Playing GameCube games on a Wii Wireless console requires a GameCube controller, which the Wii remote does not support. For GameCube to work with a Wii, you’ll need to use a WaveBird or GameCube controller that plugs into the Wii’s GameCube controller socket.
The RVL-001, a Wii system produced in 2006, is compatible with GameCube games.
However, systems like the RVL-201 produced after 2011 do not include GameCube ports and cannot play GameCube discs.
Now we’ll explain everything you need to play to load GameCube games onto your Wii.
Can I play GameCube games on a Wii?
Take the RVL-001, for example. The following pieces of hardware are required to play GameCube games:
- An analogue stick for use with the GameCube
- Disc for GameCube
- Memory card for GameCube (optional)
To use a GameCube controller with your Wii, you must first disconnect your Wii controller and insert it into a port that supports it. Up to four separate controllers can be used with the RVL-001.
The game will now save your progress on a memory card inserted at this time. Two memory card slots are available in your Wii remote.
To accomplish this in stages –
- Launch the game by connecting the controller.
- Drop in the memory card
- Put the disc into the GameCube.
- Select GameCube > Start from the Home menu on your Wii remote.
Once you’ve inserted the memory card, you can play games designed for the GameCube system using GameCube controllers and save your progress.
Always remember that an SD card won’t work in a GameCube. You’ll need a special card if you want to play on a GameCube.
You can play games on a Wii without a memory card, but if you eject the disc, you’ll lose your progress and have to start over.
How Do I play Games from a GameCube SD Card to My Wii?
Use an SD card to play GameCube games on a Wii.
Here’s how to play GameCube games stored on an SD card if you don’t have the discs.
Grab a copy of GCM Utility to begin compressing your games. You can boost your odds of successfully playing the games by zipping them. However, it’s not required.
Launch DM Toolbox to load the games onto the storage card. This program removes unnecessary information from GameCube photos, significantly reducing their size.
Use the Wii Multi-mod manager to set up Dios Mios Lite once you’ve saved all your games to SD. Exit the MMM app after the installation is complete.
The game on the SD card can now be loaded using any GameCube loader (we recommend DML Booster).
The end. Older Wii consoles made before 2011 are your only option if you want to play GameCube games. You can cost a used RVL-001 from Amazon for about $100.
At this point, you only need two GameCube controllers compatible with the Wii.