FC30 gets an update and becomes a Wii controller

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  1. Costello
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    Remember the FC30, this nice little Famicom styled gamepad released a couple of months ago? Well, I've just received an e-mail informing me that the FC30 firmware was upgraded and the controller can now be used as a Nintendo Wii gamepad ! Check out the video below:


    They have even managed to emulate the hand gestures required for certain actions in games (as you can see in the video with NSMB Wii). Isn't that neat? Now you can enjoy the FC30 on your iOS devices, Android devices, computer, and even the Wii. What's next? Stay tuned to find out!

    :arrow: Read our review of the FC30
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  2. filfat

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    Just a thing, the letter "A" is before "I" Which means that you should write Android before iOS, just saying ;) btw this thread ain't locked XD
     
  3. Fishaman P

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    Now I'm intrigued.
    The only thing stopping me from buying one is Android's broken Bluetooth in 4.2+.
     
  4. Theconejo

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    This would take the place of a classic controller, but without having to have a wiimote attached?
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    Well the Wii does use bluetooth, thus it won't have been a stretch to think a bluetooth controller could be used on.
    Although now I am more interested in getting one.
     
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  6. GeneralSmiley

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    Wish you could buy this in the UK...
     
  7. duffmmann

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    How does this work with homebrew? Would be perfect for the SNES and GBA emulators.
     
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    I'm not so sure. Can NSMB be played with a classic controller? The Wii may only recognize it as strictly a wiimote, and the extra buttons are being remapped as motion gestures.

    Beyond that, the FC 30 only has one L and one R button, so it would still be missing 2 buttons for Classic Controller games if it's even being recognized as a wiimote with classic controller connected.


    All of that aside, if this is possible, and given what has happened in regard to this thought with Devolution, would it be possible to somehow update a WiiU Pro controller to be used on a regular Wii as a Wii classic controller?
     
  9. The Real Jdbye

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    That is pretty awesome. I don't care much for the form factor of the NES/Famicom controllers, but this is the first Bluetooth controller I have seen that can emulate a Wiimote. The Wiimote is weird to hold sideways, so this would be better to use for games where that's required.
     
  10. WatchGintama

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    Nice! So this will work on the Wii U too right?
     
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  13. tbgtbg

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    Nope, wiimote or wiimote+nunchuck are the only supported controls (unless someone hacked the game to add others, which I doubt)

    Well, don't just say, cuz you're wrong. Lists don't have to be alphabetical, just sayin :P
     
  14. user64

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    The team who created Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii hacked it in.
     
  15. TwinRetro

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    Hey cooooool...

    I wonder if it works in Dolphin as a wiimote as well.
     
  16. gbadl

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    If they can update this or make a more advanced controller that has a joystick and can play all wii games without a wiimote / nunchucks that would be great. Personally I think it will be easier to make a small little device that would allow me to connect a usb xbox 360 controller that emulates the wimmote nunchuck, just like dolphin does. FC30 team if you are listening, do it.
     
  17. gbadl

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    I was thinking that even better then making a device to use a usb xbox 360 as an emulated wiimote, a device that uses a gamecube controller to emulate a wiimote, that way people can play wii and gamecube games on the wii U using a gamecube controller.
     
  18. rich333

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    Replaces Wiimote

    Emulate motion instructions: press L key emulate left tilt, R keys emulate right tilt, press L + R keys for shaking.

    X ---> B
    Y ---> 1
    A ---> A
    B ---> 2
    select ---> -
    start ---> +
     
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    This is super cool. friggin awesome.

    TwinRetro, I think i have to thank you again for selecting me to win one of these bad boys. Holy crap.
     
  21. BowlOfSpiders

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    Does this controller have a tactile feel to the d-pad similar to the GBASP, or is it a soft feel, like the PS/360 controllers?
     
  22. [M]artin

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    This is great news! I have one of these, how do I go about updating the FW?