Emulator controller recommendations

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by JayHD, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. JayHD macrumors member

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    Hey guys

    Could a few of you let me know what kinds of control options work best with NES/SNES emulators?

    It seems most support bluetooth and can use Wii Remotes, but to have enough buttons for SNES games you would have to dongle a Wii Classic Controller, which seems unwieldy.

    Has anyone been able to simply plug a USB gamepad into the camera connection kit dongle? How about a wired Xbox controller? Do some/all emulators support that?

    Any coders out there - I challenge you to write a driver for jailbroken iPads that will let them work with the "Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows". First prize is my eternal thanks, plus a virtual hug.

    And yes, I realize the icontrolpad would probably cost the same or less than any other suggestions.

    That is all.
     
  2. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    Everyone that I know just does a Classic Pro controller -> Wiimote connected via BT.
     
  3. JayHD thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll do the same. Bluetooth lag isn't noticeable, right?
     
  4. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    Not for what most people are going to be playing. Some bullet-eating SHUMPS might be slightly impacted, but no, not really...
     
  5. DS3, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

    DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw on YouTube someone bought a datel wireless classic wii controller to not have to use a wii mote, and it worked for some emulators but not others.

    I wonder if the n64 emulator will run significantly better on the iPad 2, that's what I'd be most interested in, I've had my fill of nes/snes on the psp which was such a great device for them and gba. I can live with touch controls for those, but n64 would need a real controller for much play.
     

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