Wii U First Devkits (CAT-DEV V1-V2) – Classic Controller Adapter


 

In our first article we mentioned that Wii U’s first development kits didn’t support the new gamepad (DRC). The only controller supported was the Wii Classic Controller.

This diagram shows the main hardware components in the Cafe Development Environment when V1-V2 development kits were released:

CAT DEV diagram1 600x299 Wii U First Devkits (CAT DEV V1 V2)   Classic Controller Adapter | VGLeaks 2.0

The controller uses a special adapter (named Classic Controller Adapter) and a special port to interact as you can see in the picture below:

CAT DEV V1 3 Wii U First Devkits (CAT DEV V1 V2)   Classic Controller Adapter | VGLeaks 2.0