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Gamecube lan functionality on Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by viperjason, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. viperjason

    viperjason WiiChat Member

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    Since the Wii pretty much supports all gamecube features, do you think it also supports lan multiplayer?

    I'm wondering because I'm thinking about buying Mario Kart for the GameCube and I want to know how it will work with the LAN functionality on the Wii....
     
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    I had no idea gamecube supported lan. Interesting.
     
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    yeah, mariokart and i think a kirby game....

    they actually had hacks and played them online, not just local :D

    'warp-pipe' was the name of the project i think i remember

    but im not sure about the wii's ability, as the GC had a different type of connector for lan, but im sure that shouldnt be too difficult to get around
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    i play lan mario kart all the time... havent tryed it on the wii yet... just search for lan mari kart double dash... and you will find plenty of lan groups out there i use pipeline... im sure it would still work with wii, dont see why not.. the gc part of wii is identical to a regular game cube... should work the same...
     
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    Had no idea that was possible, sounds pretty sweet, might have to look into it more.
     
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    Should work the same. But since the GC part of the wii cant save to SD or onboard flash, I am kinda of skeptical that the GC part would have any idea what to do with the wii wireless. Could someone try it out or point me to someone that has a way to do it?
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    the problem would be in the ip addy... when i hook up the gamecube i use the lan adapter, and a "cross over" cable... thats a network cable designed for fast back and forth flow of info... kinda hard to find but only one that works... someone gets online host a lan party and you just use to program to connect to it over your highspeed internet.. pretty cool... not sure how well the wifi would work... but for the lan adapter wii... im posative i could get it to work fine...
     
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    your pretty much just using your computer as a hub to your gamecube you tell the program your computers ip and it does the rest.. although wii could have somekinda block for that.. but i dont know for sure... anyone with mario kart double dash, wii, and lan adapter get ahold of me and ill try connecting up with ya...
     
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    i would try it myself but when i pull up the wii wifi,and gamecube they are going to be running through the same ip anyways so that wont work.. and i only have one copy of double dash...lol
     
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    Why dont you bring up MKDD on the wii and see if you can even use the Wifi in the Wii, or if it says that there is no lan adapter connected or whatever. First lets see if the GC on the Wii even knows how to use the wifi.
     
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    thats the only thing... now im using the nintendo wifi.. doesnt give you much options on what you can do with it... just basic connected or not... im gonna give it a shot.. but anyone who does have a lan adapter hooked up to there wii instead of using the wifi.. let me know and we can give this a try... has nothing to do with the memory of the wii... just toss in your normall gamecube memory card,controllers and hook up the lan adapter from there your computer and the pipeline program will connect the lan party... im gonna have to bust out the wifimax usb adapter again and try that i had more options with it and it will probably give me the addy for the wii i dont see why it would be a problem.. except maybe speed wise...
     
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    Any updates on this? I'm VERY interested.
     
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    Ditto, does anyone have any updates?
     
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    we just need someone with a lan adapter wii and double dash i could find out really quick if it works
     
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    Are you guys sure that it wouldnt just work with the wifi. Its still an internet connection. This would be a cool idea if somone can test it.
     
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    we can try that too.. anyone who has double dash just im me ill send you the link to the site were you can download the lan party program... it might work just fine... i just dont know if the wifi is also connected to the GameCube part of the wii.. or if the GameCube part could even do anything with a wifi connection... ill try it on mine when i get home just not sure...
     
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    I doubt it
     
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    The wifi won't work. As far as double dash is concerned, it is just being played on a gamecube so it wouldn't recognize the wireless. It might work with a LAN adaptor however.
     
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    i know lan adapter would work.. there is a good handful of lan games for GC and i doubt wii would loose that fuction in the cross over.. as for wireless im not sure... would be a good question for nintendo.com unless the GC part of the system is completely disconnected from the wifi fuction if not im sure that there is a way for it to work might need a system update first before it does... the speed however could be a big problem
     
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    I agree that the LAN adapter might work, but without a system update, the wifi won't. Mario Kart thinks it is on a gamecube and is searching for the ethernet adapter so it won't even know what the wifi is. A system update would only work if it can make gamecube titles think the wifi is the ethernet adapter.
     

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