Wiimote windows drivers!

Just a quick update to yesterday’s Wiimote bluetooth hack. [steve] pointed out [CarlKenner]‘s release of a windows driver. Let us know how this works. Looks like you have to use the slightly deprecated/abandoned PPjoy to get the joystick functions working.

So, if you have a HTPC, maybe the Wiimote could make an interesting home theater remote? (I use linux on mine these days. The windows display drivers kept breaking)

Comments

  1. optV says:

    “I use linux on mine these days. The windows display drivers kept breaking”

    Funny, I’ve been struggling with getting fglrx and composite to live nicely together in linux for compiz effects for months. And also struggled to enable QE/CI in osx86 with my x850xt, while my windows machine is gaming like a mofo.

    Stupid rant…

  2. timmeh says:

    is the site down already?

  3. Nalin says:

    Quite sad that it requires PPJoy, since PPJoy is only a 32-bit driver.

  4. amonkey says:

    i’m impressed.
    how’d he manage to do that without a wiimote?

  5. Zencyde says:

    PPjoy? I never thought I’d see that glorious string of letters again in my life! Oh, I remember taking some wire, folding it and pseudocrimping the tips so I could put them into a parallel cable and then taking the 5 volts from my PS/2 port for a Sega Genesis controller so that I could get a more authentic emulator and Doom experience! Note: I didn’t have a nice soldering iron or any solder when I did this! Brings back some nice memories! :D Glad to see someone is still using that wonderful piece of software!

  6. Jesse Donat says:

    ppjoy for the wiimote, seems fitting

  7. ... says:

    Ah, good ‘ole ppjoy!

    Still use that for the FMS flight silulator that I got back with win98 was hip. Real men don’t need no stinking zeeners on their parallel ports ;)

    I don’t have a wiimote, and don’t plan on getting a wii, but there is a 50/50 chance that my little bro will get one (and in that case he will have several wiimotes, regardless of the fact that he only has 1 friend) so I should be able to steel one. Me

  8. oxin says:

    Here’s a video of it in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ytdW6Ys2A

  9. Sky says:

    Does this just use the “wiimote” or does it use the attachment too?

  10. sulk says:

    At the moment its only the remote, but there was some stuff done with the attachment. Theres http://www.willi.org(wii linux live cd project) for more and theres also http://wiihacks.blogspot.com/ both have some good info on new developments

    -Sulk

  11. Greeface says:

    “Funny, I’ve been struggling with getting fglrx and composite to live nicely together in linux for compiz effects for months. And also struggled to enable QE/CI in osx86 with my x850xt, while my windows machine is gaming like a mofo.”

    ATi is your problem, not Linux. I’m using the new nVidia drivers with Beryl and it works like a charm.

  12. Nick says:

    404 NOT FOUND

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