FAQ

What is the difference between WiinUPro and WiinUSoft?

WiinUSoft is basically a simplified version of WiinUPro. It only connects controllers as an Xbox 360 controller for Windows and allows inputs to be customly mapped. It does not support keyboard or mouse emulation, turbo, shift states, or any other features that are considered more advanced. However, WiinUSoft should be suitable for most users. 

What devices are supported?

WiinUPro was created to support the Wii U Pro Controller but also supports the Wiimote, Nunchuck, Classic Controller, and Classic Controller Pro (only the official controllers for all). In addition it does support the Hori Battle pad but will look like a Classic Controller.


What about third party controllers?

Most third party Wii U Pro Controllers seem to be non-discoverable or hidden from everything except the Wii U, as for third party Bluetooth controllers (like Wiimotes), WiinUPro most likely won't recognize these controllers. As for third party Wiimote extensions (such as the Hori Battle pad) most of these should work fine.


Do I need a Wii U to use the Wii U Pro Controller?

Technically no, but there have been reports of the Pro Controller being disconnected from the computer after some use and then maintaining a pattern of only staying connected for a few seconds upon reconnecting and the best fix for this is to sync the controller with a Wii U and then try again. I'm not sure why this happens but I would suggest only getting a Pro Controller if you have a Wii U, plan on getting a Wii U, or if you have access to a Wii U. It's a good console, I'd recommend it.


What operating systems are supported?

Currently just Windows, one OS will be targeted at a time. Once the Windows version is complete, Mac and Linux versions will be looked into.


Do I need the Toshiba Stack?

Windows 7, Vista, XP - Only if you want to use Wii U Pro Controllers or the newer models of Wii Remotes. This is because the Windows stack will lose connection with these devices and the only stack that won't is the Toshiba one. If you're not sure if your Wiimote will require it or not, you can always try it without first.

Windows 10, 8.1, 8 - No, although personally I find the Toshiba Stack easier to use once it has been installed.


Does this work with built-in Bluetooth?

Yes, as long as you are using Windows 8/10 or can get the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack to take over your bluetooth hardware.


Do I need a Bluetooth Dongle?

You need some sort of Bluetooth, otherwise you won't be able to connect to the controller


Can I use the Pro Controller's USB cable to connect it?

No, communication data isn't sent through the USB cable, only through Bluetooth.


What do my Donations go towards?

To keep the site running, web space upgrades, development software, testing hardware (new 1st and 3rd party controllers), research, ect. All WiinUPro project related stuff. I also use Donators as my closed beta group to try out versions not ready for public release. Donations are very much appreciated!

I have another question that I can't find an answer to.

If can't find an answer to a question you have by looking through the comments and you don't want to post in the comment section, feel free to email me at justin@wiinupro.com