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Its called dolphin :P
I've never seen the dolphin emulator. How does it work? Aren't all Wii games native 480p? Does the emulator simply upscale them to HD resolution?
You need an Iso rip of the wii game. Dolphin renders the game natively in the resolution you select, assuming you have the Pc to do it. So you can have native 1080P wii games...This isnt new, You can do it with Ps2 emulators, even N64 ones etc. Fancy goldeneye in 1080P someday on xbox live? You can have it NOW, with an emulator. Nintendo could easily bring out a HD console with off the shelf parts, It would be a walk in the park to create a machine considerably more powerful than PS3 and 360 without costing too much more. However that would still mean it would likely be as expensive as PS3 is now, minus the bluray
To play Wii games on your PC in 1080p, you need a GOOD pc. I am talking atleast a minimum of 8GB DDR3 and a quad core 2.66ghz+
I hope they up the bar in power and performance next generation to add some competition into the mix.
Well last generation GameCube was on par (if not more capable) when it came to graphics with PS2 and Xbox so who knows? Next gen the tides might be turned there doesn't seem to be a trend in hardware capabilities compared to other consoles during gens.
@Guntrol i never saw any kind of graphical prowess from the GC to rival the PS2 or Xbox, the games are the result and GC had no Technically amazing game like PS2 and Xbox, plus isn't the Wii almost the same Hardware as the GC. @below huh i need to read more apparently..but yea did a little search and it was, the disc storage was the main shortcoming though.
Actually Guntrol is being modest because the Gamecube's graphics were better than the PS2's, slightly behind the Xbox's though...
The Gamecube was more powerful than the PS2. The prime example was Resident Evil 4. The game was made on the Gamecube and then downgraded for the PS2. Of course, it may have just been a bad port. But the Gamecube was certainly not a weak console in comparison to the PS2.
@despair The GameCube was More Powerful than the PS2, for example RE4, I Played Both Versions and if it wasn't for the Huge Content added in the PS2 version, I'd never play it Again, The GC version was Graphically Better... The GC was the Second more Powerful Console of Last Gen, but Sony is smart and Put Their First Party Devs To Squeeze all The Potential of The PS2, The Result was GOW2 Graphics can put aside when you know the Library of Games is Amazingly Huge and that's the Case of the PS2, a totally Different Situation compared to the wii this Gen Nintendo need an HD Console because all the Gaming Industry Jump into This Whole HD thing, there is no way to go back, Nintendo Have and Strong First Party Line-up but Third Party Support Sucks and the only way to get Real Support From Third Party Devs is With an HD Console...
the GC was at least 1.5x more powerful than the PS2, the problem was that no dev tried to make use of the hardware. Something similar it's happening with the Wii. The Wii has twice the CPU, GPU and Ram than the GC and we're hardly seeing any games that are graphically superior to old GC games.
RE4 looked better on GC than PS2!? im surprised
It seems like it wouldn't be smart to come out with a new Wii console since they have dominate this generation in console sales already. I wonder if it is possible for them to come out with a firmware update that gives the Wii the ability to display games at 720p. That way all Nintendo needs to do is release an HDMI adapter cable (which would sale out instantly because you can’t just use a standard HMDI cable). I wouldn't worry about it upconverting old Wii games to 720p either. Only games that come out after the release of the update should be affected. That would take a little bit of wind out of the PS Move's (hardcore HD motion gaming) sail. Oh knows, maybe that's why Metroid: Other M was delayed. Yea yea yea..I know! Can’t a guy dream though?
I don't think the Wii has the hardware to ouput 720p natively... 80mb of ram, 700mhz with no additional cores and really weak GPU that is not even faster than the one on the first Xbox. In fact even the CPU of the first Xbox it's the better one but the Wii has almost twice the ram but nothing more.
u mean all of u that approved this couldnt see the title is a wrong sentence GOONLINE (1) | 12h ago champ21 (1) | 12h ago sid4gamerfreak (2) | 12h ago BIoodmask (5) | 12h ago emuholic (1) | 12h ago Torasko (1) | 12h ago Why Nintendo needs to make an(A) HD console damn..
'An' is grammatically correct. If it were High Definition in the title it would be preceeded by 'a', but as it's HD it's 'an'.
they will but not this gen thats suicidel splitting up your fan base etc
i am SICK of these, nintendo need HD console, i really don't care if is hd or not....i just want to play some games
Michael Patcher been saying this for how long now? @Dangert12 Playstation 2 Playstation 3 Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii2!(It can happen)
but they both were made to fight two seperate gens and ps3 brought a bag more then hd
nintendo doesn't need a hd console, what they need is 3rd parties to step up their game and not make garbage titles.
Eh, Tastunoko vs Capcom, Red Steel 2, and Monster Hunter 3 rock. I'd be playing them more if I wasn't stuck on ssf4...Cammy's my fucking girl.
I agree. Super Mario Galaxy 2 looked fantastic even without HD and AA.
and so will the next gen consoles. Its time.
The wii is still selling like hotcakes. No way they are gonna release an wii hd to mess up their current momentum right now.
Blah blah wii fanboy Blah Blah sales=big penis Blah Blah.
sales for wii are declining 18% year over year in Q1
Stil the best selling console...your point?
I'd wager that's more indicative of a more competitive price point for the competition rather than the Wii falling off. It will continue to sell as its kid fun factor and strong first party lineup with Mario, Zelda, etc., isn't going anywhere.
Once sales start to decline, things have to be done from a business perspective to stop the slide. Understand now?
Still don't understand, even with a 18% decline in one quarter it is still the best selling console by far, releasing a new home console now is the dumbest thing Nintendo could do. Declines will happen, naturally, where were these people during the PS2 era when the PS2 numbers fluctuated wildly? and declined? This is not a unique phenomenon for the Wii.
I hope you are right!
I completely agree with Hatchi up above, although there's been quite a few good titles this year. But then there's always been quite a few 'good' titles, it's the major titles which are missing.
Nintendo doesn't NEED a HD console at all, the Wii is still selling well and it's essentially a re-packaged gamecube. This generation has shown that the casuals, which are the most important market for a console manufacturer (just look at Sony and MS desperately trying to win them over) couldn't give a crap about visuals. But having said that, would a Wii HD be a good thing to see? I don't see why not.
i play wii games at 1080p with 4xaa with dolphine...who needs a wii when i can play the wii games better?
Because all you have to do is look at all the bugs you have to deal with in a game using Dolphine. Sound issues, control issues, frame rates, freezing. Its a mess. I finally gave up on it because its nothing but a bug riddled toy. Oh and its good for pirates, but software pirates should be stood against a wall and shot.
Nintendo needs to grow up!
u need to grow up.
The way I hear it from the Wii faithful, who need HD when you have "fun" gameplay. blah...
.. it better have zelda mario fire emblem the works damn it. next gen though which from looking at the 3ds they will see whether its worth adding 3d on the next console depending how 3ds goes. that and come on. F-Zero HD enough said.
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