Emulator Issues #13309open
HW_VISOLID not supported
HW_VISOLID is unimplemented and stubbed out in Dolphin, currently. Thus, any software that uses this register behaves differently in Dolphin compared to on a real console (specifically, the screen does not get set to a solid colour, like it does on real hardware).
To my knowledge this probably doesn't affect any retail games, but it is particularly helpful to modders that need to display an error screen of some kind without knowing the location of routines like OSFatal (in situations such as being unable to determine the game revision).
- Status changed from New to Accepted
- Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request
I think HW_VISOLID is also used by the system menu at some point (though probably not in a super useful way). At least I remember seeing it written in the logs occasionally.
I don't think that's related. http://uk.codejunkies.com/support/article.aspx?article_id=389 says that it was updated to give a clearer indication compared to the colored bars (but the instruction card wasn't updated?), and http://uk.codejunkies.com/support/article.aspx?article_id=394 clarifies that you either get colored bars or the more clear icon (3rd paragraph of section 3). I installed System Menu 3.1 from Wario Land: Shake It!, and with the copy of freeloader I have, I do see the screen flash with that image briefly (along with a buzz from audio not being muted), although freeloader itself doesn't seem to work.
Based on my understanding of what
HW_VISOLID does, it wouldn't be capable of producing colored bars, but only a single solid color. So they probably didn't use
HW_VISOLID in the original version either, but I only happen two own two otherwise-useless Wii Freeloader discs (one US, one EU), and probably don't need to hunt down a rarer third one :P