Is this still a thing? (wii u gamepad to pc streaming)

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  1. DeslotlCL
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    Im wondering if what it is shown in this video ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt2-IRiWd40 ) is still a thing, or if someone is still working on it or how it even works...

    Sorry for this thread, im just curious
     
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    I was hoping you meant using the gamepad as a secondary touch monitor with xinput. Now that would be awesome.
     
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    Well the youtube video's description clearly links to the source code... So yes, it is "still a thing" in that sense. Is someone actually working on it? Probably not.
     
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    Is there anyone that can compile a version with gamepad video streaming and share it somewhere?
     
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    Really? oh man, i was really looking forward to this, it would be really cool to display the gamepad screen in your pc and record it without the need of a capture card...
     
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    Sorry to bump this, but this is just keeping my interest and maybe others too.
    This is really interesting to record gameplay with OBS for example.

     
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    This is a python program so it doesn't need to be compiled .
    Here are instructions for Ubuntu/mint ( i am not at home , so it's untested), this should also work on debian by replacing apt to apt-get :

    1. Download this file : https://bitbucket.org/memahaxx/drc-sim/get/04ab02c1d1a0.zip
    2. Extract this file on a folder called somewhere
    3. Open a terminal on somewhere
    4. Type : sudo apt install python , sudo apt install python-pygame , sudo apt install python-cffi , sudo apt install python-pyaudio , sudo apt install python-construct
    5. Edit manually config (on the source code)
    6. Type python drc-sim.py and enjoy !
    i will create a bash script if i have time
     
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    Thanks a lot! Will try that when I have access to my Wii U again.
    Any way for a Windows port? I read recording with recording/streaming software doesn't work well in a VM.
     
  10. GizmoTheGreen

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    iirc you also need modified wireless drivers for your linux which you might have to compile and load yourself to actually make your wii u connect to your pc and think it's the gamepad, so I'm not sure if VM would even work. maybe if you give it direct access to your physical usb wifi dongle.

    it will not work on windows (because of the custom driver thing)
     
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    I would think that a direct passthrough would work
     
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    can anyone recommend a cheap 5ghz rt2800usb device? tried googling but seems hard to find any specific model mentioned that doesn't cost megabucks
    also it seems the mac80211 patching/compiling is only needed for drclib... so the python software should just work but it still needs to do some sniffing with drc-hostap to get the keys needed
    I found this handy guide here https://github.com/justjake/drc-sim-keyboard that uses only part of the guide here https://rememberdontsearch.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/libdrc-wiiu-linux-setup-with-rt2800usb/
     
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    Hmm, what do you mean need modified wireless drivers? NTR Viewer uses that too? And NTR Viewer runs on Windows, so this must be possible too I guess.
     
  14. GizmoTheGreen

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    for NTR viewer you run a server on the actual 3DS and just communicate over TCP/IP

    for this you actually need to do special wifi stuff to make it connect (you will not have internet unless you have an extra wifi adapter or ethernet cable, while using this) since we are making the whole computer act as a gamepad on the wifi
     
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    So is it possible that something like NTR can be on the Wii U too?
     
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    sure, if the CFW goes far enough and someone wants to code this function. it could be done but I doubt anyone would want it, you can just capture the Wii U with HDMI and make a "fake" gamepad with drc-sim on a raspberry pi, that had HDMI too.
     
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    sorry for double post. I feel like I am so close to have this working, I'm connected to the Wii U and when I try to run drc-sim I get
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    something about the codec not being defined? possibly a dependancy issue? I got libav-tools installed, ffmpeg is not available for raspberry pi afaik (I'm running the latest raspbian jessie with pixel)