Reverse Engineered Wii U Gamepad Plays PC Games

That's one way to solve the drought of Wii U games, I suppose. Nintendo wouldn't approve, mind you.

Engadget reports on a hack first shown at the Chaos Communication Congress that runs through reverse engineering the communications between the Wii U Gamepad and its host controller, although this particular hack doesn't appear to need the Wii U itself to work.

It's still early days, so "playing" is essentially just "streaming". It's also nothing that Nintendo will ever support in any way at all, although it is cute that one of the titles demonstrated was an emulator showing the Gamecube version of Wind Waker.

Hackers reverse engineer Wii U GamePad to stream from PC [Engadget]


    Now all I need is a way to use my PC to control one of those modified 3DSs that can output audio/video to a PC, then I'll finally reach my dream of turning my Wii U into a giant DS. =D

    Last edited 30/12/13 4:44 pm

    So the heading is completely wrong.
    "Reverse Engineered Wii U Gamepad Plays PC Games" should be "Reverse Engineered Wii U Gamepad Streams PC Games"

      seeing that's what the WiiU pad does with the WiiU and nobody has ever kicked up a stink about the semantics, I think it's fair.

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