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|Release date(s)|| NA November 19, 2006|
JP December 2, 2006
AUS December 7, 2006
EU December 8, 2006
|Input methods||Wii Remote|
The Wii System Menu is the top-level menu interface of the Wii game console, allowing the player to navigate/launch channels, change settings, access the message board/address book, use the SD card, and load discs. The channels are displayed on a 4:3 grid with 4 pages, which the player navigates using the Wii Remote. The grid is customizable; users can move channels (except for the Disc Channel) amongst the menu's 47 customizable slots by pressing and holding the A and B button while hovering over the channel the user wants to move.
Dolphin does not include the Wii System Menu by default, and it doesn't need it; it is able to launch games straight from the Dolphin GUI. However, the System Menu is fully functional; it can load channels and even discs. For instructions on how to install the Wii System Menu, and for help in performing it, see the Wii System Menu Tutorial on the forums.
 Global Problems
Problems that occur with any System Menu version are listed below.
 Savestates/GameINIs/Cheats Do Not Work
Due to how Dolphin works, Dolphin only recognizes the first thing loaded as the game that is being played. For example, if you load Super Smash Bros. Brawl from the Game List, and use the home menu to go to the Wii System Menu, then change disc and load Xenoblade Chronicles, the game settings from the GameINI, cheats, and even any savestates you make will be for Brawl and not Xenoblade. There is no solution at this time.
 EULA for online services
Changing some settings in Wii System Menu will ask you to accept the EULA again. If you don't have the hidden EULA channel installed in your NAND, you won't be able to accept it and online features of some games won't work. To fix that, get this hidden channel from a game's update partition or from NUS Downloader, install it in Dolphin and then accept the EULA through Wii Menu.
 Message Board
You can't send/receive messages. Playtime is correctly registered only if you load your game through Wii System Menu/Disc Channel and return to Wii Menu after playing. There is no solution at this time.
 Copying/Moving Channels to SD Card
Copying/moving channels to SD Card will always fail. There is no solution at this time.
 Format Wii Memory
Using "Format Wii Memory" option works but Dolphin will keep complaining about missing entries in SYSCONF after doing that. The workaround is disabling Panic Handlers or deleting User\Wii\shared2\sys\SYSCONF, letting Dolphin generate a new one.
 System Update
Performing a System Update will end with an error 32004 or 32017 and SYSCONF may become corrupt. If your SYSCONF get corrupted, Dolphin may keep crashing at boot until you delete User\Wii\shared2\sys\SYSCONF and let Dolphin generate a new one.
 No Channels
When first loading a Wii System Menu in Dolphin, it will appear without any channels, except for the Disc Channel. This is because Dolphin doesn't come with channels preinstalled as the Wii does; it's up to the user to install them, using the same process that was used to install the Wii Menu.
 Problems (System Menu 2.x)
Problems that occur only in System Menu 2.x versions are listed below.
 Channel management
Deleting channels works but will leave System Menu corrupted. To fix that you should manually locate and remove title.tmd from the deleted channel or update Wii System Menu to version 3.0 or newer.