Monday, April 14, 2008

MobiPad - Control your S60 with a Wii Controller

So you have an S60 phone and a Wii with a bunch of controllers, what can you do with all that?

Use your Wii controller to play Super Mario World (or any other Gameboy Advanced, Super Nintendo, Nintendo, or Gameboy game) on your phone of course!

Download and install mobiPad from ( at 67,045 bytes) to your S60 phone.

Turn on Bluetooth and mobiPad.

Pair your Wii Controller to your S60 by selecting "Discover Wiimote" in mobiPad and hitting the red button inside the battery compartment of the Wii controller:

Fire up the emulator of your choice (mine is vBag):

Rememeber to re-map the buttons to the wii mote in your emulator.

I have my N82 in portait mode right now but emulators look a lot better in portait view. It also lets you turn your Wii mode on its side and handle it like a NES controller with the D-pad under your left thumb and 1/2 buttons under your right thumb. One trouble is hitting the -/+ buttons if you have them set to L/R in SNES or GBA emulators. I found myself accidently hitting the Wiimote's trigger button under the D-pad a few times which pauses the emulator.

The phone-wiimote set up is really stable and fast. The controller is confortable enough for me to perform Ryu's fireball in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and fast enough to perform combos in the same game. Super Mario is no problem on the Wiimote.

Note: For Vampent emulators, such as vBag and vNes, remember to rotate the screen before running the emulator because they don't handle the screen rotations well (i.e. screen positioning is all wrong and cropped)

Note: I was really surprised to learn that the Wiimote uses Bluetooth.

Note: You can not re-map wiimote buttons in this version of MobiPad.


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