Wii Emulator

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

  1. lookout
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    So we should see an Emulator for the Nintendo Wii in the near future.
    would you sell your wii console?

    you will need wiimote+nunck and bluetooth / maybe extra: (readable dvd drive) for stater.
    the only problem is going online..
     


  2. H8TR

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    What about sensor bar?
     
  3. pottageb

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    is there even a decent gc emu yet anyway?
     
  4. lagman

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    You mean, hypothetically...right? [​IMG]
     
  5. EddyB

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    You can't sell your Wii when you get a PC emu (which aint gonna happen) couse it would be ILLEGAL to play roms then [​IMG]
     
  6. Veho

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    Weeelll... Either
    a) it's always illegal to play ROMs, and nothing would change; or
    b) It would still be legal, because those are your "backups", of games you legally own.

    Wii emulator? Hmmm...
    The Wii is only 800MHz + 400 MHz, 128MB RAM, not much else, while current PCs are 3.6 GHz with 1GB RAM, with video cards faster (and with more memory) than last gen consoles. That means 4 CPU cycles per one Wii instruction cycle, with memory to spare. If only they could find a way to parse instructions to determine which tasks go to the graphics card, and which to the CPU itself... Promising, isn't it?

    Well, no. Really, no. Not so soon. Nope. No wei. No. Ain't happenin'. Yet. You can quote me on that, you know. When one day, in a couple of months, an emulator comes out, you can quote me and say, "Look at the naysayer. LOL."

    Well, many a core will be added to our CPUs, and many a gig of disk will we add to our boxes before an emulator gets here. In the meantime, Wiiiiiiii!!!


    As for the day it happens... No. I'm not selling my Wii. My TV is bigger than my monitor, my PC sucks down 500 W of power to have it running, compared to 20 W the Wii uses; my PC weighs a ton. The Wii weighs two pounds. Wiimote included. I'm keeping my Wii.

    And once Wii modders find a way to completely replace the DVD drive with flash memory, it's gonna make the Wii so small, it'll fit inside a cigarette box. No point in powering up a PC to play, when you can power up a cigarette box X)
     
  7. EddyB

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    I think when you sell your wii you dont keep your games do you? This makes your backups illegal
     
  8. teonintyfive

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    No.
    Just no.
     
  9. Veho

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    Well, most of the people looking for a used console are also looking into modding it. That means legal games mean nothing to them (or so they say to make you drop the price). The first reply in any "selling my PS2 and games" thread is "How much without the games? I'm gonna mod it." Meaning, even if I manage to flog the Wii (highly speculative idea here; a Wii would sell like proverbial hotcakes, for tons of moneyz), I wouldn't be able to flog the games so soon (again speculating; replace "Wii" with, say, "PS2", and you'll see). [​IMG]

    And there's always the "I'm just trying before I buy" excuse [​IMG]
    Maybe I'll buy another Wii, who's to say otherwise? [​IMG]
     
  10. directive0

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    Emulators are awesome, but never as cool as having the rig for real.
     
  11. .TakaM

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    if thats the only problem, then its a damn good emulator
     
  12. INTERNETS

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    you guys forget that ROMs are only legal if YOU back up the ones YOU are going to play.
     
  13. outphase

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    Backups are deemed illegal by Nintendo. Read one of their newer manuals.
     
  14. EddyB

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    [​IMG] Let's cut the crap about the "backup" and "illegal" stuff, we've all got our own law.
     
  15. Xenophobe

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    Gamecube emulation isn't perfected yet, and it won't happen soon, so this won't happen soon enough to matter either. The Wii has highly specialised components which are a lot different to your average home PC, not to mention the public doesn't even know what the hell is inside it yet.
     
  16. archagon

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    Wii emulation, ha ha -- try N64 emulation.
     
  17. superrob

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    A emulator is not the Real thing.
    Like emulating the DS... then the whole thing about the DS is gone.

    And emulators dont run as good as the original.
     
  18. GexX2

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    Gamecube emulation is doing pretty well actually, but I don't see a Wii emulator happening for at least another year. And even then it won't be very playable.

    For those interested in gc emu, google Dolphin.
     
  19. Devil_Spawn

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    get real, aint gonna happen soon
     
  20. superrob

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    Naa it could be... if you dont know WiiMotes can be used on PCs already... but the part with selling the Wii: NEVER!