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Virtual Console idea?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Jslck630, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Jslck630

    Jslck630 FiGhT KlUb

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    Well VC now has Sega, N64, SNES, NES, Neo Geo, Turbo graphics and i think that is it but wat if they sold gamecube games since they stopped making them might as well add it to VC and then we will have a LARGER selection of games between melee, mortal kombat, and luigi's mansion and some classic horror games!!
     
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    not a bad idea, but what i really want though is one of the big three(sony, ninty microsoft) to put some classic amiga titles on thier games lists.
     
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    And how the hell will they fit the rom image on the wii?
     
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    Not going to happen.

    The Wii was designed to be able to play the games off the disk so don't expect downloadable GC.
     
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    backudog WiiChat Member

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    @mechon : i don't know, thats thier problem! what? do i have ta do ALL the thinking? lol!
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    You can just buy the games, that's a useless thought? That and they're last gen games anyways, it's not like they deserve to be on an "oldies" list.
     
  7. sremick

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    Given the size of GameCube games, and the fact that the Wii can read GC discs natively, there's no freakin' way they're ever going to appear on Virtual Console. Not without some huge hard-drive add-on for the Wii to store them all. Even then, I think the download time would be a deterrent.
     
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    Even hard drive wouldn't change that in my view...sure downloadable content but no VC GC.

    Back Play was the way the Wii was designed and therefore will stay.
     
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    even though you can still buy them in stores. . . and though it would pretty much max out your wii's memory.
     
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    1.4 GB Will not fit on a 512MB Drive.
    Unless you have some sorta super compresion, But then where are you going to put the extracted data.
     
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    wii was built gamecube backward compatible for a reason, so you dont have to do exactly that.

    but what they DO need to add to the VC is gameboy, gameboy color, gamegear, wonderswan and other handheld consoles of yore, and they can be downloaded to the ds. This is where that rumored new DS model would come in handy, the one that is rumored to be removing the gba slot in favor of internal memory storage. If that is indeed what they're working on, then they need to hurry it up!
     
  12. Jslck630

    Jslck630 FiGhT KlUb

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    can i use my own hard drive on the wii is there anyway???
     
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    No, you can't, and there isn't.
     
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    yeah, the download time and the fact that it would cost a whole wii points card
     
  15. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse I am the Apocalypse

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    Absolutely. Don't bother reading the manual, or the other posts on here about how thats not an option. Clearly those are just lies. You are very special, so you certainly can.
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Gamecube games wont fit on the wii hard drive. This might be another reason we need a bigger internal hard drive yo.
     
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    Perhaps they can incorporte something online where you download the file (using your wii serial number or something), burn it to a dvd and pop in into your wii. This is of course ignoring huge download times.
     
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    It also ignores the fact that Nintendo has shown no interest in letting the Wii play/read DVDs. Technically, it should be possible... and probably amounts to nothing more than a firmware update, but I'd think if they were going to do it, they would've released the Wii with DVD playing ability enabled to begin with.
     
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    Actually, the Wii does in fact read DVDs. According to IGN, Smash Bros. Brawl was not working in some Wii consoles in Japan because of dirt buildup inside the Wii. Apparently, Smash Bros. comes on a dual layer DVD, which is more sensitive to a dirty lens.

    Source: http://wii.ign.com/articles/849/849072p1.html
     
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    I'm suspicious of the wording. The Wii disc is "DVD-based" so they might be throwing "DVD" around here loosely just referring to the fact that the Wii disc is dual-layer. It's not the first time I've heard to people refer to it as a "DVD" versus "Wii optical disc" or such.

    "the Wii Optical Disc is a 8.5GB, 12cm DVD based technology. It was chosen by Nintendo to prevent copyright infringement of its games, to avoid licensing fees to the DVD Forum and to reduce loading times." from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_optical_discs
     

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