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    Legacy gaming on a slim Wii?

    Has anyone done or is anyone doing any work on getting GC games to run on a slim Wii? I was really disapointed when I discovered my shiny new Wii was missing half the functionality I bought it for and uncerimoniously spit out my GC discs (I had never heard of a "slim" Wii before I got it out of the package). I've never owned one before, so I feel like I should be rewarded for being frugal and waiting this long, not punished. Is it possible it has the GC emulator in software and that the issue really is it just won't read the discs? If so, maybe I could borrow a friends Wii to make GC game backups onto a USB drive and play them that way? Of course there's also the controller issue; there's no GC controller ports (which begs the question - how will it play virtual console games that require a GC or "classic" controller?). Perhaps there's a way to emulate the GC/classic controller using a wiimote+nunchuck, maybe through a cIOS?

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    You are correct, the newest wiis don't have gamecube controllers. In gamecube mode, the wii knows nothing of the wiimote, so the possibility of getting it to work seems remote at best. Additionally, their drives dont allow backups of anything. You cannot usb load games w/o a wode or a sundriver.

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    Apparently the motherboard still has the solder points for GC controller ports and the drive could be replaced with an older one. There was a post on here a while ago about someone who did what you are wondering. I haven't been able to find it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    You are correct, the newest wiis don't have gamecube controllers. In gamecube mode, the wii knows nothing of the wiimote, so the possibility of getting it to work seems remote at best. Additionally, their drives dont allow backups of anything. You cannot usb load games w/o a wode or a sundriver.

    Take a look at the newbie post in my signature.

    -blu
    Huh!? It does have a USB port. Is this a software restriction? This just gets better and better.

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    Apparently the motherboard still has the solder points for GC controller ports and the drive could be replaced with an older one. There was a post on here a while ago about someone who did what you are wondering. I haven't been able to find it though.
    So the steps would be:

    1. Obtain dead Wii for parts.
    2. Cut holes in shiny new case to make room for GC ports
    3. Solder/plug in old parts

    I'm wondering if any local shops would do an even trade, one old fully featured Wii for one new shiny Wii (EDIT: No. I called around. It'd cost a minimum $35 for an exchange. I should have got one at a garage sale).

    EDIT: BluPhant, that guide you referenced in your sig. I actually read that a few weeks ago, though I may have forgotten some details. Nice job BTW, very informative and entertaining (the scratched disc is gold). However, in that guide, you said the following.
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    ALL wiis can be softmodded and be configured to use a USB hard drive.
    Earlier in this thread, you said seemingly the opposite. What am I missing?
    Last edited by 4evrplan; 01-11-2012 at 08:56 AM.

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    Just sell it, and get an old 2nd hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrplan View Post
    Huh!? It does have a USB port. Is this a software restriction? This just gets better and better.
    The USB ports aren't active when the Wii is in GC mode. It's not possible to play GC games from an HDD without hardmodding.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrplan View Post
    EDIT: BluPhant, that guide you referenced in your sig. I actually read that a few weeks ago, though I may have forgotten some details. Nice job BTW, very informative and entertaining (the scratched disc is gold). However, in that guide, you said the following.


    Earlier in this thread, you said seemingly the opposite. What am I missing?
    That quote is reffering to playing Wii games from an HDD. What Blu said earlier in this thread was referring to GC games.
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
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    [16:26:41] feel free to quote me on that.

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    Aaaah. It's all much clearer now.

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    Found that thread I was talking about. http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-customiz...o-new-wii.html
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
    [16:26:34] i'm never sarcastic.
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