Playing Wii on your computer with GameBridge

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by SilverAnalyst, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. SilverAnalyst
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    So I just purchased an Adaptec GameBridge 1400 adapter so I can play Wii using my computer as a screen [​IMG] . This way I'll be able to play using my big computer screen when my wife wants to watch the telly in the lounge [​IMG] . Here's the product if you want more info on it:Adaptec website
    While I was waiting for it to arive I thought I'd check if anyone else had tried this out. Is it any good? [​IMG]
     
  2. tshu

    tshu On epic journey, brb.

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    Isn't connecting the game console to the PC a little unnecessary? Aren't there devices that can just connect the console to the Monitor itself? Rather than go from Console > PC > Monitor, you could just go from Console > Monitor.
     
  3. SilverAnalyst
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    SilverAnalyst Advanced Member

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    Yes, but if I want to play wii with the laptop in bed (hmmm, might not have totally thought that one out [​IMG] ) then I'd need one that can go through a computer, like this one [​IMG]

    Also, it's an experiment and this adaptor only cost £10 where as the one that goes straight to the monitor cost £40+. [​IMG]
     
  4. lookout

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

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    You can do this with a PCI TV card.. why do you want Adaptec GameBridge 1400 adapter?

    Play, Rec and TV....
     
  5. Bowser128

    Bowser128 King Koopa

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    Unfortunately, you can't shove a PCI card in a laptop.
     
  6. SilverAnalyst
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    SilverAnalyst Advanced Member

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    I heard that some PCI TV cards have a short delay or lag. This won't trouble you if you are to watch tv with it, however it would be really annoying to be pressing a button and not having the reaction on screen be immediate. One of the most attractive features to GameBridge was the advertised "no lag". [​IMG]

    Also, as bowser so aptly pointed out. I can switch the gamebridge between my different computers easily.
     
  7. EddyB

    EddyB GBAtemp Regular

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    pcmcia tv card
     
  8. ssj4android

    ssj4android GBAtemp Regular

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    I bought a while ago in a Woot off. I haven't tried it on a Wii, but I have with a Gamecube and Xbox. It's not that great, I definitely wouldn't want to use it to play my games all the time.
    The resolution is a bit low as well.
     
  9. SilverAnalyst
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    SilverAnalyst Advanced Member

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    Yeah, it's ok if you have to use it. It's really blurry when moving and there is about a 5th of a second delay. It's playable, but better just on a tv.
     
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