Updating a wii
This white wand may have ushered in a new era of motion-controlled gaming, but it's actually the advanced motion controller of its generation.Nintendo eventually tried to fix this with the Wii Motion Plus, an uncomfortable gyroscope attachment that hung awkwardly from the controller's expansion port.
It is known for having controllers that follow your movements to create a realistic gaming experience.Upgrading to component cables makes games noticeably sharper; just make sure you hop into your Wii's settings menu to enable 480p output.Protip: If your TV is too hip for component cables, search out the Wii2HDMI dongle.The big mistake those people make there lies in the last part: Is there a way to get rid of my old softmod and start fresh?If we must honestly answer this question, you'd have to say: "Yes there is", but we still don't recommend it for 2 reasons: So, whenever you want to re-softmod your wii, or "update" it, all you actually need to do is to follow the normal steps again.The special channel appears as a standard icon on the Wii interface, and once loaded, will display a list of applications loaded on the SD card.
But the drawback to the new firmware update is twofold: it disables the Homebrew Channel, locking hackers out of their naughty, unofficial applications.
Protip: If you have even a passing interest in Nintendo's Virtual Console, take a look at the Classic Controller Pro.
It doesn't have any fancy motion controls, but it's compatible with every classic on the Wii Shop Channel.
It does exactly what it says it does: drags your Wii into the modern paradigm of home theater cabling.
Speaking of substandard equipment that came in the box, we need to talk about the Wii Remote.
Dust off your Wiimotes and don your protective jackets -- we've found four ways to revitalize your old Wii.