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December 30th, 2006 · 28 Comments · Windows

So I got a Bluetooth dongle for my birthday, among other things. I was able to get my Wiimote working with Windows.

Even though I have no Wii, and so no sensor bar, I have no IR capabilities (ie no absolute positioning… more natural cursor movement) I still have the motion sensor stuff, which is how most of the first programs did it, although there’s some IR stuff now too.

So I used these recommended drivers called BlueSoleil. The trial version has restrictions but they haven’t impeded me any yet.

Although annoying (a service it installed crashes when I log on), it works with a little experimentation. It’s simple once you figure it out. In the main app, you double click on the sun in the middle to get it to search for devices, then put the Wiimote in sync mode (hold 1 and 2 or the sync button).

Once it’s found the “Nintendo RVL-CNT-01”, you double click on it in the window to search for services. Then click on the mouse icon on the top to connect the Human Interface Device service the Wiimote provides. The Wiimote icon should turn green indicating it’s all working.

Then you just need an app to actually make some use of the Wiimote. I tried WiinRemote and GlovePIE, and I highly recommend GlovePIE as it’s the better of the two. You can easily code your own scripts to map inputs, or get fancy and make the LEDs on the Wiimote blink, make it rumble… fun. 🙂

I experimented with a few scripts and uploaded a couple I cobbled together from existing scripts and my own work. The Goldeneye Source script is based on my own HL2 key settings… plus it sucks (never got jumping working, even though the script piece came out of a supposedly working script). It was fun though. 🙂

Look through them yourself, they’re not too difficult to understand. I’m still fooling around with GlovePIE, even without a Wiimote it’s a fun little app.

Goldeneye Source.PIE – In honor of the new beta. Get a patch out quick guys! 🙂 Explanation of controls since my own key mappings differ from the default:

  • D-pad moves and strafes
  • B is main fire, A is alt fire
  • The Mouse.MiddleButton is supposed to jump. I’m not sure it works though. 🙁
  • Home is use.
  • Minus is reload.
  • Plus is crouch.
  • One is next weapon (Fast Weapon Switch should be on, although it doesn’t work right with mines.)
  • Two is aim.

Wiimouse 2.PIE – My preferred mousing script I cobbled together. LEDs show battery level. 🙂

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28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mrwoo // Mar 2, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    nice job I use glovePIE and am liking your Wiimouse 2.PIE

  • 2 Ilias // May 17, 2007 at 6:20 am

    Cool.

  • 3 Zeus // May 17, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Nice

  • 4 Simos // May 21, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Interesting…

  • 5 Efthimios // May 21, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Sorry 🙁

  • 6 Pericles // May 22, 2007 at 6:13 am

    Interesting…

  • 7 andy gellas // May 29, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    when you download that first package 27mb how do u download what do you actually click on to install it
    and then do you have to have any applications open while you are presin buttons 1 and 2 on the wii or can you jst do it and it will automaticaly sinc

  • 8 Pantelis // Jun 6, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Sorry 🙁

  • 9 Bikos // Jun 6, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Cool!

  • 10 Xenophon // Jun 6, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Nice…

  • 11 Gustas // Jun 15, 2007 at 2:29 am

    Cool!

  • 12 Kosmas // Jul 9, 2007 at 6:18 am

    Cool…

  • 13 Stamatis // Jul 9, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Cool…

  • 14 Kalinikos // Jul 9, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Nice…

  • 15 Timotheos // Jul 9, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Nice

  • 16 Nicolaon // Jul 9, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    Cool.

  • 17 Dionysios // Jul 10, 2007 at 3:26 am

    Nice!

  • 18 Demetrios // Jul 10, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Cool…

  • 19 Martinos // Jan 19, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Nice

  • 20 Thanasis // Jan 19, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Cool…

  • 21 Nektarios // Jan 23, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Cool!

  • 22 Spiridon // Jan 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Nice…

  • 23 Spartaa // Jul 25, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Nice!

  • 24 U mom // Jul 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Man u really suck so stop with this and go suck me!

  • 25 Wade // Sep 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    When I use the wii mouse it doesnt work propoerly its slow and strange. IM using IR

  • 26 Dan Bugglin // Sep 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I believe you may need to edit that script to adjust it to your screen resolution. I’m actually working on my own Wiimote PC scripting tool that I’ll release soon, I ported my Wiimouse script and it works great! 🙂

  • 27 most recent achievement - Page 394 // Aug 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    […] with your computer if you have Bluetooth and some freeware. I read it on PC World somewhere…. http://www.mzzt.net/2006/12/30/wiindows/ __________________ Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO CPU: AMD 720BE @3.2GHz Memory: 2x2GB Corsair XMS3 […]

  • 28 Gabrimax98 // Jun 26, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Hi! Please can you help me?
    i want to use the Wiimouse script on GlovePIE. I set the bluetooth, i connect the wiimote, i click on run but the cursor goes on up at left and i can’t move it with the wiimote! Please can you help me? I really want to use my wiimote on my PC!

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