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post #1 of 6 Old 01-17-2013, 07:21 AM - Thread Starter
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While setting up a new display device I noticed that the Wii U's surround sample page pings the front L/R and then the rear L/R and finally all of them, but never the center. It would seem that the "center" channel is fed to the gamepad itself. I don't have a lot of games to test with but between the three I have (ZombiU, NSMBU, Nintendo Land and Trine 2) I can't say that the center is ever used. This concerns me because there are bound to be games where the gamepad isn't used that having a true center would be useful. Is there something amiss with my setup or can anyone else confirm what I'm seeing?

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I'm almost certain it pings my center channel but I'll check when I get home. Maybe try it with the Gamepad sound turned off?

One thing that might confuse you is that NSMB and Nintendoland only output two-channel audio even if your console is set to surround sound, so you'll never hear anything besides the L/R in those games.
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Is there a way to disable audio to the gamepad?

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As far as I know you just move the volume slider all the way to the left, and Gamepad audio is shunted back to your speakers instead. Certainly that's how it works in ZombiU.
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I'll test this when I can, thanks

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There's a Gamepad sound option in System Tools, the little wrench on the main menu.

I don't have surround so I don't know what it does but check it out.

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