Question Can Homebrew enable Wii-Motes and GC Controller?

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Seelbreaker, Apr 27, 2017.

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Would you like to use your "old" Controllers?

  1. yes

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  2. nope

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  1. Seelbreaker
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    Seelbreaker Advanced Member

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    I dunno how it was in the wii u scene, but i think there was it possible, but only with backup loaders right?


    Since backup loaders are definitely far away - would it be somehow possible to still hook the old controllers up on the switch?


    I just played Bomberman and the buttons are way too small, but on the wiimote it would be possible to still play, the pro controller and the gc controller in another league ;)
     
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  2. rikumax25!

    rikumax25! Keyblade Wielder

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    Theres not even the slightest sight pf homebrew
     
  3. Memoir

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    Not the point of the question..
     
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    InsaneNutter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The Switch supports Bluetooth so in theory it should be possible. Short of Nintendo releasing a firmware update to add support for old controllers I doubt you will see anything like this in the near future though.
     
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  5. Alkéryn

    Alkéryn Master of cookies ~

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    Yes and you could also plug other controler in the usb port
    but we need full kernel acess before that
     
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    Why do people ask stupid questions when the switch isn't even hacked, like how are we even supposed to know if it's possible when we don't even have kernel access?
     
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    Why do people post stupid remarks when they're not even necessary?
     
  8. Alkéryn

    Alkéryn Master of cookies ~

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    It is possible period
    But the condition for that is kernel access

    That's it, the switch have a full usb port able to transmit data as input and output so
    with some work it IS possible to plug literally anything into that
    that could go from gamepads to hardrives to a printer or even a graphic tablet if you are willing to put enough work into it and write your own drivers
     
  9. pedro702

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    people forget switch will have a ssb game and sakurai will for sure make a gc controller for it be it a wiiu gc adapter thing again or some switch pro controller looking like a gc controller maybe.
     
  10. Wizardkoer

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    I quite hate it when people dismiss questions as "stupid". I remember being slammed as a retard when asking about 3 years ago "In theory would it be possible to natively run DS games on 3DS from SD Card" but now such thing is a reality.

    And to answer OPs question, like others have said, in theory yes since the Switch uses bluetooth. But it'll probably take a while though.

    And FYI, such thing has already been done with the Wii (not wireless though). If you use the homebrew app nintendont, you can actually use a wide range of controllers plugged into the USB ports plug and play.

    So there is hope :)
     
  11. Darkitz

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    Sometimes you just gotta move on.
     
  12. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Fuck that! Wii Remotes 4 lyfe! Wii Remotes and GameCube Controllers are still equal in my number one spot for best controllers of all time. My biggest gripe with the Wii U GamePad, the classic/pro controllers and the JoyCons is that they're too damn similar to the PS/360 controllers.
     
  13. x65943

    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    The issue with both the wii remote and gamecube controller is that they don't have enough buttons to play a modern video game. I love the GC controller, but I think you're the first person that I've heard say the wii remote is the best controller ever made. For me the best controller ever made needs at least enough buttons to play some 2006 3rd party games without devolving into gimmicky motion controls.