NES, SNES and Mega Drive games that "support Wii Component AV cable Interlace Mode" will work perfectly with all TVs using component.
However, old VC games don't support it and won't display on some HDTVs (including mine ).
I was just wondering how many people have this problem. Wii has been out for nine months now and Nintendo still havn't updated these old VC games. Does it annoy anyone? Do you think Nintnedo is ever going to fix it?
I can't play Donkey Kong, Super Mario World, Comix Zone, etc. without switching cables .
Email from Nintendo to me (29th June) wrote:There can be an issue in rare instances of Virtual Console games not displaying picture on certain HDTV’s. This is due to the fact the Sega titles, NES titles and SNES titles output a non-interlaced video signal, just like the original hardware. N64 and Hudson titles use interlaced output. It seems likely that the cause of this problem is the fact that newer HDTV’s or projectors do not support non-interlaced signals when using a component cable.
To resolve this problem, Nintendo offer the following solution on VC games which are affected:
- Go to Wii system settings > Screen > TV Type > 60 Hz (480i) on a European Wii with language settings.
- Start the Virtual Console title. Due to the game specification, you need to plug-in the classic controller in the player 1’s Wii Remote in order to access to the game. The screen should be black. Press the Home button on the Wii Remote and access to the manual page.
- Unplug the classic controller and connect the Nunchuk to the Player 1’s Wii Remote. Now it’s ready to switch between non-interlaced mode (double strike) and interlaced mode.
- Disable non-interlaced mode (double strike) by pressing the “A” and “2” button on the player 1’s Wii remote and “Z” button on the Nunchuk at the same time. You can now see the game normally.
- To switch back the game to its original settings: Enable non-interlaced mode (double strike) by pressing A and 1 buttons on the player 1’s Wii remote and Z button on the Nunchuk at the same time.[/list]
This solution need only be done once, and will affect every game with the latest update offered ny Nintendo. Some games do not currently have this functionality but Nintendo are implementing the changes in all forthcoming titles and earlier titles first.
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