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Topic: Adapting switch pro controller to gamecube

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tkvalead

Has anyone ever tried to adapt a switch pro controller to a GameCube system? All though I am 75 yrs of age, I’m really new to gaming. Hoping to keep the brain active. My son gave me one of his older systems(GameCube) but I like the switch pro controller. Any suggestions?

tkvalead

SwitchForce

I don't think a Wireless pro will work on a older system it doesn't go in reverse here. AFAIK there isn't a conversion to go reverse in technology to make GameCube work with NIN Pro controllers. Also the Pro controller are wireless and as to date there isn't anyone hardware maker to has made a device to connect to the Pro controller. It's still Proprietary hardware so it be some time before that shows up.

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tkvalead

I do have a deluxe wire pro controller by Nintendo switch. The only thing missing is a adapter for the GameCube plug in. I believe all the buttons are the same as on the GameCube controller.

tkvalead

tkvalead

I am really new to this gaming thing, so I only have just one game ( The wind Walker ). Pretty challenging for this old man with a slow mind and reaction time butI am improving a little each time I play. Can’t seem to keep Link in line, that little guy just seems to go wherever he wants. He’s starting to settle down some what. As soon as I can control the analog sticks better, I will purchase Nintendo switch. Thank you for your response.
Thomas

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HobbitGamer

@tkvalead You’re gonna love it! Luigi’s Mansion is really fun on GameCube, once you get used to a controller. Windwaker is a good start for that. Like ragfish said, a lot of us just use muscle memory and pattern recognition from the original games now. I hope you enjoy gaming for many more years to come!!

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ThanosReXXX

@tkvalead Great to see someone of your age getting into gaming. Kinda gives hope for future me still enjoying it. And here I was thinking that at almost 50, my active gaming days would probably soon be over...

As for your Pro Controller question: it's impossible. I'm afraid it's nowhere near as simple as just getting some kind of adapter and plugging it in. The Nintendo GameCube controller is wired completely differently, and the connections are proprietary. And even if you have a wireless GameCube controller, then it's still not going to work. The wireless protocol, that the GameCube is using, works at 900 MHz/2.4 GHz through a wireless RF (Radio Frequency) protocol, whereas every Nintendo console that came out after the GameCube, has used a Bluetooth protocol (well, all except for the Wii U Game Pad, but that's another story altogether... ).

Anyway, that would mean that to be able to use the Switch Pro Controller on the GameCube, you'd have to completely modify and rework the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) inside, to accept the GameCube's signal, and that is virtually impossible, unless you're some kind of tech wiz that can make custom PCB's.

Besides all that, I'd just say keep practicing and you'll get the hang of it soon enough. And the GameCube controller's buttons and controls are of course also tailor-made for the console, so they obviously match in-game button prompts, which also makes it easier than using a controller that doesn't belong to the console in the first place, even if you would get it to work...

A small tip that might come in handy with learning to master the controls: analog steering is all about finer controls, so you don't need to push a stick all the way in any direction to start moving. Subtle and/or halfway movements will already bring and keep characters or vehicles in motion. Same goes for the analog triggers on the controllers.

The simplest comparison to make is to compare it to gas and brake pedals in a car: these also don't need to be completely pushed down to achieve a result, so with analog triggers and sticks, it too depends on what it is, that you need to do in the game. Need to walk? Push the stick half way. Need to run? Push the stick all the way.

Hope all of that is of some help.

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tkvalead

All great responses gentlemen. Thank you.

tkvalead

ThanosReXXX

@tkvalead You're very welcome.

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FaeKnight

Also may want to try getting a copy of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. Game's great fun, I'm glad I was able to track down a copy of it. I don't have many gamecube games due to getting one late (as in 5 years ago) and most of the local stores having only the bad GC games in stock. When I saw a copy of Thousand Year Door for sale at $56 I snapped it up right away, and I was mainly looking for 3DS or PS Vita games at the time. Otherwise I have Luigi's Mansion (great fun, final boss is a bit of a pain), Metroid Prime, and Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup.

Hey, don't judge me! I always thought the Quidditch matches in the first HP game were the best part of the game, and that I'd pay for a game consisting of just those. So I did. Similarly, if Square-Enix ever released a Blitzball game I'd pick it up. You've got no idea how much time I've spent in FFX messing around with the Blitzball League rather then continuing the storyline.

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If you can find it, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer game is decent. Controls are a little off at times, and the final boss is annoyingly difficult. But overall it's an okay game.

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