeon wrote:

@NeveroddoreveN Are you using a Gamecube controller? As it's a Gamecube game, you'll need to use a Gamecube controller.

Pretty sure this is the answer

NintendoByNature

ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature Sure does sound like it, hence me posting that picture, to see what kind of Wii he owns. Even Wii's without the controller ports will still load GameCube games, except for the Wii Mini and the horizontally oriented "family edition" Wii's.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NintendoByNature

@ThanosReXXX yea it's gotta be that. I've only ever tried to use my gc controller on gc games, so I wouldn't know if a pro controller works or not. Doubt it would though.

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ThanosReXXX

@NintendoByNature Only if you've soft-modded your Wii. Otherwise, the hardware switches to native GameCube mode, which of course doesn't recognize any Wii-related controllers.

It's basically the same as with the Wii U in Wii mode, which doesn't recognize the Wii U Pro Controller or GamePad either.

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