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Offline hikarinohohenheim

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on: January 07, 2009, 09:48:09 PM
Hi all,

Very naive question:  does anyone know if there is a method out there to connect a wiimote to an XP pc (without built in bluetooth) that can be accomplished without administrator privileges?

Be it a custom bluetooth dongle or software that doesn't require an installation (or can be installed on a usb drive on a computer with admin priv.)

The goal is to link a wiimote to a pc so I can map 4 gestures to 4 characters which would be ideal or my work, but the catch is I can't install anything on my work computer.

Any ideas?  Thanks!

Hikari



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Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 10:46:50 PM
Hikarinohohenheim (Japanese or German?)
Depending on how your adminsitrators setpup your machines you may be able to get arround it with stealth and selective descriptions.

Grab a random HID (mouse/keyboard/web cam/etc) plug it in if it installs the software then your adminsitrators have allowed HID's to be installed by all users.

Then you need to find a good excuse to get your adminsittrators to install a BT dongle. Once that is installed you don't need rights to connect to the wiimote or run the applications.

If not, google 'XP hacks' and it will show you a few work arrounds for Adminsitrator rights the ones that work in XP pro require deleting the Admin password. A great way to influence IT & make friends with them (not)!

Other wise hope on ebay you will pickup a great laptop arround the 1.8 Intel Processo, 1gb Ram (upgrade to 2gb), 14" screen, 80gb HDD (upgrade to 160gb) wifi & internal BT for under $300AUS. You can then load what you want! (Thats what I do, I about to buy another one just to load Linux although I am liking the ASUS with SSD, I might wait till they become heaper they look like fun).

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Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 05:51:51 AM
Hikarinohohenheim (Japanese or German?)
Actually, it's just nerdy.  From Full Metal Alchemist there's a german character, called Hikari no Hohenheim, so apparently he's the light of Hohenheim, Germany *shrugs*
 
Step 2 may be a problem as I asked eons ago for a minimal piece of software to be installed and didn't hear back, but I've got an old random webcam, I'm brining to work today.

Thanks for the tips, I'll see if I can get anywhere.



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Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 07:25:20 AM
Actually, it's just nerdy.  From Full Metal Alchemist there's a german character, called Hikari no Hohenheim, so apparently he's the light of Hohenheim, Germany *shrugs*
When your surname is Jones your always interested in those with fun sounding names!

I know how you feel, I used to be a free agent in a school, download anything and everything. I'm now in a high level department position with a machine that is locked down by adminsitrators. Everytime it gets the smallest bug they just reimage it and I get to spend a day reseting all my settings. I have waited for 2 months just to get Adobe 9. When I made the comment "just hope on Adobe.com and use your credit card", the room went so silent I could hear the fat from his bacon & egg breakfast building in the tech heads arteries!

Hence why I am now the proad owner of an beautiful HP NC6230 that I bought for $399Aus that I have full control off, it also runs faster than my work desktop and with less errors because I can keep the registry & system clean. Something the tech department assume I'm too studid to do!

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