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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. WiinUPro supports all of the features mentioned above, so if you want keyboard/mouse emulation you'll want to use WiinUPro.

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. All the official controllers are supported and it does support some off-brand extensions like the Hori Battle pad and PDP fight pad as 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. The Pro Controller U also works (note this is not a Wii U Pro Controller, it is a Wiimote + CC).

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.

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?

As of WiinUSoft 3.0, both the default Windows Bluetooth Stack as well as the Toshiba Stack are supported. You can even use the introduced Sync feature to properly pair your controller with the Windows Bluetooth Stack to have  your controller automatically connect to your computer when you press a button.

- other wise -

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?


*For older versions only if 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.

I am having trouble connecting my controller what can I do?

Any time you run into connection issues there are three main actions you can try:

1) Try syncing your controller to a Wii or Wii U then try again.
2) Use the Sync feature in WiinUSoft (first introduced in version 3.0)
3) If the Sync fails the first time try again
4) If none of that seems to work do the follow:
    - Use the Sync feature in WiinUSoft (regardless if it says it fails)
    - Hold the power button to turn off the controller
    - In Window's Bluetooth, remove the controller
    - In Window's Bluetooth, connect the controller w/o using a PIN

Windows displays my controller as "Connected" even though it isn't.

It's best to just ignore whatever Windows Bluetooth is telling you, it can't be trusted.

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