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06-06-10, 17:29
Here is something new that I've been playing with, it's pretty funky if anyone is interested.

Iíve recently discovered a way to allow you to use your Nintendo DS as a wireless PC controller. This isnít particularly recent news, but Iíve just given it a go and it works great. For this to work, you will need to get your hands on a home-brew cartridge (I use an R4 Revolution myself) if you can.

First you need to download the latest version of DS2Key (I use v1.01) which can be found here: DS2Key Forums (http://www.1emulation.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28860)
Extract and run DS2Key.exe, making note of the port number at the bottom of the window (the default is 9501, you can change this if you wish). Make sure it is set to profile 0 also. You need to keep this program open and running, donít close it.
Now, copy the DS2Key.nds file onto your cartridge and run it from your DS. The program will automatically start to try connecting to your wireless access point. It uses the Wi-Fi configuration details already set on the DS (you will need a wireless game such as Mario Kart DS to configure these settings).
Once connected, click on the little blue cog (in the top left corner) to open the settings screen. You will need to enter the IP address of your computer in here. For this to work, you will need to make sure that you have static IP addressing configured on your PC and router, you can find more information to do this, here (http://portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm) and here (http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm).
Make sure the port number is the same as in the PC program that you made a note of earlier. Set the profile to Ď0′ also.
If all of your settings are correct, you should now be able to send button presses to your PC. Use the log at the bottom of the screen to help to test this (set the Log Level to ĎAll Messagesí). You can use the program to configure what cosponsoring button does what.

And thatís all there is to it. You may need to make some additional configurations to ensure that you can connect and that everything is allowed in your firewall and router, use PortFoward (http://portforward.com/) to help with this.

Now all you need is a copy of Super Mario Bros. X (http://www.supermariobrothers.org/smbx/) and youíll be well away!



06-06-10, 17:44
That seems so snazzy! :cln:

I would try that but I love using the mouse and keyboard too much. :hug:

06-06-10, 17:46
Trippy! But I will stick with my PS style controller instead. D:

06-06-10, 17:48
Nice find! I'm bookmarking this.

06-06-10, 17:54
Nice find! I'm bookmarking this.

Nice find? He wrote the walkthrough!! :ton:

Alex Fly
06-06-10, 18:33
Wow, that was unexpected !

06-06-10, 19:29
Here is a demo of it in action.


06-06-10, 19:36
interesting, though I (personally) think its a bit much for a gimmick. have you tried using adhoc networking rather than infrastructure?

lara c. fan
06-06-10, 19:37
Didn't people hack it so you can use the wii-mote for FPS' on PC? :p

06-06-10, 19:51
Didn't people hack it so you can use the wii-mote for FPS' on PC? :p


Also, has anyone ever tried playing PC games using Wii controllers?

06-06-10, 21:23
Request Deletion.

06-06-10, 21:54
that seems so cool!
id do it but it seems easyer to use a remote XD