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Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard / Re: Whiteborad and Multitouch
« on: October 20, 2009, 11:40:02 PM »
we can use tuio based wiimote surface to bridge to multitouch vista project see http://www.codeplex.com/MultiTouchVista
 and daniel's awesome HID driver to get multitouch in windows also have multiple mice
great right?
I have had success using MultiTouchVista, Windows7 and WiimoteTUIO v0.4. However, the main issue here is with regards to the smoothness of movements. Both programs recomended by people on this site have those functions built in. So if one were to either add TUIO output to BoonJinns program, or to modify WiimoteTUIO so that it outputted "smoothed" TUIO data, then we would have an (almost) true smooth hardware based multi-IR tracking system.

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Wiimote Java Whiteboard / Re: java white board on windows
« on: August 09, 2009, 05:06:09 PM »
 Thanks, can you point me in the direction I'd need to go to find information on installing WIDCOMM?

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Wiimote Smoothboard / Re: License and popup-box
« on: August 09, 2009, 12:47:38 AM »
I stand corrected, it does not mention free.

However, the spirit that you can use the unregistered version for personal/non-profit/educational use implies that there are no major inconveniences to doing so.

You are saying, "sure, you can use this for free in a school, but if you don't want the program to continually change the focus of applications, give me some cash"

It would be the same as a plumber saying, "sure I'll fix you pipes, but I'm going to come in to your house and stop you from turning on a tap until you say hello to me"

The fact that you are offering the unregistered version for free makes no difference.

You are quite simply ransoming the use of your program.

I would suggest you re-brand it as trial software, or a demo version with various registration options. If only to be clear as to your intentions.

It is one thing to have a splash screen that you have to click through at the opening, and a splash screen when closing, but interrupting use of a program which you offer for use in a personal/non-profit/educational setting without requiring registration is pure ransom.

I have no control over what you do, I'm just calling it as I see it.

And as I said, I have no objection to you asking for payment for your work. I have issue with you offering free use of your program (and that is what you are doing by allowing use of the unregistered version in the specified circumstances) yet hindering it's use because they haven't paid money.

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Wiimote Smoothboard / License and popup-box
« on: August 08, 2009, 10:02:44 PM »
Well, because the previous thread on this was locked, I'm not able to respond to the claim that I was complaining having to pay!

Which I wasn't. I was complaining about the license as supplied in the installer, stating that it is free for educational use but then goes and places restrictions on it.

I know full well that the programmer is entitled to charge for his work, I am not disputing that. He is not however entitled to make false claims as I believe he is/has done in the license supplied when installed.

Stating it is free to use, but then having pop-ups continuously appear which when clicked on do not return focus to what you were doing, but places focus on a webpage, is by no definition, free use.

If he wishes to charge for it, by all means, but state that in the license. Do not state it is free for educational use.

I'm sorry if I sound irate, but I do not like having my ability to respond to accusations made about me take away.

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Wiimote Smoothboard / License and popup-box
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:50:38 PM »
Hi,
In your license you say it is perfectly OK to use this software for free in personal/non-profit/educational setting, yet you have the floating Smoothboard logo and the continuous pop-up box saying that it is unregistered.

Whilst this is a great program to use, you need to decide whether or not you really want to allow unrestricted use in an educational setting, because at the moment you are not providing that.

Perhaps you could offer free Education licenses to people who provide the address of the schools that it is being used in.

But until you remove the pop-up box and floating add, yit is not going to be an effective tool in a classroom.

Prometheus

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Wiimote Java Whiteboard / java white board on windows
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:37:59 PM »
Hi there, I was wondering if someone could help me get this program running on windows 7

I get the error

WiiRemote Failed to conect!
Not Supported on winsock

what does this mean?

I am using the generic bluetooth stack that comes with Windows 7 and I am able to use Smoothboard with it.

I thought I had installed bluecove, but I may be wrong.

Any help would be appreciated.

Prometheus

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General Software Talk / Re: Windows 7 multitouch.
« on: July 07, 2009, 09:28:11 AM »
lerossio,

Can we have some details as to what you did?

What is your set up?
Are you using the generic bluetooth drivers and or stack?
What software are you using to interpret the wiimote signals in windows 7?

Much greater detail please.

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