GC controller the same thing as classic controller?

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  1. theman060606
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    I am preparing to follow the guide on correcting my system after an accidental 4.2 update (disabling my loaders and HBC). I don't have a GC controller and I don't see one at the local Walmart. Is the classic controller the same thing? Will any third party GC controller work? I don't need it for any games, just to use as described in the guides for bootmii and other hacking stuff. Do I need to look for a controller with a certain plug type? Does it need to be wired or will wireless work? I assume I can find this for less than $10, is that right?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    that step is optional on if your going to play gamecube backups.
     
  3. theman060606
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    Can you confirm this? As I read the stickied instructions they mention the GC controller as part of the bootmii setup. No mention of gamecube backups at that point in the instructions.
     
  4. Fat D

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    In case of emergency, bootmii can be operated solely with the power/reset/eject buttons, but a cube controller is way more comfortable. A Classic Controller can not replace it, as it plugs into the inaccessible Wii Remote, but third-party cube controllers often work.
     
  5. Retrievil

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    That's not true. Unless they fixed it in this new version.

    I've modded 7 Wii's myself, and walked people through many more and not one of them has ever got the face button thing working. Pressing power/reset /eject just does what it's supposed to do, power off/reset the console/eject a disc. I've always had to use GC controller to use Bootmii.

    So the OP, yes you do need a GC controller, unless you want to proceed with no NAND backup, which is just asking for trouble imo.
     
  6. FenrirWolf

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    That's because the face buttons didn't work in older versions of BootMii/IOS. But as of beta3 they do. Why not try it out on your own console?
     
  7. KiiNG

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    I know the WaveBird (wireless) doesn't work with BootMii, so I would assume other wireless GC remotes don't work, but I could be wrong. I bought a used wired GC controller from GameStop for about $5.
     
  8. zektor

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    I got a brand new sealed official GC controller on ebay for $25. Best money ever spent [​IMG] The controller is good for more than you can imagine (many emulators make GREAT use of it)
     
  9. Oh Really?

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    As fat d said, you don't need a gamecube controller. This is how bootmii works:
    You power on your wii, and before anything loads, the bootmii screen comes up. You have 4 options: Go to system menu, go to HBC, SD card options, and another one (I can't remember cause I don't ever look at it) Anyways, the options don't mater. Back on point: The bootmii screen comes up and by default the option selected is go to system menu. Without a gamecube controller, you must press the 'reset' button on your wii itself to select this. (Power button scrolls the option, reset selects it) So if you wanted to get to HBC without first going through your system menu, press power button once to select HBC and press reset to select it. (This is how you recover from a banner brick)
    However, with a gamecube controller, you can scroll/select using that instead of having to get up and press the buttons on the wii itself. Basically, it just makes it more convenient.
    Hope this helps
    P.S. This is with bootmii installed as boot2, I have no idea how it works as an IOS since I don't use that method
     
  10. Retrievil

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    Because I'm a firm believer in the old saying ... If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    I won't update unless I have a need to, and since I have a GC controller, I don't.

    Heck I'm still on rev10 and some like r400 something of USB Loader GX. Everything works perfectly, including all the new releases, so why mess with a good thing?
     
  11. dole

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    I've got a crap Gamestop wireless controller and it works in BootMii.
     
  12. theman060606
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    Thanks for the info. I followed the sticky guide and restored my loaders and HBC after the accidental update from 3.2 to 4.2. Everything is working perfectly. I also noticed the guide was recently edited to show the GC controller as an optional step. I don't play GC games and was worried that I would get to a step in the process which required the controller (leaving me out of luck).

    Thanks all.
     
  13. xzxero

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    damn $25?!
    i got 3 for that price, brand new of course off ebay.
     
  14. Retrievil

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    GC controllers are cheap.

    A guy I work with buys used Gamecubes off craigslist just to scavenge the controllers and memory cards to use with Wiis.

    He just got one with 4 real Nintendo controllers, 2 Nintendo memory cards, and 6 games (including Wind Waker) for $30.