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I bought a Wii Family Edition in 2021, and I feel fine

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You bet your bottom dollar I've homebrewed the heck out of it already

Everything looks gorgeous on my Trinitron via these Monster component cables I snagged for it. Might have to mod my PS2 and Xbox next - that'd be neat.

I'm going all digital, bb!!

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Almost got myself one of those Raspberry Pies (mmmm... pie) but decided I'd rather have access to Wii/GCN and I already had a red Wii remote + nunchuck and a modded Tatsunoko vs Capcom fight stick - so why the heck not

Already had a modded PSP and 3DS, and a decent PC rig, but there's something special about playing the games in my living room. The classic controller and classic controller pro are both comfy and translate well for older games - the original classic controller even has analog triggers for those pesky GCN titles.


Riley Reid GIF by Alissandra


I sorta like making hardware do things that it's not supposed to do. There's a weird thrill to it. Like I'm getting away with something.

I can''t believe there's support and private servers for like the Weather app or even the Everybody Votes channel in 2021. Plus, you can still play a lot of games online - which is nuts!

There's even heavily modded versions of Mario Kart and Smash Bros with custom race tracks and rosters with like Spongebob, Ronald McDonald, and Peter Griffin and stuff - I'm gonna have to look into that :coffee:


Seriously, I'm having so much fun with this dumb thing - glad I went with this Wii instead of a Pi, Switch, XSX, or PS5 - cheaper too! :messenger_smiling_hearts:

Time for Golden Sun and Xenoblade! Ciao for now!!

Riley Reid GIF by Alissandra


Please list some Wii favorites in the comments below

DONT FORGET TO SLAM THAT SUBSCRIBE BUTTON!!! :messenger_angry:
 
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I've wanted to get a Wii for awhile now but prices went up so damn high that I never bothered.

Also, Riley Reid. Nice.
 

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I'm excited to play Wii Bowling with friends this weekend

I'm having a bonfire lol
Wii Sports Resort is still one of my favorite party games ever. Make sure you have a motion + wiimote for it.

Three point shootout, fencing, archery. All that stuff is amazing (and that's basically what they used as the template for Skyward Sword).
 

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For a moment there, I thought you got one of these.


Lmao i think that was Wii Mini? Have not seen that in years lol

I just got this one because it looked very clean and came with a Wii Fit bundle. Only save files were Wii Fit, Zumba, and New Super Mario Bros... so I'm just gonna assume this wasn't played too much . It now has a very happy home

I don't really need the GCN Disc drive or controller ports so it was win/win
 
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Did you guys know that the Wii was released in NA in 2006, and is therefore now 15 years old

SNES was released in 1991, 15 years prior to Wii

Wii is now as old as SNES was when Wii launched
 
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great choice, and thank god that you have a CRT hooked up to it

I have essentially the same setup (homebrewed etc) in my basement, and love it
 
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Did you guys know that the Wii was released in NA in 2006, and is therefore now 15 years old

SNES was released in 1991, 15 years prior to Wii

Wii is now as old as SNES was when Wii launched
God damn...
 
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I remember enjoying a home made Mario game on the Wii. You should check it out.
 

teezzy

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Wait.. is that channel with the questions still working online?

Yeah all the channels are, sans YouTube and Netflix due to their proprietary nature. There's private servers for the rest and even online multi-player in the titles which support it

 

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Did you guys know that the Wii was released in NA in 2006, and is therefore now 15 years old

SNES was released in 1991, 15 years prior to Wii

Wii is now as old as SNES was when Wii launched
God damn...

Diminishing returns, big time. We're about to see Skyward Sword released with a resolution bump.
 
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Should have gone with the Wii U tbh. Wii U can play literally every single Nintendo system up to the Wii U and all the 8/16/32- bit era games as well.

Regardless, modded Wii is super fun and has a lot of really cool things you can do with it.
 

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teezzy you fool! How could you buy the damn family edtion, which doesn't come with gamecube support! The family editon is for noobs / the uninitiated!
 

teezzy

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Should have gone with the Wii U tbh. Wii U can play literally every single Nintendo system up to the Wii U and all the 8/16/32- bit era games as well.

Regardless, modded Wii is super fun and has a lot of really cool things you can do with it.

I'm playing on a CRT 😠

teezzy you fool! How could you buy the damn family edtion, which doesn't come with gamecube support! The family editon is for noobs / the uninitiated!

I'm not wasting my money on GCN games/controllers 😠
 
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teezzy you fool! How could you buy the damn family edtion, which doesn't come with gamecube support! The family editon is for noobs / the uninitiated!

You can still play GCN games on the Family edition, you just have to run them through Nintendont and use a controller adapter. There are no sockets for the memory cards, but Nintendont supports emulated cards anyway.
 
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I did the same thing last year when I found a used B&O MX8000 online. I then got myself a Wii and RGB-Pi with SCART cables and I've had an absolute blast playing these old games.

It also doesn't hurt that the TV is stylish as hell.
 
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I did the same thing last year when I found a used B&O MX8000 online. I then got myself a Wii and RGB-Pi with SCART cables and I've had an absolute blast playing these old games.

It also doesn't hurt that the TV is stylish as hell.

Whoa peep that stand

What make is that? Is that your crib?

Details please, new friend 🧐
 

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Definitely worth it for Tatsunoko Vs Capcom and Sin and Punishment alone. The Wii had so many good games and it was such a dumb time in the industry with the whole hardcore vs casual argument.
 
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teezzy

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Definitely worth it for Tatsunoko Vs Capcom and Sin and Punishment alone. The Wii had so many good games and it was such a dumb time in the industry with the whole hardcore vs casual argument.

I'm actually really excited to finally play Tatsunoko vs Capcom

I have the official stick, fully modded with Sanwa parts and had been using it for Tekken Tag 2 on Wii U, and eventually Tekken 7/Soul Calibur 6 on PC

There's so many gems I missed that I wanna explore

Even as just like a GBA, GCN, Wii, SNES machine it'll give me years of fun tbh

😎
 
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Wii is a great emulator machine

the only negative is that Mame arcade classics dont seem to work properly

maybe they do but I haven't figured out how to get Terminator 2 arcade to work on it
 

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Real talk: I miss when Nintendo actually excited me

I was such a fanboy for decades
 
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This thread is making me want to disconnect my Wii from my 55 inch 4K TV and hook it up to my 32 inch CRT

Does it really improve the image that greatly?
 
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This thread is making me want to disconnect my Wii from my 55 inch 4K TV and hook it up to my 32 inch CRT

Does it really improve the image that greatly?

Yes, the games are designed with a CRT display in mind. It just looks right. The nostalgic fuzzies alone is worth hooking it up proper, especially if you have component cables and a 32". Heck, I even watch my 4:3 TV shows on CRTs. I'm biased maybe. There's an entire CRT subculture for a reason
 
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A long haul flight from wherever you are.
I'm playing on a CRT

Can do that with a WiiU. Not only that but you are missing out on the Super "MEGA" GBA that the Wii U gamepad provides. Wii great for what you want so not hating, but if you get a chance to upgrade, seriously do it.

Wii U owner here, that's how I played Tatsunoko vs Capcom finally just last year. It's a fucking epic exclusive. Enjoy my man.
 
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