Wireless GameCube Adapter for Wii & Wii U @ CeX (Instore - 10p, Online - £2.60) (Used)
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Wireless GameCube Adapter for Wii & Wii U @ CeX (Instore - 10p, Online - £2.60) (Used)

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Found 17th Aug 2015
CeX has reduced from 20p to 10p so if you want to use a GameCube controller through this adapter (which you connect to a Wiimote) then get this. It's super cheap (I paid 20p last time).

This costs around £8 on eBay.

Attention: Please purchase instore because this way you'll see what you're buying otherwise CeX Online can send you the wrong item(s) as it has happened before to other members.

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Old thread: hotukdeals.com/dea…490

Button configuration on the controller with this adapter:
http://i.imgur.com/Ox7Sl5M.jpg

Great spot! No stock in my local store, though.

I thought the Wii and Wii-U adapters were two different things.

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roryharvey1

I thought the Wii and Wii-U adapters were two different things.


This is a third party adapter that was made before the official Nintendo GameCube adapter was even produced. It functions as a Classic Pro Controller but you're able to use an actual GameCube controller.

You got lucky on this as you got the incorrect item, when I order I got 2 plastic holders for the Wii remote.

kriscros

You got lucky on this as you got the incorrect item, when I order I got 2 … You got lucky on this as you got the incorrect item, when I order I got 2 plastic holders for the Wii remote.


The site lists it as "Value Wii Joypad Adapter - Wii Accessories".
Do you mean that if I order I'll just get a plastic holder?

I gather these function differently than the USB Gamecube adapter for the Wii U? As in they would not work with nintendont in the Virtual Wii for playing gamecube iso? Anyone know?, thanks.

This shows up to games as a classic controller without a home or minus button. Also, the L and R buttons on the Gamecube controller aren't analogue when used through this (Smash Bros Melee / Brawl use it for variable shield strength).

cicobuff

I gather these function differently than the USB Gamecube adapter for the … I gather these function differently than the USB Gamecube adapter for the Wii U? As in they would not work with nintendont in the Virtual Wii for playing gamecube iso? Anyone know?, thanks.



Doubtful, the only game that works with mine (not this but non nintendo) is Smash Bros. But I may be wrong?

Has anyone ever tried these (or the Mayflash equivalent) with Wavebirds?

I've got the official adaptor so in conjunction with Nintendont I can still play GC games in the original way, but I'd like some means of playing VC titles like Mario 64.

cicobuff

I gather these function differently than the USB Gamecube adapter for the … I gather these function differently than the USB Gamecube adapter for the Wii U? As in they would not work with nintendont in the Virtual Wii for playing gamecube iso? Anyone know?, thanks.



i have one of these. it just treats a gamecube pad as a classic controller. any game that has classic controller support it will work. its not like the smash bros adapter which is for that game only

adam0812

i have one of these. it just treats a gamecube pad as a classic … i have one of these. it just treats a gamecube pad as a classic controller. any game that has classic controller support it will work. its not like the smash bros adapter which is for that game only



I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the Wiimote. So can that be used with nintendont do you know? I effectively just want to put my gamecube into storage (too many consoles clutter) so want to run via an external HD iso's of my gamecube games via nintendont emulation through the virtual wii mode of the Wii U which I already have the homebrew channel installed. Thanks.

*EDIT* Just realised the classic controller does not have the same amount of buttons as the Gamecube controller so that would not work. Looks like I would need either this (if it works) or the usb gamecube adapter for my purpose.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 17th Aug 2015

cicobuff

I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the … I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the Wiimote. So can that be used with nintendont do you know? I effectively just want to put my gamecube into storage (too many consoles clutter) so want to run via an external HD iso's of my gamecube games via nintendont emulation through the virtual wii mode of the Wii U which I already have the homebrew channel installed. Thanks.*EDIT* Just realised the classic controller does not have the same amount of buttons as the Gamecube controller so that would not work. Looks like I would need either this (if it works) or the usb gamecube adapter for my purpose.



i'd never actually heard of nintendont until you mentioned it so dont know, i use dolphin for my legacy games. if nintendont allows button remapping (it has more buttons than GC) fire it and see. if it doesnt work will classic controller then you will be good to purchase this to use GC

asktoby

The site lists it as "Value Wii Joypad Adapter - Wii Accessories".Do you … The site lists it as "Value Wii Joypad Adapter - Wii Accessories".Do you mean that if I order I'll just get a plastic holder?



