480p on pal WII

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  1. downset
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    two questions:

    - do original pal titles also have 480p support or is the wii in the same situation as the gamecube where 480p was only available on ntsc consoles?

    - if i get a wiikey or something like that and get ntcs games will they work in 480p on a pal console?
     
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    480p does exist in PAL Wii too.
    each game has his proper format, and sometime it's not the same from one region to another.

    here is a list for some games, but it doesn't reflect all region. But It's a good start.
    http://hdgames.net/
    (edit : maybe soon on the WikiTemp if someone start it)


    The Wiikey don't change the resolution, an NTSC480p is working in 480p on a pal Wii, no problem.
     
  3. downset
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    thx,

    thats what i needed to know, for gamecube the situation was messed up none of the pal games had 480p support, i thought i read somewhere that the same was true for wii, taht publishers left out the 480p for pal releases
     
  4. Scorpei

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    Partially true;
    http://ps3.scorpei.com/XCM_1080p.html
    Then ctrl+f : "using wii"

    The VC (at least with PAL) for instance does not support 480p.
     
  5. downset
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    so i got myself a wii and installed a wiikey

    wii games work fine, however i cant seem to start my USA gamecube games in 480p

    i tried with the original USA disk and with a backup, both didn't get recognized, then i made a backup of the same original with wiiUI (this creates a bootDVD with gcos) and set the region to PAL, now the game works, but if i choose 480p the screen just goes green, i can play the game on 60hz but no 480p, i tried this with two USA games (pikmin2 and waverace) i made all backups myself from the original disc so i'm sure everything is correct

    i was hoping to be able to retire my dre ridden old little gamecube but i need my games in 480p

    anyone know a workaround?
     
  6. downset
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    in case anyone cares i found a solution:

    i burned the config disk for wiikey and changed the region protection so it will accept ntsc disks

    now most NTSC GC games boot and work in 480p

    i think i can burn gcos disks in NTSC format now to be able to select 480p, i will try this later