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Topic: Play Wii games on Wii U gamepad?

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miiandmario

1. Posted:

Does anyone know if can? For example would it let me play SSBB on the gamepad?

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Discostew

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No, nor do we know if it will be possible in the future.

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Kyloctopus

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In order to play Wii games on your Wii U, you would have to go into Wii Mode. You can't use the Gamepad on Wii Mode.

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miiandmario

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Ok I just did the transfer yesterday and I wanted to know, thanks for the help.

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Einherjar

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Since many Wii games need the Sensor Bar, most of them wouldnt be playable on the gamepad only. I guess some games can be slightly tweeked to run, but it is more likely that they show up in the eShop again.

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miiandmario

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Einherjar wrote:

Since many Wii games need the Sensor Bar, most of them wouldnt be playable on the gamepad only. I guess some games can be slightly tweeked to run, but it is more likely that they show up in the eShop again.

Ok

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willobee

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Einherjar wrote:

Since many Wii games need the Sensor Bar, most of them wouldnt be playable on the gamepad only. I guess some games can be slightly tweeked to run, but it is more likely that they show up in the eShop again.

See that little bar on the front of the game pad that houses the camera? It's a sensor bar.

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miiandmario

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willobee wrote:

Einherjar wrote:

Since many Wii games need the Sensor Bar, most of them wouldnt be playable on the gamepad only. I guess some games can be slightly tweeked to run, but it is more likely that they show up in the eShop again.

See that little bar on the front of the game pad that houses the camera? It's a sensor bar.

Yeah I saw a video of a guy playing black ops 2 using that.

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DudeSean

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I would love it if you could play Wii games while in Wii U mode. But I suppose all those WiiWare games would have to be upgraded like the VC games are. Perhaps it would only take one upgrade to make discs playable in Wii U mode, though. Display the same screen on the gamepad as the tv and have the gamepad buttons function as the classic controller, or you could still use the wii remote and point it at the gamepad. It would be cool.

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SCAR392

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I don't think Call of Duty Black Ops II can use the GamePad sensor bar. I was playing with the Wii remote, and I used that as my main screen during co-op local zombies, and it still read from the Wii U wired sensor bar.
Just knowing that that black bar fused with the camera is a sensor bar for Wii remotes is pretty cool, though. They could use the GamePad combined with Wii remote controls for alot of things if they choose to do so.
It's definitely possible they'd let people play Wii games on it eventually, but probably not anytime soon.

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DudeSean

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I know for a fact that Black Ops 2 CAN use the gamepad's sensor bar if you set the gamepad to the primary screen.

It's either one or the other, though. You can't use both at the same time.

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SCAR392

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I know for a fact that Black Ops 2 CAN use the gamepad's sensor bar if you set the gamepad to the primary screen.

It's either one or the other, though. You can't use both at the same time.

Oh, ok. Cool, that makes me want to try it now. Ya, I was playing splitscreen zombies w/ my cousin, and I wanted to use the GamePad with Wii remote, while she played using the Pro controller on the TV. Didn't work.
Just proves they still got some features to work out. I should be able to do that...

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SCAR392

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I just tried it. I was expecting a setting, but you have to shut of the TV for it to work. The Wii menu would still have to communicate with Wii U specific functions like streaming to the GamePad, but you still wouldn't be able to use the touch screen or butoons obviously. It would strictly only allow use of the screen and built in sensor bar.
The only benefit I would see from this, is if you don't have a TV.

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DudeSean

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You wanna play some Zombies sometime? I haven't played in a while, and I'd like to get back into it.

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miiandmario

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SCAR392 wrote:

I just tried it. I was expecting a setting, but you have to shut of the TV for it to work. The Wii menu would still have to communicate with Wii U specific functions like streaming to the GamePad, but you still wouldn't be able to use the touch screen or butoons obviously. It would strictly only allow use of the screen and built in sensor bar.
The only benefit I would see from this, is if you don't have a TV.

Yeah I wish you could that with wii games.

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Unca_Lz

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If I'm not mistaken, the Wii Mode is a completely separate system from the Wii U OS hardware wise. So unless the Wii games get released again for Wii U mode like the VC games, they will never use the Gamepad.

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SCAR392 wrote:

I just tried it. I was expecting a setting, but you have to shut of the TV for it to work. The Wii menu would still have to communicate with Wii U specific functions like streaming to the GamePad, but you still wouldn't be able to use the touch screen or butoons obviously. It would strictly only allow use of the screen and built in sensor bar.
The only benefit I would see from this, is if you don't have a TV.

In their list of Wii U related patents Nintendo had a few ideas. One was the golf game shown in the Wii U announcement trailer. You put the GamePad on the ground and it showed you the ball and you aim the WiiMote down to take your shot. So the WiiMote gyros are then zeroed to the location of the "ball" when you take your shot.

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SCAR392

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skywake wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

I just tried it. I was expecting a setting, but you have to shut of the TV for it to work. The Wii menu would still have to communicate with Wii U specific functions like streaming to the GamePad, but you still wouldn't be able to use the touch screen or butoons obviously. It would strictly only allow use of the screen and built in sensor bar.
The only benefit I would see from this, is if you don't have a TV.

In their list of Wii U related patents Nintendo had a few ideas. One was the golf game shown in the Wii U announcement trailer. You put the GamePad on the ground and it showed you the ball and you aim the WiiMote down to take your shot. So the WiiMote gyros are then zeroed to the location of the "ball" when you take your shot.

I saw that. I was actually thinking that they could make a virtual drum set for real this time, just like they showed for the Revolution trailer long ago. You could point at the GamePad, and use it as an extra remote reader, then show something on screen.
That screw in the back of the GamePad could be used as a stand, and a GamePad stand could come packed in with the game.
Ya, there's tons they can with the multiple controller options, but whether they actually do anything with those options will make the difference.

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Oh ya, about your COD invite... I would bro, but I'm kinda holding off on friend requests for now. Maybe we'll meet randomly online. It's nothing personal. I don't habe any friends registered on my Wii U FYI. There's hardly anyone on anyway. I already saw you on MiiVerse. I knew it was you, because I saw your Mii.

Plus, I did an experiment by having my 3DS FC and NNID in my sig here on NL, but no one added me, so I took it down, never to return.

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LzQuacker wrote:

If I'm not mistaken, the Wii Mode is a completely separate system from the Wii U OS hardware wise. So unless the Wii games get released again for Wii U mode like the VC games, they will never use the Gamepad.

Not necessarily. It depends on how the system operates. The Wii U OS not only runs of its own separate 1GB RAM (not for Wii U games), but also on its own CPU (ARM-based, and again, not for Wii U games). The Wii mode uses a small portion of the other 1GB, and only 1 of the cores of the main tri-core CPU. Basically in that regard, Wii U OS could run in the background while Wii mode is active. Now, when you think about it, Wii mode is not able to register a resolution above 480p, yet the system is capable of upscaling Wii mode to 1080p. That seems to suggest, imo, that the Wii U mode captures the output of the Wii mode (video + audio), upscales the video, and sends the output to the TV. Kinda like how DS games on the 3DS can be stretched, even though the DS side is incapable of doing the scaling up itself. So, theoretically, if the Wii U OS can capture the stream and send it to the TV, it could send it to the Gamepad. It won't have to worry about WiFi because video streaming uses it's own separate WiFi signal apart from the main system WiFi (to the router).

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