Wii Virtual Console Download trouble

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Optimus Scourge, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    So I got a Wii points card for Christmas. And I did all the updates. everything is fine with the system and channels EXCEPT:

    I downloaded Super Mario Bros. and when I play it, the screen is all distorted. Dark, crappy, can't see shit...

    I erased the game from my Wii channels and re-downloaded (which was free - thankfully they remember what you've downloaded) - Same problem. So I thought, OK, maybe it's just this game and they'll patch it or fix it.

    So, I downloaded Sonic - SAME SHIT! distorted and dark. WTF?

    All my regular games work fine as does the menus and wii shop.

    Could it be because I'm using HD componet cable and an HDTV?
    I really hope not. Is there a way to change output settings for downloaded games? I couldn't find any.

    I'm gonna try and dig up the regular cable that came with the Wii and see if it is the same problem.

    It would really suck to have to switch cables to play VC games, but I don't know yet if that's it.


    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. onesock

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    I'm using component cables, but I'm having absolutely no trouble.
     
  3. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    that's interesting... I'm assuming 1080i resolution as well? It really makes no sense... I downloaded the weather channel and that works... just NOT the VC games.
    I have another Wii points card, and I was gonna try the browser next. I really wanna see the movie trailer in HD on my TV if possible.
    If that don't work, well I'll just :cry 


    Maybe I just need to wear 1 sock like you 1sox :lol 

    for the record, I'm using the Nintendo USB Wi-Fi connector. worked fine for everything else, just not the damn games :banghead: 
     
  4. The Phazer

    The Phazer Well-Known Member

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    Some more info on this here.

    Phazer
     
  5. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    Wii does not display 1080i. its displays 480p maximum, unless your TV does some kind of funky upscaling in real time.

    now just to be clear, is this ALL VC games or just SMB?

    again, the Wii doesn't support HD output, just 480p. it also doesn't support WMV or H264 codecs that the trailer is encoded in on the yahoo movies page. you can view the youtube version of the trailer, but thats it.
     
  6. Optimus Scourge

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    Thanks guys! problem solved :rock 

    I changed the settings in wii setup to 480p and no flickering on Mario.
    I then tried Sonic, again no flickering!!!!

    gotcha ;) 


    Ah, crap...it will be the same as my computer then? Thanks for saving me 2000 Wii points!
     
  7. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    If you're talking about the Opera Browser, it should be free.
     
  8. onesock

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    Waitaminute....

    They have SUPER Mario Bros. on the VC now?

    Crap!
     
  9. DevilzFan

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    Yep. Opera Browser is free.

    the "2000" you see at the bottom would be how many points you have, not the cost.
     
  10. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    D'oh!

    *runs to DL Opera browser*
     
  11. DragoUnicron

    DragoUnicron Dragon Master

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    Just curious, what is the difference between mario bros. and super mario bros?

    Glad to hear you figured out what was wrong.
     
  12. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Mario is the old arcade game. (kind of lame IMO)

    Super mario bros is the one from the original NES and is by far more popular and the one people remember.
     
  13. flamepanther

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    Ever play the 2-player versus game in Super Mario Bros. 3? Or the "Mario Bros. Classic" game that comes with all the Super Mario Advanced games? Regular old Mario Bros is like that. Baddies come out of pipes, you knock them over from below, kick them while they're down, and then you grab coins.
     
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    So...can you DL Super Mario Bros. or not?!
     
  15. DevilzFan

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    Both Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. are now available for download on the Virtual Console.
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
  17. DragoUnicron

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    Oh ok, thanks Optimus Scourge and Flamepanther. I had always thought that mario bros. was what actually was super mario bros. Didn't think the arcade was any different. Now I know!
     
  18. Optimus Scourge

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    I must say: it sure is nice playing Super Mario on Christmas - it was like 1985 all over again - that is, without the need to blow in the cartridge to get the game to work :lol 

    Wii played Mario and Sonic all day off and on. I also DL'ed the FREE Opera browser. it's ok, but hopefully the final cut will support more file types.
     
  19. REDLINE

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    oh you know it will. The disclaimer before you downloaded it was that this is a TRIAL version, and therefore there is a lot of functionality that will not be there that WILL be there in the final. I love the tabbed browsing and the zoom.
     

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