I'm trying to find out if anyone has come up with a method of getting the Wii U gamepad video to show on a PC. I've looked this up and found people playing PC games with the Wii U, but that's not what I am trying to do.

I want to duplicate what is on the Wii U Gamepad onto my computer. I would think this could be possible since it's already wireless.

  • I think it'd be easier to mirror the video feed from the Wii U to the PC, instead of redirecting it through the gamepad. One less stop means less lag. But there's just one little problem: the Wii U uses a highly specialised wireless signal that's been optimised for video streaming and is possibly using a spectrum not covered by standard 2.4 or 5 GHz devices to avoid interference and bandwidth contention.
    – Nolonar
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:44
  • Definitely true. If I had an HDMI capture card I would definitely do that. Just thought this would be interesting to test out if someone had managed to make it work already.
    – abney317
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:47

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Using drc-sim-client by rolandoislas you can.

Not only with PC but also with Android. Available in the google play store.

First you need a linux computer to host as the server. OSX and Windows host m

Minimum Linux based OS 2.4 GHz CPU 5GHZ, 802.11n compatible wireless networking interface

DRC Sim Server is a utility for pairing a computer to a Wii U to emulate a gamepad.

It needs a client for full functionality. See the wiki for more info.


Installation instructions are available on the wiki.

You will install some things and run some scripts by copying and pasting what you see on the wiki.

NOTE: Issues may be encountered with Ubuntu versions greater than 16.04 LTS. There's some conflicting info on what the recommended machine is but it says

The install script supports only Debian based OSes at this time.

You can find his open source program here which links to the client and wiki.



There is a team that has discovered the way to do this, but you will still need a TV for the first screen and a Bluetooth dongle. This is the video.

  • 1
    This doesn't answer the question in any sense. All it does is redirect the user to a Youtube video.
    – Frank
    Jul 15, 2014 at 12:42

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