Wii U GamePad Reverse Engineered To Stream From PC
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
A few people have already been tinkering to use the Wii U GamePad as a PC controller, of could this doesn’t include the use of the screen, but the basic functionality such as face buttons, triggers and analogue sticks work just fine. But simply controlling a PC game with the cool Wii U tablet controller isn’t that much fun, an Xbox 360 controller does a much better job in that respect. A small team of hackers have pushed the controller even further in a new hack that allowed them to not only use the GamePad as a controller, but also allowed them to stream games to the screen, much in the same way that you can do with the Nvidia Shield.
The displayed their hack at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress, where they detailed how they broke through the firmware and the peak of their efforts was to show a Gamecube emulated session of classic Zelda game Wind Waker on the Wii U GamePad. The software was a little buggy and did crash a few times, but overall worked pretty well as a proof of concept and the team say that their code is primarily aimed at developers. Now the group who to plan on new tools using the hack, building features that are compatible with Windows, OSX and Android, perhaps even using a standard Android tablet as a replacement Wii U controller by porting the firmware.
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