Help! I can't play my Virtual Console games on my Wii for some odd reason!

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  1. Eric

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    Wow, these past few weeks have been rough for me (technology wise). First my Xbox craps out on me (thankfully I'm getting a replacement soon, so I'll be back on Xbox Live in no time, hopefully before the New Xbox Experience coming in 8 days), and now when I play a Virtual Console game on my Wii, it won't work. Let me be a little more specific. CERTAIN VC games on my Wii won't work. Kirby's Adventure for the NES and Sonic for the Sega Master System I can play just fine, but when I try to play any Sega Genesis game, SNES game, Turbo-Grafix 16 game, or other NES games, I can't go anywhere else other than the title screen of the game I'm playing. I've pressed every button on the Wii Remote (including the start button), that didn't work. So maybe the Classic Controller would do some wonders. Nope, same problems. Can't press start, select, or A (or B if it's an SNES game) to get past the title screen. Not even my Gamecube controller had any luck. I unplugged and replugged my Wii, no luck. Changed Wii Remotes, no dice. So I'm not sure why the hell my Wii is acting up like this. Could it be a virus? I'm sure Nintendo would have some sort of built-in antivirus software for the Wii (I'm just theorizing at the moment). I'd better hope I'm not the only one having this problem. If I am, I may have to buy a new Wii, and I do not have intentions of shelling out $250 for another little white box. Can anyone help me out as to what's wrong?

    Just a rambling, but I think I may have some sort of curse with technology.
     
  2. MegaMoonMan

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    Delete the bad games and re-download them, or try moving them to a memory card and back.
     
  3. Eric

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    I did redownload them, but it didn't work. I'll try the SD card trick.
     
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  5. Eric

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    If by fridge, you mean memory, no, I just cleaned up some space.
     
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    Then I got nothing. Google not helping out at all? I dunno how Wii DRM works, I assume you don't need to be online.
     
  7. Eric

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    Well, I tried the SD card trick, and that didn't work, either. Nuts.
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

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    Maybe force a firmware update if possible?
     
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    Yea is the disk drive blinking blue? Possible firmware update
     
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    Or you could format the system's memory and start fresh. That might be your only option.
    And no, you won't have to pay again for all of the stuff you'll be downloading, so I'd give that a shot before calling Nintendo or getting ready to send it in for repairs. I realize this option is highly time consuming (downloads take forever on the Wii, not to mention it's a sluggish machine) but it might save you a lot of grief in the long run.
     

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