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WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:17:54 pm »
Hello people,

I am succesfully using the wiimote now with linuxmce

I created a very simple guide on the wiki ( i am not to good with formatting so maybe someone else can do that?
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Nintendo_WiiMote

With kind regards

William van de Velde

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 07:54:58 pm »
I was hoping someone would do this soon! Excellent job!

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 08:11:28 pm »
Nice work, thanks!  I guess that "stub" message can be removed now...
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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 07:39:24 am »
No thanks at all!!

i think i have forgot something so i hope someone can test it and report any failures on its way!

Is it possible that something like this can be part of lmce so i do not have to create the scripts and al again??

Also removed the stub from the wiki!!

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William van de Velde

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 01:59:49 pm »
how much "control" of this system do you get with this remote compared with the extortionately priced (in the UK!) fiire remote?

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 06:07:58 pm »
What receiver can we use with this remote in LMCE?
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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 06:28:04 pm »
@MediaMonkey
You can use almost every linux supported bluetooth dongle!

@bashers
Well it depends on what you wanna do with it!

I can't use it with mythtv but there i have a normal ir remote for.
The rest like playing audio video media and play forward and backward volume that is what i can do with the wiimote.


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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 09:10:42 am »
Well. after some fiddling, I can confirm that this thing works :)!
I still need to figure out how to simulate the nintendo "sensor bar" to improve the accuracy and control (The two cendle method is cute but it won't work for me ... ) but even placing a pencil flashlight under the TV makes it work pretty good.
Now's the time to figure out how to make it "follow me" compatible, which will make it the perfect sollution for the system (in my view at least).

BTW, is there a way to make the power button shut down the MD ?

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 12:12:24 pm »
Now's the time to figure out how to make it "follow me" compatible, which will make it the perfect sollution for the system (in my view at least).

You will have difficulty getting "follow me" to work with the wiimote as bluetooth has quite a large range compared to the rf used with the fiire chief. The MDs will struggle to figure out which one your wiimote is closest to. There is a discussion about this on one of the earlier wiimote threads.

I still need to figure out how to simulate the nintendo "sensor bar" to improve the accuracy and control (The two cendle method is cute but it won't work for me ... ) but even placing a pencil flashlight under the TV makes it work pretty good.

You can buy a battery powered wiimote ir sensor from amazon or ebay pretty cheap. The best solution (if you are handy with electronics) is to attach a usb cable to one of these to power it. There are 'howtos' on the net about this process.
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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2008, 05:49:13 pm »
thank both for your wiki and help, nice infos
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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 07:22:31 am »
Hello all,

I'm glad to hear people can use it!
Would it be possible to get this functionality in the linuxmce 0710 final?

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William van de Velde

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 05:31:31 am »
This worked excellent for me as well - great job!

A few questions though....
-Can you assign multiple Wii addresses to be used, instead of just one? we have several wiimotes in the house and it would be nice to be able to use any of them on any machine

-Is there a configuration file to adjust the sensitivity of the sensorbar tracking?  Mine is a little too sensitive at the moment!

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 12:17:59 pm »
you can try to play with the settings from xset in the wminputd script.

the settings i gave were optimal for my situation but you can slow down the mouse acceleration!

i haven't looked at multiple wiimote's but i will soon!

With kind regards

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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 05:03:16 am »
I am having toubles getting this to work what logs do i check
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Re: WIIMOTE Howto on the wiki
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 01:20:33 pm »
thanks a lot for all your hard work!  :)
I will get cracking on this tonight :)
cheers!!!
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