Photo Channel

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Photo Channel
Photo Channel.png
Type Pre-installed
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) JP December 2, 2006
NA November 19, 2006
EU/AUS December 8, 2007
KO  
Genre(s) Utility
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Photo Channel
Playable
GameIDs HAYA01, HAAA01, HCBJ01, HAYK01
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If a user inserts an SD card into the console, or receives photos or videos via email, they can be viewed using the Photo Channel. The user can create a slideshow simply by inserting an SD card with photos and, optionally, MP3 or AAC files. The Wii will automatically add between the photos and play either the music on the SD card or built-in music in the background.

A built-in editor allows users to add markings and effects to their photos. Mosaics and puzzles can also be created with this feature. Edited photos can be saved to the Wii (the Wii will not overwrite data on the SD card) and sent to other Wiis via the message board.

An update to the Photo Channel, named the Photo Channel 1.1, became available on December 10, 2007. It allows customization of the Wii Menu by letting users replace the Photo Channel icon with a picture taken from an SD card or a picture from the Wii Message Board. It also allows playback of songs in random order.

Emulation Information

Pre-existing Photos

A common Wii Menu download has some user photos left in. These photos can be removed by deleting the Wii Menu data folder (Dolphin Emulator\Wii\title\00000001\00000002\data) WARNING: This will erase all of the messages on Wii message board.

Problems

Doodle Drawing Tool Bug

When you draw a line sometimes it will appear and sometimes it wont, this can be fixed by setting Texture Cache Accuracy from fast to safe (position 1).

Doodle Scissor Tool Bug

Disabled EFB Copies to Texture Only to fix this problem.

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes

Store EFB Copies to Texture Only

Off Fix Scissor Tool Bug

Texture Cache Accuracy

Safe (Position 1) Fix Drawing Bug

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Photo Channel since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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5.0-6033 (current)
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2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0.2 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.6GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Runs great, BUT WHO THE HELL IS THAT KID? Edit- I found his posts on the Message Board, he is German(?), you can find them from late 2007 to late 2009-2010, if you got the Wii Menu same way I did, which was not the way Dolphin has it. Anyone who knows how to reset the icon, tell me. Tom Nook

Gameplay Videos