So Wii Pal owners are currently not supported?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by KillerMiller, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. KillerMiller

    KillerMiller Advanced Member

    Nov 14, 2002
    Gambia, The
    Germany, Berlin
    Can anybody confirm that I have understood everything correct?

    If you have a NTSC Wii with Wiikey you can play everything fine.
    If you have a PAL Wii with Wiikey you can play ONLY Pal Games fine and "some" NTSC Games?
    Why is that so?
    Can,t they make a "PAL" Version of the Wiikey, or why does NTSC Wii,s have this advantage?
  2. kristijan08

    kristijan08 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 17, 2007
    I think NTSC can only play some PAL and some NTSC-J games as well... the NTSC system certainly can't play every game out there, and if they happen to be able to play more jap games then us its because japanese run on NTSC too and obviously it would require less to convert a NTSC-J to a NTSC-U then it would to convert an NTSC-J to a PAL format.

    So to say that NTSC wii plays everything fine is wrong, it can't.
  3. rev_karol

    rev_karol Newbie

    Feb 23, 2007
    As far as I know, it depends on the output. PAL is 480i but some games output 480p only (or maybe I have that backwards). Anyway, if you have a decent newish television, it'll be able to show both, but older televisions (which may only take composite) may not work. Some games output both standards but some don't. That's why some NTSC games will work and some won't.

    If I'm wrong (it *has* happened), correct me.
  4. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    I believe the PAL system used to exclusively use 576i (a screen option on PAL Wii's). But newer TV's now support 480i and 480p.

    There are no Wii games that output 480p only. That would mean you couldn't play them even in America if you didn't have a component cable.