Author Topic: SOLVED - tried everything here already. Last attempt...  (Read 8458 times)

Offline Yueh

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on: December 07, 2008, 09:34:42 PM
I can't get this thing to work right and I'm starting to think that it just isn't ever going to work on this machine. Can someone help give me a definitive answer so I can either give up or try something else?

I've already been through the self help guide and other previous posts but i haven't found anything that helps. If I've missed something please point it out or explain it again.

I have Vista, 32 bit, built in bluetooth hardware. It runs Dell wireless 355C Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR module with Microsoft Bluetooth enumerator.

Blue soleil's harware check tells me their software won't work on my machine, so that's out (anyone know exactly why that is?)

I followed the connecting to vista video and instructions on this site and everything seems to go fine. It connects it shows the wiimote in the connected devices list and the lights keep flashing but don't go out after 20 seconds anymore, meaning that there's some sort of connection... but they don't go solid.

Now is where everything goes to hell...

WiiVR, whiteboard, Wiimote test programs all tell me there is no Wiimote connected (that same "...is it connected?" message). The software from this thread:
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/wiimote-and-bluetooth-connectivity/wiimoteconnect-(searching-beta-testers)-update(0-5)!!-please-test-it/ does connect to the wiimote now if i connect it via the bluetooth devices first (it didn't when i tried it a couple of months ago) but still won't run any programs through that software. WiiVR tells me there's some Direct 3D error when opened through Wiimote connect.

When I first started messing with this several months ago I was able to get the whiteboard working once or twice but now it won't work. I also got one of the wiimote check programs to run and all the buttons, camera etc all checked out. Nothing much has changed in terms of bluetooth hardware/software but now none of these work. However I did get one of the wiimote check programs to run today and the buttons were responding etc but I was also (simultaneously) getting the vista "program has stopped working" error message which would then shut it down if i clicked "ok".

I can't figure out what's going on. Basically I think I need to tear out the built in blutooth hardware and get a USB bluetooth device. So I can use bluesoleil or something more friendly... or somehow replace the MS inbuilt software (if that's even possible)

Am I right in thinking I can't have a bluetooth USB thingy with it's own drivers at the same time as the built in hardware/software as there will be problems with the drivers conflicting?

Interestingly when I was first messing with it, the wiimote didn't come up as the same code as everyone else is getting in the bluetooth devices console. A second wiimote did show up under the "nintendo RVL CNT" name and the driver download icon popped up in the bottom corner of my screen. Now they both show up as "nintendo RVL CNT". Both wiimotes are genuine nintendo ones. I don't know i this matters but I thought it was interesting

Help?

If it's never going to work I just want to know so I can stop trying.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 09:04:51 PM by benpaddlejones »



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Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 12:22:43 AM
Yueh
No need to stress, you have the best BT stack MS! Forget Bluesoleil, you don't need it.

This may take a few steps to get working so here is the first:

Goto your device manager and expand your bluetooth items & Human Interface Device Items. Take a screen dump and post here so I can check it.

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Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 11:52:47 PM
How's this?

By connecting and disconnecting the wiimote it appears that the bluetooth HID device is the wiimote. I don't know what the bluetooth remote control is.
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Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 11:58:39 PM
Also if it helps here's my Bluetooth device manger.

Interestingly it doesn't list the 'connected' part unless I click on 'properties' then click on the 'services' tab (it searches briefly then shows the a checked box beside 'drivers for keyboard mice etc (HID)'). Then clik ok to close it and the 'connected' line shows up.

Wiimote is still flashing vigorously throughout with no apparent change.
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Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 12:06:11 AM
oops, didn't attach the picture



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Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 01:53:57 AM
Yueh

Delete:
Bluetooth HID Device
Bluetooth Remote Control
Download Boonjins Smoothboard
Run connection sequence whilst holding buttons 1 & 2
Wait for new hardware to install (still holding buttons 1 & 2)
Release buttons 1 & 2
Start Smoothboard

let me know how you go.

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Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009, 08:57:14 PM
Ok, sorry for the lack of response. I got caught up doing christmas stuff then was on holiday for 2 weeks, away from my wiimotes.

I can get the boojins smoothboard application to work. I need a better stand/clamp for the wiimote but it seems to be working fine otherwise.

Still can't get the VR program to work though (with the targets and stuff).

I am also trying to get the wiimote to work like a camera for the Freetrack head tracking program but I think that requires using bluesoleil. It can see the wiimote but won't connect to it.

Any way to get bluesoleil to work on my system? The bluesoleil hardware check keeps telling me their software wont' work on my computer

Thanks for your help.



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Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009, 09:04:21 PM
Yueh
Glad your BT problems are solved!

Follow this to get VR to work: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/bluetooth-and-connectivity-help-center/i-cant-get-my-*insert-johnnys-app-name-here*-to-connect-help!/

The Bluesoleil problem is with your USB device, these IVT BT Dongles are Bluesoleil complient: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-100M-2-4G-USB-2-0-BLUETOOTH-DONGLE-V2-0-EDR-ADAPTER_W0QQitemZ270325355427QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_MobilePhoneAccessories?hash=item270325355427&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318

If you have any more problems post in DesktopVR thread as your BT problems are solved and it is a programming issue. I'm try to close as many BT help files as possible.

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