Yes, I tried it before and got the plastic holder and basically got told that was the correct item. The description does kind of mean any generic controller adapter, those plastic things are considered controller adapters so technically it is correct.

Basically if you want the Gamecube controller adapter, you need to go to store and hope they have marked it up as a value controller adapter at 10p rather than a Gamecube controller adapter at presumably significantly more.

adam0812

i'd never actually heard of nintendont until you mentioned it so dont … i'd never actually heard of nintendont until you mentioned it so dont know, i use dolphin for my legacy games. if nintendont allows button remapping (it has more buttons than GC) fire it and see. if it doesnt work will classic controller then you will be good to purchase this to use GC



Never really considered just using Dolphin via the PC it would have the added benefit of image upscaling...something about gaming on the sofa though that appeals, perhaps I should give Dolphin a try to see first. Always seen Dolphin as a Wii emulator, never thought it also does Gamecube.

Yep, via the homebrew channel on a Wii (or Wii U in virtual Wii mode) nintendont I believe is the best app for gamecube iso emulation.

cicobuff

Never really considered just using Dolphin via the PC it would have the … Never really considered just using Dolphin via the PC it would have the added benefit of image upscaling...something about gaming on the sofa though that appeals, perhaps I should give Dolphin a try to see first. Always seen Dolphin as a Wii emulator, never thought it also does Gamecube.Yep, via the homebrew channel on a Wii (or Wii U in virtual Wii mode) nintendont I believe is the best app for gamecube iso emulation.



give it a whirl, as well as increased resolution you can also do widescreen hacks without stretching the image (bit buggy on some games) and even install texture packs for some games. Dont know if you have ever play muramasa demon blade for wii? looked amazing on wii, even better on vita, absolutely drop dead gorgeous on my PC at 1440p with a HD texture pack. i have a gamecube USB adapter so can use that GC games but also use it for playing n64 games.

cicobuff

I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the … I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the Wiimote. So can that be used with nintendont do you know? I effectively just want to put my gamecube into storage (too many consoles clutter) so want to run via an external HD iso's of my gamecube games via nintendont emulation through the virtual wii mode of the Wii U which I already have the homebrew channel installed. Thanks.*EDIT* Just realised the classic controller does not have the same amount of buttons as the Gamecube controller so that would not work. Looks like I would need either this (if it works) or the usb gamecube adapter for my purpose.



cicobuff

Never really considered just using Dolphin via the PC it would have the … Never really considered just using Dolphin via the PC it would have the added benefit of image upscaling...something about gaming on the sofa though that appeals, perhaps I should give Dolphin a try to see first. Always seen Dolphin as a Wii emulator, never thought it also does Gamecube.Yep, via the homebrew channel on a Wii (or Wii U in virtual Wii mode) nintendont I believe is the best app for gamecube iso emulation.


Isos loaded via usbloader using dios mios, is there a reason for overlooking that or have I misunderstood something?

Edited by: "ludwig352" 17th Aug 2015

ludwig352

Isos loaded via usbloader using dios mios, it's there a reason for … Isos loaded via usbloader using dios mios, it's there a reason for overlooking that our have I misunderstood something?



I thought dios mios was a utility to rip from disc to iso? If that is the case then you are misunderstanding what I was asking It would be just as easy for me to download iso's than backup my discs by digging out my original Wii.


cicobuff

I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the … I do actually have a classic controller that can be plugged into the Wiimote. So can that be used with nintendont do you know? I effectively just want to put my gamecube into storage (too many consoles clutter) so want to run via an external HD iso's of my gamecube games via nintendont emulation through the virtual wii mode of the Wii U which I already have the homebrew channel installed. Thanks.*EDIT* Just realised the classic controller does not have the same amount of buttons as the Gamecube controller so that would not work. Looks like I would need either this (if it works) or the usb gamecube adapter for my purpose.


I use Nintendont with a Wavebird (original GameCube wireless controller), with the Wavebird's wireless receiver plugged into a GameCube-USB adapter.

Bossworld

Has anyone ever tried these (or the Mayflash equivalent) with Wavebirds? … Has anyone ever tried these (or the Mayflash equivalent) with Wavebirds? I've got the official adaptor so in conjunction with Nintendont I can still play GC games in the original way, but I'd like some means of playing VC titles like Mario 64.


