Emulators or Virtual Console?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Mestizo, Apr 4, 2011.

Apr 4, 2011

Emulators or Virtual Console? by Mestizo at 12:14 PM (1,853 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. Mestizo
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    This thought came to mind recently after being indecisive on what to spend 1000 Wii points on. Is there any differences between the VC versions of the games, versus the same game in ROM form? I was planning on doing this for Genesis games (mainly because Genesis Plus keeps ticking me off), but what of NES and SNES, which I emulate. From what I gather, the VC versions are much more clean and load instantly. The ROMs, on the other hand, allow unavailable games to be played as well as other features (cheats, save states, etc).
     
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    in the emus you can enable special settings to make the games look better making them far more superior to VC versions.
     
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    huh ?

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=257...p;#entry3166578

    most of the advantages/cons have already been discussed in previous (identical) threads

    For me, without taking in account the multiple options that come with homebrew emulators, Genesis Plus GX & FceuGX play & sound way better than their VC counteirpart, Snes9xGX sometime feels a little less responsive and slower than SNES wads but honestly I don't see the point in using VC unless you are one of those who like to see all "their" games on the System Menu or you need the included game manual. I also think that most emulators can be modded to load a fixed ROM instantly.
     
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    the only VC worth getting are mame and n64 since their not emulated good (for now)
     
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    Virtual Console only really needs to be used for N64 games along with any games the emulators have issues with (though this is quite rare)
     
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    Well, the only issues I'm having is mostly focused upon VBA. Mainly the default sizing is too big for my screen (which I fixed), there's some audio skips, and trying to turn the Wii off with the emulator running just turns off the remote. Only one problem with FCEU is mainly that the sprite for the character in Spelunker's screwed up. The new update to Genesis Plus fixed most of the complainst I had with that. I also noticed there's channel installers for the FCEU, Snes9x, and VBA, which adds a bit on the convenience side.
     
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    whats the issue with n64 roms?
     
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    Wii 64 is'nt quite up there with the official emu that ninty provides with their N64 titles on VC.
     
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    incredibly slow and buggy exsp on the later games.
     
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    wouldnt say its all that slow, managed to get quite a few games to run on it smooth enough but yes it does need a good polish, still is the most impressive n64 emu have seen on a console
     
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    games do run on it but all the ones you want to play (i want to play banjos, GE, dk64 and PD) play shithouse.
     
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    I just want KI Gold to be running. Last time I tried it I got sound but no graphics. No luck with an inject either [​IMG]
     
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    I'd think the most obvious advantage is one of size: a VC game takes up a helluva lot more real estate, memory-wise, than an emulator and a ton of ROMs.
     
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    hopefully when jabos graphic plugin is put in graphic and speed problems should be ironed out for wii64
     
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    I prefer emulators because you can continue to backup and use your save data on the next systems that come out.
     
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    you can cheat in emus using the save state trick missed that platform and don't want to restart the level...RELOAD! [​IMG]
     
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    Gamecube controller FTW [​IMG]
    You cant use it on VC games.

    GAME OVER
     
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    That's not true.
     
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    The button mapping is all wrong for most run and jump SNES games though.
     

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