Author Topic: SUCCESS! Non-BlueSolei stack!  (Read 28724 times)

Offline TheHeadlessSourceMan

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on: March 19, 2008, 07:36:05 PM
I hated the idea of demo-wareing BlueSolei, not to mention wiping the stack on my computer.  Anyway, after much playing I found a simple recipe that works.

NOTE: I have only tried this with my stack (the one that comes installed with ThinkPad internal bluetooth).  If somebody wants to confirm  or deny that it works on other things, I'm sure the community would appreciate it.

What happens (the obvious way):
1) You hold down both 1 and 2 on wiimote.
2) You go into "My Bluetooth Places" and click "Find Bluetooth Devices".
3) It finds it, and you click it.
4) You eventually wind up at the "Bluetooth Paring" window, where the "skip" button doesn't work. :(

What happens my way:
1) You hold down both 1 and 2 on wiimote.
2) You go into "My Bluettoth Places" and click "Bluetooth Setup Wizard" instead.
3) On the first screen, select "I want to find a specific Bluetooth device, blah, blah, blah"
4) Once again, it finds your wii, so select it.
5) Now our favorite friend the "Bluetooth Paring" window shows up.  But not to despair!  This one, the "skip" button ACTUALLY WORKS!
6) Finish up the wizard, and jam out! ;)



Offline Iceman1979

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Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 09:33:33 AM
I had a similar problem.

After the initial wii to pc connection in "my bluetooth places" I see my wii controller. If you disconnect and later try to connect by clicking on the icon in there I get the skip button not working issue. If I go to "my bluetooth places" and click on "add a bluetooth device" from there I can get the skip button to work and it connects just fine.

Sounds like the two are similar. Glad to see i'm not the only one with this problem.

Thanks
John



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Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 03:19:35 AM
I did this, skipped paring, shows up on my device list but as disconnected, dont know what to do from here.



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Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 01:06:21 PM
rightclick/choose connect ?



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Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 03:50:56 PM
I've tried that, under right click of "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01" (Peripheral Device) are: Disable, Status, and properties
here are some screenshots:

What do i do from here



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Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 11:03:03 PM
Thanks so much for posting this thread! I was about to give up hope with my SparkFun bluetooth adapter.  For whatever reason I could not get any downloaded version of BlueSolei to work.  I installed the supplied stack off of the disk (they say it is some version of BlueSolei but I don't know which one) but was unable to get past the 'skip' button.  Fortunately this very odd workaround worked for me.  The only strange side effect is that occasionally all four lights on my wiimote will continue to blink for several minutes after binding.  This does not seem to affect the wiimote's operation with either glovepie or the WiiWhiteboard program. Yay! Now I'm going to go run off and build some nice IR pens to play with!



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Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 05:29:25 PM
Success

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Offline JDuzio

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Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 12:31:52 PM
i have a thinkpad R52, i have a wiimote...

i follow the steps you give, but it says no device detected....and i checked, the lights on the wiimote are flashing when i get this messege, so i know its broadcasting..

why wont it sense my wiimote?



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Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 11:36:29 AM
Guys , I need help!
Heres the problem, I just got myself a Wiimote, I am frustrated that it wont connect.

I am using a MSI 3X dongle.

I on the Wiimote for pairing then i find it. As compared to the scenario here my skip button works but i cant seem to pair it. When ever i click on pair. my wiimote lights turns off immediately and an error pops up as picture shown.

I need to get it running .Help



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Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008, 01:02:43 PM
would be great if you try out my little app for connecting the wiimote.
I haven't got an XP machine with the MS-Stack but it might work!!

So please try it out and post your results.

Details here:
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/index.php?topic=954.0

thex

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project thread!


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Reply #10 on: July 14, 2008, 10:47:21 AM
Thanks! it worked for me, in a HP notebook. That's obviously a bug in the bluetooth software



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Reply #11 on: November 29, 2009, 12:43:50 AM
Hi guys,

I've been looking through some of these threads and it seems as though a few of you have sorted the problem out.  I'm using an Asus BT21 bluetooth device (usb), which is apparently a device that does work with the wiimote, and I'm trying to connect it as per the instructions above, but I have nothing like a "wiimote connection wizard" option come up.  I'm using vista, and the options I have are just "add a bluetooth device", "bluetooth exchange folder", "find bluetooth devices" .ect. 

Alternatively I've tried on win7 but whilst there is an option to skip the code part, like others I've had problems getting a response from the remote.  Is there any other solution to this Widcomm problem?



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Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 05:39:22 AM
MudRat02
You have dredged up a pretty old post here. Since the last messgae, Bluesoleil ahve re-written their code specific to the Wiimote, we have discovere the Wiimote Sync alogorythm and pretty much everything we need to know about Bluetooth stacks and the Wiimote have been discovered.

Sounds like you are using either an old version of Bluesoleil and Widcomm v5.

Follow the connection guide: http://www.boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Connect_the_Wiimote this will step you through all you need to know. Your best solution will be to remove all Widcomm & Bluesoleil and modift bth.inf file.

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Reply #13 on: December 01, 2009, 04:07:52 AM
Thanks for your help.

I tried those instructions using the Microsoft stack with Windows 7.  I can add the wiimote manually then the pc searches for drivers and it turns up as a HID device.  When I run smoothboard it takes ages 'learning' the wiimote then after about two minutes the program starts, but there is no output (even though the wiimote lights stop flashing and only one is illuminated) and the error message "Error reading data from Wiimote...is it connected?" is displayed.  

Any idea what the problem could be?  Would this be something to do with modifying the bth.inf file?  Hopefully the bluetooth dongle isn't the problem, its listed as compatible on Wiibrew!

I also tried bluesoliel once but it didn't seem to 'agree' with my bluetooth dongle (said it couldn't detect it)

Edit:  I followed Boon Jin's instructions on the site for that particular error, but no luck  >:(
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