Hacking Is it possible to add black bars to 4:3 Nintendont games a regular wii?

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hi, i've used a wii u to play gamecube games for awhile, and i used it on 2 full hd tvs at my parents' house, nothing fancy but they have a 16:9 display like they should... Why do i mention this? well, because i have an old 16:10 tv in my apartment without any scaling option at all, meaning 4:3 images look stretched on it, so the wii u comes in handy cause nintendont adds black bars on 4:3 only games, so they look almost perfect even on my cheap 16:10 tv. The thing is, i'm leaving my wii u to my family because they enjoy playing some wii u games from time to time, plus Wii, gamecube etc. i'm not sure if i will, but i'm thinking of getting a wii to play wii and gc stuff, the problem is alot of gamecube games are 4:3 only. is there a way of setting the black bars on a wii? and yes i know I should just get a decent tv, but i can't right now so i was wondering if there is any way to do it. Thank you in advance
 

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I'm not quite sure what you're asking, you're saying that once they have black bars, it looks fine (4:3) but you're also saying that 4:3 is stretched.
 

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hi, i've used a wii u to play gamecube games for awhile, and i used it on 2 full hd tvs at my parents' house, nothing fancy but they have a 16:9 display like they should... Why do i mention this? well, because i have an old 16:10 tv in my apartment without any scaling option at all, meaning 4:3 images look stretched on it, so the wii u comes in handy cause nintendont adds black bars on 4:3 only games, so they look almost perfect even on my cheap 16:10 tv. The thing is, i'm leaving my wii u to my family because they enjoy playing some wii u games from time to time, plus Wii, gamecube etc. i'm not sure if i will, but i'm thinking of getting a wii to play wii and gc stuff, the problem is alot of gamecube games are 4:3 only. is there a way of setting the black bars on a wii? and yes i know I should just get a decent tv, but i can't right now so i was wondering if there is any way to do it. Thank you in advance
What TV doesn't have scaling options? I've never seen a widescreen TV that doesn't have a dedicated button on the remote that changes the scaling mode.
Anyway, it's an issue with your TV. The Wii only sends a 4:3 signal. When widescreen is enabled it crams the widescreen image into the same 4:3 signal and you have to set your TV to stretch it to 16:9. That means even if you could add black bars, it would cram the black bars into the 4:3 signal and you would lose a lot of resolution/detail.
 

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I'm not quite sure what you're asking, you're saying that once they have black bars, it looks fine (4:3) but you're also saying that 4:3 is stretched.

Oh yeah i remember this thread lmao, yeah basically i used to play nintendont games on wii u with black bars, but the tv itself was 16:10 so it still was slightly stretched

What TV doesn't have scaling options? I've never seen a widescreen TV that doesn't have a dedicated button on the remote that changes the scaling mode.
Anyway, it's an issue with your TV. The Wii only sends a 4:3 signal. When widescreen is enabled it crams the widescreen image into the same 4:3 signal and you have to set your TV to stretch it to 16:9. That means even if you could add black bars, it would cram the black bars into the 4:3 signal and you would lose a lot of resolution/detail.
I know right? I didn't even know there were tvs out there without scaling options before getting that one. And yes i did find out what i was asking for was not possible, luckily at some point i've got a normal widescreen monitor
 
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