Playing Gamecube games with Classic Controller?

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Aug 18, 2007
  1. Icarus
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    So what do you think? Do you think it is going to be possible in the future. I believe it's technically possible. Aren't L and R triggers on Classic Controller pressure sensitive? And it has enough buttons too. I don't think Nintendo is going to support it any sooner but maybe some homebrew programmers would make it happen somehow. I'm not sure how, but I'm just hoping.
     


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    Maybe some folks will kinda jerry rig it so it will fit the GameCube port and somehow get it to work...but I doubt it.
     
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    It'll happen if Nintendo implements it (read: never) or if we get a "real" modchip and someone designs the software to let it happen (if that happens it'll always be buggy as hell I bet).

    Short answer is: most probably no.
     
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    You can plug your PS2 controller in the gamecube port with a $10 device. I'm sure they can make something similar for the classic controller, but the question is if it's commercially viable.
     
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    The classic = NO

    Gamecube mod = only gamecube things activated..
    Classic controler is connected to the WiiMote.
    The WiiMote can't be used in gamecube mode so no.
     
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    This is a good point - a $10 circuit board could still technically pinout the Classic Controller to the Gamecube's port. After all, the port connecting the Wiimote and the classic controller is nothing more of a derivative of CAT5.

    Seems plausible.
     
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    Not meaning to sound nit-picky, but the term is jury-rigging. Just sayin'.
     
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    There's some do-it-yourself projects on using SNES controllers and stuff, but what I was specifically talking about is this:
    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-g4-49-en-70-14p.html

    I have one, it worked fine. Not ideal for every game since the button lay-out is different, but for most of the games it works well.
     
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    Actually, both are usable. Jerry-rigging is just a mashup of Jury-rig and Jerry-Build.
     
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    Probably.

    Rig up a PC with a bluetooth connection, connected to one of the Gamecube ports via USB (I'm sure this is possible somehow).

    Have it send the classic controller data from the bluetooth connection into the USB port.
     
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    good god that might actually work.

    But probably not worth the trouble of doing all of that.

    Really interesting hack idea though. I know there are Gamecube to USB converters, so it stands to reason you can go the other way around.
     
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    Wouldn't really want to anyway, personally.
     
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    yes im after an adapter to allow this like i can use my ps2 pad with an adapter.

    anyone remember that online retailer that converted snes and nes pads to wii

    anyone got a link....if anyone will they will one day
     
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    www.retrousb.com

    i have their nes and snes converter for the wii and it works perfect.
    i hope they will make a converter for other consoles too [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know if it means anything to anyone but if you pull the part with 6 pins out of a female firewire it fits into the gamecube controller/classic controller/nunchuck/future wii controller expansion and the contacts line up. The gamecube controller and the cc both have five pins in the same places.
    I was going to try messing around with that by just connecting the pins straight through and seeing if I can blow up my gamecube or wii, though i plan on looking inside a wii controller by the expansion port first to get an idea of what id have to do to it to make it work.

    Also if you look into a gamecube port on the wii or gamecube it has the same 6 pin piece (obviously). anyways im convinced that a cc to gc converter is possible.

    edit: actually im going to go borrow an oscilloscope. I needed an excuse to mess with one.
     
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    It could probably be done with some loader software...

    Make some software you can pop into the Wii

    Software disc is read as a Wii disc, runs in Wii mode

    Wiimote will still be connected, take out Wii disc, put in GC game disc

    hit Run on the loader, and it'll run the Wii in GC mode with the classic controller availability and possibly even wiimote and nunchuck support to play older GC games as you would a wii game!!

    Now someone's just gotta make some Wii homebrew [​IMG]
     
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    it could be possible with some kind of adapter or if they'll ever "hack" wii and get some custom fw's and stuff.
     
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    Or a firmware update could enable it...


    ...If Nintendo wills it!

    It would be nice if they were receptive to ideas like that. In the end, it might work out for them, since less people would be trying to compromise the Wii's security to add such a feature. Then the grey side of modders can replicate the work to make a 100% region free modchip. (or whatever)

    For each console you have the pirates and the fair use guys trying to find a way though security, appease the latter and the pirates might have a tougher time breaking your system.

    Or something like that.
     
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    probably happen
     
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    Well, Nintendo really does need to do something about the Gamecube control situation. Just after they introduced the Wii -- a console you really need to be using wireless controllers with -- they go and discontinue the Wavebird, leaving new Wii owners who want to play a Gamecube game with the option of buying wired GCN controllers, buying 3rd party, or buying used. Dropping the Wavebird was one of the more boneheaded moves I've ever seen them make.

    I know the OP's interest is probably a little different, but enabling the classic controller for GCN on the Wii is about the only way we're ever gonna get another 1st party 'wireless' Gamecube controller on store shelves, so I'm hoping it happens too.
     

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