1. keven3477

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    I know people have already said no but, is it possible for Nintendo to create a separate mini wiiu console that connects only with the switch dock and syncs with the switch itself as a tablet. sure id may cost 100$ for the add-on but I think that would be worth the price.
     
  2. BvanBart

    BvanBart Gaming addict #2 and some
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    It is possible! However:

    1. If you would try to run the disc 1:1 on the Switch it would not work. As stated the Wii U uses PowerPC and the Switch runs on ARM.
    2. Nintendo already has something made to get games from Wii U on the Switch. See with Mario Kart Deluxe, Zelda etc...
    3. If there would be a disc solution for sale from Nintendo, then in that discstation there would be some sort of PPC chip that can translate the architecture for the Switch
    4. The portability would be lost if you need some kind of disc player. However a digital E-shop with digital games would be awesome :D
     
  3. linuxares

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    To be fair, if a addon would cost 100$ and only work for say in docked mode. It's just cheaper to buy a Wii U to begin with.
     
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    Can confirm. I made 5000 USD my first month, working from home! My friend already made double that for the last three months. You can do it too.
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    What millenials have a hard time understanding is, that if they apply snapchat logic to webforums and think the world is out to serve them on an individual basis, do their homework, and support them in their individual quests for "personalized support", it drives away anyone but a steady stream of their most superfluous peers (because there is always an abundance of of them around, until there isnt) - or leads to sarcasm and public shaming (/ trolling but healthy for the community in this instance), because anyone who follows a scene for more than two weeks, and has to read all the naive "support me/tell me how the world works, but pe polite so you can get a thank you in return" postings from generation yolo gets mad eventually.

    So PRO tip - if you dont want to destroy communities where knowledge is shared, you have to accept a certain threshold of "try to inform yourself, before asking questions".

    The issue more than anything else is, that no matter how "naive" your question is, you will always be positively enforced, because you will get what you want eventually - without any effort. So this behavior prolongs. "Ignoring it" also isnt a solution. Youd actually have to reeducate generation "facebook", that their behavior is hurting knowledge based communities that not functioning on a 150 character "yes", "no", "like", "emotion" basis.

    Just to translate what the OP here did - he/she went into a hardware hacking community and asked if you could plug a DVD drive into an iPhone to play GTA V on it. You know, once it is hacked. And such a DVD drive would be created.
     
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  5. lembi2001

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    WHAT?

    Guaranteed that this will NEVER happen for exactly the reasons that everyone else has said. The 2 platforms run on COMPLETELY different architecture. For those of you harping on about how it must be possible because Nintendo released Mario Kart and Zelda for the Switch, did you ever think that maybe they ported the game across, rewriting the code to be read and executed by the switch?

    To the guy I just quoted, how high were you when you wrote this? It has no relevance to the question posted and just looks like one of those usual forum spambot posts.
     
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    hardrive support for the switch please so we don't have to spend a heap on large sd cards.
     
  7. Lucifer666

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    Thankfully you don't have to worry about this because Nintendo has helpfully ported/re-released just about every Wii U title that was remotely worth it.

    (Exception: SM3DW)
     
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    Thanks for the laugh, OP.
     
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  9. Retroboy

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    yup porting its same games with little changes rather than creating a new game for its new system.

    point being? nintendo are porting its failure wii u titles to the switch, OP is asking would it be possible to buy and play wii u games...... refer back to my post, you can already because nintendo have and will likely port more wii u titles over when more third parties drop support.
     
  10. lembi2001

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    No, OP was asking if it was possible for a WiiU Disc Drive being made available to plug into the switch to read and run PHYSICAL discs. NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN
     
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    which is the same thing, OP is asking would it be possible to buy and play wii u games.

    and as stated why when nintendo have already started porting its wii u titles over and its highly likely that everything on the wii u will eventually be ported over.
     
  12. Polopop123

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    No one knows except for the people working on the hacks atm and they will be able to test the Switches capabilities. Anything is possible, people here wouldn’t know much about the possibilities of the Switch
     
  13. lembi2001

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    Wrong. The Switch CANNOT emulate the WiiU. It would require far too much processing power. You are talking about running software designed for a completely different architecture. Can you play your Playstation Games on the Xbox? No, it's a different platform. Can you play 3DS games on the PSP? No it's a different platform. See the pattern??

    This will NEVER happen. The best you can hope for is that Nintendo release a switch version of the game you want to play. I don't understand why people are finding it so hard to understand. If
     
  14. Polopop123

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    Are you working on the Switch hacking scene? No? Exactly. I’m not saying it can or it can’t but you don’t know what it will ever be capable of until we really start getting emulators for it and then we will see. Until then it’s a waiting game
     
  15. Risingdawn

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    As retroboy said, why do you need an adapter when it's likely we will get all the best Wii U games as ports anyway as delux versions, just like we get all those great PlayStation enhanced ports like Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy X/XII, last of us etc etc.
    Just buy the superior versions on the superior system, Sony and Nintendo are great at releasing enhanced ports as well as great exclusives.
     
  16. lembi2001

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    No I'm not but I have a good understanding of how Emulation Works.

    Have you tried Cemu yet? Have you seen the processing power required to emulate the console? It's not even a debate. The switch will NEVER be able to emulate the WiiU. I mean NEVER. The processor and GPU are not powerful enough to translate the PPC code base instructions and run the software.

    You don't need to be working on the hacking scene to understand this.

    CEMU system requirements:

    Windows 7 (x64) or above
    OpenGL 4.1 (4.6 is used if available)
    RAM: 4 GB minimum, 8 GB or more recommended
    NVIDIA GPU: Runs as expected on most recent driver.
    AMD GPU: Runs as expected on most recent driver
    Intel GPU: Not officially supported. Heavy visual glitches.

    Show me where the Switch competes with any of these specs?

    From the Cemu FAQ:

    Does sound work?
    Yes, mostly. But be warned, some sound effects and filters are not yet supported and there can be sudden loud noises in certain games.

    Why is Cemu so slow and will performance ever improve in the future?

    At this point Cemu can already be considered highly optimized and possible future optimizations will only arrive in small and incremental steps. Keep in mind that emulation always requires a high performance system compared to the emulated system.
    For Cemu, the single core performance of your CPU (and by extension RAM speed) is the most important factor for fullspeed emulation.

    Will you add 32bit support to Cemu?
    No, Cemu frequently exceeds the usage of more than 4GB of RAM and therefore cannot run on 32bit systems.
     
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  17. Jackson98

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    It isnt possible and their isnt going to be a wii-u emulator working on the switch so don't get your hopes up. I can tell you this because Nintendo have already cleared that as far as Virtual console goes, the switch can't handle the differences the Wii U presents. Its a question of compatibility not power.
     
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  18. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Switch has 4GB of RAM, is certified compatible with OpenGL 4.5, and has an NVIDIA GPU.
    Not arguing that it will ever be able to run Wii U games (we all know it won't) but your point is completely irrelevent.
     
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    In fact he's even contradicting himself. The Switch meets those specs.
     
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  20. lembi2001

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    OK, maybe i didn't exactly use the best example but everyone knows that CEMU needs a decent PC to run.

    Didn't realise I would have to be literal about it. It's a moot point anyway as it's never going to happen
     
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