Wii U Pro Controller via internal bluetooth?



  • Hello there forum,

    i know that the guys over at retropie figured out a way of using the wii u pro controller without any additional bluetooth dongle.

    is something similar planned for recalbox? after tinkering around with both systems (retropie and recalbox) for the last couple of days, i really fell in love with recalbox over retropie. it's just amazing. but using a wii u pro controller is a big thing for me. thats why i'd like to know if you're planning on officially support it or at least make it work with the internal bluetooth of the rpi3.

    thanks for all your time and effort.

    cheers
    tim



  • Hi Tim !

    This is just a question of owning or notnthe device, and how good it is implemented inside the kernel, and requires patching.

    None of us owns a wii(U) controller (although I do have a Wii U), so it's hard for us to see what is wrong and should be corrected ...



  • thank you for your quick response!

    i guess if i ever happen to have a spare wii u pro controller or can get one for cheap, i'll send it your way :).

    in the meantime can someone recommend a bluetooth dongle that works with the wii u pro controller? maybe some of you have a working setup.
    the recalbox wiki lists so many bluetooth dongles that it is hard for me to decide. so if someone has had good experiences with one particular dongle, let me know.

    cheers tim

    ps.: just another idea: couldn't you just implement retropie's solution and implement it in recalbox (sorry if that is a totally noobish idea, i got no clue of such things)



  • @tifsmo

    I also want to set up a Wii U Pro controller. I'm hope big to hold out until the onboard Bluetooth is supported, but not sure how long that will be...so I'm thinking of buying a dongle. Which one did you decide to buy?



  • This is not a matter of internal bluetooth or not (which is not a very good adapter, so to say ...), but how Linux sees it (mouse ? keyboard ? joystick ?) And what is missing to make it work 100%



  • finally my wii u pro controller arrived in the mail today. first i tried it to pair without any dongle in recalbox 4.0. as expected nothing.

    then i plugged in a random dongle i found in one of my drawers. plugged that baby in one of the usb ports, booted up recalbox, went to the menu to pair it. and IT WORKED. no hassle, no nothing. it works 100% as far as i can tell. i managed to configure every button and it works in menu as well as in-game.

    so i don't think you need to fix anything but to enable the internal bluetooth.

    for everyone who is interested in what bluetooth dongle i used: "logilink bt0013".

    thank all of you again for your time.

    happy gaming!
    cheers
    tim



  • @tifsmo i'd be very interested in your es_inputs.cfg file :)



  • i'll make sure to send it to you if you tell me where i can find that file and how i get it over to my pc :)



  • @tifsmo said in Wii U Pro Controller via internal bluetooth?:

    finally my wii u pro controller arrived in the mail today. first i tried it to pair without any dongle in recalbox 4.0. as expected nothing.

    then i plugged in a random dongle i found in one of my drawers. plugged that baby in one of the usb ports, booted up recalbox, went to the menu to pair it. and IT WORKED. no hassle, no nothing. it works 100% as far as i can tell. i managed to configure every button and it works in menu as well as in-game.

    so i don't think you need to fix anything but to enable the internal bluetooth.

    for everyone who is interested in what bluetooth dongle i used: "logilink bt0013".

    thank all of you again for your time.

    happy gaming!
    cheers
    tim

    Well, I was planning to wait until 4.1 to use my Wii U Pro controller, but then I read your post. I dug out an old Bluetooth adapter that's about 8 years old, plugged it in, and the Wii U Pro controller paired/configured perfectly. Thanks!



  • @xtreemsurf said in Wii U Pro Controller via internal bluetooth?:

    Well, I was planning to wait until 4.1 to use my Wii U Pro controller, but then I read your post. I dug out an old Bluetooth adapter that's about 8 years old, plugged it in, and the Wii U Pro controller paired/configured perfectly. Thanks!

    awesome! yeah that is pretty much the same story for me. glad it worked :)



  • @Substring said in Wii U Pro Controller via internal bluetooth?:

    @tifsmo i'd be very interested in your es_inputs.cfg file :)

    figured out how to access the input.cfg. here you go: https://www.dropbox.com/s/chvf4rmodp8l2n5/es_input.cfg?dl=0



  • @tifsmo GERAT ! thanks ! That way the controller will be mapped by default on a next release



  • I'm having trouble connecting my wiiU pro controller too. I can get it connected via bluetoothctl but it recognises it as a wii remote instead of the wii u controller. Only the +, - and home buttons work and I cannot map anything else. Anyone had a similar issue? Running recalbox from the XU4


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