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Offline vulture

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Help,

I'm able to connect my wiimote controller to my laptop, but no software works.
I tried almost all software (smoothboard, Johnny's apps, etc.) and they all tell me that there is no wii controller.
There is one application (Wiinremote) that says there is a controller, but is showing no data.
I use the standard Windows bluetooth stack on my HP laptop (deinstalled the Broadcom drivers).
Connection is OK, but no software works.
I followed all tutorials and tips, but I couldn't get it to work.
Is there anything I can try to get this to work?

thanks

Edit. see later posts. The only software I got to work was the java based Whiteboard...

« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 01:35:49 AM by vulture »



Offline mystre

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Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 03:51:09 PM
Have you installed microsofts .NET Framework 3.5 ?

Can be found here

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa569263.aspx

hope it helps
Dale



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Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 02:18:50 AM
Yes, .Net framework is installed (3.5 SP1).
I just think that it's the bluetooth stack that's the problem.
I have a HP Compaq nx7400 with the HP bluetooth drivers de-installed (as found via the HP link in this forum) and installed the Windows stack.
The laptop runs Windows XP (SP3) and I have a new Wiimote (don't have a Wii, so I never tried it on other hardware...could the wiicontroller be broken??).
Most software keeps saying the controller cannot be found.
I tried WiiScan 0.9 today and when I press the 1-2 buttons, it would install the drivers, the tray icon turns white and then gray again. In the logfile it says the connection was succesfull and the next connection was unsucsesfull.
I tried all available libs in the ini file.

anyone can confirm that my wiimote should work with this laptop?
If so, can anyone tell me what stack to use and what path to follow to get this to work.
I would really be pleased if I can get this to work.

thanks



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Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 09:42:50 AM
I just installed the bluetooth stack from HP again and got the following result:

As you can see, the Wiimote is connected (green Bluetooth logo in tray and connection icon in bluetooth places), but when I try to start software (in this case the WiimoteTest application that came with the WiimoteLib_1.7 package) it gives me the error that it cannot find the wiimote.
the lower leds of the Wiimote stay flashing until I press the powerbutton on the Wiimote to shutdown.
I am unable to connect to any software (all the same errors, tried all Johnny's software, wiimote presenter and smoothboard), except for the application wiinRemote, but that one only shows bogus data...
Could this be a problem with my laptop, or is it possible that the Wiimote is broken?

anyone?



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Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 09:37:27 AM
I don't know if anyone is following this (please...)
but I found one application that works:
the java based WiimoteWhiteboard application.
I use the Widcomm bluetooth stack (V5.1) on my HP laptop.
The java based version does work and is able to connect to my wiimote.
(it handles it's own bt connection, so I'm pretty confident that my problem is with the bluetooth stack and not my wiimote...)

anyone have this behaviour also?
are there specific BT stacks I need to try/avoid?

anyone?



Offline benpaddlejones

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Sadly Widcomm 5.1 is the killer!

It will only work with Java. You can change to MS BT but then java won't work. Try downloading the v4 from HP as this will do both without a problem.

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ben,

I also tried the widcomm stack V4 from HP.
This didn't work either.
But if you are sure it should (and I cannot imagine I'm the only one here with this problem) I will try again with V4.
Yesterday I tried some software on two laptops of a friend (a brand new Dell with a Dell Widcomm stack that didn't even let me connect without a pascode (so, no luck) and an older Acer laptop that had the Windows stack with an external USB bluetooth dongle. the last one did connect, but no software worked (always the same error...Error reading data from the wiimote...)

Could it be that there is a difference in Wiimotes?
I got a brand new one which isn't an OEM build (should be a genuine Nintendo).
Is it an option to buy a new one to try?
thanks for your reaction...



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Well Ben,

I'm afraid that it still doesn't work.
I removed everything and installed the HP Widcomm V4.0 stack again (V4.0.1.3301).
I'm able to connect using the buttons 1 and 2 (the systray icon turns green and if I look at the devices in range it shows a connected Wiimote (just like the screenshot in one of my earlier posts).
But the WiimoteLib (V1.7) WiiTest application still tells me the Wiimote cannot be found.

any other ideas?
Are there people with this kind of laptop that can do this succesfully?
I have absolutely no clue what to look for anymore...



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Maybe it is connected but not as a HID? I don't know.



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Try running the Wiimote apps rather than the test app and tell me what happens.

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Ben,

these are my findings...



I rightclick on my systray bluetooth icon, start the setup wizard and connect my wiimote.
after the connection the bottom 4 lights keep blinking all the time...

Then I start (in this case) Smoothboard and (see the screenshot) this is the result.
I get this error with all applications (It's a default error from the wiimotelib I guess...)

I looked in the HID devices and noticed that the HID keyboard is regiserred as 'Bluetooth virtueel HID-toetsenbord'
This is the Dutch term for keyboard.
Could this be the problem?
My Windows XP is English, but for some reason, the devicedriver is in Dutch...


any idea?

thanks again