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post #61 of 90
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Nintendo was my source:
http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gam...e-c31a8d1d0949
post #62 of 90
Thanks.

Edit: I bought and tried Prisoner of Azkaban for the GC. Despite what the Nintendo magazine says, it's not 480p. Not widescreen, either.
post #63 of 90
Are you planning to create and maintain a similar list for the Wii? It might not be necessary since most games will be 480p widescreen. But it would be handy to some I think.
post #64 of 90
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Originally Posted by ksiddique View Post

Are you planning to create and maintain a similar list for the Wii? It might not be necessary since most games will be 480p widescreen. But it would be handy to some I think.

Might actually be easier to track which games AREN'T 16:9/480p for the Wii. All first party titles will be. Of third party titles, I know Trauma Center: Second Opinion is 480p but not widescreen.
post #65 of 90
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

Also, to use the component cable you need an old Gamecube with a "Digital AV Out" port. Nintendo stopped making GCs with that port in 2004.

so for those of us who have a newer GC (got mine in Nov. '05), we're pretty much out of luck and are stuck w/composite, right? i just got a 46" LCD TV and tried Metroid Prime on it and it looked horrible!

they do have S-video cables available, will that help the situation any?
post #66 of 90
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Originally Posted by iGrooveLA View Post

so for those of us who have a newer GC (got mine in Nov. '05), we're pretty much out of luck and are stuck w/composite, right? i just got a 46" LCD TV and tried Metroid Prime on it and it looked horrible!

they do have S-video cables available, will that help the situation any?

Yes, you're pretty much out of luck. Nintendo once offered to replace GCs with older refurbished ones with the digital port, but even if that offer is still good, it still leaves you with the problem of getting a component cable.

I have compared component output to S-video, and component is lots better for games with 480p output. I didn't think S-video looked very good. I haven't compared composite with S-video, but I've seen several others comment that S-video is considerably better.
post #67 of 90
i guess the work around would be to play GC games on the Wii w/component cables, right? that should improve how GC games look on my tv, right?
post #68 of 90
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Originally Posted by iGrooveLA View Post

i guess the work around would be to play GC games on the Wii w/component cables, right? that should improve how GC games look on my tv, right?

Definitely. You'll get 480p and 16:9.
post #69 of 90
You know, not that it matters too much anymore, but I remember Metroid Prime 2 (I had the original Prime before my HD monitor so I'm not sure about that one) had an option to horizontally stretch and compress the screen. The default setting was 50, so if I set that down to 0, and then used the Fill mode on my TV to stretch the image to fill the screen, I think it was in the correct proportions.
post #70 of 90
I registered just to say thank you for this thread.
May be a little note would help that points oout that you need to hold the "B" button to bring up the mode change question...
Otherwise I hope a Wii list gets made. Here's the first entry:
CoD3 does not support 480p
post #71 of 90
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Originally Posted by BoxInTheJack View Post

Otherwise I hope a Wii list gets made. Here's the first entry:
CoD3 does not support 480p

Hi BoxInTheJack. Here's the Wii list.
post #72 of 90
Another note. I have PAL versions and Metroid Prime only supports 480i(60Hz) and not 480p, neither does number 2
post #73 of 90
I just got a component cable off eBay and 480p looks awesome.

One problem though, I have been in the game menu/ options area and changed the settings to 16x9 or widescreen but the ratio is still 4x3 on my TV uless I switch it to full screen vs normal. I have a Sony GWIII 60' LCD.

Any suggestions on what to do to get the games to fill the screen? I tried FZero and Soul Caliber II.

Thanks!
post #74 of 90
Thread Starter 
You have to change the tv to Full mode. None of the video games systems seem to flag the 480p 16x9 output as widescreen, so you have to do it manually.
post #75 of 90
Thanks, that's what it was.
post #76 of 90
I have a Gamecube w/component cables on the way from an Ebay purchase that will be hooked up to a 4:3 1080i set. Do I need to do something (hold B button) each time I power on the GC to enable 480P or is this a one time requirement? I would appreciate any advice on this subject. I will continue to do some searching in old threads in the meantime. Thanks.
post #77 of 90
Thread Starter 
I believe it's the first time you play a game, and then it remembers it for that game.
post #78 of 90
I was going through the list and noticed you have Double Dash as being 480p but not 16 x 9. I've been playing it quite a bit lately and I'm pretty sure it is widescreen, although it does have slight underscan.
post #79 of 90
I don't see any options for widescreen in Double Dash and it's clearly stretched on my TV.
post #80 of 90
Don't some games automatically switch to widescreen if you're playing them on progressive scan? I know I had Madden 04 on 4:3 and once I got a hold of component cables and played it in progressive it switched. I thought the same thing happened with Double Dash. All my icons are perfectly proportioned and I've played the game "stretched" before and it seriously affected my gameplay (and my gf's too, and she's better at it than me), particularly when drifting. That doesn't happen anymore. My apologies if I'm mistaken.


