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1. Posted: Tue 8th Oct 2013 01:52 BST
I was just starting up Donkey Kong Country in wii mode and maybe my memory is hazy but noticed that its in the 4:1 format i could of sworn it filled almost the whole screen with the exceotion of mini black bars on the left and right.
might the update with the gamepad function have anything to do with that? and if so could it be changed?
2. Posted: Tue 8th Oct 2013 05:46 BST
It's now in its original 4:3 aspect ratio like it should be. Previous to the most recent update, Wii mode was indiscriminately stretched to 16:9 during the upscaling process. But that should only happen for the 16:9 anamorphic widescreen content so this patch rectifies the situation with 4:3 material now being presented in 4:3.
If you want it incorrectly stretched and distorted to fill your screen, switch your console to 480p. Then you can have your HDTV stretch it to fill your screen. There doesn't seem to be a way to force stretching in Wii mode when the console is set to output in a HD resolution.
Edited on Tue 8th October, 2013 @ 05:48 by Atariboy
3. Posted: Tue 8th Oct 2013 05:49 BST
Ya, there were complaints going both ways. I think it's better that it's how it's supposed to be now. There were a TON of complaints on the Wii when people figured out all their VC games were stretched on their 16:9 screens.
Like @atariboy said, if you want the stretched out "not how it's supposed to be", you'll have to tell your HDTV that it's SD.
4. Posted: Tue 8th Oct 2013 22:09 BST
Right, thanks for the answer and solution guys i just wanted to make sure my memory wasnt false lol
5. Posted: Sat 26th Oct 2013 15:36 BST
I rather like 16:9 even though I know it's "not how it's supposed to be". The black bars are too distracting to me. Besides if we are going to be pure with the games then playing them on a Wii U on a wide screen tv with HDMI is "not how it's supposed to be". We should have the option.
6. Posted: Sat 26th Oct 2013 16:03 BST
I suppose everyone's different, but most that hate on letterboxing or pillarboxing never have spent any amount of time under such conditions. If that's applicable to you, give it another try sometime. I suspect within a few minutes of time you'd quickly forget it if you gave it a fair shake. And if you dim your lights and the casing of your HDTV is black as is typical for most tv's, you won't even be able to tell.
That said, I agree that it should be an option although I think this situation is a heck of a lot better than it was before since it's correct this way. But technically, you do have a choice here if you want that. Revert to 480p and turn on stretch mode on your HDTV. I realize that's likely about as useful for you as it was for me when I was told that reverting to 480p was my solution to play 4:3 Wii games in their proper aspect ratio on the Wii U prior to this update, but it is a choice.
And if your HDTV handles 480p well (Which mine didn't which is why the Wii U's ability to nicely upscale Wii mode is so great for me), perhaps it's viable for you albeit a bit inconvenient to switch video settings back and forth.
Edited on Sat 26th October, 2013 @ 16:04 by Atariboy
7. Posted: Sat 26th Oct 2013 16:35 BST
Too be truthful my tv is a bit bright and the Wii U limitations as of now (something about full range - RGB) makes blacks very bright. Not sure how to explain it but the Wii doesn't do this. So the black bars are very bothersome. The Wi VC games looked very sharp even though it was streched. Nintendo should give us the option iff they can. Maybe we want to play some games in 16:9 and others in 4:3