Hi guys, I could not find a solution so I'm posting it here for others I bought a Wii U without gamepad after I found out about the gamepad simulator software "drc-sim". It is useful for getting your settings set and other things that require the gamepad, but a bit of a hassle for daily use. I was setting up my Wii U for Homebrew Launcher and Loadiine and I got tired of having to go through gamepad/drc-sim to start the internet browser and then run the loadiine.ovh website to get to the Homebrew Launcher menu. It turns out, you can get around the requirement for a gamepad to launch HBL from internet browser by just using a wiimote in parallel with a pro controller (maybe some of you already knew this, but it is not obvious to find in the different threads) You must have the loadiine.ovh website as a bookmark in your browser. You must connect your wiimote as primary and the pro controller as secondary. You can do this by changing the order in device settings. Or alternatively, if both are already paired to the WiiU but it is not on yet, first turn on your WiiU using the wiimote power button which will make it the primary, then use it on the main WiiU menu to start the internet browser. Then you can press any button on the pro controller to wake it up and connect it to the WiiU as secondary controller. Then when the curtains come, press X on the pro controller, and then you'll see the browser on your TV. Now use the wiimote to select the loadiine.ovh bookmark and launch to HBL/Loadiine both of which will allow you to use your Wiimote as a controller for menu selections. Now you can do HBL/Loadiine without a gamepad. Hopefully useful to anyone else out there who got a good deal on a WiiU without gamepad.