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Old 11-20-2011, 03:49 AM
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how do you equip a shield???

Hi. I have a small maybe stupid question but I think there's no better place fot it than here at ZU.

It seems the inventory thing in Skyward Sword isn't all that.
It might be the only negative downside of the game.
And I've heard this from other people aswell on youtube.

Here's the problem:

I have a shield in my inventory.
When you hit the - button, and then go from the center of your pouch with - button to your shield,
You SHOULD be equiping it at your backside right?
But instead I get a description of the shield.

So..in other words. How do I get the shield on Links backside???
The manual is extremly limited. Itt doesn't explain this.
Please help me out. (probably did something stupendiously wrong)
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:55 AM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

Hmm, I never had a problem with it, are you hitting any other buttons? I always just held the minus button, dragged the pointer to the shield, and let go. I actually don't even know how to get the description
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:56 AM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

Just moving the cursor over the shield in the - menu and then releasing should do it right?
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:03 AM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

Like the other people said, you should be able to release the button when you're hovering over the shield.. and by that, equip it. And then you should be able to use it by flicking the nun-chuck.

I really hope you'll be able to equip it. Please tell us if you do.

I'm constantly thinking that I would like a little camera stick, myself. That's my only complaint so far.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:16 AM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

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Like the other people said, you should be able to release the button when you're hovering over the shield.. and by that, equip it. And then you should be able to use it by flicking the nun-chuck.

I really hope you'll be able to equip it. Please tell us if you do.

I'm constantly thinking that I would like a little camera stick, myself. That's my only complaint so far.
Yea, I would've liked that too, though I can't really see how they'd implement it. only thing maybe is if they made it so that you held down say... C and B together, and then turned the wiimote w/ wherever you wanted the camera to point. But that would've been tedious, especially while moving/fighting.

The Wii games have essentially the same camera controls as the N64 titles (just Z-targeting), and I guess I'm still really good at that. And I feel like Nintendo put in effort to make sure the SS camera got stuck as little as possible. Only happened to me once or twice in the entire 40 hours that I played.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:19 AM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

I got it...I got it..... dunno what I did wrong the first time though.
And you must admit, the manual IS limited.
Thanks everybody.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:09 AM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

So is the inventory still a downside now? it's very simple.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:19 PM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

I also don't understand how to equip the shield or any other item like the potion for that matter. Can someone explain it?

---------- Post added at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:55 PM ----------

Okay here is how you equip the shield. The problem is that i was trying to select the sheild in the inventory. That is NOT what you do. When you're playing the game normally, you hit the - button.

Before I was hitting the 1 button and trying to slect it there. That is wrong. You hit - wich brings up the POUCH. The POUCH and the INVENTORY are two different things.

This isn't like other zelda games where you select the item in the inventory. That's why it's confusing.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

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I also don't understand how to equip the shield or any other item like the potion for that matter. Can someone explain it?

---------- Post added at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:55 PM ----------

Okay here is how you equip the shield. The problem is that i was trying to select the sheild in the inventory. That is NOT what you do. When you're playing the game normally, you hit the - button.

Before I was hitting the 1 button and trying to slect it there. That is wrong. You hit - wich brings up the POUCH. The POUCH and the INVENTORY are two different things.

This isn't like other zelda games where you select the item in the inventory. That's why it's confusing.
This exactly what I experienced

I dont think people are being stupid I just think theres lack of a) tutorials
b) decent literature in the manual.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:44 PM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

Actually I believe that if you speak to Owlan after getting your green tunic, he'll give you a wooden shield and tell you exactly how you equip it.

And if you buy it at the Bazaar, I think there's a text box that also tells you how to equip it.

Unless I'm terribly wrong, I wasn't paying attention because I already knew how to equip a shield.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

I know you figured it out, but you must have been pressing the "A" button. You just press -, hover over the shield and release -.

Oh well, all's well. :3
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:42 PM
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Re: how do you equip a shield???

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I dont think people are being stupid I just think theres lack of a) tutorials
It tells you how to equip it when you get the shield. In fact, everytime you buy a new shield it tells you how to equip it.
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