ps2 emulation for the wii u?

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  1. Nimrod-002

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    GC games run natively in Wii mode, only memory cards/controllers are emulated
     
  2. pedro702

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    lol this is even worst type of statement ... there is no gc mode on wiiu at all, gc mode is called MIOS wich isnt on wiiu at all, the reason wiiu can play gc games is becuase gc has the same CPU architeture and GPU from wii wich is used for vwii, so nintendont basicaly just makes a bridge between gc calls and the hardware wich is the same to make games running.

    There is no gc mode to be activated on wiiu at all... please dont spread lies.
     
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  3. DarthDub

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    There isn't enough interest in getting any other newerish emulators on the Wii U. Original X-BOX is finally getting a new emulator on PC, I doubt the Wii U can emulate either PS2 or XBOX. (no need for GC since we have Nintendont)
     
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  4. Polopop123

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    I looked it up and an article said that something like that. Either I misinterpreted it or it was bull but whatever
     
  5. pedro702

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    probably readed a bullshit article because there is no gc mode on wiiu at all.
     
  6. Polopop123

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    But pushing Nintendont aside. Could the Wii U full obnoxious emulate GC games without vWii if there was enough support for it? I mean it seems obvious to me it would be able, 2 generations ahead, same company making it and better hardware but, I’m probably wrong lol
     
  7. DarthDub

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    Sure, it's possible, but why would anyone want to do that?
     
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  8. pedro702

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    probably but with slowdowns, becuase the gpu is totaly diferent and nintendont does not emulate any graphics becuase vwii has the same gpu as the gc so we only need to use it, on wiiu mode the gx2 everything is diferent and emulating graphics could be too much for the wiiu since its not that much faster, everyone says you need to have a minimum of a system 5 times stronger to get decent emulation the wiiu is basicaly 3 times stronger at best unless you wrote a multithreaded emulator the requires masssive work and knowlege wich no one does that is the reason barely any emulator is multicore only dolphin and anotehr one i forgot.
     
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  9. depaul

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    PS2 emulator (pcsx2) took almost 10 long years to achieve good compatibility and speed.
    Am I going to wait for the Wii U to be able to emulate PS2?

    HELL NO.
     
  10. TheTechGenius

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    Just download a PS2 emulator on your PC. Most modern computers now a days can run a PS2 Emulator just fine. You may need to tweak setting every now and then to get some games working correctly, but most games do play fine.

    I used a $400 HP laptop to play PS2 games with a PS2 emulator with a Xbox 360 controller, and it works fine, it was even working at very playable frame rates.

    The WiiU may be strong enough to run a PS2 Emulator, but the hardware is just 1 thing that is needed. There are many other things that come into play when trying to get an emulator to play nice on a different platform.

    On a PC operating system, the system is open, so the emulator can be built to use any and all resources that it needs. Homebrew Emulator on a console is very different. Not to mention we still don't have true custom firmware on the WiiU yet. As far as I know anyway.
     
  11. Jayro

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    I would think the extra horsepower would warrant a Not64 fork to native Wii U code, and give it a good speed boost.
     
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