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I am curious, with most of the popular emulators working on the Wii why use VC?

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by ciper, May 4, 2007.

  1. ciper

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    I havn't kept track of the latest releases but I know that the SNES NES Genesis and GameBoy Advance emulators run on the Wii now. Wouldn't you rather play the original unedited version of the game than pay 5-10$ for a limited selection from the VC store?
     
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    friedriceballer WiiChat Member

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    Can you enlighten me on how that is done?
     
  4. Major Tom

    Major Tom Uss Clan *****

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    And how exactly do they work on the Wii?
     
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    Can EMU be downloaded to wii?:wtf:
     
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    Major Tom Uss Clan *****

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    No. You cant download on the Wii.
     
  7. ciper

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    The emulators do not include the ROMS so you have to add them to the ISO before burning them.

    I found out that some N64 games also work using the Zelda emulator, mostly only Nintendo titles though. I havnt tried N64 games but Nes/Snes/Genesis worked well.

    One limitation is that you can only have 1000 roms per folder, so if you plan to have a complete list of roms you will have to create subdirectories.
     
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    You mentionned "burning," does that mean you need some sort of Wii mod ie. WiiKey and then burn the ROMs and emulator to a DVD in order to play these ROMs on the Wii???
     
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    No you dont need a modchip. They will work with one but you can use the Gamecube ActionReply memory card backdoor if you want to preserve your warranty.
     
  10. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    how exacly do you put them on the wii this sounds interesting...
    Free Games... himmm...
     
  11. WiiHoldOnTight

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    That's What I'm thinking.. :drool:
     
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    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    i found i type in mualotrs on wii on google you'll find it.
     
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    If you're buying a $250 gaming system to steal games, when you can do the same thing on a computer, I think you failed the IQ test. If you want to steal games, get a computer. Since it's invention people have stolen scores of PC games, and have barely ever been punished.

    The difference is the Wii may add in a update that turns your Wii into a brick for stealing. Just like the 360 with XBL. So before you rush into... You know what. Go ahead. Stupid people. I give up trying to give logic to theives.
     
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    I use the VC because i dont want to go through all those headache's and risks to save a buck or 2.
     
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    I use VC because I support Nintendo and I like their VC services. Also if an update comes out that shuts down illegal downloaded stuff, then I am out of a whole system. Didn't that happen to the paper mario people who tried to download the game and play it?
     
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    Its not very legal thow is it
    You have still got to own the game you have the rom for
    But Nintendo hates all roms
     
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    I'm not gonna lose any sleep over Nintendo missing out on a bit of money (they shouldn't be overcharging for VC games), but I don't bother with emulators as they're too much of a headache.
     
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    Being dumb, VC is an easier option....
     
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    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    I googl'd it for verification. And yeah, you can.

    But it's the same as running homebrew on a Gamecube. You need a special Action replay. And an SD card, but... Many of you have that. Most probably.


    I've tried playing ROM on my computer... But... You don't get that "Buzz" when you play it on the actual console. The controls you grew up with are there to stay. You can't replace it with a keyboard.. Or a gamecube controller (And you can't emu gamecube games on the gamecube/Wii easily.)

    MY opinion, people won't go out of the way to do this.

    Think of the PSP. You don't really even need to pay anything. Sure you have to buy the GTA game... But you sell it right back when you're done with it for whatever you bought it for.

    And are there enough users of that to bring the psp down? (more down than it already is... Poor PSP. But I want my dad's >>;; LUCKY FOOL!)

    MY two cents, only a select amount of people will do this.

    And one thing that Nintendo has over Gamecube...
    Is that they can feed us firmware updates.

    Fried Wii sandwich, anyone?


    Edit: Youch, looked at the device you need to do this. Gonna cost ya 50 bucks. And you probably can't resell it on eBay!

    Do you really want to play ROMs on your Wii/gamecube that baad.

    And a quick eBay look for it... Well..
    There aren't any.
    So you'll be pony-ing that 50 bucks up.
    Plus shipping, of course.
     
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    Look round the back(or front) of most newer tvs
    PC imput
    Emu on pc on the big screen

    Or scout around on Ebay/Markets/carboots for older consoles
     

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