Can the Wii U Pro Controller connect to a PC?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SirAileron, Dec 15, 2012.

Dec 15, 2012
  1. SirAileron

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    I looked around for a bit, and I hadn't seen anyone bring up the idea of a Wii U Pro Controller connecting to a PC. I know it has a USB port, which raised the thought.

    I'll probably try it out in the eventuality that I get a Pro Controller or three (lol, eventual Smash Bros.), but if anyone could/has confirmed that it does or doesn't work, that'd be cool to know.

    I use my wired 360 controllers and I've also got Dualshock 3's connected to the PC for any manner of emulation and Steam-available platformers, though I'd welcome an additional option for controllers. Plus, it'd let me carry around fewer controllers (or even just a different selection) when I'm traveling about, so that's always a good thing in my book.
     
  2. julialy

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    wait for someone to discover a way to connect PC.
     
  3. Jef1991

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    It's not possible at the moment, below you will find a quote from WiiUBrew.org

     
  4. SirAileron

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    Well, then! That at least answers my question for now.

    Thank you!
     
  5. no_chocobo

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    Assuming its standard bluetooth, couldn't someone just brute force their way into getting the pincode? Most bluetooth pincodes are 4 digits, it should be a maximum of 10k attempts....
     
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    According to wikipedia "Any 16-byte UTF-8 string may be used as a PIN code", and I don't think we can assume it's alphanumeric, since it never needs to be entered with a keyboard or touchscreen unlike other bluetooth devices... it's generally the ones that don't have their own interface (headsets and junk) that have four-digit PINs. For example when connecting a cell to my PC for bluetooth tethering the pin is like 6 digits or something alone.
     
  7. no_chocobo

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    There has to be a way to log the communication between the controller and system somehow. If only I had one/both of those lol
     
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    It can be done for Wifi so probably for BT too. No idea how though.
     
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    Looks like people have already been able to get windows to recognize the WiiU pro controller as a "gaming controller". All we need is someone to write drivers!
     
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    Totally looking forward to those drivers. I've always been fed up with the Xbox's crappy dpads, and resorted to using bluetooth, and also using this.
     
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    What about using a Dualshock 3 via bluetooth or USB , or using a Dualshock 1 or 2 controller via a PS1/2 to USB adapter.
    the Playstation controllers have decent Dpads.
     
  12. YoshiKart

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    I don't have any PS controllers. :P
    I'd much rather have a PS3 than an Xbox, but it came with my PC.
     
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    I hate Sony's dpads, it doesn't feel like one, it feels like 4 separate buttons
    Nothing beats good old Nintendo cross or the Genesis/Saturn one (best dpad ever)

    the Wii U Pro controller would be perfect for Nintendo emulators
     
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