Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wii Bit of GoldenEye Testing...

Though I don't recommend modifying your Nintendo Wii software, the system can be used to play SNES and N64 ROMS...

After loading up a modded GoldenEye 007 on the big screen, I got to see my favorite N64 game, fully customized, played using a GameCube controller on the Nintendo Wii. It's like evolution had gone full circle.

Completely customized missions/multiplayer maps, even the ones that other people have made... Including Goldeneye X, shown here.

It's not difficult, just involves multiple of steps. GoldenEye ROMS can be edited using the GoldenEye/Perfect Dark Setup Editor from After new levels are added, the ROM file is saved to an SD card. The game is accessed via the Homebrew Channel, and played on an N64 emulator like Wii64.

Of course, my excitement dwindled as I approached a guard... The framerate starts to lag bigtime, followed by loud, metallic "vinyl tunnel" grinding sound effects that make me want to keep the game on mute. But hell, I didn't even expect it to load. At least I can walk around and explore levels I've modified, or new ones that I've downloaded. So close, yet so far!

There could be some potential... I'd like to play fully customized Multiplayer GoldenEye on the couch, just like the good old days... I gotta wonder if anyone's actually gotten it to work without the horrible lag or grinding sound effects...

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