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Emulator Issues #9243

[Request] Allow 4:3 Virtual Console games to remain in 4:3 when in Wii 16:9 mode

Added by fla56 over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Fixed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
N/A
Issue type:
Feature request
Milestone:
Current
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
Yes
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

Game Name?

-(any N64 VC game)

Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab)

-e.g. NABE01 (MarioKart64)

MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, properties, info tab, MD5 Hash: Compute)

-747a6401defa4875781c7967773f173e

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

-game

What steps will reproduce the problem?

-Wii ratio set to 16:9 in Dolphin
-start any VC game

Which versions of Dolphin did you test on? Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which versions of Dolphin used to work?

4.0-8660

What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

i7 980x, GTX970, Win10

Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files)

-if ratio is set to 4:3 in Dolphin Wii options then ratio is ok BUT then native Wii games are stuck in 4:3

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History

#1 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

'What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.' -games all show wrong aspect ratio

#2 Updated by MayImilae over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Invalid

This is how it is on console; 4:3 VC games run are stretched when the wii is in 16:9 mode. No one really likes it, but, Dolphin is emulating it correctly.

As a workaround, you can turn on force 4:3 for these titles in each game's gameini. https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-unofficial-howto-using-gameini-settings-per-game?highlight=aspect

#3 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Invalid to New
  • Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request

I'm changing this to a feature request. It would be possible to detect VC titles based on the game ID and force 4:3, like vWii on Wii U does.

#4 Updated by MayImilae over 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from aspect ratios still broken on Virtual Console (16:9 when should be 4:3) to [Request] Allow 4:3 Virtual Console games to remain in 4:3 when in Wii 16:9 mode

Then it needs a title change too...

#5 Updated by JMC4789 over 4 years ago

Actually I've changed my mind. If we set it via INIs then you'd have to manually go through the INIs to disable it to get proper emulation of the Wii.

I'm against forcing it unless we come up with a way to easily enable/disable it for all VC games.

#6 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

JMC4789 wrote:

Actually I've changed my mind. If we set it via INIs then you'd have to manually go through the INIs to disable it to get proper emulation of the Wii.

I'm against forcing it unless we come up with a way to easily enable/disable it for all VC games.

I've just tried setting it in MarioKart64 in the ini via AspectRatio = 2, this doesn't work...

#7 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

looked closer, ini setting is not being saved...

#8 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

fla56 wrote:

looked closer, ini setting is not being saved...

even more interesting...i see no settings in the .cfg via Dolphin but in Windows Explorer i can see all the settings

#9 Updated by JMC4789 over 4 years ago

You can set it in the UI really easily, I know that much. But, I'd want to be able to enable/disable for all VC games easily. I guarantee you some guy will make an issue "black bars on VC games" if we just outright force them as 4:3.

I think 4:3 is way better for games designed for that aspect ratio, but, more and more I feel like I fall into the minority.

#10 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

JMC4789 wrote:

You can set it in the UI really easily, I know that much. But, I'd want to be able to enable/disable for all VC games easily. I guarantee you some guy will make an issue "black bars on VC games" if we just outright force them as 4:3.

I think 4:3 is way better for games designed for that aspect ratio, but, more and more I feel like I fall into the minority.

then make that issue invalid lol

JMC4789 no one is going to complain about black bars because the aspect ratio is completely screwed!

but there also seems to be a separate issue here that the VC .cfg files cannot be edited...

#11 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

are they even being read? i set 4:3 manually in Windows Explorer...nothing happens...

#12 Updated by JMC4789 over 4 years ago

You really don't understand how most users think. Trust me, there will be reports/complaints. Also, no issue here forcing the INIs; dunno what you're running into there.

#13 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

What do you mean by .cfg files? Dolphin doesn't use any files with the cfg file name extension as far as I know.

#14 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

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apologies, i should have been more precise...

by .cfg i meant .ini

take a look at the screenshots:
-GABE01.ini in Windows (settings visible)
-GABE01.ini via Dolphin (blank, doesn't save settings)

and despite setting the aspect ratio via Windows Explorer, it stays 16:9...something is broken

#15 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

Where is the file you are editing via Windows Explorer? What button are you pressing in Dolphin to open the INI?

#16 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

where? good point but i think i'm editing the correct file (in fact i did both copies to be sure):

-active .ini file is in my GameConfig directory in my Documents folder: C:\Users...

-to be doubly sure i also edited the .ini in the Dolphin .exe directory (but i don't use the local directory settings option)

-re: button: i'm clicking the 'Edit Config' button on the game properties

#17 Updated by MayImilae over 4 years ago

Um, everyone, please remember that this is not a support forum. This should be happening in #dolphin-emu or the forums.

#18 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

MaJoRoesch wrote:

Um, everyone, please remember that this is not a support forum. This should be happening in #dolphin-emu or the forums.

sorry but this isn't support! there's a bug here... .ini settings that are there in Windows are not appearing when opening via the .exe

#19 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

Then make a new bug report for that. This report is for something else.

#20 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

JosJuice wrote:

Then make a new bug report for that. This report is for something else.

fair enough, but they're related and we've only just figured out it's separate!

#21 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

I thought it was pretty clear all along that INIs not loading/saving doesn't have anything to do with Dolphin detecting the wrong aspect ratio... That both of these problems are preventing you from running VC games in 4:3 doesn't mean that the problems themselves are related.

#22 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

JosJuice wrote:

I thought it was pretty clear all along that INIs not loading/saving doesn't have anything to do with Dolphin detecting the wrong aspect ratio... That both of these problems are preventing you from running VC games in 4:3 doesn't mean that the problems themselves are related.

well, guess i'm just not as quick as you :-| will do some more testing and file an added issue if it still looks real

please bear in mind i/we only noticed the .ini loading issue whilst trying to get VC gmes running in 4:3 without switching settings in the GUI every time

#23 Updated by fla56 over 4 years ago

New issue filed -something odd Win10/OneDrive related looks to be happening, files not being created or saved properly

#24 Updated by kostamarino over 4 years ago

Seeing your ini file you have the setting under wrong category. It should be under
[Video_Settings]
AspectRatio = 2
See here:
https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-unofficial-howto-using-gameini-settings-per-game

This also will affect the dolphin graphic configuration setting and not the wii setting.

#25 Updated by phire over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fix pending
  • Milestone set to Current
  • Relates to usability changed from No to Yes

Fixed by PR 3591.

[Wii]
Widescreen = False

is actually the more correct way to fix things, rather than forcing the aspect ratio to 4:3

#26 Updated by phire over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Fix pending to Fixed

Fixed in 4.0-8945

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