Write Program to Impersonate Bluetooth Device?

ArtOfWarfare

macrumors G3
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I am interested in making it so that the Wii U Gamepad will see my iMac as a Wii U, so that I could use it as an external touch screen / input device.

I know that the Gamepad <-> Wii U communication takes place over Bluetooth. I assume there must be some way that I could eavesdrop on the communications so that I could reverse engineer the protocols used.

So my question is... what would I use to do the eavesdropping?
 

ArtOfWarfare

macrumors G3
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Nov 26, 2007
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Gamepad uses Wifi, not Bluetooth. You can hook up a Wiimote or Wii U Pro controller easily in OS X with wJoy, but the Gamepad would take quite a bit more work.

http://libdrc.org/index.html


Might be an easier way to use it as a touch device without video, might try that myself sometime:

http://wiiubrew.org/wiki/UsendMii
Thanks so much for this!

Other than my iPhone 6+ (and the Wii U/Gamepad, of course), I don't think I have any devices that can use Wifi 5 GHz...