Quick question, Does the WiiU set Wii games to 480p

#1Tsuki_shimaPosted 11/10/2012 8:04:47 PM
or do you have to buy a cable for that like the Wii. I've been thinking about maybe buying a hd cable for my Wii but I'll be getting a WiiU in a couple of weeks and I really don't want to waste money on something if I don't need it.
#2picanoPosted 11/10/2012 8:06:26 PM
I would guess so (using HD / component cables) as the Wii did so for gamecube games that supported it --- but I don't know if it has been confirmed.
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#3SkyCrackersPosted 11/10/2012 10:39:50 PM
It will certainly support outputting Wii games in 480p over an HDMI cable(included with the system). I don't think HDMI even supports 480i.
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#4Lum_YatsuraPosted 11/11/2012 4:20:33 AM
Do we know how Wii U will handle 480i games with HDMI?

Nintendo did not require Wii developers to support 480p...
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#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/11/2012 4:41:03 AM
All Wii games are proscan compatible.
Proscan does not mean 480p, and never did. Much of the GameCube's proscan library was only 360p or so.
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#6darkjedilinkPosted 11/11/2012 5:14:04 AM
If you're using HDMI, yes, the Wii U will play Wii games in 480p, so long as you have Wii mode set to 480p.
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#7Lum_YatsuraPosted 11/11/2012 6:47:13 AM(edited)
From: DarkZV2Beta | #005
All Wii games are proscan compatible.
Proscan does not mean 480p, and never did. Much of the GameCube's proscan library was only 360p or so.


Well except for MadWorld. It was 480i only.

Mega Man X Collection is just a GameCube anomaly. The sole 240p output licensed software in its entire history.
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#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/11/2012 6:47:40 AM
Did it not output through component or something?
I know old enough video signals don't. I had that problem with PS2 homebrew where the launcher menu would give a signal error.
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#9Lum_YatsuraPosted 11/11/2012 6:54:13 AM(edited)
Not quite. Many HDTVs refuse to accept low res component. Even if they'll happily display the same image from RF, composite, and s-video.

It's why some people have to switch cables to play PS1 games on their PS2. (real PS1 hardware didn't output component)
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#10ShadowSkill11Posted 11/11/2012 8:35:00 AM
Tsuki_shima posted...
or do you have to buy a cable for that like the Wii. I've been thinking about maybe buying a hd cable for my Wii but I'll be getting a WiiU in a couple of weeks and I really don't want to waste money on something if I don't need it.


There is no such thing as an HD cable for a Wii.