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« on: September 08, 2009, 02:27:33 AM »

Hey guys!

I have been having connecting more than one wiimote at a time:

I use vista32 and have an integrated CSR bluetooth chip on my laptop.
I have successfully connected to and used a wiimote with the widcomm stack and the (default) bluesoleil stack.

Freetrack v2.2 is my main requirement, and some sort of whiteboard application secondary. I was hoping I could use both at the same time, each using its own wiimote, but:

When I connect the second wiimote, it is also called "RVL-CNT-01". Most "guides" I have found online mention that the numbering should increment with every wiimote I add. I even tried with a third wiimote, but all three were called "RVL-CNT-01".

The same thing happened after experimenting with the MS stack, widcomm and bluesoleil.

I have tried the "wiimoteconnect" program too. It might connect to all 3 wiimotes, but disconnects from 2 others immediately. I had this behaviour on other occasions too.

Even though I had both wiimotes connect with the same name, smoothboard could work with both.

However, I need a way to distinguish between them so I can select the appropriate one to use for free track and use the then unused one with a whiteboard application.

I hope there is way to solve this! Are there any "out of the box" solutions too?
My ultimate goal is to project DCS black shark (a flight sim) onto the wall, and use one wiimote to track my headmotion (move/look around the cockpit) and use the other wiimote to have "an interactive whiteboard" which in this case means an interactive fully clickable cockpit Smiley

Thanks in advance,
-Cow
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 03:32:42 AM »

Hi,

Wiimotes should have a unique Bluetooth MAC address of 12 hexadecimal characters. As long as you are having a unique Bluetooth address for each Wiimote, it should be ok.

If you are using Microsoft Bluetooth Stack, you may want to try the latest Smoothboard version with a connection utility, SmoothConnect.

From SmoothConnect, you are able to see the Bluetooth address of each of the devices.

If you still see only one, the Wiimotes that you have may have the same address. Non-genuine Wiimotes may have the same Bluetooth address.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 09:46:57 AM »

Thanks Boon Jin for your fast response!

Both original (and the one fake) have unique MAC addresses.

I have just had a single short try with your smoothboard with smooth connect application - it looks really nice! But unfortunatly it didnt work Sad It seemed to connect but then dropped the connection when smoothboard started.

Ill fiddle around this evening when I have time and get back to you!
Thanks again:)

-COW
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 06:25:20 PM »

Thanks Boon Jin for your fast response!

Both original (and the one fake) have unique MAC addresses.

I have just had a single short try with your smoothboard with smooth connect application - it looks really nice! But unfortunatly it didnt work Sad It seemed to connect but then dropped the connection when smoothboard started.

Ill fiddle around this evening when I have time and get back to you!
Thanks again:)

-COW

Hi,

In SmoothConnect, if you uncheck "Automatically launch Smoothboard" you may be able to check whether the Wiimotes are actually successfully connected for a longer period. This is because the connection might have been dropped and the Wiimotes was not completely installed.

It is weird that it will drop the connection when the software is loaded.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 01:36:53 AM »

Thanks for your support:)

THe main thing I was looking for was to be able to use a smoothboard type application using just the second wiimote, reserving the first one for freetrack.

I gave up with the MS stack and went back to blue soleil and am programming a basic interface with glovepie...seems to work. And there I can use wiimote2.bla or wiimote1.bla!

Maybe you could eventually add functionality that lets you chose which wiimotes to use and which to ignore:)

If that worked I would def by your software!

Great job!

-COW
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