GBA as PC controller?

Discussion in 'Computer Programming, Emulation, and Game Modding' started by Shawn ShyGuy, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Shawn ShyGuy

    Shawn ShyGuy GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 8, 2014
    United States
    Hopefully I'm asking in the right place about this.
    I have a setup that sound like it could theoretically work, but I haven't seen anything online about it. I have one of those GBA-to-GC link cables (the one for the Tingle Tuner, among other things) and a Gamecube-to-USB adapter (this one, specifically. I also have access to the official gamecube Sm4sh adapter)
    Now, what I'm wondering is, if I can use this a PC controller? From what I can tell, the way it's intended to work is that the GameCube sends it a small ROM of some sort, and then it can use that rom to take inputs and send it back to the GameCube. So is it possible to send a rom to the GBA through a link cable on PC? and then have said rom send the inputs from the GBA back to the PC, and then let you use your GBA as a PC controller?

    TL;DR, can I use my GBA as a PC controller through a GBA-to-GC and then GC-to-PC adapter?
  2. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

    Aug 24, 2014
    United States
    Fort Gay, West Virginia

    I would assume yes but the issue would be finding the part needed in addition to how the drivers work

    EDIT: Also worth a read
  3. pasc

    pasc GBATemps GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Did you try it and succeed ?

    Even if not: Did you try the following: GBA -> GBA2GC-Cable -> GC2Wii-Mote -> ??? -> Profit ?

    (There exist cables from GC to Wii...)
  4. MetroidMaster

    MetroidMaster Newbie

    May 6, 2012
    United States
    Dunno if this got answered yet already, but I managed to get my GBA SP to link up to my PC using a flash cart, the GC-Analog rom from GBI, the GBA-GC link cable, and my Mayflash GC Controller Adapter put in PC mode. Worked flawlessly on Bizhawk, with no noticeable input lag.