Can I run Homebrew Launcher without wii u gamepad?

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  1. victorhidalgo
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    My gamepad has problems the Home button does not work, Loadiine starts but the screen is blinking, I turn off the gamepad and the power is turned on with the Loadiine running. I turn on another control and I can run the game. If a game asks for the gamepad I light it up and I'm still playing.

    When I run Homebrew Launcher it returns to Mimaker and if I turn off the gamepad the console is turned off.

    This is my problem, I can not help it. If anyone can help.
    Thank you.

    Forgive my English I'm using a translator.
     
  2. Irastris

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    Your actual post was completely indecipherable to me, however I can answer your question in the title. Yes, you can use a Wii Remote as well, for launching and operating HBL.
     
  3. fringle

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    Currently you would have to load the homebrew launcher through the channel so you would need CFW with sig patches running before trying. You cannot operate the wii u browser without the gamepad.
     
  4. victorhidalgo
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    Forgive my explanation, I will go in parts:

    My gamepad does not work the home button and I suspect that is the cause of the problem because when I am playing, sometimes the home button is activated.

    I can start the Homebrew Launcher, on the display screen, but it is immediately closed by returning to the Mii Editor.

    When I start Loadiine something different happens, on the display screen and flashes, until I turn off the gamepad and use it with the Wii U Pro Controller.

    With Homebrew Launcher I can not turn off the gamepad because the console is turned off.

    That's why I ask if there is any Homebrew Launcher modification to disable the need for the gamepad in the Mii Editor?
     
  5. fringle

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    What happens if you turn off the gamepad right after launching the exploit. Does the homebrew launcher stay running? If so then try your pro controller and see if it works.
     
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    Can you use a Wii remote?
     
  7. victorhidalgo
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    The console is turned off

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    If use a Wii Remote, ask to turn on the Gamepad.
     
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    Ah. I guess there is no way to do it without a gamepad then. Thought you might be able to turn off the gamepad and leave the wii u running. I haven't tried this myself which is why I asked.
     
  9. victorhidalgo
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    I have read about Homebrew Launcher v2.1 which is a .rpx file.
    I will try tonight to run it from the loadiine, replacing the .rpx file of a game.
     
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    That will only run from rednand or Sysnand CFW with sigpatches.
     
  11. Edizius

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    You can try to move far away from the wii u till gamepad shoes lost connection and then swith off the gamepad. In that case wii u stays switched on. Not very comfortable, but a walkaround you can try.

    What I haven't tried, but might also work, is removing the battery from gamepad (quite easy acessible from rear of the gamepad)? If this works you can think about adding a switch in the cable of the battery to prevent that the connector dies in longterm use
     
  12. victorhidalgo
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    That's what I tried and when I enter the Gamepad.

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    Right now I'm going to disarm the Gamepad and remove the home button connection and try to start with it.

    Then I inform you of progress.

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    I uploaded a video so they can see what happens.

    Homebrew Launcher


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    With Loadiine I can turn off the gamepad and continue running with another control.

     
  13. victorhidalgo
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    Bad news, I deleted the home button and the problem persists.

    I will have to wait for some solution and I do not know anyone here in my country who has a gamepad to test

    Thank you for the intention of helping me.
     
  14. Edizius

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    I tried to keep pressing home button, and result looks exactly like in your video. So seems as your button is broken/ has a short circuit. Can you physically remove the switch (dont know exactly hoe it is built up as i never opened it. Is there a "rubber" with a black material on the bottom which presses onto the pcb? In that case, try remove the rubber to see if this helps)
     
  15. victorhidalgo
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    I even tried that enough metal plate that has the button, and still the same.
     
  16. Edizius

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    Damed... sounds as you need a new gamepad... sorry. Anyhow i would try either if the gamepad works on an other wii u or if an other one works at yours. Maybe it is a software bug, although I doubt it.
     
  17. victorhidalgo
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    I have succeeded, run the Homebrew Launcher and run away until I lost the signal.
    Then when you ask to connect the gamepad approach until you receive signal click on accept and then run away until you lose the signal and then turn off the gamepad.

    Now I have had a problem with wupinstaller since in the wii control it does not have the x and y key.
    The wii or pro controller is disconnected, not supported.