Emulator vs Virtual Console

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by mpg187, Dec 4, 2009.

Dec 4, 2009

Emulator vs Virtual Console by mpg187 at 7:28 PM (11,061 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. mpg187
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    I have a TH softmodded Wii and was wondering, what's better?

    Emulation can play ROMs that I already have in their current format, does VC use a different format (I assume so).

    Also, if I wanna play Duck Hunt can I use my Wii Mote as the gun in VC and Emulation?

    Are there certain games that don't run in emulation that you need VC to run?
     
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    With the NES emulator I'm almost 100 percent sure there is an option to play light gun games with the remote. I use both VC and emulators. Genesis ,NES, SNES i mostly use VC because I have probs with saving. N64 I only use VC since the emulator is at around half the speed.

    VC games are Wad files, the emulators use rom files. They seem to be just as stable for me
     
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    But in the VC wad files are the same roms that we use in Emus.
    You can even inject a rom of a game that isn't in the Wii shop Channel into a VC wad.
     
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    I like the NES, SNES, and Genesis emulators better, as the controls are customizable, saves can be used on different emulators, and you don't have to do things like mess with IOS files. Plus, with BootMii as Boot2, you can automatically boot into the Homebrew Channel, and get right to the emulators relatively quickly.
     
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    With homebrew emulator you can even play GBA on the Wii.
    And PSX,too.
     
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    Most emulators also can be set to auto-adjust for widescreen tvs - the VC ones require you to change your tv ratio on the tv itself to avoid stretching the image. Additionally, the NES emulator has brighter color/better picture than the official VC titles.
     
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    emu usually have filters that enhance the look of the games making them look way better than their original form. also you can use save state comes in handy if you miss that ledge and don't want to restart the level (CV)
     
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    They both are good and they both have good features (over the other one [​IMG] )
     
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    Short answer is for everything but N64, Neogeo, and Arcade, the emulators are way better.
     
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    I hope you realize the Virtual Console is basically emulation. It uses Nintendo's in-house emulators. Homebrew ones just obviously aren't as powerful enough, although they are more full featured.

    Well, that's what I always thought. If I'm completely wrong, slap me with a tuna.
     
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    "powerful" means nothing when you talk about emulators: speed, accuracy (video/sound), features & usability, that's what count
    I'd say that most homebrew emulators are as fast as their VC counterparts (excepted Wii64), often more accurate (except snes9x & Wii64) and always have LOT more features & configuration options... usability is generally a matter of choice since Nintendo are probably better at design that sole developpers. However, with the use of forwarder channels and fancy GUI in homebrew emulators, this is quite debatable.
     
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    N64 is better on VC (for now till emu kidd is done with his emualator)

    ALL OTHER CONSOLES ARE FULLY PAWNED ON EMUS MORE OVER THEY ARE MORE FEATURE RICH AND HAVE OPTIONS FOR ALL CONTROLLER TYPES [​IMG]
     
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    Does Nintendo make you buy extra controllers to play games from different consoles? So emulators let you use the normal Wii Mote?
     
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    They make you use the classic controller usually. If you don't have the controller, the game won't start.

    Most of the emulators let you use whatever controller you like. For example if you have no classic controller you could play SNES by mapping ABXY to ABZC on the wiimote + nunchuck. Most also let you use a GC controller which none of the official VC titles allow.
     
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    That's weird, because my copy of Super Metriod has no problem with me using a GC controller. You might want to give that another look.
     
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    Yeah, he's mistaken, pretty much all Virtual Console games support Gamecube controller. Everything from NES to N64 . They also all support classic controller. Wiimote does not work on SNES or N64.

    As for what's better... I'd say whichever supports Banjo Kazooie, Diddy Kong Racing, and Space Station Silicon Valley first at enjoyable speeds [​IMG]
     

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