Moded Wiiu Game pad

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by marrzy, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. marrzy
    OP

    marrzy Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    0
    Sep 1, 2014
    Canada
    Hey guys new here I have successfully hacked my vwii and I am putting on emulators and whatnot. What I want to know and if this has already been answered I am sorry for asking but is there a way you can use your game pad in the Vwii side of the console. I.E Emulators old wii games and stuff like that. If someone can help me it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Refriger8tor

    Refriger8tor Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    52
    7
    Sep 2, 2013
    United States
    A kitchen near you.
    you can't
     
  3. Sefi

    Sefi GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    311
    58
    Jun 2, 2005
    Well you can use the screen of the gamepad for vWii but none of the inputs will do anything, so you are still using the normal Wii controllers. It's just a television replacement that you can't take very far away from your actual TV at the moment.
     
  4. marrzy
    OP

    marrzy Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    0
    Sep 1, 2014
    Canada
    Kinda what I thought any idea if this is a feature that will exist at any time?
     
  5. TehCupcakes

    TehCupcakes GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    250
    141
    Apr 5, 2013
    United States
    Very unlikely. It's up to Nintendo, but I imagine it would require a pretty significant re-write in order to make the Wii U gamepad's input mimic that of a Wiimote w/extensions, as well as possibly a way to switch between them... Basically, vWii mode is done, and it doesn't seem very likely that Nintendo will be messing with it much (if at all) in the future.

    Much of the Wii U-exclusive hardware is also disabled during vWii mode, so they would have to leave that code enabled in order for the gamepad to allow button input. This basically defeats the purpose of doing vWii mode the way they did where it is essentially a Wii within the Wii U. If they had any plans to allow playing Wii games with the Wii U gamepad, they would have planned things out completely differently.

    Basically your only hope is the off-chance that they do allow the gamepad to be used as a classic controller. (Because it simply would NOT make sense as a Wiimote by itself, nor as a nunchuck.) But again, this would have some weird compatibility/security issues for them to sort through, and it wouldn't really be a beneficial business decision on Nintendo's part.
     
  6. Ninja_Carver

    Ninja_Carver GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    356
    380
    Dec 27, 2012
    United States
    trinux appears to output display of emulators on the gamepad. input is a separate issue i guess, but im sure you could plug in a controller.
     
  7. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,699
    1,514
    Mar 11, 2009
    United States

    Nintendo likely wont be doing this themselves, but give the homebrew teams a couple of years and I think you'll eventually see the implementation, but its not a simple hack is my understanding. Not impossible though either.