The Wii U virtual console is not just a ROM dump

"A look at the Wii U virtual console as it is today, why Nintendo is taking its time with releases, and what they could do to improve it." - Wii U Daily

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PopRocks3591922d ago

Considering that an entirely new emulator is created for each individual game, I would agree with the context of the headline that it's not as a simple as a "ROM dump."

Just wish they would get to N64 and GBA games already. That's taking too long. Also where's the announcement for GCN games?

Xof1922d ago

...Really? They code a new emulator for each game?

That's... profoundly stupid. Could they be any more inefficient? Why not just slap SNES9X on the console and be done with it?

PopRocks3591921d ago

Because no one emulator can run all ROMs perfectly. They structure a new emulator for each game that runs it identically to how it did on its original console.

This is good for nostalgia, but personally to me, seeing more games upgraded with better performance or online multiplayer would be amazing.

Xof1921d ago

Well then, what's perfect? I haven't noticed anything not working perfectly with any game on SNES9X.

Xof1922d ago (Edited 1922d ago )

The WiiU virtual console isn't an ANYTHING dump. There's hardly anything there.

At the very least, they need to add in all of the SNES and N64 games that are currently on the Wii's Virtual Console.

Then they can work on adding all of the missing games--the titles that either were never added to the Wii VC, or were removed from the Wii VC.

It's kind of silly that a low-end PC from 10 years ago could play every single NES, SNES and N64 game ever created, but the WiiU's virtual console barely scratches a half dozen.

WPX1921d ago

Well with third-party-made games they have to deal with copyrights and all that legal stuff too so it isn't that simple as people put it. On the other hand, they have no excuse for the Nintendo-owned games though. By they way, why Nintendo doesn't take a page from Microsoft and hire that guy that made the vWii for example?

LOL_WUT1921d ago

We know this but when I start more Mega Man titles than Nintendo owned ip's I have to question why it's taking so long. There should me more than 1 title per week. ;)

ZeekQuattro1921d ago

There are 5 Mega Man games and 15 Nintendo IP's on the VC and here I wanted to actually believe you bought the console. ;)