Digital Foundry details 1080p Nintendo Wii emulation on the Nvidia Shield

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    The similarities between the Nvidia Shield and Nintendo Switch have been pointed out countless times since the console's launch. Especially due to the Tegra X1 chip. When it was revealed that select Nintendo Wii games would be ported to the Shield (for China only), it got people wondering how well they would run, and if its emulation would be passable enough for use on the Nintendo Switch.

    Digital Foundry, a team of reporters that are dedicated to finding how well games run thanks to frame-by-frame comparisons, have decided to tackle Super Mario Galaxy for Nvidia Shield, to test how well the game runs. You can see their entire analysis in the video above.

    If you'd rather see a written report, the parent company of Digital Foundry--Eurogamer has done an in depth article on it as well.

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  2. comput3rus3r

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    Looks great. However lack of Wiimote makes the star bit aiming too difficult. Now if they could come out with a sensor bar adapter for switch and give it wiimote support that would be awesome. :)
     
  3. the_randomizer

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    But we also need to keep in mind, the Shield and Switch run at different clock speeds, so I doubt it would run this well on Switch without sacrifices.

    Edit: Hopefully more is known at E3.
     
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    i hope the dolphin team can get this code
     
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    There's at least one switch game that uses a joycon to emulate the wii mote.
     
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    maybe the movement but not the pointer. I still very much like my wiimote+nunchuck setup for many wii games.
     
  7. mbcrazed

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    No need! The right joycon has an IR sensor on the bottom!:D
     
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    Since the wii is more powerful than the gamecube how about we try to run a GC emulator on the switch?
     
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    I hear ya, but the pointer actually works.
     
  10. RedoLane

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    It'll take some time until we can run Super Mario Galaxy on a futuristic microwave.
     
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    Oh well... this is nice and all. But the question everyone is asking: When will this be released on the Switch :P
     
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    I wish there was a way to get these on a regular Shield. It's such a great device.
     
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    Come on Nintendo, give us Super Mario Sunshine, give us Melee... give us Timesplitters 2...
     
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    Region locking is a BS practice, stupid exclusivity.
     
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    I got a question, how can anyone play Super Mario Galaxy without a pointer? Using the touchscreen while playing the game would be cumbersome? I know you can just ignore the star bits or pick them up yourself but I'm actually curious on how they're gonna emulate the pointer without a Wii Remote and the IR sensor.
     
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    Somewhere, over there!
    Gyro comes to mind.
     
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    Oh yeah, completely forgot about it.
     
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  19. pedro702

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    if you see the video he says at any time you move the left analog the pointer appears on screen so like FPS games left analog stick makes the pointer appear and move and right stick moves your character.
     
  20. the_randomizer

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    Prob with that is the more precise parts of levels (like where you have to drag Mario to precise points) will be a royal PITA to pull off
     
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