Proper Mame Emulator for Wii U vWii - Wiiflow

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by P3rf3ctVZer0, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. P3rf3ctVZer0

    P3rf3ctVZer0 Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    United States
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    Alright something bugs me with the new power of the wii u at the vwii and wii developers disposal how come 3 years later we still don't have a working 100 mame emulator? It works on pc so why not the wii u vwii?
  2. WiiU

    WiiU Lurking in the Shadows

    May 7, 2014
    Between worlds of Hyrule & Lorule
    Because vWii has the same specs as a Wii.
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  3. kprovost7314

    kprovost7314 GBAtemp's Official Bara Master

    Dec 24, 2014
    United States
    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Would it have to be in Wii U mode?
  4. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

    Nov 6, 2002
    United Kingdom
    Wigan, land of the Pies
    Yes. The Wii (and therefore vWii) has a paltry amount of ram, and even earlier versions of mame are huge sizes (certainly compared to most other emulators) - more recent versions of mame wouldn't even load on a Wii even if you tried! (And there's a few other obstacles to mention too, but the ram is reason enough)
    If & when we see homebrew taking off in Wii U mode, perhaps we'll get a better version of mame than what's offered on the Wii. In the meantime OP, also try out RetroArch: that's got a Final Burn Alpha core, good for loads of arcade titles! ;)
  5. tallpr24

    tallpr24 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 16, 2015
    United States
    any idea how to get the mame in wiiflow to read the roms off my usb hard drive? im trying to edit the .ini file but dont know the correct syntax to chang the path to usb
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