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CO_Andy
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(02-18-2013, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by TeHaxor69 via gbatemp

I have now completed a program for connecting a Wii U Pro Controller to Windows with help from Daku93.

Just add your Pro Controller in the Windows Bluetooth Manager, don't use a PIN, then start the application.

All buttons are mappable, both analogs can act as the D-Pad or YBAX Buttons.
Supports LEDs / Rumble control. Displays Battery, USB, And Analog status.

It does not work using the default Windows bluetooth stack, sadly. You need to follow those instructions to get the Pro Controller working. http://www.smoothboard.net/wiiremoteplus/
(Yes, they are about connecting a normal Remote+ but it also works for the Pro Controller)

What I'm currently working on, is getting the Pro controller to be recognized as a XBox Gamepad, so you can also use the analogs as analogs and not just as buttons. I hope to have something finished as soon as next week, but I can't promise anything since I'm not very experienced in writing C++ Code which I need to do to accomplish this...

PC -- Mac

Been released minutes ago, so of course it hasn't been widely tested yet. Use at your own risk.

In related news the Wii U Tablet is also now functional as a controller on PC, but no streaming yet.
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666
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(02-18-2013, 05:45 AM)
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Get that pad streaming from my computer and emulators for old games will be working overtime.
Iceblade
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(02-18-2013, 05:45 AM)
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Any method for those without wireless devices in their computer? Wires?
PseudoKirby
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(02-18-2013, 05:46 AM)
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So... nothing has changed.... as they already have ways to use your touch screen phone on the computer
Wynnebeck
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(02-18-2013, 05:46 AM)
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What uses could you possibly have for this with a PC? Streaming porn from anywhere in your house?

In that case I'll take 20
jediyoshi
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(02-18-2013, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by PseudoKirby

So... nothing has changed.... as they already have ways to use your touch screen phone on the computer

If you're rocking a phone with a wii u sized screen I feel bad for you son
kevinski
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(02-18-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iceblade

Any method for those without wireless devices in their computer? Wires?

You can pick up a Bluetooth nano receiver pretty inexpensively if no one has a wired solution.
Mileena
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(02-18-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Why are they working on this third rate 360 pad? Let's get the gamepad working on PC, its glorious.
Killthee
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Awesome.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wynnebeck

What uses could you possibly have for this with a PC? Streaming porn from anywhere in your house?

In that case I'll take 20

Rubbing one out. On the toilet
Azure Dream
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by PseudoKirby

So... nothing has changed.... as they already have ways to use your touch screen phone on the computer

This is the Pro Controller, the regular wireless pad without the screen.

Edit: Ah, there was a tiny note at the bottom of the OP with different news.
Orayn
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Exciting! As soon as they get the analogs recognized in a way that lets me use them with X360CE, I'm picking up a Pro Controller for all my comfy couch and controller-friendly game needs.

Originally Posted by PseudoKirby

So... nothing has changed.... as they already have ways to use your touch screen phone on the computer

The Pro Controller, not the GamePad. Read harder, man!
Shadow2222
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wynnebeck

What uses could you possibly have for this with a PC? Streaming porn from anywhere in your house?

In that case I'll take 20

It's the pro pad, not the regular tablet controller.
HoosTrax
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

If you're rocking a phone with a wii u sized screen I feel bad for you son

Also known as a Nexus 7 (or other 7-inch tablet) with Splashtop.

I could have sworn I already heard about it a week ago (but with the tablet controller thing), didn't seem very interesting at the time since the streaming isn't working yet, so it's just a big clunky awkward gamepad.
onQ123
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(02-18-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iceblade

Any method for those without wireless devices in their computer? Wires?

Just buy a Bluetooth adapter $1.99

http://www.meritline.com/mini-type-w...FQTqnAodVVcAvw
Wynnebeck
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(02-18-2013, 05:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mihael Mello Keehl

Rubbing one out. On the toilet

That would be convenient. Who has the picture of the guy playing SSBM with his Wavebird from the toilet?
VGChampion
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(02-18-2013, 05:49 AM)
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I can't wait to use the Wii U controller to control my HTPC. I like using it more than the Yatse app.
Avallon
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(02-18-2013, 05:49 AM)
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It's a 360 controller with funny buttons... and poor stick placement.

