Gamecube on Wii (PQ)

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liambirch

Guest
Hi Guys,

I have a Panasonic PX60 and have my Wii connected at 480p via componant. The problem is this. Wii ganes look very nice, but Gamecube games look really nasty. Lots of jaggies, poor colour, sharpness etc. Why might this be?

Is it because Gamecube games dont 'support' componant connections and thus degrade to composite quality? The quality is noticably poorer than it was on my 28" CRT via RGB.

Any thoughts welcome.
 

Tetlee

Distinguished Member
NTSC Gamecube games were superior to PAL ones due to their 480p support.

Some of my Gamecube games look great on my LCD, the Resident Evil remake looks fantastic and I don't even have my official component cable yet(using 3rd party) so will look even better when that arrives. I have NTSC Cube games though which obviously helps.

I think the latest version of freeloader is now compatible with the Wii for other region Gamecube games, could be worth looking into if you don't have many Cube games as you could then pick up the NTSC versions which are often cheaper aswell(from places like ebay etc.).

Before doing that though be sure to check as I can't confirm the compatibility of even the newest freeloader disk on the Wii.
 
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liambirch

Guest
Yes, freeloader does work. I only have 3 NTSC games though and around 15 PAL. It really shouldnt look this bad though should it, even on the PAL versions?
 

steggy

Active Member
Are you running the PAL games in 60Hz? Try them in the usual 50Hz and see if they look any better.

PAL GC Games via component should look as good as they did via RGB on your cube. But I suppose they could look different depending how your TV handle's interlaced pictures via component.

I'm no expert however, so someone else might be able to offer a better idea.
 

Kirby

Active Member
GC games do/did support component output the Pal versions just don't have a progressive scan option (we got a 50/60hz switch instead). The thing is you can't really compare an interlaced image on a crt tube tv to the same input through an LCD screen and if the crt was smaller it would have made it look even better.
I just finished play FFXII a couple of weeks ago and I was shocked by how ugly it was on my LCD, but if games were built around older low res displays I guess our new HD tvs are going to show us the imperfections an old crt blurs out :(.
 

timus

Well-known Member
Just got myself a new LCD TV and i hooked up the Wii via component for the first time today, and i gave Rouge Squadron a whilrl and the PQ is amazing, it looks a lot better than some of my Wii games.
 
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liambirch

Guest
Are you running the PAL games in 60Hz? Try them in the usual 50Hz and see if they look any better.

PAL GC Games via component should look as good as they did via RGB on your cube. But I suppose they could look different depending how your TV handle's interlaced pictures via component.

I'm no expert however, so someone else might be able to offer a better idea.

I do run them in 60Hz yes because i find the gameplay is nowhere near as smooth running at 50Hz. Fifa 07 for example is almost unplayable at 50Hz because of the 'jerkiness'. I guess i will just have to persevere!
 

mgirg

Active Member
Just got myself a new LCD TV and i hooked up the Wii via component for the first time today, and i gave Rouge Squadron a whilrl and the PQ is amazing, it looks a lot better than some of my Wii games.

i did the same with my sammy lcd and was shocked by how bad rogue squadron looked. what settings do you have on your wii (widescreen/normal and 480p/50h/60hz) and did you use the 60hz option in the game?
 
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MarioKart DD (played on Wii) on my LCD looks stunning, really sharp and the colours are really vivid.
 

timus

Well-known Member
I am running mine on 60hz i think the option comes up, automatically, and at 480p from the Wii menu. The only thing i have noticed is that blue skies look a bit strange hadn't noticed it last night, as i was destroying the Death Star. I am using the Samsung LE26R74BDX.
 

nicklone86

Active Member
All my pal GC games look good via componant except the Wind Waker which looks awful. Horrible vertical lines run up the screen. I have a NTSC metroid prime and thet looks STUNNING in 480p.
 

mgirg

Active Member
I am running mine on 60hz i think the option comes up, automatically, and at 480p from the Wii menu. The only thing i have noticed is that blue skies look a bit strange hadn't noticed it last night, as i was destroying the Death Star. I am using the Samsung LE26R74BDX.


thanks, my settings are the same so i am at a loss as to why my picture looks so bad. oh well, gues i will just haev to put up with it.
 

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