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Offline Eddman962

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on: June 14, 2009, 11:38:07 PM
Setup:
Vista x64
Broadcom/Widcomm 2045 (currently)
RocketFish 2.0 USB dongle

The problem: I can successfully connect my Wiimote to the computer every time, and when I use GlovePie the lights correctly stop blinking. However, the computer doesn't recieve any input from the Wiimote. Inotherwords, the computers says the device is connected (as an HID) but it will not function.

What I have tried: I originally used the MS bluetooth stack and had the exact same problem. I tried the steps in the self-help guide, and finally came to download a new Stack. http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Compatible_Bluetooth_Devices says that my Rocketfish dongle will work with the newest Widcomm drivers, so I downloaded that. I tried following http://www.shootingsoftware.com/Widcomm.htm, but it seemed to have no effect.

Note: In BenPaddleJones's summary of Bluetooth stacks, he says that the new Widcomm drivers are very problematic. This conflicts with the information on the list of compatible bluetooth devices in the link provided above. I have looked for older versions of Widcomm that are compatible with Vista x64 but have not found any.

The attached picture might shows my device manager. I appreciate any help that you guys can give me. I have spent a long time trying to figure out what is wrong, but I have not had any success.

« Last Edit: June 14, 2009, 11:54:55 PM by Eddman962 »



Offline curator23

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Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 03:03:23 PM
Yo,
I'm having the same problem.
The first time I connected my wiimote to my PC, it worked fine. Since having shutdown the PC and rebooted I cannot get any data from the wiimote, but I can send data to it, lights flash, buzzer buzzes and speaker speaks. No data from it at all, though.
I'm running 32 bit XP on a Core Duo 6400, using MS's BT stack, and GlovePIE to interface with the wiimote.
My plan of attack is:
1) try a different application other than GlovePIE
2) try a different BT stack (starting with BlueSoliel, which came with my dongle)
3) try a different PC - if it fails here, it may be a fault with the wiimote (unlikely imo)
hopefully I'll come to a successful conclusion in a day or two



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Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 05:36:49 AM
I had the same problem on my system: Win XP, MS BT Stack, DLink DBT-122.
I solved the problem by removing the batteries from the wiimote, wait some seconds and putting them back.

With glovepie i have to enable the bluetoothfix. If i run the testwiimote.pie script with bluetoothfix disabled
it sets my wiimote back in the "one way connection" status. So i had to remove/put back the batteries again.



Offline benpaddlejones

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Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 08:09:42 AM
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Yes the glovepie bluetooth fix is essential or it will only work with Bluesoleil.

Watch some of the those old lists when they say the 'latest' widcoom v4.1 was proberbly the latest available.

V5 was locked so all HIDs (inc Wiimote) require pin to sync so no go for the Wiimote, Widcomm then got into bed with Microsoft for v5 so no go for java Bt libs.

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Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 10:01:36 PM
Thanks for the replys guys, I had pretty much given up on this thread.
@ Mue - I've already tried replacing the batteries >.<

I think getting Widcomm 4.1 may solve my problems, but I have not been able to find anywhere to download a Vista x64 compatible version. I would be very happy if someone posted a link   :D



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Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 11:44:20 PM
Eddman962
Widcomm 4.1 was well before Vista it will be a case of try the Xp version and suck and see.

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Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 01:20:05 PM
That makes sense, I'll go and try the Widcomm 4.1. Thanks for your help benpaddlejones, you're the man!   ;D