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    Dolphin Emulator? Money Saver?!

    Hi,

    I was just lurking through the internet lane and I found many sites that Dolphin Emulator is better than the original Wii itself. they say you just need a wii remote and you dont need to purchase the whole console and it pretty much gives the same experience.

    What is your say on it?

    PS : these kinds of posts are kinda depressing cause its just been 2 days I got my wii lol




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    Emulation is a great thing. It has been ported to many different devices and tweaked for all it's worth, to accomplish really good results. Of coarse I am talking about emulation from much older consoles, and the wii console itself hasn't really been around for the kind of time it takes to make it actually better to emulate than the real thing. These things also depend on the amount of memory, cpu, and freed up resources the thing that's gonna do the emulating has.

    I couldn't go alot into the specifics on the particular emulator and it's potential you mention are. The scenario that a common wii owner is: A group of family members sitting in front of a big-screen television, spending more time jumping around physically involved in the gaming aspect of things. As opposed to a hacker mentallity individual sitting all alone, doing his online gaming that consists of very high resolution graphics and the best online interactive experience.

    Fact is most ppl that come here just want a simple guide, so they can backup those disk based games to storeable format and protect them from less financially involved family members, that are likely to break them, but enjoy the experience as a family more.

    My advice is to try emulation out, it is really awesome to tinker with, and for the wii console will no doubt evolve into something that will be ported to alot of other cool devices. But for most ppl, it can't replace the original wii experience.

    Just my 2.5 cents anyway based on what little I know about the actual software in question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin
    Emulation is a great thing. It has been ported to many different devices and tweaked for all it's worth, to accomplish really good results. Of coarse I am talking about emulation from much older consoles, and the wii console itself hasn't really been around for the kind of time it takes to make it actually better to emulate than the real thing. These things also depend on the amount of memory, cpu, and freed up resources the thing that's gonna do the emulating has.

    I couldn't go alot into the specifics on the particular emulator and it's potential you mention are. The scenario that a common wii owner is: A group of family members sitting in front of a big-screen television, spending more time jumping around physically involved in the gaming aspect of things. As opposed to a hacker mentallity individual sitting all alone, doing his online gaming that consists of very high resolution graphics and the best online interactive experience.

    Fact is most ppl that come here just want a simple guide, so they can backup those disk based games to storeable format and protect them from less financially involved family members, that are likely to break them, but enjoy the experience as a family more.

    My advice is to try emulation out, it is really awesome to tinker with, and for the wii console will no doubt evolve into something that will be ported to alot of other cool devices. But for most ppl, it can't replace the original wii experience.

    Just my 2.5 cents anyway based on what little I know about the actual software in question.
    The emulator claims that it can be used with wii remote via bluetooth, that's what makes me wonder about my shiny black console lol

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    Yes my android can use my wiimote's bluetooth to play nes and snes games on it. Would I invite the whole family over to have a party and play the android with me? probably not, but it's cool when I am out and want to show someone something cool. As far as your question being the same experience, I think not. But you might have a really nice pc connected to a big screen tv and it could work really well, just be careful if you 5 year old or your wife go tinkering to load up the games like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin
    Yes my android can use my wiimote's bluetooth to play nes and snes games on it. Would I invite the whole family over to have a party and play the android with me? probably not, but it's cool when I am out and want to show someone something cool. As far as your question being the same experience, I think not. But you might have a really nice pc connected to a big screen tv and it could work really well, just be careful if you 5 year old or your wife go tinkering to load up the games like that.
    I'm liking your replies mate
    That's cool....

    My android just won't find the wiiremote ... bad Luck...

    I'm still single though Lol...

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    I would give it a shot and try it for all it's worth. I love messing with stuff like that, and if I was single and the technology was working right, I might think as you do about it.

    I have a computer illiterate wife, an autistic 10 year old, a 3 year old, and family members that are older and like to drink and not think too much when they play video games here. I am one of the few ppl I know in my circle of friends that is successful in hacking things ( I know for a fact when I am talking to ppl about it, ther brain is saying "blah blah blah"). So I can't think in terms of replacing the wii console, but you probably could lol.

    You can always sell your console, here or elsewhere, for not very much loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin
    I would give it a shot and try it for all it's worth. I love messing with stuff like that, and if I was single and the technology was working right, I might think as you do about it.

    I have a computer illiterate wife, an autistic 10 year old, a 3 year old, and family members that are older and like to drink and not think too much when they play video games here. I am one of the few ppl I know in my circle of friends that is successful in hacking things ( I know for a fact when I am talking to ppl about it, ther brain is saying "blah blah blah"). So I can't think in terms of replacing the wii console, but you probably could lol.

    You can always sell your console, here or elsewhere, for not very much loss.
    Lol.. I tried the emulator and it works really well however I'm not selling my wii. I've a feeling of "proud wii owner" and that feeling is great which can't be felt with an emulator :-)

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    I read this emu can play games at 1080p, I doubt it tho. The bluetooth connection is a very nice feature. Btw, I've played gbc, nes games on my ipod with the Wiimote and it's very cool lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    Yes my android can use my wiimote's bluetooth to play nes and snes games on it. Would I invite the whole family over to have a party and play the android with me? probably not, but it's cool when I am out and want to show someone something cool. As far as your question being the same experience, I think not. But you might have a really nice pc connected to a big screen tv and it could work really well, just be careful if you 5 year old or your wife go tinkering to load up the games like that.
    You carry a wiimote with you when your out??? lol.. thats dedication! I use an old wii remote on my computer.. its kind of glitchy at time though..

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