could wiiU hypothetically uscale wii games like dolphin?

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User Info: csalvi42

csalvi42
2 years ago#1
Just curious if this would be possible with a hack? Seems it could at least upscale to 720p
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User Info: Perry_Tanko

Perry_Tanko
2 years ago#2
what's a dolphin?
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User Info: MetroidJunkie

MetroidJunkie
2 years ago#3
It's an emulator and, theoretically, the Wii U's GPU should be able to upscale Wii games to 1080p without breaking a sweat, given how little power it'd have to devote to the actual graphics.
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User Info: toadieman

toadieman
2 years ago#4
Perry_Tanko posted...
what's a dolphin?


A miserable pile of football players.
I can't wait to bomb some dodongos

User Info: RobJ24

RobJ24
2 years ago#5
Wii U's Wii Mode already does upscale Wii games.

User Info: DeathSoul2000

DeathSoul2000
2 years ago#6
RobJ24 posted...
Wii U's Wii Mode already does upscale Wii games.


No it doesn't.

User Info: MetroidJunkie

MetroidJunkie
2 years ago#7
RobJ24 posted...
Wii U's Wii Mode already does upscale Wii games.


I think the TC meant make the games run natively in 720p, a feat that the Wii U's GPU should be able to do without even blinking.
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User Info: FayeLady

FayeLady
2 years ago#8
I'm pretty sure the additional hardware is ignored in Wii mode, its not emulation like dolphin.
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User Info: DiscostewSM

DiscostewSM
2 years ago#9
MetroidJunkie posted...
It's an emulator and, theoretically, the Wii U's GPU should be able to upscale Wii games to 1080p without breaking a sweat, given how little power it'd have to devote to the actual graphics.


The Wii U GPU actually contains the Wii GPU, which allows that 100% BC. The question is whether that part of the GPU, if not limited to just Wii Mode, can output at 720p/1080p or if the Wii U side of the GPU contains all the necessary features that the Wii GPU does (and more) to do the rendering itself. If the Wii U GPU doesn't have all the necessary capabilities, then we'd likely end up with problems like trying to play Rogue Squadron II on Dolphin outside of software rendering.
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User Info: Perry_Tanko

Perry_Tanko
2 years ago#10
toadieman posted...
Perry_Tanko posted...
what's a dolphin?


A miserable pile of football players.

Dan Marino got robbed! >_<
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