Wii U GamePad reverse engineered to stream PC games

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Whilst the Wii U Pro Controller had been hacked to work on PC, it’s now become possible stream PC games to the Wii U GamePad.

That’s been achieved by a group of console hackers and emulator developers, from which they see their efforts more as a prototype that was never intended for end users. Still an alpha version, they see it more as a developer tool or library that requires a lot of patching to work as well as it does.

They appeared at the Chaos Communication Congress to demonstrate what they’ve achieved, more significantly showing the much heralded Dolphin emulator being streamed to the Wii U GamePad, briefly playing an upscaled GameCube version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

They eventually plan to buid user-friendly tools for Windows and OSX, whilst an Android port could see users user their own tablets instead of having to rely on the Wii U GamePad. Nintendo won’t take too kindly to their controller being misused by the development community, even if it’s exploratory, but it at least proves how much potential the device currently hides.



[Thanks Engadget]
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