Author Topic: SOLVED - Connecting Wiimote without BlueSoleil with a USB Bluetooth device (Vis)  (Read 20661 times)

Offline okright

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My apoligies if this topic is already posted, but I've been looking a while now and can't find any solution, so I hope someone could help me out.

Basically, I'm using a ASPIRE 6930G with Windows Vista Home Premium, but it doesn't have an internal bluetooth device, so when I go into the control Panel I don't have any bluetooth options or anything. So I'm trying to connect the Wiimote and activate the Human Interface Device without BlueSoleil because I can't obtain the program without paying :(
So I would like to know (moderated comment) how to be able to use the whiteboard without Bluesoleil and a USB Bluetooth device (it came with a bluetooth program called WIDCOMM and it detects the Wiimote).

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« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 05:47:43 AM by benpaddlejones »

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Read: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-and-bluetooth-connectivity/bt-problems-a-self-help-guide-**-please-read-before-posting-problem**/

Not sure what you actually want???

Why not just use Widdcom it works fine with Wiimote

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My apologies, I didn't know mentioning them without offering links to access them was also prohibited...

I read the sticky, but by
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Not sure what you actually want???
are you asking me what I want to do?

And the problem with Widdcom... It's just that I'm decently manage with Bluesoleil, but I just don't undersand Widdcom, and I managed to get it to detect the Wiimote, and connect the HID but the WiimoteWhiteboard application still wouldn't work.


Thankyou for the quick response,
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As Open Source authors many people here produce amazing work that is often sold by unscrupulous third parties. There is an increasing number of people on-selling the various applications that are produced by and with the input of wiimoteproject members. I feel that we should respect intellectual property rights in our words and actions.

Wiimote Smoothboard works perfectly with Widdcom. So why do you want to change to Bluesoleil? Read the sticky posts they will explain how to connect Widdcom (you may be connecting incorrectly) and if that fails they explain the information you need to post in a new thread so we have the information we need to provide you with full support.

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Benpaddlejones,
I've tried the WiimoteSmoothBoard application you mentioned to me in the other topic, and it works even beter then Johnny's!
And as to what you said, I completely understand and it was precisely why I mentioned that I had no intention on doing so, as I have no need and it is part of a school project that me and a friend have to present so it would be even more unappropiate.
Anyway, I took my time to figure out Widdcom and I noticed something funny while trying to connect a second remote:

One of my remotes can't connect to the Whiteboard application (nor Johnny's nor Boojin's) and that is the Wiimote of the two I have that works perfectly well! I'll explain,
When I'm playing in the Wii with the Wiimote, the one that works fine responds to the movements of the baseball bat, bowling ball, etc. and also works as a cursor, but the other one only works as a cursor ( I suppose it's broken) so anyway, the one that works in my computer is the one that is theoretically broken.
I hope this information somehow helps you and the comunity as I have no clue why this happens, nor what could have happened to the Wiimote that is ok to be detected by my computer but not the application or HID...

Thanks again,
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The Wiimote hacks have absolutly no effect on the Wiimote, sounds like you have a dickie Wiimote to me. Are they both Nitendo Licenced Wiimotes, a few unlicenced Wiimote have been popping up on the market. The biggest problems with them are with the IR-Camera and the Bluetooth. This may explain your problems.

Widcomm will connect fine with mutiple Wiimotes.

Other than dodgy Wiimotes have you now got everything working?

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oh definetly! I have everything working splendidly now, but only with one of the Wiimotes I mentioned.
I'm quite certain that they are both good quality Wiimotes, as I bought them last year when the Wii was a big deal in official stores.. although, I don't think it should have anything to do with it but, I bought one of the Wiimotes in the US and the other is from Spain, where I live, the problem is that I lost track wich  is wich :S

So basically thanks to your responses I got it to work and everything goes twenty times better with this new SmoothBoard Application, but (there's always a but) for no obvious reason sometimes I get an unexpected error that shuts down the application. It's not a big inconvenience, but I would like to know if this error is frequent.

Thanks again,
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No, this is not normal.

If you are changing settings all over the place then yes occasionally the program will fall over. Post you full problem and other software operating to the Smoothboard thread Boonjin the programmer may be able to help or identify if it is a bug.

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Definetly, I'll do that once I've studied the error's frequency and where it comes from, but for the moment I haven't had that problem much at all.

Thank you for all of your help, benpaddlejones,
This was highly useful

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