Hacking Third Party WiiU Pro controllers?

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Howdy, I was browsing Amazon and noticed there are quite a few knock off WiiU pro controllers on the market, most for nearly half price. I was wondering if any one has used any of them. And if so, how well (if at all), do they work with nintendont/loadiine? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Howdy, I was browsing Amazon and noticed there are quite a few knock off WiiU pro controllers on the market, most for nearly half price. I was wondering if any one has used any of them. And if so, how well (if at all), do they work with nintendont/loadiine? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
No no no no no don't do it they are cheap for a reason do I really need to say anymore???
 
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My friend bought some generic ones on eBay. They're decent at best.

The d-pad is clicky, but also very finicky, the triggers are absolutely terrible, and the analog sticks feel decent until you press them. Whether or not those problems are worth you saving $40 is up to you.

Also, yes they work exactly as regular Pros, meaning that they will work with Nintendont and Loadiine.
 
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If you have USB controllers you should wait, soon you will be able to use those as Pro controllers with HID to VPAD (unless you prefer the layout of the pro controller)
 
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I have bougth a fake Wii U Pro Controller from Amazon for around 20€. I never played with a real one, so I can't tell you the difference between them, but the one I bought worked fine and I had never problems with it. It came with a charging cable and looks exactly like to original, just without the Wii U logo. It feels good in the hand, and all the controlls were responsive.
 
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I got this one from GameStop. It works well, and has a cool glow effect that can be turned on/off. Though you should also listen to the others in this thread, they have good advice too.
 
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Hey man i have 2 knock off pro controllers i originally bought one but the right analog was broken so they sent me a replacement. they work but they feel cheap and the d pad is not very good you can press all directions at the same time which is a problem on most cheap controllers because you press right and it will sometimes register up right or up down which is annoying

However, if you have wiimotes, i bought 2 knock off Classic Controller Pro from china (about 6$ each on ebay) and they are GREAT the dpad is perfect it doesnt have the problem mentioned above and the analogs are also great and all the buttons feel right the controller feel good in hands and it even came with a protective plastic film on the shiny part i was very impressed with the quality and its awesome for virtual console games but if you want to play sm4sh with it it will take some getting used to.

EDIT : if you buy the classic pro controllers make sure to get rechargeable wiimotes batteries with a cradle charger (a quality kit is like 10$) so you dont have to keep buying AA batteries the one i bought was like 13$ and it charges 2 wiimotes as well as my wii u gamepad and it came with 2 Lithium 2800mah batteries that never died on me while playing ( i always put them on the charger while not in use )
 
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I bought one on ebay for about $11 shipped. It does the job, and seems to work fine. But the analog sticks feel a little tight, though I can't compare to an OEM pro controller. Still... I can't complain as I knew the quality would be subpar. It's a gamble though, and you're better off getting an official one.
 
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I have this one from Amazon & it works a treat, Really good. Only cost me £12 I think.. Had it almost 2+ years now, No problems at all...

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As someone who just bought an official Wii U Pro Controller (my GamePad's L-Stick is busted), I can say that it's worth the price.
It is so light, it's battery lasts 80+ hours and feels comfortable in your hands. The shiny black surface looks professional as well.

As for your original question, if the knock-off controller works in retail games, then it should theoretically work in Nintendont and Loadiine, as those programs use the same controller libraries that are used in official titles. Your mileage may vary, though.
 
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As someone who just bought an official Wii U Pro Controller (my GamePad's L-Stick is busted), I can say that it's worth the price.
It is so light, it's battery lasts 80+ hours and feels comfortable in your hands. The shiny black surface looks professional as well.

As for your original question, if the knock-off controller works in retail games, then it should theoretically work in Nintendont and Loadiine, as those programs use the same controller libraries that are used in official titles. Your mileage may vary, though.

Hey you probably know this already but you can get the replacement part here :

http://ebay.com/itm/C-Replacement-L...U-Gamepad-Controller-/291523214065?nav=SEARCH

And it's also very easy to install but you need a triwing screwdriver
 

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I always stick to the simple motto of, you get what you pay for.
They are cheap for a reason and it's not just that they don't have the massive markup that the big boys add on. They use cheaper components and that effects everything.

They'll get the job done, but they just won't feel right and they generally won't last as long. It's a false economy, it seems good at the time because you are saving that much needed cash. But in the long run you'll buy more of them and end up spending at least as much as the official controller costs.

If you're ok with that then bash on, but I'd recommend saving and getting the higher quality item, it's worth it in the long run.
 

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i got a fake chinese one and a real one and i advice getting a real one for sure, even if used, my fake one batery lasts like 2 hours at most, also the joysticks are kinda meh, my real one lasts forver lol you charge it once and like only a month after you need to charge it again, and everything is spot on, i bought it used and its one of the buys i will never regret, its the best nintendo controller after the original gc controller imo.
 

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I think i got a fake one. Random controller inputs are made when the controller shakes or isn't steady, I think the battery was hardwired into the controller as i didn't know a safeway to take it out. The problem was when i was looking to buy, it was cheap likee $22 or something and when i got it, it malfunconted within a week. Also i noticed it didn't have the nintendo logo on it so it was a fake. I had to buy a new one and legit one anyway. Was more expensive.:angry:
 

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I also got two cheap ones in ebay and they do the job fine when my friends come over to play smash 4, but I don't think they are a good idea for a main controller. As people have already said, you get what you pay for: The build quality is inferior to my official nintendo one and they lost their charge pretty fast too. As long as you know what you are getting into, they are perfectly good "side" controllers.
 

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