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Offline dsgclan

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Permanent or automatic wiimote connection (benpaddlejones please come in)

Hi Ben and all,

I and a friend of me who is an electronic engineer have been thinking a solution to overcome the automatic connection problem, our plan is to make a small dedicate USB device and a windows program that utilize Thex's wiiconnect software to "simulate" a FULLY automatic wiimote connection, which in theory needs no human intervention at all to connect wiimote to PC.
If the USB device works, in future we want to update it to bluetooth device which can get rid of the USB cable..

But before we input the much needed time and effort into this, I want to check with those of you who are more familiar with the wiimote device and the progress of wiimote crack ---- do you think that wiimote firmware crack will soon be furthered enough so it can be permanently connected as the other bluetooth devices? if so the wiimote can just stay connected and our device will be no use and it is a waste of our time.

I have seen people discussing this topic in a few threads, such as Ben's:

Perminant Wiimote Sync (Do you know how to directly enter a hexadecimal passkey)

So would anyone give me some advices, should I just wait the wiimote to be fully cracked and the permanent connection problem solved, or go ahead with our development?

Thanks!



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You won't be able to hack the bluetooth radio in the Wiimote. We think an API can be made that will mirror the connection processed used by the Wii console. Bluesoleil as we speak are doing this. I hope to hear from them in the next few days with a result.

That said your method may produce some better or different results. I suggets you start pioneering!

benpaddlejones :)


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You won't be able to hack the bluetooth radio in the Wiimote. We think an API can be made that will mirror the connection processed used by the Wii console. Bluesoleil as we speak are doing this. I hope to hear from them in the next few days with a result.

That said your method may produce some better or different results. I suggets you start pioneering!

benpaddlejones :)

Hi Ben, if they can make a API to do this I guess their method is smarter than mine, probably the wiimote can connect to PC faster with their method. But I think some people like me perfer to the windows stack than bluesoliel for its simplicity, so I will go ahead anyway.
Please keep up updated with the progress with bluesoliel, so I can test their method as soon as possible.
Thank