Mirroring PC screen to Wii U Gamepad?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by annoyingcalc, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. annoyingcalc
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    I saw a few programs that allowed you to control your PC using the wii u gamepad. Would it be possible to also mirror the pc's screen to the controller? That would be awesome.
     
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    There was a way to do it on Linux, though afaik nobody's worked on it for a while and it's very user-unfriendly

    Also, regardless of what software you use, the gamepad has a 5GHz antenna, so if your computer ('s wifi card) is too old you won't even be able to connect to it.
     
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    It would also be all kinds of fantastic to do the exact reverse, if anyone knows of a way...
     
  4. Net-KILLER

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    Why would that be awesome ?
     
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    Doable with the same thing I mentioned above, but also inconvenient and hard for the same reasons mentioned above
     
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    I'm aware of the libDRC tools, but I couldn't ever even compile them, let alone get it to work lol
     
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    What's it called?

    Also, it would be awesome because the Wii U controller is the only gaming controller I enjoy using, and it'd be much better if I could be mobile with it.
     
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    libDRC. Have fun getting it to work.
     
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    I was just thinking to myself how useless an emulator would be without the gamepad. A LOT of games really require having the gamepad. That's probably one of the biggest slowdowns in the emulator. Perhaps it is trying to display to the gamepad, but there is not one, and its creating errors
     
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    Don't most Wii U emulators already support gamepad emulation, though?
     
  11. TotalInsanity4

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    It's the backbuffer on Cemu and natively rendered in a seperate window on Decaf