Yes, my adapter is a Mayflash and it works with a Wavebird. I thought GameCube controllers worked with the VC as Classic controllers though - do they not? I'll have to check. There is a one-port Mayflash adapter that will connect a GameCube controller as a Classic Controller that will enable you to use it for VC games, but I'm not sure if that would work with Nintedont as well.
Edited by: "reddragon105" 17th Aug 2015

cicobuff

I thought dios mios was a utility to rip from disc to iso? If that is … I thought dios mios was a utility to rip from disc to iso? If that is the case then you are misunderstanding what I was asking It would be just as easy for me to download iso's than backup my discs by digging out my original Wii.


Dios mios allows you to bypass the Wiis disc reader when using Isos I think. I thought nintendont used dios mios anyway. I have dios mios and usbloader and I have ripped a dozen or so gc discs and downloaded about another dozen and all play from a USB stick in the back of the machine using an original gc controller direct into the Wii. I have my Wii games on a second stick which works the same way.
Edited by: "ludwig352" 17th Aug 2015

I was intrigued so Googled it. Dios mios is to allow isos from usb but It seems nintendont allows use of other controllers and is now the preferred method. As you were!

ludwig352

Dios mios allows you to bypass the Wiis disc reader when using Isos I … Dios mios allows you to bypass the Wiis disc reader when using Isos I think. I thought nintendont used dios mios anyway. I have dios mios and usbloader and I have ripped a dozen or so gc discs and downloaded about another dozen and all play from a USB stick in the back of the machine using an original gc controller direct into the Wii. I have my Wii games on a second stick which works the same way.



The Wii U which I am intending to use does not read Gamecube discs, even in Wii emulation mode, so that is moot anyway, I have to use ISOs regardless My intention is to do away with using a Wii or Gamecube and just solely use my Wii U for all things Nintendo from the Gamecube onwards utilising nintendont.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 17th Aug 2015

Went into the West Bromwich store and when I asked about it, the guy on the counter came back with a plastic holder, so the West Bromwich store can be crossed off the list.

reddragon105

I use Nintendont with a Wavebird (original GameCube wireless controller), … I use Nintendont with a Wavebird (original GameCube wireless controller), with the Wavebird's wireless receiver plugged into a GameCube-USB adapter.Yes, my adapter is a Mayflash and it works with a Wavebird. I thought GameCube controllers worked with the VC as Classic controllers though - do they not? I'll have to check. There is a one-port Mayflash adapter that will connect a GameCube controller as a Classic Controller that will enable you to use it for VC games, but I'm not sure if that would work with Nintedont as well.



Sorry for any confusion but are you referring to the Mayflash equivalent of the Smash U GameCube adaptor (4 port)?

I've got the official Nintendo one and that's fine on Nintendont, but there's two types of Mayflash single GC to Wiimote adapters that I'd be interested in using for VC games, as the Hori pads get mixed reviews.

On a side note, Nintendont works fine with GC pads via the above, Classic Controllers, even Wiimote + Nunchuck can be made to work. Ripped my old GC games using an old LG DVD drive and they all work a treat running off a 64GB sd card in the front via Wiiflow. Even managed to rip my GC saves off my Nintendo memory card so the Wii has gone in the loft.

Bossworld

Sorry for any confusion but are you referring to the Mayflash equivalent … Sorry for any confusion but are you referring to the Mayflash equivalent of the Smash U GameCube adaptor (4 port)?I've got the official Nintendo one and that's fine on Nintendont, but there's two types of Mayflash single GC to Wiimote adapters that I'd be interested in using for VC games, as the Hori pads get mixed reviews.On a side note, Nintendont works fine with GC pads via the above, Classic Controllers, even Wiimote + Nunchuck can be made to work. Ripped my old GC games using an old LG DVD drive and they all work a treat running off a 64GB sd card in the front via Wiiflow. Even managed to rip my GC saves off my Nintendo memory card so the Wii has gone in the loft.


Yes, I have the 4-port Mayflash one, which is a third party equivalent of the official Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Smash Bros U. I did also mention the 1-port adapter, although I don't have one. It seems that, as the 4-port adapter makes GameCube controllers work with GameCube games but not with VC games, if the 1-port adapter makes them work with VC games it probably won't make them work with GameCube games. I'm not 100% sure on that (would be great if someone could clarify) but basically it seems like there is no single solution to play everything. I have the same problem with the Wii U Pro Controller - I can use it for GameCube games with Nintendont, although it's not as good as the Wavebird because it doesn't have analog triggers so you can't do a half-press properly, but I can't use it for Wii VC games because it doesn't work in vWii mode.

