Could we use Wiiu gamepad for ds emulation?

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  1. RevPokemon
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    Ds games are great and emulators play the games pretty welly but one problem is the touch screen. Since the wiiu pad has a touch screen couldn't we theoretically atleast use an emulator to send a signal that would be the bottom screen on to the pad while the top screen is on the PC or a tablet? Either way I know this isn't possible for emulation and this is whishful thinking but do you think it could ever happen?
     
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    It is likely to happen once we have WiiU homebrew :)
     
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    Problem is when will that be? It took like what 3 or 4 years for the Wii to fully be hackable
     
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    Nintendo was supposed to release Ds games on Wii u through shop but they haven't given an update other than a video demo.
     
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    What nintendo says they are going to do and what they will do are both very different.
     
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    Look up Ds games on Wii u on youtube
     
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    It is already theorically. But nothing has been made public yet.
    There is something in progress though. Just watch the WiiU hacking and homebrew from time to time.
     
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    True but it is possible to do which is what you wanted to know just in a controlled environment not with your own games
     
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    Makes sense hopefully it will come soon tho I'm not holding my breath
     
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    Would be interesting to see seeing how the DeSmuME port to Wii isn't exactly....playable. Then again the emulator itself is kinda terrible so I don't expect that much. If it were something like how much work has been put into Dolphin I could see it happening.
     
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    Wii u game pad has a lot of neat abilities one id love to see would be using it to display the screen form a pc and emulators (doubt it will ever happen tho)
     
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    Brain age is gr8!
    Ib muks me mur smerter
     
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    Well vWii can barley run games (Desume Port). It took me 5 minutes to get to actual gameplay in Pokémon Peral
     
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    vWii does not use the Wii U's additional hardware features either though.

    I imagine that later next year we'll see some DS Virtual COnsole releases that support features such as this. I imagine that they started out with brain age because it was a (drum roll please) no brainer in regards on how to make it the most user friendly in the transition.
     
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    Yes, indeed we will see future releases following Brain Age but they will mostly be mirror ports for crappy games.
     
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    Nintendo releases something awesome and then never actually makes a move on it.

    I want to play GameCube and DS games on the Wii U which is capable of but Nintendo.. *sigh* I hate when they act like this. Maybe it's Satoru's fault.
     
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    Planet Earth :P
    Well, we have gamecube games unofficially ;)
     
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    Given that the Wii U has an official GameCube adapter and controller there's no reason to use an inferior controller such as the GamePad which has the vibrator of a smartphone and digital triggers.

    Let's hope Nintendo learns their lesson from the mistakes of the Wii U.
     
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    Emulator is fantastic on Windows, a lot better than no$gba (sacrifices majorly for speed, many emulation inaccuracies and written in pure asm...*shudder*). The Wii port was more of a proof of concept more than anything.
     
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    Old machines, no$gba is great as it runs insanely fast (since it's written entirely in Assembly), but the speed comes at a great cost, accuracy goes down the crapper lol. Desmume is also getting a lot faster with the JIT core :P
     
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