HoosTrax
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(02-18-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons.

And possibly a non-shitty DPad. But yes, Nintendo uses inverted A/B and X/Y from what's standard for PC/360.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(02-18-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wynnebeck

That would be convenient. Who has the picture of the guy playing SSBM with his Wavebird from the toilet?

That is not convient one hand sonewhere and one hand on the pad holding it. You are going to make a mess that no micro fiber can clean.
Orayn
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(02-18-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons.

Along with a layout that's arguably better for games that are heavy on both movement and camera control, and triggers that are also arguably better for anything that isn't a racing game. Oh, and a good d-pad.

EDIT: I don't see why the stick placement is poor. Lots of modern games have you using the sticks together most of the time. Why not put them in the "default" positions? Does it blow your mind to reach down to press face buttons instead of reaching up?
SneakyStephan
(02-18-2013, 05:52 AM)
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I thought for a second that it was about the gamepad with the screen :(

Good for nintendo users though, not having to waste money on some shitty logitech pad to play on pc, I use my ps3 controller all the time.
HoosTrax
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(02-18-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by SneakyStephan

I thought for a second that it was about the gamepad with the screen :(

That's old news. Sans the actual screen streaming working anyways.
Jamix012
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(02-18-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

And possibly a non-shitty DPad. But yes, Nintendo uses inverted A/B and X/Y from what's standard for PC/360.

I don't want to start an argument, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly sure Nintendo came out with their config first. I'm just wondering why it was changed for PC/Dreamcast in the late 90s?
Visualante2
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(02-18-2013, 05:54 AM)
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I might have to buy one of them before they stop making them and they become rare
pringles
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(02-18-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons... and poor stick placement.

[IMG]http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17oodar3kvfbjjpg/original.jpg[IMG]

360 controller is just a smaller Xbox controller which was just a bigger Dreamcast controller with an extra stick.
lamaroo
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(02-18-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons... and poor stick placement.

Have you used it?

The stick placement is amazing.
HoosTrax
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(02-18-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jamix012

I don't want to start an argument, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly sure Nintendo came out with their config first. I'm just wondering why it was changed for PC/Dreamcast in the late 90s?

Nintendo did come out with it first. Neither they nor Sony have done anything to promote their hardware on PC, such as official drivers for the Dualshock 3 on PC. Thus 360-style is the de facto standard on PC.

I don't know why it was flipped, other than maybe the bottom button being used more frequently than the right button, and the same going for the left/top.
George Claw M.D.
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(02-18-2013, 05:56 AM)
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So, the Pad Pro is now actually more useful on PC/Mac than it is on Wii U?
nib95
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(02-18-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons... and poor stick placement.

How is the stick placement worse? I think symmetrical analogue sticks is actually advantageous to being asymmetrical, especially in games where the face buttons aren't used much, and the analogues and triggers are.
Mileena
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(02-18-2013, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

That's old news. Sans the actual screen streaming working anyways.

If we can get streaming working then Nintendo's awful Virtual Console strategy won't matter anymore. Screw you Balloon Fight!
serplux
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(02-18-2013, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jamix012

I don't want to start an argument, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly sure Nintendo came out with their config first. I'm just wondering why it was changed for PC/Dreamcast in the late 90s?

I'm guessing just to be aesthetically different. Nintendo first had that button configuration during the SNES era (and B was the leftmost button on the NES instead of A as well).
PAULINK
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(02-18-2013, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons... and poor stick placement.

The dpad is better though. My only issue is that the dpad and buttons are too close together.
redmetal86
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(02-18-2013, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by CO_Andy

In related news the Wii U Tablet is also now functional as a controller on PC, but no streaming yet.

excellent, one step closer to being used as a wacom tablet!

i say this after having bought a udraw tablet recently for use with my computer. i think i might have a weird obession with turning things into wacom tablets.........
jediyoshi
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(02-18-2013, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by nib95

How is the stick placement worse? I think symmetrical analogue sticks is actually advantageous to being asymmetrical, especially in games where the face buttons aren't used much, and the analogues and triggers are.