It's all a bit frustrating but I guess it would be tricky to design a controller that's ideal for all of the VC, GameCube, Wii and Wii U games that you can play on the system so I suppose it's justifiable to have two controllers for different purposes. What really annoys me is that Nintendo didn't just let the Wii U play GameCube games, as it has native support.

reddragon105

Yes, I have the 4-port Mayflash one, which is a third party equivalent of … Yes, I have the 4-port Mayflash one, which is a third party equivalent of the official Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Smash Bros U. I did also mention the 1-port adapter, although I don't have one. It seems that, as the 4-port adapter makes GameCube controllers work with GameCube games but not with VC games, if the 1-port adapter makes them work with VC games it probably won't make them work with GameCube games. I'm not 100% sure on that (would be great if someone could clarify) but basically it seems like there is no single solution to play everything. I have the same problem with the Wii U Pro Controller - I can use it for GameCube games with Nintendont, although it's not as good as the Wavebird because it doesn't have analog triggers so you can't do a half-press properly, but I can't use it for Wii VC games because it doesn't work in vWii mode.It's all a bit frustrating but I guess it would be tricky to design a controller that's ideal for all of the VC, GameCube, Wii and Wii U games that you can play on the system so I suppose it's justifiable to have two controllers for different purposes. What really annoys me is that Nintendo didn't just let the Wii U play GameCube games, as it has native support.



Bloody iPad just lost my post -_-

The single Mayflash adapters should be picked up as classic controllers, so assuming they pass through the analogue trigger functionality, they should be fine in Nintendont. The standard Classic Controller's analogue triggers work fine in Nintendont on Mario Sunshine so ergonomics aside, that's the one to go for.

Alternatively these look promising except for the lack of analogue triggers : amazon.com/HOR…5ZU

The unknown with the single Mayflash adapters is Wavebirds support - USA Amazon reviews suggest patchy success rates.

reddragon105

What really annoys me is that Nintendo didn't just let the Wii U play … What really annoys me is that Nintendo didn't just let the Wii U play GameCube games, as it has native support.



It's possible to with Nintendont: nintendont.net/

I recently set that up on my Wii U, the Wii U Pro controllers work great for GameCube games too.

Bossworld

Bloody iPad just lost my post -_-The single Mayflash adapters should be … Bloody iPad just lost my post -_-The single Mayflash adapters should be picked up as classic controllers, so assuming they pass through the analogue trigger functionality, they should be fine in Nintendont. The standard Classic Controller's analogue triggers work fine in Nintendont on Mario Sunshine so ergonomics aside, that's the one to go for.Alternatively these look promising except for the lack of analogue triggers : http://www.amazon.com/HORI-Battle-Mario-Version-Turbo-u/dp/B00ND0E5ZUThe unknown with the single Mayflash adapters is Wavebirds support - USA Amazon reviews suggest patchy success rates.


Thanks, I'll look into getting one and see if it works with my Wavebird.



InsaneNutter

It's possible to with Nintendont: http://www.nintendont.net/I recently … It's possible to with Nintendont: http://www.nintendont.net/I recently set that up on my Wii U, the Wii U Pro controllers work great for GameCube games too.


I know - that's how this discussion started! I just don't understand why Nintendo didn't enable it in the first place. There's no hardware limitation to prevent the Wii U from playing GameCube games from original discs, it just seems that Nintendo decided to block that feature, which is odd. I think it might have been because they didn't want to add GameCube controller and memory card ports to the Wii U, but they could simply make a USB adapter for that. I know no one's going to buy a Wii U just to play GameCube games, but out-of-the-box support for them would be one more selling feature.

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reddragon105

Thanks, I'll look into getting one and see if it works with my Wavebird.I … Thanks, I'll look into getting one and see if it works with my Wavebird.I know - that's how this discussion started! I just don't understand why Nintendo didn't enable it in the first place. There's no hardware limitation to prevent the Wii U from playing GameCube games from original discs, it just seems that Nintendo decided to block that feature, which is odd. I think it might have been because they didn't want to add GameCube controller and memory card ports to the Wii U, but they could simply make a USB adapter for that. I know no one's going to buy a Wii U just to play GameCube games, but out-of-the-box support for them would be one more selling feature.



For £60 the Wii U's a handy piece of emulation for NGC, Wii and retro emulators in general (in vWii). The devs (or, in other words, hackers) are starting to find exploits but they're keeping it in private so Nintendo can't patch them.

