Nintendont WiiU gamepad patch for emulators?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by portugeek, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. portugeek
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    Everywhere I've been reading is saying that Nintendont doesn't recognize the WiiU gamepad. Last night I booted it up for the first time and it apparently does now?? Is this a recent update, or is this a patch that's being applied by the Nintendont forwarder I installed?

    It still seems to be booting up Nintendont in vWii mode which has me wondering if there's any way I can apply this patch to the Wii versions of retro emulators?

    Or better yet, does anyone know if the Wii retro emulators ever received any WiiU updates?

    And yes, I know Retroarch exists. I appreciate that those who recommend Retroarch are simply trying to be helpful, but Retroarch is a garbage fire on every platform it's ported to. I spend more time configuring a frontend (that freezes and crashes at any/every possible moment) than I do actually playing the games. The wide spread popularity of such a fickle/buggy piece of software is beyond me.
     
  2. pedro702

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    nintendont was updated with wiiugamepad compatibilitily like 8 months or more ago if you use it like a wiichannel inject, the only downside is no usb Storage support when nintendont is runned via wiichannel injection on wiiu mode.

    the only emulators i know got updates for wiiu gamepad are wii64 1.2 compiled by fix94 and wiisx compiled by fix94.
     
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  3. sj33

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    Wait, really? Can you actually use the GamePad controls? This might be worth investing in a large SD card for.
     
  4. fate6

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    Yea you can play GC games from the gamepad only using the gamepad itself these days.
     
  5. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

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    for a very long time lol you must be out of the loop lol, you an even isntall game specific launchers on wiiu menu like lets say resident evil 4 wich is stored on your wiiu formated drive(noone fat32) and you can play it with the gamepad on nintendont.
     
  6. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I am indeed out of the loop with Wii U stuff, but I’m now inspired to get back into it.
     
  7. WesMods

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    Lol where have you been, there's more than just Nintendont with Gamepad support. You have some forums to read ;)
     
  8. portugeek
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    I wonder how complicated that is to do. Because I'd like to see if I could get that support for the 3 GX emu's and GensPlus.

    Do you know of any tutorials for wiichannel injection?
     
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    Last edited by WesMods, Sep 18, 2018
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