The hilarious kicker, however, is what else he had the Wii U do: Play Wii U games. So if you’re thinking of trying it out, you’d better know what you’re doing at this point. Nintendo Cemu—the Nintendo Wii U emulator—is now a mature program with good performance on most systems. Because a new Wii U GamePad emulator has been released for Android devices.

Wiimotes are emulated as well (including native support). Though games aren’t running too well on the emulator at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before the kinks are worked out. Nintendo Patents U Shaped Controller Design, A History of Nintendo Fanworks Cancelled by Nintendo Legal Action. Upon booting the system up, it runs just like any other Windows 10 PC, with icons and menus available to select with a stylus. All content is © 2019 its respective writers. If so, what games could this work best with? However, with the price for the GamePad currently at about $200 on Amazon, you probably shouldn’t try this unless you really hate your Wii U. We’re not sure what would bring someone to turn a Wii U GamePad into a fully functional PC, but chances are pretty good that your Wii U is currently sitting in storage as it collects dust. but this one is good for playing on PC, Otherwise hey, better wait until a more stable release is ready instead! How to Fix the Wii U’s Name Woes and avoid Confusion, Wii U Sales below Gamecube and Wii Levels; Not much of a problem yet. All rights reserved. The ability to do this was discovered after an exploit was found in the Switch, which couldn’t be fixed with a simple software patch. AMD GPU: Runs as expected on most recent driver. Using the GamePad as a shell, modder Banjo Kazooie added several other parts, including an LCD screen, 4GB of RAM, a 64GB SSD, an Intel m5 processor, and a copy of Windows 10. Me neither. Is a Fake Nintendo Employee Taking Down Fan Works? It’s a bit of a misnomer to say the Wii U was modded for this project — the console itself remained untouched.

If you’d like to play Wii U games on your PC with all the benefits of an emulator, Cemu is the way to go.

GamePad touch input can be controlled via left mouse click. This emulator basically comes in two parts. Currently the DRC (GamePad), Pro Controller and Classic Controller is emulated. Most video game fans aren’t using their Wii U consoles as much as they did a few years ago — if they ever bought the system at all — but Nintendo’s underwhelming machine still has a few uses, it seems.

One is an app, which runs on the phone and simulates things like the controller’s buttons via a touch screen interface.

Still, it’s an interesting concepts none the less, and might provide a decent enough solution for people who lost/broke their GamePad or got the Wii U second hand. Favourite Announcement from the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct? Through an emulator and a small board containing a copy of Super Mario Bros. U, the game is still fully playable while being run through Windows. Motion via the Cemuhook API (for the Emulated GamePad and emulated Wii Remote) The Wii U GamePad and the Wii Remote Plus include a gyroscope and accelometer which are used to provide full motion data to several games (including BotW Shrines).