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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2009, 02:23:52 AM »

Hi, I have an interesting problem. Using the standard Vista Bluetooth I am able to seamlessly connect with my Wiimote, but the computer receives no input (though it did work on two very brief occasions). I have spent many hours trying to resolve this mystery, but to no avail. Almost all online tutorials go straight from making the connection to using the remote in GlovePIE or some alternative. I have already done plenty of research on building a sensor bar, but there would be no point unless I could get the remote working in the first place.

That is why I was hoping WiimoteConnect would fix my connection issues. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be able to find the Wiimote, no matter what I try. Is this because I am using Vista x64, is there some other issue?

I should probably note that I have installed and uninstalled both Bluesolei and Widcomm, and then used two registry cleaners. I also looked at http://www.shootingsoftware.com/Widcomm.htm, but I find the instructions very confusing. He wants me to go into the device manager, find the bluetooth device (how?), and then what? I'm not sure if his instructions will solve my issue though, because my the Stack is certainly the default Microsoft one and seems to be working correctly.

Thank you for reading this loong post   Cheesy. I would appreciate any suggestions or advice about fixing this issue. I also have a Webcam, TeamViewer, and AIM if anyone is ambitous enough to help guide me through one of those.
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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2009, 11:03:03 PM »

Maybe you tried this already, in glovepie there is is the option troubleshooter>bluetoothfix. Actually it only solves the problem when it is within glovepie.
If you are not shure if the wiimote is connected: when the msstack recognizes the wiimote you can see a tooltip that a hid-device is installed and if it is connected the syncblinking will continue and does not stop after a period of time; When it is connected the blinking stops when a program takes control over the wiimote.
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« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2009, 04:30:00 AM »

I have the bluetooth device and wiiconnect hooking up to smoothboard working on my Vista desktop, but I can't duplicate it on my Vista laptop.

I can get the wiimote to hookup to smoothboard working but wiimoteconnect won't learn my device.  I've looked through the solutions on this thread and tried them with no luck.  So, I'm wondering what information I need to provide so I can get WiiConnect working.

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« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2009, 02:19:38 PM »

Hello,
most of the problems seem to be caused by the 64Bit systems. WiimoteConnect is not working with them yet!
I'm currently looking to fix that but I don't have a 64Bit machine running here to test.

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« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2009, 02:29:20 PM »

My HP touchsmart is a 64 bit machine. I know its not the same but I would be willing to help you test.

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« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2009, 03:32:28 PM »

Ok, I now implemented the new version of the dll which I use to acces the bluetoothstack as far as I know it now should work with 64 Bit machines.

Please somebody with a 64bit machine and a 64bit Windows test this version!

thex
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2009, 01:16:22 AM »

Hi Thex-

Great Job, its working on my 64 touchsmart

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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2009, 03:35:25 AM »

Maybe you tried this already, in glovepie there is is the option troubleshooter>bluetoothfix. Actually it only solves the problem when it is within glovepie.
If you are not shure if the wiimote is connected: when the msstack recognizes the wiimote you can see a tooltip that a hid-device is installed and if it is connected the syncblinking will continue and does not stop after a period of time; When it is connected the blinking stops when a program takes control over the wiimote.

Thanks for replying elypter. Unfortunately, I have already tried the bluetoothfix which often helps me connect the Wii remote. The hid-device is installed, the lights stop blinking, and bluetooth devices says it is connected, but the computer doesn't recieve any input in Glovepie or WiinRemote. Is there any special .PIE file I should open? I usually try out several of them.

@ Thex

I just tried out the 64 bit version, and it works great! It makes establishing a connection a lot easier. So far, though, I still don't seem to be receiving input in my programs despite the connection. It seems like the problem lies elsewhere. Could it be my RocketFish bluetooth dongle? It was the only one available at Best Buy. There was a short time where the connection seemed to be working though, so this leads me to believe otherwise.

Thanks for the support Thex    Cheesy

Edit: I tried it out again a few seconds after posting. Once again WiinRemote was receiving all of my button presses, but as soon as I went to the preferences menu to change cursor movement to motion sensor it stopped working. Odd.  >.<
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« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2009, 04:58:12 AM »

Thex,

I realize you plan on adding support for other bluetooth stacks, but I'm wondering if you've looked at them already and it's not possible with their apis, or if you just haven't gotten around to it yet.

In particular I'd like support for Widcomm. I downloaded the sdk, but I'm just a lowly web developer and have no idea where to start.
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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2009, 04:36:10 PM »

Hi Thex
This is what I receive when I click "Connect" on an XP machine.  I don't have any problem connecting on this machine otherwise, just when I try to use Wiiconnect.  I can use java and smoothboard no problem.  Here's a screenshot

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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2009, 05:51:06 PM »

Didn't your read the error message? It clearly says that the bluetooth Stack on your machine isn't supported. So you seem to have a Widdcom or Bluesoleil stack but for wiimoteconnect you need the Microsoft stack.

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« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2009, 12:43:59 AM »

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Didn't your read the error message? It clearly says that the bluetooth Stack on your machine isn't supported. So you seem to have a Widdcom or Bluesoleil stack but for wiimoteconnect you need the Microsoft stack.

Thex's frustration comes from this is about the 100th time this question has been posted.

Thex
have you thought about setting up a softwrae manual in the Wiimoteproject WIki? This could guide users and you can send them there for self-guided problem solving?

benpaddlejones Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2009, 02:04:36 AM »

I'm just talking to a professor of our universety if i could use wiimoteconnect as a universety project, if so, i wil be forced to produce some kind of manual Wink

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« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2009, 07:28:09 AM »

I teach k-6, and I understand the frustration of having the same questions asked over and over. Smiley

I've been at this for 2 months, and I've setup 8 other teachers without any failure due to responses I've read on this forum, and so I really appreciate it.   I apologize for the redundancy but all the different stacks, drivers, and poking around areas of the computer I've never worried about before gets confusing.  As for myself, I more of a visual person-so a 45 second screencast that shows me, for example, how to get rid of an unwanted bluetooth stack, is more effective than a 1 1/2 pages of text.

As for the problem I described above on the XP machine, I used a different bluetooth device and everything worked fine.

Have a great night everybody
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« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2009, 09:39:07 AM »

I have discovered an issue with using WiimoteConnect. The number of disconnected HID devices is increasing every time the Wiimote is reconnected. You can see how many unused devices are installed by doing the following in a batch file.

SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
START DEVMGMT.MSC

Device manager will open. Then select View->Show Hidden Devices
Non present devices are shown with greyed out icons.

I currently have 130 non present "HID-compliant game controller" devices
Also quite a few "Bluetooth HID Device" entries.

I initially found them in the registry.

Is there any way for your application to clean up these devices?

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