GCN/Wii on Wii U: theoretical questions

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by Hiccup, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Hiccup
    OP

    Hiccup GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    907
    271
    Nov 21, 2009
    Is it theoretical possible to:
    * Run GCN or Wii software in Wii mode (obviously not using software emulation - instead using something like Nintendont)
    * Use the Wii U Gamepad in Wii mode to control official games or homebrew software
     
  2. CreeperMario

    CreeperMario GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    616
    364
    Jun 18, 2016
    Australia
    OSv10 v15702
    Actually, Wii software can be run on a Wii U without any haxx. The Wii U contains a built-in virtual Wii mode that does this.
    You can also use a Wii-mode hack that allows you to play GameCube games (Nintendont)

    Though, as of now you cannot use the Wii U GamePad to control Wii or GameCube games, the GamePad exists only as a screen. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that anyone will even start looking into this until an IOSU exploit is released, since this type of hack is impossible without it.
     
  3. QuarkTheAwesome

    QuarkTheAwesome Working for Hugs

    Member
    808
    1,989
    Apr 19, 2015
    Australia
    Stuck in the PowerPC
    It is worth mentioning that Wii Virtual Console titles are controllable with the Gamepad, although nothing has really come of research into it.
     
    CreeperMario likes this.