Wii Party

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Wii Party
WiiParty.jpg
Developer(s) Nd Cube, Nintendo SPD Group No.4
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Wii Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP July 8, 2010
NA October 3, 2010
AUS October 7, 2010
EU October 8, 2010
KO July 14, 2011
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Wii Party
Playable
GameIDs SUPP01, SUPJ01, SUPE01, SUPK01
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Wii Party (Wiiパーティ) is a party game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. The game heavily borrows game play elements from the Mario Party series, another Nintendo franchise. It is also the first game in the Wii series that Shigeru Miyamoto did not produce. Wii Party features 13 different game modes divided amongst three categories: Party Games, House Party Games, and Pair Games. Most of the game modes integrate use of Wii Party's 80 mini-games. The game also offers additional modes that make exclusive use of the mini-games.

Emulation Information

Language Region Mismatch

Wii Party might not start unless the Wii language setting is set to a value matching the region of the game. With Dolphin 5.0-10866 or newer, the language setting will automatically match the region of the game, and there is a new setting (Options > Configuration > General > Allow Mismatched Region Settings) used for optionally disabling this behavior. On older version of Dolphins (or if Mismatched Region Settings is turned on), you may need to change the Wii language setting manually (Options > Configuration > Wii > System Language) and choose a compatible language by region:

  • Japanese for NTSC-J (SUPJ01)
  • English, Spanish, or French for NTSC-U (SUPE01)
  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Dutch for PAL (SUPP01)
  • Korean for NTSC-K (SUPK01)

Animal Tracker

Animal Tracker uses multiple Wii Remotes all making different sounds and using the Wii Remote speaker at the same time. It's impossible to play with emulated controllers and speakers. Use a real Wii Remotes to avoid this.

Problems

Lucky Launch: Winning Mii Face

The face of the winning Mii is not displayed in the Lucky Launch mini-game when the firecracker explodes if the "Store EFB Copies to Texture only" option is active. To solve the problem, the option must be deactivated.

House Party Button

With the Direct3D graphics backend the House Party button shows partly black. Use OpenGL or disable Ignore Format Changes to address this with Direct3D (changes only occur after restarting the game). Fixed since at least 5.0-10603.

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes
Store EFB Copies to Texture Only Off Fixes the winning Mii's face in the minigame Lucky Launch.

Wii

Config Setting Notes
System Language Japanese (if NTSC-J). English, French or Spanish (if NTSC-U). English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Dutch (If PAL). Korean (if NTSC-K) Game won't boot if an unacceptable language is selected.

Version Compatibility

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

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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
3.0-735 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Good! Problems in mii faces. Crashes after complete game - Solved by restarting. Alessandrobr
4.0-8143 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Game worked perfectly in every mode, no crashes. JMC47
4.0-8143 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics ONLY one bug, in D3D11 there was a slight main menu glitch, fixed by turning off Ignore Format Changes, it does not happen anything wrong in OGL, other than that it ran great and at a good speed (50-60 FPS). EblfIYH
5.0-3463 Windows 7 Intel Celeron G1610 @ 2.6GHz Intel HD Graphics Bug stills here EblfIYH
5.0-4607 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Perfect. For House Party section, disable the 'Ignore Format Changes' setting or use OpenGL backend. Recommended a real Wii remote to play. SuperSonic
5.0-10603 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.3GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Perfect. House Party section issue is fixed and 230FPS in menu and 100+FPS in-game with DX12 with dualcore. Miksel12

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