Noob question - Controller instead of wiimote

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by gi5431, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. gi5431

    gi5431 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    United States
    Hey is there any way of using a controller instead of the wiimote on wii games? I wouldn't mind playing Mario galaxy but I've never been a fan of waving the wiimote about. I assume that when you shake the wiimote, it just sends a signal that is the same as pressing a button on a pad, so has anyone written a plugin for a loader or something?
  2. OfficerJeffrey

    OfficerJeffrey GBAtemp Regular

    May 9, 2012
    United States
    Your best bet is Dolphin, I think if such a plugin were to be made it would've been done already. It's not quite that easy either to map the motions to a controller, it can be done but those motion inputs are a little more complex than a signal from a button press. This is based solely on my observation of trying to play Skyward Sword with a controller on dolphin, which is something I don't recommend for that game personally.
  3. goodbytes

    goodbytes Advanced Member

    Sep 15, 2014
    I've tried super mario galaxy on Dolphin with a 360 controller and while it's playable, it's not ideal, there is a hand on screen which is usually moved by motion of the wiimote, you can of course link it to the analog stick it just doesn't work as well as using the wiimote.