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The Nintendo Wii Pocket Guide

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Here is your essential companion to the best-selling Wii game console. The Nintendo Wii Pocket Guide steers you through how to

  • Set up your Wii and connect it to your network.

  • Make your way around the Wii Channels.

  • Pick and use Wii controllers, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, and Classic and GameCube controllers.

  • Create and edit your own Mii—using Wii software or third-party tools—and take charge of other Miis.

  • Go beyond games and use the Wii to browse the Internet, send and receive email, set parental controls, and create memos and calendars.

  • Shop the Wii Shop Channel and buy and spend Wii Points to purchase Virtual Console games.

  • Choose the best Wii games and play older Nintendo games on the Wii.

  • Find handy accessories.

  • Tinker with your Wii to get the most out of the game console.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. 1. The Wii Arrives
      1. Before the Wii
      2. What Makes the Wii Different?
        1. The controllers
          1. Wii Remote
          2. The Nunchuk
          3. Classic Controller
          4. GameCube controllers
        2. Virtual Console
        3. Miis and the Wii Community
      3. A Tour of the Wii Interface
    4. 2. Wii: Out of the Box
      1. What Comes with the Wii?
      2. The Ins and Outs of the Wii
        1. Cables and spaces
        2. Remotes
        3. Stands
        4. Included software: Wii Sports
      3. The Guts of the Wii
        1. Processor
        2. Storage
        3. Ports
        4. Audio and video capabilities
      4. Setting up the Wii
        1. Setting up the Wii Remote
          1. One Time Mode
          2. Standard Mode
        2. Connecting to the Internet
          1. Connecting via an existing wireless network
          2. Connecting via a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
          3. Connecting via LAN cable
    5. 3. The Channels
      1. Disc Channel
      2. Mii Channel
        1. Hanging with the Miis
          1. Mii Plaza
          2. Mii Parade
        2. Creating and editing Miis
      3. Photo Channel
        1. Photo views
          1. Individual photos
          2. Slideshows
        2. Other photo fun
          1. Mood
          2. Doodle
          3. Puzzle
      4. Wii Shop Channel
        1. Wii Ware
        2. Virtual Console
      5. Forecast Channel
      6. News Channel
        1. Viewing news items
        2. Highlighting text
      7. Everybody Votes Channel
      8. Internet Channel
    6. 4. Mii and You
      1. Why Mii?
      2. Making a Mii
        1. Where to start
        2. Building your Mii
      3. Navigating Mii Plaza
      4. Managing Miis
        1. Zooming
        2. Grabbing Miis
        3. Arranging Miis
        4. Sending a Mii to a friend
        5. Transferring Miis
      5. Editing Miis Outside the Wii
        1. Web-based editors
          1. Mii Editor
          2. Wii-volution
        2. PC-based editors
          1. Wii - M!! Editor
          2. AJ’s Mii Editor
    7. 5. Wii Controllers
      1. The Wii Remote
        1. What makes the Wii Remote tick?
          1. Accelerometers
          2. Force feedback
          3. Sound
        2. How does the Wii Remote communicate?
          1. Bluetooth
          2. Infrared sensing
        3. Settings
        4. Calibration
    8. 6. Beyond Gaming
      1. The Wii As Internet Appliance
        1. Getting connected
          1. Staying online with WiiConnect24
          2. Setting up WiiConnect24
        2. Surfing the Web
          1. Favorites
          2. Enter a Web Address (WWW)
          3. Help
        3. Setting parental controls
        4. Wii-mailing
      2. Wii Belong
        1. Memos
        2. Calendar
    9. 7. Shopping: It’s What Wii Do
      1. Shopping the Wii Shop Channel
        1. Using Wii Points Cards
          1. Redeeming a Wii Points Card
          2. Buying Wii Points with a credit card
        2. Making a Virtual Console purchase
        3. Buying Wii Ware
      2. Shopping on the Internet
    10. 8. A-Gaming Wii Will Go
      1. What to Look for in a Wii Game
      2. The Best Wii Games
        1. GT Pro Series
        2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
        3. Madden NFL 07
        4. Rayman Raving Rabbids
        5. Red Steel
        6. Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
      3. Backward Compatibility
        1. Virtual Console
          1. Super Mario 64
          2. Super Mario World
          3. ToeJam & Earl
        2. GameCube games
          1. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
          2. Luigi’s Mansion
          3. Super Smash Bros. Melee
    11. 9. Wii Accessories
      1. Protection and Beauty
        1. Skins
          1. Protective skins
          2. Decorative skins
        2. Wrist straps
      2. Functional Accessories
        1. Intec G5615 Wii Vertical Stand
        2. Intec Wii Pro Gamer’s Case
        3. Nintendo Component AV cable
        4. Battery chargers
        5. Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
        6. Nintendo Wii LAN Adapter
        7. Wii Sports Pack controller adapters
        8. Ubisoft Wii steering wheel
      3. SD Cards
    12. 10. Wii Mods and Hacks
      1. Wii Console Hacks
        1. Copy-related mods
          1. CycloWiz mod chip
          2. Xeno WiiKey mod chip
        2. Wii software mods
          1. Restart the Opera browser
          2. Play Duck Hunt on the Web
        3. Mii modifications
          1. Transfer your Mii
          2. Take it easy on Mii (Surgery)
      2. Wii Remote Hacks
        1. Windows and the Wii Remote
        2. Other uses for the remote