Hi and welcome BootMii:
This is an app with the abbility to boot into HBC, make and flash NAND dumps.So it hase nothing to do with playing games and such things.I recomment to you to make a NAND dump first before installing any additional files.
Then you do not need a GC pad to navigate.You can also do this with the power and the reset button.The power button let you jump one to the right and the reset wil let you enter the marked option.
So yes your on the right way.
Grab one of my Hack-Packs and do the tut.Jump over the steps you allready have done.
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I will appload the new simply Offline Hack-Pack to day but first i have to upload the new Rescue discs.