Emulator Issues #9309

Aspect Ratio for Wii games via gameini/properties doesn't work

Added by ddnava96 about 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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Game Name?

Any Wii game

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Going into properties of any Wii game it shows me an option to enable-disable-default Widescreen on the game. I'm trying to disable Widescreen for Mario Party 8 (as I don't like the decorated side bars; I'd rather have black bars), but it happens on any Wii game
I tried disabling Widescreen and it added this to the gameini:

WideScreen = False

Enabling it will set it to true, and it can also be set to default (meaning it would use Dolphin settings) which deletes it from the gameini.
Enabling or disabling Widescreen on properties or gameini doesn't work; it will always use default aspect ratio. I also noticed that this ini isn't even mentioned in the [Unofficial] gameini guide

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Set Wii to 4:3 or 16:9 on Dolphin's Config and manually set a specific game to the other aspect ratio. It will use the default aspect ratio instead of the one specified at the ini.

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?

4.0-2148, 4.0-5805, 4.0-8721
I haven't tried anything below 4.0

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

CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 2.50GHz
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Windows 7

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



#1 Updated by kostamarino about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Invalid

There are 2 aspect ratio settings in dolphin, the one given by the console settings (wii) and the one in the graphic settings of the emulator that overrides everything else. As long as you have set aspect ratio to auto in the graphic settings changing the system (wii) option works fine here. What you set in the game properties is basically the aspect ratio at the wii tab of the general settings.

#2 Updated by ddnava96 about 5 years ago

I know the difference between the two aspect ratios, but when I start the emulation Dolphin always uses the one set in the Wii tab, instead of the one in the ini. I like widescreen games to show widescreen, and I don't mind about black bars when playing 4:3 games, but Mario Party 8 only supports widescreen for the main menu, but while playing it adds black or blue-decorated-ugly bars.
My version has those ugly blue bars (I know other releases have black bars) and I'd like to set the Wii to 4:3 only for that game

My global config sets Wii to 16:9 and the Graphics aspect ratio to 16:9 (I use widescreen AR codes for most GameCube games), and I'm trying to set both Wii and Graphics aspect ratio to 4:3 within the game ini by adding this:

Widescreen = False
AspectRatio = 2

The first setting is automatically added when I uncheck Widescreen in the Properties window. The second works great, as it sets the graphics aspect ratio to 4:3. But instead I got a 16:9 game aspect ratio stretched to 4:3. Setting it manually to 4:3 in the Wii tab works okay

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#3 Updated by ddnava96 about 5 years ago

Here are some screens of the correct 4:3 aspect ratio (Setting Wii aspect ratio manually each time I'd want to switch between Mario Party 8 and any other Wii game I own, instead of just a working ini config to set Wii aspect ratio to 4:3 only for that game)

#4 Updated by JMC4789 about 5 years ago

Right click the game, uncheck Wii Console "Enable Widescreen"

Works like a charm.

#5 Updated by JosJuice about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Invalid to New

I can't get it to work. Changing the setting in the Wii tab to 4:3 works as intended, but setting the per-game setting to False seems to only affect the output aspect ratio, not the game's rendering. Tested in SSBB in 5.0-2188. My graphics settings aspect ratio is set to Auto.

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