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Homebrew Emulation Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:03 UTC+1 No.1789813 Report

I apologize if I should bring this to /v/ and not you guys, so if a mod sees this and it isn't fit, feel free to delete.

I recently installed the homebrew channel on my Wii in order to play NES/SNES/N64 games, among others. I can get the N64 games to load on the emulator, but every time I try to load up an NES or SNES rom, it briefly loads then my screen goes black without any audio or video. I have to turn the Wii off, as it never gives me an error and sends me back to Homebrew Channel or the emulator app itself.

I followed the steps given on many online guides, and I find it odd that I can get N64 to load but not the others. If it helps, I'm using SNES9X GX for SNES and FCEU GX for NES.

I checked the Emulation General Wiki in the sticky and didn't find anything that helped this particular situation, so I'm hoping someone here may have some input. Thanks!
Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:07 UTC+1 No.1789819 Report

Interesting. Can you talk about the Wii model? Is it an original one, or a later one without GC ports, or is it the WiiU Wii emulator? Also, what version of the emulators?

For the record, I have both of those emus on my Wii (launch model) and WiiU and neither has any problems running those two emus.

Also, you should definitely grab VBA GX as well, assuming it works for you. that emu has support for tilt functions using a wiimote, so you can play Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble more more conveniently than on any legit release.
Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)21:13 UTC+1 No.1789832 Report


Nice tip, I'll check VBA GX out!

As far as the model goes, its the original Wii model with the GC controller ports.

Models of the emulators seem to be Snes9xGX 4.2.9 and FCE Ultra GX 3.2.9 (if I'm going by the numbers in the top corner of the emulator, I assume).
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)00:54 UTC+1 No.1790412 Report

If you have the correct cIOS installed (249?) you can use WAD Manager to install WiiWare and Virtual Console games.

This is how I mainly deal as you are playing the official Nintendo release for Wii this way.
Also allows you to play Megaman 9 and 10.
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)01:02 UTC+1 No.1790459 Report


Thanks, I'll give that a go later.
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)04:51 UTC+1 No.1791186 Report

You could also try using RetroArch. I just installed it on my Wii last weekend to run SNES and NES to much success.

On a different note, does anyone here have any experience emulating Neo Geo on the Wii? I can't get anything to run in MAME or with any of the RetroArch MVS/AES cores. MAME simply can't see any rom sets and RetroArch fails to load. I've supplied what I think are the necessary BIOS and system files to run in the ROM folder.
Am I missing something?
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)04:54 UTC+1 No.1791204 Report

I think if proper N64 emulation existed, more people would be talking about it on here. Shame, really.

But how's MAME working out for you? Any issues?
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)05:36 UTC+1 No.1791345 Report

It may sound silly, but something similar happened to me once.

Check if your SD card is write protected (the little switch on the side of the card). Mine was and it solved the problem.
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)23:42 UTC+1 No.1793840 Report

Why not use WiiMednafen? On RetroArch you have to reset it every time you change the core to emulate a different system, it's completely inane, unless I'm missing something.
Also, about MAME, it's probably a version mismatch, with every different version of MAME there's a different romset, and it's usually quite picky. I had to try a few different websites until I found ROMs and BIOSs that worked with my version. You could possibly also be missing qsound.bin...
Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)23:53 UTC+1 No.1793880 Report

Do it right now!
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)07:59 UTC+1 No.1795475 Report

change mode option in video settings to Filtered or something like that, it is 240p by default (labelled as original i think) and your TV probably does not support it
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:41 UTC+1 No.1796318 Report

Any argument for RetroArch on Wii? I'd like to know if I'm doing something wrong, I just don't see a reason to use it when you don't have to reset it to play a different system on WiiMednafen.
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