I have a Wii U with homebrew. Can I play Wii games with Wii U gamepad...

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  1. joelcanciones
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    ...so I can play them watching the screen of the gamepad?
     
  2. RedBlueGreen

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    I don't think so. I know Gamecube can be played that way with Nintendont, but I'm unsure about Wii and highly doubt it. (assuming you want to use the Gamepad as the contoller)
     
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    Yes. You just can't use the gamepad controls. The gamepad has a built in sensor bar so you can still play games just fine, it might be a bit awkward on the tiny screen though.
     
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    So you can play nintendont with the gamepad buttons? I've never heard of that before, would be awesome though.
     
  5. RedBlueGreen

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    I'm pretty sure you can
     
  6. sergey3000

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    No. you can't. The wii u gamepad doesn't work at all in vwii mode. But if you download wii games from nintendo eshop or use custom firmware and download those specific games that on eshop then i think you can play them with wii u gamepad.
     
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    Eh, no.
     
  8. SANIC

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    Actually you can. Have you played Xenoblade Chronicles on the Gamepad?
     
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    No, but I have Super Mario Galaxy 2 (eShop ver.) and THAT won't work on the GamePad.
     
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    All Wii games downloaded from the eShop that support the Classic Controller also support the GamePad (with buttons), except Resident Evil 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 does not support the Classic Controller and therefore the GamePad. You can still use it as a display, though.
     
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    That's because SMG2 requires the Wiimote+Nunchuk nothing else.
     
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    Huh. I learned something new today.
     
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    You know you can play Wii games on the gamepad in normal mode right. I just got threw playing other m in normal mode on my wiiu without it being hacked but you still need the Wii remote to play tho
     
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    In Wii Menu (aka vWii) you can only watch the display in your Gamepad. You can't use it as controller the gamepad. just watch.
    Same with vWii titles in eShop. (?)
    Also, wrong section. this is in tutorials & guides threads, not in General.
     
  15. nastys

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    Again...
    If an eShop Wii game supports the GamePad, it will ask you if you would like to use it instead of the Wii remote.