Wii Display Problem

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by kajl, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. kajl

    kajl Newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    hi guys,

    i just registered to this forums today but I've been browsing quite a number of threads which helped me softmod my Wii [​IMG]

    anyway, I've got a silly problem which is really irritating me. I've googled a lot but what I came to no conclusion, hence why I'm writing here maybe I get some professional help.

    to make things simpler enough, i've posted a video on youtube to demonstrate my problem. I'll be posting the video description here which describes my problem in detail for any convenience.

    Please spend 5mins of your life watching the video and help me! [​IMG]

    keep up the good work!

    Video description:

    My Wii display problem!

    My specs:

    Wii downgraded from v3.4E to v3.2E (all the backups of the games I tried are PAL)
    Homebrew Channel v1.0.3
    Wiigator's backup launcher v0.3 gamma with #002 fix
    24K gold plated component cables @ 480p 60hz
    32" LG LCD (model: 32LG3000)

    My problem is that a lot of Wii games (not all) are displaying this annoying black border all around. The size of this black border is not the same for the games. Also, WiiWare Sudoku Challenge displays a black border too!!

    Worst game to display black border is 'Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity', border dimensions 4.5cms all around.

    I tried the following but no success:

    - changing the TV and Wii settings when using the component cable
    - changing the TV and Wii settings when using the standard AV cable which comes with the console (this reduced the blackborder size by 50%)
    - hooking up my Wii using both cables with a Samsung 22" LCD
    - changing the cios version from cIOS38rev13b to cIOS36rev9
    - changing the backup of the same game (i tried NTSC, PAL, NTSC converted to PAL, games with and without the update, scrubbed, 1:1 copies)
    - using the same version of backup launcher but downloaded the wad file from a different source
    - i tried different backup loaders (NeoGamma, Wii Backup Launcher) with different settings

    and now I dunno what to do anymore! Before soft modding my Wii, the only games I had were Wii Sports, Wii Play and Zelda. None of which displayed a black border. After soft modding, these 3 games didnt show black borders either.

    Here's the list of games which I tried and display a black border:

    Wii Games
    1. Anubis 2
    2. Broken sword shadow of the templars
    3. Cocoto Kart Racer
    4. Disney Sing it High school musical 3
    5. Dora the explorer - saves the snow princess
    6. EA Sports Active
    7. Family Ski & Snowboard
    8. Funfair Party
    9. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
    10. Hasbro Family Game Night
    11. Jelly Belly ballistic beans
    12. Madworld
    13. Marbles Balance Challange
    14. Metal Slug Anthology
    15. My Vet Practice
    16. Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity
    17. Rayman Raving Rabbits 2
    18. Secret Files: Tunguska
    19. The Dog Island
    20. Worms a space oddity

    1. Sudoku Challenge

    I'm totally lost and it seems that it's just me with the problem.
  2. ItsMetaKnight

    ItsMetaKnight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 4, 2008
    Buy the originals instead of pirating them.
    This will fix your issue.
  3. kajl

    kajl Newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    as far as I know this is not concerned with not buying the originals. if it was so, I wouldnt post. Beggers cant be choosers, and you cant have everything for free.

    A guy posted somewhere on the net, saying that Madworld displays a black border. He had a legit copy...
  4. koji2009

    koji2009 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 13, 2009
    United States
    Part of that may be how the developers decided to handle the NTSC to PAL conversion.

    Also make sure you're running proper PAL releases for your console as NTSC games user a lower resolution than PAL. Forcing a game to use a video mode out of it's region can occasionally cause problems like that.
  5. WitoRIT92

    WitoRIT92 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 24, 2009
    United States
    wow suprising how you cought that i mean i would have just played the game if it ran lol haha
  6. micahkanchan

    micahkanchan GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 21, 2008
    Lol..wow you went through a lot but thats how its going to be displayed. Obviously you are running hdtv 480p cables, and unfortunately most wii games do not support 480p, and run with borders. This is for everybody. The only reason why these people dont know what your talking about is because they have regular yellow white red cables, and 480i. don't worry friend. This is normal behaviour.
  7. kajl

    kajl Newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    thanks for the replies.

    if anyone had tried some of these games and have black borders please tell me which games are displaying you a black border...

    Maybe i'll put my mind to rest as what I'm thinking is, that I'm getting more black borders than any other Wii owner . thanks!
  8. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    you've got the same tv as me 60" lg plasma? and those bars are normal when a game is using 50-60hz instead of 480p
  9. kajl

    kajl Newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    Mine is 32" LG, model 32LG3000 . I tried also a Samsung 22" LCD.

    Some games have a black border at the left and right side of the screen, and others Like professor heinz, i have 4.5cms of black border all around! :s
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