Because having your right thumb at a neutral position (on the stick) so much further from the bottom face button is weird.
KillerTravis
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(02-18-2013, 05:58 AM)

Originally Posted by 666

Get that pad streaming from my computer and emulators for old games will be working overtime.

I said daaaayuum! Can't wait for that.
Orayn
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(02-18-2013, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by George Claw M.D.

So, the Pad Pro is now actually more useful on PC/Mac than it is on Wii U?

Kind of, yeah. As of this update we're not quite there yet, but the Pro Controller will make excellent replacement for the 360 controller on PC games as soon as someone gets this working with X360CE or GlovePIE.
serplux
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(02-18-2013, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Because having your right thumb at a neutral position (on the stick) so much further from the bottom face button is weird.

Different does not equal bad. It's just different. Damn humans and always wanting things to be the same.
PseudoKirby
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(02-18-2013, 06:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by PAULINK

The dpad is better though. My only issue is that the dpad and buttons are too close together.

have you used a transforming dpad 360 controller..?
HoosTrax
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(02-18-2013, 06:00 AM)
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Ironically, if Nintendo actually had official support for the tablet controller on PC (meaning streaming), I might actually consider buying their console. Why not? Microsoft did it with the Kinect, and you don't even have buy the entire 360 package.

As it is, Nvidia might be getting my money for that purpose.
plainr_
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(02-18-2013, 06:01 AM)
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If we can get the GamePad working with PC, I'm game. I think it would make a great media center remote to go along with XBMC.
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VOOK
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(02-18-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

Ironically, if Nintendo actually had official support for the tablet controller on PC (meaning streaming), I might actually consider buying their console. Why not? Microsoft did it with the Kinect, and you don't even have buy the entire 360 package.

As it is, Nvidia might be getting my money for that purpose.

I don't think you understand how the Wii U works...
George Claw M.D.
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(02-18-2013, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

Kind of, yeah. As of this update we're not quite there yet, but the Pro Controller will make excellent replacement for the 360 controller on PC games as soon as someone gets this working with X360CE or GlovePIE.

Cool. I might pick another one up, then. I returned mine when I realized it didn't even work with any of the Wii U or Wii games I had. Total disappointment.
jooey
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(02-18-2013, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

Ironically, if Nintendo actually had official support for the tablet controller on PC (meaning streaming), I might actually consider buying their console. Why not? Microsoft did it with the Kinect, and you don't even have buy the entire 360 package.

Because Nintendo doesn't have another business where they make a computer OS more than half the world uses.
nib95
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(02-18-2013, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Because having your right thumb at a neutral position (on the stick) so much further from the bottom face button is weird.

Yes, that does make sense. Testing now and it does seem it's easier to slide a thumb diagonally up (right) than diagonally down (left). Though I do still prefer sticks being symmetrically positioned. 360 pad is supremely comfortable mind, mainly due to the ergonomics of the actual shape/hand grips.
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(02-18-2013, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillerTravis

I said daaaayuum! Can't wait for that.

Don't get your hopes up. Getting the GamePad to stream to a PC is not going to be easy or cheap.
PAULINK
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(02-18-2013, 06:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by PseudoKirby

have you used a transforming dpad 360 controller..?

I actually owned two (sold one). It doesn't fix how awful the design is, it just gives you a better grip.
jediyoshi
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(02-18-2013, 06:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by serplux

Different does not equal bad. It's just different. Damn humans and always wanting things to be the same.

It's totally weird. The bottom face button is pretty important seeing as it's usually a primary button. Confirming in menus, jumping in platformers. Think of all that extra precious time wasted with your thumb traveling that extra distance. This is serious business.
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suaveric
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(02-18-2013, 06:06 AM)
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Damn I just finished Far Cry 3 and was wishing the whole time I could have used a pad for it. That game has you use way too many keyboard buttons. Still, my Pro controller will get more use on the PC than it looks to get on the Wii U.
MEATfast
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(02-18-2013, 06:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Avallon

It's a 360 controller with funny buttons... and poor stick placement.

More like two nunchuks fuzed together.

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