Controller:Wii U Pro Controller

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Wii U Pro Controller
Wii U Pro Controller cover
XInput support
Predecessor
Classic Controller Pro
Wii U GamePad
Successor
Switch Pro Controller
Switch Joy-Con
Wii U Pro Controller on Wikipedia
Key points
Must be connected via Bluetooth.
Good battery life that can last for 80 hours and can be recharged via USB mini cable.
No analogue triggers.
Cannot be connected via USB cable. Cable is only for charging controller.

Availability[edit]

Mayflash Wireless Wii U Pro Controller Adapter - Amazon
Official Wii U Pro Controller - Black - Amazon
Official Wii U Pro Controller - White - Amazon

Use with PC platforms[edit]

Windows[edit]

Gamepad Phoenix[edit]

Gamepad Phoenix supports communication with Bluetooth, allows using device just like regular Windows controller.
Supports XInput, DirectInput and Wii controllers allows to create a unified button and axis mapping for up to 4 controllers.
Emulates XInput, DirectInput (any version) and WinMM APIs.
Automatic detection of API, no configuration/file copying needed.
Supports both DRM free games and games with launchers/stores.
Create controller presets, load one by pressing a single button.
No force feedback support.
No analog stick dead zone handling
No emulation of Windows Raw Input API.

WiinUPro[edit]

Usable with PC by using a bluetooth adapter compatible with the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack, or potentially any one via the following procedure.
New hotfix makes potentially work with any Bluetooth adapter that uses the Windows stack on windows 8/10, no need for Toshiba drivers.
Free to download, only hardware you may need is a Bluetooth adapter.
Also supports Wii Remotes, Nunchuks, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and the HORI Battle Pad.
Only official Nintendo Wii U Pro Controllers supported.
Features
  • Keyboard, mouse or virtual joystick mapping
  • Turbo feature
  • Five different assignment layouts
  • Create, save, and share layout profiles
  • Multiple Controller support

XInput wrapping[edit]

Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.

Steam[edit]

Can be recognized as Xbox 360 controller but after manual assignment. Controller cannot be found in Supported Controller Database, so Steam recognizes it as standard DirectInput device.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Supports Streaming games from your TV via your network and works with the pro controller via built in bluetooth.
Can be used just to send input from a Pro Controller to a PC. Just go into Streaming options, hit y and disable video and audio streaming.
Supports lots of other controllers like DS3, DS4, Xbox One and 360.
Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit 𝗫 and disable video and audio streaming.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Hardware[edit]

Mayflash Wireless Wii U Pro Controller Adapter[edit]

Has switch on side of adapter, allowing for both XInput and DirectInput modes natively. XInput should work with regular drivers, for rumble to work with DirectInput mode, drivers need to be downloaded from the manufacturers website.
Can connect 1 Pro Controller in XInput Mode and 4 Pro Controllers in DirectInput Mode.
All controllers that can be synced and work with regular Wii U should work, including third party ones.
Includes turbo mode. Pressing "Home" and button toggles turbo for that button. To disable turbo for all buttons press home button twice quickly.

Firmware updating[edit]

With latest firmware (V04, February 10, 2015) it's possible to switch button modes to either 𝗔=𝗔 (button letters matching) or 𝗕=𝗔 (button layout matching 360 controller). To do this press + (Start) and 𝗔 button for three seconds for 𝗔=𝗔 layout and + and 𝗕 buttons for three seconds for 𝗕=𝗔 layout.
Update firmware[citation needed]
  1. Download latest firmware update from manufacturers website and start bundled executable.
  2. Press and hold adapters "sync" button and plug it into USB.
  3. Press "Update firmware" and close program after succesfull update.

Support In Games[edit]

Games with Nintendo button prompts[edit]

This is a list for games that offer Nintendo button prompts.
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