Update: Hit info on my tv while running Double Dash and displayed source as 720 x 480p @ 60 mghz.
post #81 of 90
I have my gamecube set up with s-video, so I understand I can't get 480p out of it. Can I still switch it to 16:9?

Thanks!
post #82 of 90
Thanks for assembling all this info Naylia. I'm new to the Cube (another Wii owner) and am anxious to catch up on some of the titles I missed. Before I found your thread, I had ripped the rankings/review links from IGN and Gamespot to get a better idea of what was worth owning or not. I decided to combine your spreadsheet with mine so people can get an idea of how well reviewed a game is, not just whether it is wide/480p or not. I hope you don't mind... And please feel free to link to this spreadsheet in your original post to build off. I didn't get rid of any information you had, I only added. Thanks again.

For those using this, the first sheet is the stats while the second sheet is the actual list. And just click on the IGN/GameSpot score to be taken to their review. Enjoy.
-Matt

The fields are as follows:
1. Title
2. Genre
3. 480p
4. 16:9
5. Both 480p & 16:9
6. DPL/II
7. THX
8. Players
9. IGN Score (w/link to review)
10. IGN Ranking
11. GameSpot Score (w/link to review)
12. GameSpot Ranking
13. Release Date
14. IGN & GameSpot ave. Score
15. IGN & GameSpot ave. Ranking

Here are the stats I came up with...

Description_______________Score____Percent
Total Games Nintendo.com__539______N/A
Total Games in List_______427______79%

Characteristics\t\t

Total 480p________________176______33%
Total 16:9________________66_______12%
Total Both 480p & 16:9____48_______9%
Total Dolby_______________134______25%
Total THX_________________5________1%

IGN Scores\t
\t
>= 9.0____________________19_______4%
>= 8.0____________________136______25%
>= 7.0____________________240______45%

GameSpot Scores\t\t
>= 9.0____________________19_______4%
>= 8.0____________________130______24%
>= 7.0____________________255______47%

IGN & GS ave. Scores\t\t
>= 9.0____________________13_______2%
>= 8.0____________________106______20%
>= 7.0____________________174______32%

 

GamecubeMasterList.zip 65.5068359375k . file
post #83 of 90
I just wanted to remind people that Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Stirke actually has Dobly Pro Logic IIx. 7.1 surround. Not sure if this matters, just thought it might be important to note.
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

I bought and tried Prisoner of Azkaban for the GC. Despite what the Nintendo magazine says, it's not 480p. Not widescreen, either.

I see in the database that Prisoner of Azkaban is still listed as 480p and 16:9.
post #85 of 90
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Originally Posted by mpjohnst View Post

I decided to combine your spreadsheet with mine so people can get an idea of how well reviewed a game is, not just whether it is wide/480p or not.

This is neat. Thanks. By the way, for those without MS Excel, like me, MS has a free viewer for Excel spreadsheets for XP.
post #86 of 90
Happy to help.
post #87 of 90
Awesome List. Seriously

I've got 5 corrections to the master list:
The following five games support progressive scan:
Fight Night Round 2
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Naruto: Clash of Ninja
Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2
Spartan: Total Warrior

I have these games and have played them in pro-scan regularly.
Thanks again!
post #88 of 90
the download link is broken. could you post another one please?
post #89 of 90
Thread Starter 
Download link has been repaired, sorry about that guys. Tomorrow I'll go through and make sure it's up to date with the last dozen or so posts of info.
post #90 of 90
I was wondering if we could add a FPS (frames per second) column to the list as the difference between 15, 30, and 60 fps is very important to me.
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