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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by micster, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. micster

    micster The Japanaholic

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    Is anyone else impressed with the Virtual Console system?

    Heres my Virtual Console story

    So, i asked my mom if i could order 1000 wii points via the wii and she agreed. So after entering the card details it took something like 10seconds to verify the card and give me the 1000 points.

    I go to the N64 games and choose Super Mario 64. The download must have took something like 3 minutes, not long anyway.

    Now this is the only bad part, after downloading my cursor wasent being shown on the screen so i replaced the batteries and resynced and that worked.

    I started up Super Mario 64 and just wow. Now i had played it in the past on an emulator [ah shoot me, you all know you've done it before] and the graphics were good taking in mind that it was an N64 games. But on the wii! Amazing, the water looked as good as the Wiisports golf water. The textures were clean looking and Peach's castle looked amazing.



    Has anyone else been pleasantly surprised by the VC, or has anyone had major problems.

    [for anyone wondering, i use the official Nintendo WiFi USB connector]
     
  2. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    eh i downloaded the NES zelda and its awesome and all but there are parts where it gets a little laggy and slowed down when there are alot of enemies on the screen, or you can see what some of the skeletons in the dungeos are going to drop because they flash in front of them sometimes (ex: rupees bombs) but besides that its awesome ;) i have almost 30 hours into the NES zelda and am still playing it haha... i need to make time for twilight princess :p

    edit: the download for me took like 20 seconds on my DSL router belkin
    then again its alot smaller than the N64 games (ALOT)
     
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    Taero WiiChat Member

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    o_O better graphics? I thought the games were direct ports from their originating console, the Supermario 64 on the Wii should look EXACTLY like the N64 version right?
     
  4. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    they are, just on better hardware. many people have said games look better.
     
  5. xbandaidx

    xbandaidx WiiChat Member

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    I can confirm this, I just got Super Mario 64 tonight, I needed something to hold me off until christmas as I already beat Zelda. I still remember how it looked on the N64, but when I loaded the game on the Wii, I was taken back by how much cleaner the graphics look. I would assume it has to do with the fact that its some smoothing technology working. I been playing it for about um overish an hour or two? already have 17 stars, but I totally like forgotten where most of everything is, so its like a brand new game to me again.


    I'm having total Deja Vu. ;)

    P.S. It only took 30 seconds to download it for me.
     
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  6. M-Krizzle

    M-Krizzle Krizzle-nator

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    No kidding, I thought it was just my eyes playing tricks on me, but the Wii definetley made Mario 64 seem to have sharper and cleaner look to it, I mean if it made Mario look this good, hopefully all the upcoming N64 games will look better.

    (man, I seriously wished I would have found out about that nintendo WiFi usb adapter before I flushed 80 dollars for a wireless router for the Wii and my DS Lite.......sigh)
     
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    xbandaidx WiiChat Member

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    Your wireless router will have more use, maybe not right now but in the future.
     
  8. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    i got a apple airport extreme..works perfect!
     
  9. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch WiiChat Member

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    hey once you beat twighlight dont you get a link mii?
     
  10. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    ahh...mine won't work, so we are going wireless. Wireless should be better anyway. wont work cause of internet sharing or something
     
  11. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch WiiChat Member

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    What games should i get on the vc? I know:Mario 64...and maybe toe jam and earl but wat else?
     
  12. xbandaidx

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    no, I never heard of that either.
     
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    i saw it on cheatplanet.com, it said once you beat it and watch the credits you will get a link mii in your mii parade.
     
  14. DigestiveBiscuit

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    the only problem i have with the VC are the prices.

    Yes, some of u might call me cheap and such. But here in the UK its about £20 for 2000 points. Now NES and SNES games are about 600 or 800 pts each. So you can only get 2-3 games per £20

    So thats what? £6 or £7 for a game thats about 5-10 years old, maybe more, that u could grab on ebay possibly for about £2 and run on the NES i still have here.

    A bit of a depressing look to it i know but its still the truth. You're paying money for SNES games. I wouldnt mind if i could get like 5 or more games for the £20 card but 2-3 is pretty poor. And half of my points for mario from the N64? please
     
  15. SuperH

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    Here's a good theory.

    480p.

    Are you using the component cables and "EDTV or HDTV"? The console will deinterlace the image and send it to the screen -- it will be essentially 480p.

    Component cables ALWAYS provide better color rendering than composite cables. Noone has ever seen N64 on component cables, until Wii! ;)

    If you're using component cables, that could be a reason right off why N64 looks better!
     
  16. StevenNevets

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    I've heard the VC games run in higher resolutions and that they're a bit darker.


    No GC controllers yet for me but I can say the menu reminds me of McDonalds:wtf:
     
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    It is supposed to be somewhat laggy, it´s emulation for gods sake. I was laggy on the NES, hence it´s laggy on the Wii.
     
  18. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    each games has flags for graphic resolution, draw distance, maximum objects rendered etc. This numbers are usually set by the manufacturer to what is just short of what the console can handle. All Nintendo would have to do is edit these settings in the ROM they play to EMU on the Wii, since they know the limitations of the Wii they can push the old game a littler harder, a little faster. Weither it be an extra bump of antialiasing, or further axis draws on distant objects.

    Think about it like a PC game only this way Nintendo locks in the settings and you cant adjust them. Unlike on a PC where you can set your resolution, anti-aliasing, buffering, texture mapping etc.

    All this happens from within the game, but I'm sure Nintendo has tinkered with the setting to get a big more from the Wii improved capabilities
     
  19. Doogs

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    The cheapest place appears to be buying points via the wii itself - £21 for 3000 points (and £6.99 for 1000 points, so 3x1000 costs £20.97 if you want to save 3 pence ;)


    I've downloaded Donkey Kong Country and, sadly, I'm not impressed - far too flickery. I'm sure it was smoother on the SNES - I'll have to dig mine out to check!
     
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  20. xbandaidx

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    Flickery? I'm waiting for it to be released here in the united states, I even got the points sitting on my Wii waiting for Donkey Kong Country.

    Can anyone else confirm this 'flickery?'
     

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