Is there a chance that you will ever be able to play Wii games on the gamepad

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#1 Posted by towny_ (125 posts) -

Not necessarily using it as a controller, just having the out put there and still using the normal Wiimote + Nunchuck

Hardware wise?

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#2 Posted by KBFloYd (18896 posts) -

Not necessarily using it as a controller, just having the out put there and still using the normal Wiimote + Nunchuck

Hardware wise?

towny_

that would be awesome... using the gamepad to have off-tv play on wii games...

put i think it would require a complete overhaul of the wii emulator or coding...because you would need the option to switch to the gamepad at the wii start up menu.

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#3 Posted by towny_ (125 posts) -
Not really, maybe like two selections on the main menu for playing on the gamepad or TV
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#4 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

Never

Anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they're talking about

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#5 Posted by starwarsjunky (24765 posts) -
isn't possible. don't get your hopes up.
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#6 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4996 posts) -

Not necessarily using it as a controller, just having the out put there and still using the normal Wiimote + Nunchuck

Hardware wise?

towny_
How would that even be possible? point the remote at your TV with the sensor bar but look at the gamepad? Seems inconvenient.
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#7 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12833 posts) -

[QUOTE="towny_"]

Not necessarily using it as a controller, just having the out put there and still using the normal Wiimote + Nunchuck

Hardware wise?

Toxic-Seahorse

How would that even be possible? point the remote at your TV with the sensor bar but look at the gamepad? Seems inconvenient.

The gamepad has a sensor bar on it, but the screen is too small for that so you may as well just play on the TV.

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#8 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4996 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="towny_"]

Not necessarily using it as a controller, just having the out put there and still using the normal Wiimote + Nunchuck

Hardware wise?

OreoMilkshake

How would that even be possible? point the remote at your TV with the sensor bar but look at the gamepad? Seems inconvenient.

The gamepad has a sensor bar on it,

:o I didn't know that. Why exactly did they do that?

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#9 Posted by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

NO.

Think real carefully about the control setup on the Wii (think about the Wiimotes), think about how the Wii U handles BC with a Wii mode...NO, it won't happen. It would be nice, but think about it...it wouldn't work.

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#10 Posted by mark552495786 (69 posts) -

The Wii U's bread and butter is its GamePad. Nintendo thrives on unique novelties, and the tablet-like controller fits the bill. One of its biggest perks is that it lets you play your games without a TV. If you were hoping to do that with your old Wii games, though, think again.
The Wii U is backwards compatible with the Wii, but those old games will be tied to your TV. "Wii Mode" will only work with the original system's controllers and accessories. So if you want to play Super Mario Galaxy, you'll need the classic WiiMote and Nunchuk.

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#11 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
Wii games are made only to run the code that's on the disc, and nothing else. The only way you'll be playing a Wii game on a Wii-U gamepad is if they remade the game to incorporate it.
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#12 Posted by Heil68 (57844 posts) -
Will never happen.
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#13 Posted by mariokart64fan (20567 posts) -

the wiiu game pad does not have a sensor bar, it has a reciever for the sensor bar,   it has also six axis   like a ps3 controller , 

  and even if the wiiu pad has a sensor bar- its not for wii games at all 

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#14 Posted by KnightSkull (1481 posts) -

There is 0% chance that will ever happan.

If you have to ask why, go sit in a corner and think about it for 1 second. That should be more than enough time for anyone get to the answer.

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#15 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9282 posts) -
[QUOTE="OreoMilkshake"]

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"] How would that even be possible? point the remote at your TV with the sensor bar but look at the gamepad? Seems inconvenient.Toxic-Seahorse

The gamepad has a sensor bar on it,

:o I didn't know that. Why exactly did they do that?

I imagine that in Mario Golf, the tablet will display your ball on a tee, and you will swing the Wii Mote over it so it can decide if you hooked or sliced.
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#16 Posted by enrique_marrodz (2107 posts) -
That actually doesn't seem to likely. Perhaps it would require a heavy modification on how the Wii mode works and it would need to recognize the gamepad as an external display. It would be great but, again, very unlikely :(