Blurry NTSC Gamecube games on my PAL Wii
One of the main reason I wanted to use the softmod is to play NTSC Gamecube games on my PAL Wii. I'm pretty sure that usually the only difference between PAL and NTSC Gamecubes is regional lockout and that if this is disabled, then I would have thought that an NTSC GC game would run just as well on my wii as a PAL one, especially as I am using component with the Wii set at 480p output.
The problem is this: My NTSC burned version of Wave race blue storm (one of my favourite ever games) looks blurrier than my retail PAL version.
Also, the ratio displays differently on the NTSC version. The Pal version will display full screen (stretched, I know but I perfer it to bordered) but the NTSC burned version has borders (albeit small ones)
The game looks just as blurry in progressive scan mode as in 480i mode.
I would much rather play the NTSC version as it displays at 60hz.
Thanks for your time,
Stopping PAL Wii from forcing NTSC GameCube games into 50hz mode.
I softmodded my Wii primarily to enable myself to run import GameCube and Wii titles. I followed mauifrog's 4.3 guide, and was up and running in no time. Today I noticed that whenever I boot a GC disc, Wiigator Backup Launcher pops up with a "DVD error". The game will boot after the sequence. I am fully aware that Wii's with a D3-2 DVD drive cannot play GC backups. I have no intention of playing backups anyway - just original retail discs.
There are a few things since softmodding I wish I hadn't unwittingly installed, and I've spent the best part of an evening trying to work out how to uninstall them (and am still quite clueless). As I said, I only want to play NTSC retail discs on my PAL Wii (and maybe run a few old school games through homebrew emulators). I managed to get rid of the GC Backup Launcher by installing a fresh official MIOS over the top of the custom one (using NUS Downloader). Now I have no nag/error screen, and my GC imports boot fine using the "All Region" hack enabled through Priiloader.
All fine, except for a problem which I thought was being caused by the Backup Launcher. My NTSC games are booting into 50hz mode! As 50hz NTSC doesn't exist, I can only assume my Wii is forcing the games into this as there is no option to switch to 60hz like there are in PAL GC games.
How do I overcome this problem? My main reason for purchasing NTSC titles of my favourite games was to be able to run them in their 480p, 60hz glory! And have better copies of games like Harvest Moon (which were butchered when ported into PAL).
Is there any software that I can run to force NTSC? Is this the fault of the hack in Priiloader? Or am I doing something wrong?
Sorry this post is a bit of a read - and if you've got this far and can help, seriously, you have my most sincerest gratitude.