Apple »

Best Top Digger Truck Kids Games For iPad & iPhone

October 16, 2012 – 10:44 am | Comments Off

There are a couple of great truck games on the iPad you might enjoy for your kids that I wanted to share. As far as construction truck and Schoolbus games for kids go, these are …

Read the full story »
Home » Gamecube, Nintendo Wii

I want to customize controls on my Wii.

Submitted by on December 29, 2006 – 9:41 pm3 Comments

ikaruga-banner.pngBoy, do I loves me some Ikaruga. I picked up Ikaruga used a while back for my Gamecube and I love it, even though it beats me. Why do I keep getting into these relationships?

At any rate, I was thinking about how I want Nintendo to update the Wii firmware, allowing us to use the Wii controller to play Cube games, and customize the controls for everything. I want to be able to play any game using the Wii Remote, if I am willing to sacrifice buttons or change them for gestures. It could work similarly to AppleScript, or whatever they call that in OS-X now that we use Automator to manage.

That’s how I want to play Ikaruga. See, that’s why I mentioned Ikaruga.

We have all these games from the Cube that only use up to two buttons and the directional, and yet we can’t use the Wii Remote to control them, because there is no support for Wii controllers in Gamecube games, even though some Wii games already optionally use a Gamecube controller. For those that need more buttons, why not let us map them over so we can play everything the way we want? I’m hoping we see this functionality sooner rather than never.

Tags: , , ,

  • http://www.farbot.com/ Paul

    Here here! I would like to see this on the PS3′s handling of PS2 and PS1 games as well.

    You already choose virtual memory cards using the PS3 menu, so why not choose virtual controller layouts using the same type of setup? Map them in the UI and then hook that template up to the controller when running a particular game. What’s not to like?

  • James

    What you’re hoping for is a hell of a lot more complicated than you think it is.

    To build the controller scheme into the firmware instead of the game itself? That’s taking over a lot from the developers.

    Nintendo isn’t even putting any online play into the back catalog and you want custom controls?

  • Stephen

    Yes, I do. All it would take is a kind of control “layer” which changes the way the system translates your actions with the controller. You press 1, and the Wii tells the software you’ve pressed A. As far as the game knows, you’re pressing A.