Will the new PowerA Bluetooth wavebird work on the Wii via hack or Homebrew?

Will the new PowerA Bluetooth wavebird work on the Wii via hack or Homebrew?

KJonline
Dec 4, 2018
Will the new PowerA Bluetooth wavebird work on the Wii via hack or Homebrew?

The wavebird is Bluetooth. There has to be a way.

» 4 Answers

  • Ryccardo
    Dec 4, 2018
    The original Wavebird is not Bluetooth, so either:

    1- this 3rd party controller is a generic Bluetooth controller that is, obviously by absolute coincidence and not an attempt to exploit Nintendo's design, in the shape of a Gamecube one - won't work without custom drivers (= maybe someone will implement it in Nintendont and emulators)

    2- it's not a bluetooth controller at all (so many keyboard and mice with their proprietary usb receiver are falsely advertised as bluetooth)

    3- it is bluetooth and comes with a receiver that decodes it to actual Gamecube controller signals (comparably to those Mayflash, Chronusmax, etc products)

    For (2) and (3), all depends on how accurate its output is, compared to a real wired GC controller (for maximum compatibility) or real Wavebird
  • KJonline
    Dec 4, 2018
    Might be some confusion on my question, so I'll explain it again...

    The company PowerA recently released a Nintendo licensed controller which is a wireless Bluetooth WAVEBIRD for the Nintendo Switch.

    Since it is BLUETOOTH, I'm trying to see if there is a way to use it on my modded Wii (Not Wii U) since the Wii has Bluetooth built in.

    I want to be able to play my GAMECUBE games using this new wireless Bluetooth WAVEBIRD.

    Sorry for confusion on my earlier question lol. So does anyone know the answer to this question?
  • Ryccardo
    Dec 4, 2018
    "Bluetooth controller" means it's supported by the Wii's hardware, not necessarily by Wii software (of which Nintendont is one); in fact I bet it's not supported, until someone adds support for it in all homebrews you want to control with it

    Read point 1 of my previous answer, it's the one that applies to your controller
  • gamesquest1
    Dec 5, 2018
    iirc a few wii homebrew apps added bluetooth HID controller support(ps3 controllers i believe), seeing as the switch uses the standard bluetooth game controller profile, i would imagine it would be possible for someone to add support for the bluetooth wavebird homebrew/gamecube games via nintendon't or something seems like the kind of things that people would be inclined to make the effort to add