Author Topic: Full-Body Tracking Using 2 Wiimotes  (Read 4587 times)

Offline Vin Sin

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on: July 02, 2009, 12:50:59 AM
I would like to know if it is possible to use one Wiimote to track both legs and another Wiimote to track the head as well.  My friend and i are trying to incorporate the following two things into the game Twilight Princess.

Movement:  By setting up a Wiimote near the floor with an Infrared LED on each of your feet, socks, or shoes, you can control the movement of the in-game character.  Depending on how much the player walks or jogs in place causes the character in the game to move.

Looking Around:  If there is a looking around option, head tracking would be a good way to utilize it without using the analog stick.  A second Wiimote facing your face with Infrared LEDs on your glasses, hat, or whatever else you want to use would allow this to happen.  It would not give the 3D effect of Johnny Lee's head tracking, but it would still be a great addition to the game.

I am in the process of learning to code and i would just like to know if editing of the game's code is possible.
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Offline lanthus20

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Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 11:55:12 PM
editing the games code is possible, but not recommended as youd have to "hack" the disc to get to it, which voids your warranty. Normally that would be fine but you'll be editing code, which could potentially reck the disc and leave you with a $60 frisbee.



Offline Vin Sin

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Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 09:17:04 AM
My friend did this mod on his wii so it could play DVD games.  This way, he has multiple copies of the game. He has the original and he isnt selling copies so it's legal.
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Offline The Faceless One

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Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 09:03:46 AM
I would like to know if it is possible to use one Wiimote to track both legs and another Wiimote to track the head as well.  My friend and i are trying to incorporate the following two things into the game Twilight Princess.

Movement:  By setting up a Wiimote near the floor with an Infrared LED on each of your feet, socks, or shoes, you can control the movement of the in-game character.  Depending on how much the player walks or jogs in place causes the character in the game to move.

Looking Around:  If there is a looking around option, head tracking would be a good way to utilize it without using the analog stick.  A second Wiimote facing your face with Infrared LEDs on your glasses, hat, or whatever else you want to use would allow this to happen.  It would not give the 3D effect of Johnny Lee's head tracking, but it would still be a great addition to the game.

I am in the process of learning to code and i would just like to know if editing of the game's code is possible.

This is quite an interesting idea, it should be possible to track the feet and head seperately and it may be possible with 1 wiimote as they can each track 4 points however the field of view is probably too narrow so using 2 is the easier option.

Modding the code for Twilight Princess will be very difficult, it might be easier to start with a PC game that has an active modding comunity and see if you can implement your ideas on that, something like Half-life, Jedi Knight or even Doom might be good as quite a lot is known about how those games are coded. Various modifications have already been made to Half-life 2 to allow for the use of the Wiimote and nunchuck as a controller so it should be possible to implement your modifications.

editing the games code is possible, but not recommended as youd have to "hack" the disc to get to it, which voids your warranty. Normally that would be fine but you'll be editing code, which could potentially reck the disc and leave you with a $60 frisbee.

This is almost entirely wrong, it is very unlikely you will be able to edit the code of the game, it will be compiled so the source code will not be available, you may be able to tweak bits and pieces but you wont be able to change the fundamentals of the game. Also you would not need to hack the disc and there is no way you could reck it as it is read-only, you would make a copy and all the changes would be made to that copy, there is no way the original disc will be affected.

However to make a copy you have make changes to your Wii which will invalidate it's warrenty and you would risk damaging it.
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