GCN with Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by forkyfork, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. forkyfork

    forkyfork GBAtemp Regular

    May 15, 2006
    United States
    Orlando, FL
    I've recently ordered a wii, but I've always wanted to play GCN games.

    I was thinking about buying a modded gamecube, but was wondering how GCN games would be handled on the wii. When the wii is finally hacked, will I be able to play GCN games, or will those be an afterthought? Should I buy a modded gamecube now? How long before the wii is oficially hacked?
  2. RyuKakashi

    RyuKakashi GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 18, 2006
    United States
    if ur gonna buy ur games and play legitly, all gc games work on a wii, including foreign ones with freeloader

    if ur gonna be a fag pirate and pirate games that are already extremely old and cheap, then get a modded gc.
  3. trebulator

    trebulator Advanced Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    Pssh... obviously he's a cheap bastid, or some kid with no money trying to get around not having money by shamelessly pirating games. Either way, he just wants free games. >_>

    Oh, and kidman, any person can guess that the Wii will be hacked soon... thats just the way things work. Until then, play Wii Sports or something.
  4. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    Woah, everyone calm down. There's no need to flame him for asking a question.

    I would assume that once the Wii gets a modchip that it would play Gamecube games as well but there is no sure answer until a modchip is released. And that may be quite a while seeing as how long it took them to make a modchip for the Gamecube.
  5. screwed

    screwed Advanced Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    quick question, I heard Freeloader works great on the Wii.
    but say.. if I were to play a PAL GamCube backup on my PAL Wii system. Would Freeloader still make it work?
    or are they always set to make them play NTSC on PAL machines and such?
  6. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

    Jul 22, 2006
    United States
    i just got a GC controller, memory card, Wind Waker, Metroid Prime 2, And FF Crystal Chronicles for $38 at eb. its not expensive.
  7. Purple@work

    Purple@work Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    You can play PAL GameCube Games on a PAL Wii without freeloader!

    Edit: I don't think Freeloader lets you play backups though...
  8. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    According to Play-asia, the freeloader doesn't work on the Wii, but the Action Replay does.
    And you can't play backups in a Wii even though the exploit is still there.
  9. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

    Apr 21, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I noticed that the GCN emulation on the Wii is not 100% spot on like advertised. I am noticing some errors when I play all my games such as sound skipping, temporary freezing and the occasional crash (I played Zelda on it)
  10. AMPonzi

    AMPonzi GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 20, 2002
    United States
    The Lost City of Atlantis
    Oh I believe that a modchip for Wii won't take nearly as long as it did for GameCube... I don't think Nintendo put too much money into protection beyond what the GameCube used. It's probably very similar to the protection GameCube used. And since standard DVDs are being used (though the way they are written and such is different), I'd say give it maybe 2 months before a working exploit is found, and then 2 months more after that for modchip developers to make known what they plan to release. So all in all, by Summer 2007 Wiis will be modable.
  11. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    Maybe your disk is scratched or sumthing. I been burning a hole in Smash Bros. Melee and haven't noticed any glitches or anything. [​IMG]
    HNKii likes this.
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