Why is it Impossible to Get Gamepad Buttons Working on VWii and Nintendon't?

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  1. kshuaib734
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    This guy got it working:




    Can a public user-friendly solution not be developed from this? I'd pay good money for it.
     
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    "Used an Arduino microcontroller to convert Gamepad inputs to a classic controller protocol"

    interesting.....
     
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    It has been said many times that it's not impossible, theoretically possible, but finding out how to accomplish it is far easier said than done. Having said that, it would appear that this guy has found a different way to accomplish the same goal. Very interesting.
     
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    I myself thought of another potential method I would appreciate feedback on- maybe there is a way to inject Wii roms into Xenoblade Chronicles (the Eshop version with gamepad support custom code). Could that work?
     
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    Ni it's not possible a number of people have tried and failed to do that.
     
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    Fixed.

    Someone somehow will crack this eventually: and I can't wait!

    Whatever happened to devolution for WII U? Wasn't that teased (years ago) as working on gamepad? Or am I completely dreaming?

    Edit: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/wiiuhax.com/released-devolution-r200-wiiu-support-and-more/amp/

    It was actually me that posted this lol. No gamepad support though....
     
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    Hey, that's my video! Yeah, from a software level I have no idea how to do it, this was wholly a hardware mod :)

    PS: I am in the process of moving, but when I settle in my new house, I am going to be doing a version 2. I plan to take some progress pictures and uploading the code I used to make this possible.
     
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    Seems a waste to have wii u gamepad buttons on the damned thing without being able to use them....

    I used to use thermosetting plastic granuals from maplins to mould grips for PS3 pads to hold my iPhone. This could be possibly a good method for this mod too.

    Edit the plastic was called POLYMORPH

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    That would be great!

    The gamepad buttons are... weird colours, have they been replaced or are they different hardware within the gamepad shell?

    Wonder if it can be done through software once a hardware solution shed some light?
     
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  11. BossRoss93

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    Ha, yeah so the left analog stick and dpad were from a wii classic pro. Its cause I couldn't find the originals cause they got lost in a mess of crap lol

    It was meant to be a proof of concept type deal so I didn't worry much about how it looked. My next go-round I would like to improve it and use only original hardware parts.
     
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    How feasible would it be to find a save game exploit in one the VC games that supports Gamepad controls to load into a homebrew launcher from there? Disregarding finding a save game exploit to begin with for now, since that's probably doable - does the Wii VC even acknowledge the presence of other IOS's? If you tried jumping to code would it even work or just crash? I know it has access the the Wii nand for saves so I'm assuming it could access everything else, but I've been told the Wii VC has some special IOS it uses and I assume you could go as far as running homebrew but if you attempted to jump into another retail GC or Wii application it would just crash, but it might handle it like vWii mode maybe? This is all me speculating, and I know research was done into this already but I haven't seen anyone propose breaking out of the VC game via game save exploitation. Wololo wrote a guide on how to find PSP exploits and a ton were found - are Wii stack overflows as common or is it genuinely small and non trivial to find one by poking RAM? I'd be willing to attempt finding one that way if it's a similar process but if stuff like IDA is involved I couldn't do anything myself. Assuming this is even possible to begin with.
     
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    that is hard mod solution nothing there can be achived through software, heck you can dismount a wiiu pro open your gamepad and take out every gamepad controlls wires and replacing the inside of a wiiu pro and you get the same solution but you will need to dismantle both a gamepad and a wiiu pro and probably damaged some connections.