Wii Sports Resort

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Wii Sports Resort
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Wii Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP June 25, 2009
AUS July 23, 2009
EU July 24, 2009
NA July 26, 2009
KO June 24, 2010
Genre(s) Sports, Kendo, Wakeboarding, Frisbee, Archery, Basketball, Ping-pong, Golf, Bowling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Cycling
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus, Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus + Nunchuk
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wii Sports Resort
GameIDs RZTW01, RZTP01, RZTK01, RZTE01, RZTJ01
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Wii Sports Resort (Wii スポーツ リゾート, Wii Supōtsu Rizōto) is a sports video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console, and is the successor to Wii Sports. It is one of the first titles to require the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which is bundled with the game. While the game was originally released only as a stand-alone title, as of 2009 the game is bundled with newer Wii consoles, along with Wii Sports.

Wii Sports Resort is a collection of twelve sports games, which includes enhanced games from Wii Sports along with completely new selections, designed to take advantage of the motion sensing capabilities of the Wii Remote, Wii MotionPlus, and Nunchuk. Like Wii Sports, players mimic the actions performed in real life sports, but they are played with greater accuracy thanks to the precision of the Wii MotionPlus.


Controllers Disconnect

Wii Remotes randomly disconnect if "Enable Speaker Data" is on. Disable it to correct the problem.

Wii MotionPlus

Wii Sports Resort requires the Wii MotionPlus add-on. Dolphin is currently not capable of emulating the Wii MotionPlus; the only way for official Dolphin builds to play this game is to use a real, physical Wii remote with Wii MotionPlus. See issue 3446.

  • Recent Wii Remote Plus models do not pair with Dolphin when using the MS bluetooth stack, the default bluetooth stack on Windows. To pair these Wiimote Pluses with Dolphin under Windows requires the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack. See the Wii Remote Plus (RVL-CNT-01-TR) Connection Guide for instructions.


Random hangs occur, refer issue 2579. Reproducible hangs occur when attempting to view the intro instructional video, refer issue 3586.

Bowling Controls

Manual bowling controls are inaccurate in current Dolphin builds. During a swing in manual mode, the timing of the ball's release is different compared to the timing on the Wii. It may be possible to adjust to the different timings, but it makes the game very difficult to play. There is currently no known solution to fix the manual bowling controls, but the automatic bowling controls are unaffected. See issue 5352.

Pixelated box

With EFB to RAM enabled, a pixelated box of varying sizes will appear during some games. Use EFB to Texture to remove the pixelated box, however a black line may appear on top of where the box would be.

Banding/Pixelated Shading

Shading will look weird in the OpenGL backend, almost as if it's pixelated. Turn on "Force Texture Filtering" to resolve it. This does not occur on the D3D11 backend.

Blue Box

A faint blue box can be seen in the upper left corner of the screen. Check "Disable Fog" to remove the box.

Mii Faces Disappearing with EFB to Texture

Mii faces may disappear if EFB to Texture is used. The problem was greatly improved by 3.5-427, however faces may still disappear if graphics settings are adjusted in game, or if entering/exiting fullscreen during gameplay. See issue 2112.

Mii Faces Not Generated

With D3D11 and OpenGL, Mii faces will sometimes not be generated. For example, they won't be present in the Mii selection, will be in an into, and then gone during a replay a second later. EFB to Ram or any other settings cannot fix this. See issue 6424. Fixed by the merger of depth matrix fixes in 4.0-2626.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Force Texture Filtering On Fixes shading for OpenGL
Disable Fog On Prevents the blue box
Skip EFB Access from CPU Off Disrupts Aiming

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Wii Sports Resort since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-14197 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r7332 Windows 7 x86 Intel Core i5-750 AMD Radeon HD 6950 Good 50-60 FPS
3.0-419 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K AMD Radeon HD 6870 Good 60 FPS 1080p 2.0 native REALIZE
4.0-1349 Windows 8 x64 AMD FX 6300 @ 4.3GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 Errors in the Mii's faces shown often. Some minor slowdowns. Playable. Motion Plus need to calibrate often. Faefdsedf

Gameplay Videos