WiiMednafen - a port of Mednafen for the Wii

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Oct 10, 2011
  1. Jacobeian
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    Member Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I did not had yet the time to test it but anyway, congrats to Razored for porting this out, an emulator masterpiece that was lacking on Wii !

    From Wiibrew:

    I would add that Mednafen PCE/PCECD emulation is way better than Hugo which HugoGX and Wii Engine are based on. Same goes for the NES core comparing to FCE Ultra.

    I also think GBA emulation is based on Visual Boy Advance and Game Gear / Master System on SMS Plus so they might not be worth integrating in this port if memory space is an issue.


    *UPDATE*

    Links:
    http://code.google.com/p/wii-mednafen/
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/WiiMednafen
     


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    I'm confused now, I'm not sure if keep using FCEUltra or this one :unsure:
    The only emu listed that I currently have problems is with Visual Boy Advance sound, if Mednafen probes have a better emu, I think I will jump =)

    By the way it could be possible make a standalone emu for Wonderswan? I rather prefer having my emus separated.
     
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    The Virtual Boy emulation is really surprising. Great work! I thought that they would just leave it to rot.
     
  4. StupidGamer1

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    This is a surprise! I may give this a shot if it proves to be better then what is on the wii currently. The scene hasn't been too active lately which I can understand as the wii is quite limited in what it can do but when something new arrives out on the system to try then I'm quite happy! I'll have to use my wife's computer as my SD reader is broken...which is sad.
     
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    The only reason I would use FCE ultra would be for the covers lol

    Why is this a "partial" port?
     
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    Tested this out on a gbc and virtual boy game. It works great, thanks!

    This is a retro gaming dream come true! :yaywii:
     
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    Great a New Emulator to try out and test , Thanks for this Raz
     
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    wish this had split screen for the Handheld emulators. but this does look nice...
     
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    Sweet! Wonderswan. (:
     
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    How is the GBA emulation compared to VbaGX? Does it still suffer frameskipping issues on games like Final Fantasy V or Mother 3? Nevertheless, this emulator seems very promising. :biggrin:
     
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    Golden Sun (works well, but it has slowdowns is some summons)
    Golden Sun - The Lost Age (slowdowns all the time)

    still, this emu looks promising! :smile:
     
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    Very awesome for a first release! The GBA aspect looks very promising indeed. Here's hoping games like Mother 3 can run at full speed!
     
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    Fantastic! I'm loving the PCE emulation (much, much better/easier than the pre-existing options) and hope that GBA and PC-FX emulation get up to full speed in the future.

    Thanks to raz0red for the hard work!
     
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    I would assume not all emulators included in Mednafen are included in this Wii port. Hence, it is only partial.

    If you mean why aren't all emulators ported, main reasons would most likely be time constraints and technical limitations of the Wii (not sure what systems Mednafen emulates in its fullness, so not sure if this is an issue here or not)
     
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    did anyone tested if the turbografx CD music works?
     
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    Excellent port, thank you Raz0red :)

    @NahuelDS: Yes, it works perfectly, the Isos must be in "bin and cue" ;)
     
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    I think I'll wait until the emulators on this progress. It would be cool to have all emulators on one proggy, Kinda like making a "game box" system using the Wii...which I converted it to anyways :D
     
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    Judging from the video, the music in Rondo of Blood seemed to work just fine; I'm pretty sure it's a Turbo Grafx CD/PC Engine CD game.
     
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    Ok, this emulator is giving me an Unable to mount SD press A to exit error. Yes the SD card is in the wii and yes other emulators run perfectly. Any ideas?
     
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    beyond freaking shadowgate is finally working i like this guy already.
     

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