Gamer_U

For £60 the Wii U's a handy piece of emulation for NGC, Wii and retro … For £60 the Wii U's a handy piece of emulation for NGC, Wii and retro emulators in general (in vWii). The devs (or, in other words, hackers) are starting to find exploits but they're keeping it in private so Nintendo can't patch them.


£60? oO

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reddragon105

£60? oO



Without the GamePad.

Gamer_U

Without the GamePad.


Well yes (and it's ridiculous that the GamePads cost as much as the console) but who would buy one without the GamePad? I mean, yes, they're great for emulation, but all of that stuff runs in vWii mode and it's all the same hacks and exploits that were developed for the Wii, so if you're going to buy a console for retro gaming you might as well just get a Wii for £20 or less - it will do exactly the same things. I've been playing emulated SNES and Mega Drive games (beyond what's officially available on the eShop) on my Wii for years and initially I wasn't too interested in getting a Wii U (at least not until the new Zelda is released), but then I realised that you could softmod it in the same way, so I could just transfer all the content from my Wii and pick up where I left off. Then it was just the lack of GameCube support that put me off, so Nintendont was the deciding factor for me - basically, once I realised that the Wii U could completely replace my Wii for all purposes, I was happy to upgrade. But all that said, I still bought it to play Wii U games - otherwise it would have been a £100 upgrade for no reason, other than having a 1080p HDMI video out. Not that I've been able to afford many Wii U games so I have mostly been using it to clear my backlog of stuff I had on the Wii but forgot about!

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reddragon105

Well yes (and it's ridiculous that the GamePads cost as much as the … Well yes (and it's ridiculous that the GamePads cost as much as the console) but who would buy one without the GamePad? I mean, yes, they're great for emulation, but all of that stuff runs in vWii mode and it's all the same hacks and exploits that were developed for the Wii, so if you're going to buy a console for retro gaming you might as well just get a Wii for £20 or less - it will do exactly the same things. I've been playing emulated SNES and Mega Drive games (beyond what's officially available on the eShop) on my Wii for years and initially I wasn't too interested in getting a Wii U (at least not until the new Zelda is released), but then I realised that you could softmod it in the same way, so I could just transfer all the content from my Wii and pick up where I left off. Then it was just the lack of GameCube support that put me off, so Nintendont was the deciding factor for me - basically, once I realised that the Wii U could completely replace my Wii for all purposes, I was happy to upgrade. But all that said, I still bought it to play Wii U games - otherwise it would have been a £100 upgrade for no reason, other than having a 1080p HDMI video out. Not that I've been able to afford many Wii U games so I have mostly been using it to clear my backlog of stuff I had on the Wii but forgot about!


Who? Easy. People who want it specifically for vWii only, like, I bought a PSTV to play PSP/PS1/Emulators so I couldn't give a rats ass about the Vita games it can play.

The vWii looks a lot better and the picture quality of Nintendont for NGC seems to have improved as the dev team's working on it so it's better than buying a Wii.
Edited by: "Gamer_U" 18th Aug 2015

Gamer_U

Who? Easy. People who want it specifically for vWii only, like, I bought … Who? Easy. People who want it specifically for vWii only, like, I bought a PSTV to play PSP/PS1/Emulators so I couldn't give a rats ass about the Vita games it can play.The vWii looks a lot better and the picture quality of Nintendont for NGC seems to have improved as the dev team's working on it so it's better than buying a Wii.


But everything in vWii mode is rendered at 480p and upscaled to 1080p, so the result is effectively the same as using a Wii with a component cable at 480p and having your HDTV/receiver do the upscaling. The Wii U may handle the upscaling slightly better but the general consensus is that the difference is negligible. So the question is, is the negligible difference worth £100 extra? Or £40 extra, if you're going without the GamePad, but again, I don't see why you would get a Wii U without a GamePad because then you're removing the option to play Wii U games - or even if you're only ever going to use vWii mode, you'd lose the option of playing everything on the GamePad, which can be useful.

So, I received a snap on plastic Wii remote holder - not the item listed in the deal.

did anyone get a actual gamecube adapter?? I got a plastic holder for the wiimote

godsakes

did anyone get a actual gamecube adapter?? I got a plastic holder for the … did anyone get a actual gamecube adapter?? I got a plastic holder for the wiimote



​This deserves investigation.
Was about to order- I just want to play Mario Kart!
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