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The '''[[wikipedia:Wii|Wii]]''' is a seventh-generation home video game console by Nintendo released on November 19, 2006 and priced for {{Inflation|USD|249.99|2006}}. It has a IBM PowerPC CPU at 729 MHz with 88MB of RAM. It has a ATI GPU. Because of similarity between the Wii and the [[GameCube emulators|GameCube]], Wii emulation happened very quickly through GameCube emulation.  
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The '''[[wikipedia:Wii|Wii]]''' is a seventh-generation home video game console by Nintendo released on November 19, 2006 and priced for $249.99 ($312.69 in 2018 money). It has a IBM PowerPC CPU at 729 MHz with 88MB of RAM. It has a ATI GPU. Because of similarity between the Wii and the [[GameCube emulators|GameCube]], Wii emulation happened very quickly through GameCube emulation.  
  
 
==Emulators==
 
==Emulators==
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===Wi-Fi Connection===
 
===Wi-Fi Connection===
 
{{main|Dolphin Online}}
 
{{main|Dolphin Online}}
This was the first Nintendo console to make online a standard feature. The service was discontinued on May 20, 2014, for most games.<ref>http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/vyWpoM6CBIe6FjW8NIY7bvzOrgBURhzw</ref> Dragon Quest X continued to support the service until November 2017, and support for the Wii Shop Channel ended in January 30, 2019. Online emulation improved enough to cover these while they were still functional. A Wii NAND is required and there are some restrictions on what controllers are allowed.
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This was the first Nintendo console to make online a standard feature. The service was discontinued on May 20, 2014, for most games.<ref>http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/vyWpoM6CBIe6FjW8NIY7bvzOrgBURhzw</ref> Dragon Quest X continued to support the service until November 2017, and support for the Wii Shop Channel will end in 2019. Online emulation improved enough to cover these while they were still functional. A Wii NAND is required and there are some restrictions on what controllers are allowed.
  
 
Custom servers for some of the more popular games exist thanks to the [https://wiimmfi.de Wiimmfi] project. However, some popular servers ban emulator users who drop frames since it can give some unfair competitive advantages. There are various No-Intro sets that include DLC data for the games that used to have it that can be installed.
 
Custom servers for some of the more popular games exist thanks to the [https://wiimmfi.de Wiimmfi] project. However, some popular servers ban emulator users who drop frames since it can give some unfair competitive advantages. There are various No-Intro sets that include DLC data for the games that used to have it that can be installed.
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* ''Mii Channel'' (a hidden feature that can be used in conjunction with a 3DS's Mii Maker application or some DS games)  
 
* ''Mii Channel'' (a hidden feature that can be used in conjunction with a 3DS's Mii Maker application or some DS games)  
 
* ''Pokémon Battle Revolution''
 
* ''Pokémon Battle Revolution''
* ''Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time''
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* ''Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Fate''
 
* ''Nintendo Channel''  
 
* ''Nintendo Channel''  
  
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* '''Real Wiimote:''' Controlled only with an actual, physical Wiimote, connected to the PC with Bluetooth. You may need to hold 1+2 on the Wiimote before clicking "Pair" in Dolphin.
 
* '''Real Wiimote:''' Controlled only with an actual, physical Wiimote, connected to the PC with Bluetooth. You may need to hold 1+2 on the Wiimote before clicking "Pair" in Dolphin.
 
* '''Emulated Wiimote:''' Controlled only with a keyboard or gamepad controls you set up in the configuration. Considering the motion controls were basic enough for the first Wiimote, there are just options to set the directions for "Tilt", "Swing" and "Shake". The IR sensor is mapped to the mouse by default, though the option to go towards the screen is empty by default but available for remapping. The Nunchuck has its own motion controls. Depending on the game, you can just set up a few of these (typically, a button dedicated for shaking) and leave the rest empty. With presets, you can have each game use its own configuration. There are settings for sideways and vertical Wiimote positions.
 
* '''Emulated Wiimote:''' Controlled only with a keyboard or gamepad controls you set up in the configuration. Considering the motion controls were basic enough for the first Wiimote, there are just options to set the directions for "Tilt", "Swing" and "Shake". The IR sensor is mapped to the mouse by default, though the option to go towards the screen is empty by default but available for remapping. The Nunchuck has its own motion controls. Depending on the game, you can just set up a few of these (typically, a button dedicated for shaking) and leave the rest empty. With presets, you can have each game use its own configuration. There are settings for sideways and vertical Wiimote positions.
* '''Hybrid Wiimote:''' Allows for using both emulated controls and real Wiimote controls. Can be useful to control the IR pointer with a mouse in case there's no sensor bar. This feature has been removed since 5.0-7038.<ref>{{cite web |url = https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2018/06/03/dolphin-progress-report-april-and-may-2018/#50-7038-remove-hybrid-wii-remote-by-josjuice |title = 5.0-7038 - Remove Hybrid Wii Remote by JosJuice}}</ref>
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* '''Hybrid Wiimote:''' Allows for using both emulated controls and real Wiimote controls. Can be useful to control the IR pointer with a mouse in case there's no sensor bar.
  
 
Up to 4 Wiimotes can be added. If they desynch and disconnect, they can be reconnected by pressing Alt+F5~8.
 
Up to 4 Wiimotes can be added. If they desynch and disconnect, they can be reconnected by pressing Alt+F5~8.
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The enhanced incarnation of the Wiimote with better motion detection. It was used to great effect for improved swordplay in Wii Sports Resort and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. However, with this improvement comes additional complexity for setting up the gyroscopic controls.
 
The enhanced incarnation of the Wiimote with better motion detection. It was used to great effect for improved swordplay in Wii Sports Resort and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. However, with this improvement comes additional complexity for setting up the gyroscopic controls.
  
[https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2019/04/26/mastering-motion/ As of May 2019], Dolphin now includes the option for an emulated MotionPlus controller, though some minor issues remain and configuration is still being figured out.  A real Wiimotion Plus controller can also be used.
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As of now, the official Dolphin builds only allow for using a '''real''' Wiimotion Plus controller to control these games, with no option for an emulated Wiimote+ with a keyboard or gamepad controls. "Emulated Wiimote" only covers gyroscopic controls for the regular Wiimote model. It's also very low on the list of priorities for the developers right now; they won't do it, but at least will consider if someone else did it in a way "good enough" for them.
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However, one old unofficial branch from 2011 by jpeterson offered emulated Wiimotion+ with a somewhat intimidating setup menu for all the bindings, which is why it's best used with the real thing under the "Hybrid Wiimote" setting. Links for it and its source are dead, sadly enough. It was recently ported by a kind soul to the latest versions of Dolphin and may be downloaded from these links along with an [[Xbox 360 emulators|Xbox 360]] controller preset optimized for Skyward Sword.
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* [http://github.com/john-peterson/dolphin-emu/tree/input Reupload of the source, based on 2011 master]
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* [http://mega.nz/#!wEMGRRSQ!vv8EDy7EGISBk0GBHjTfiexQ4rBevEJS-BPYlZwBT8E Based on May 2017 master (git#54dcd3a)]
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* [https://github.com/SonofUgly/dolphin/releases Based on December 2017 master]
  
 
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