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Offline hopefulinLA

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on: November 17, 2010, 02:23:16 PM
Hi.  Newbie, obvioso.  I have read a ton of stuff, downloaded tutorials, got all the parts and it works, right off the bat.  Woohoo!  However, I find that the wiimote has a useful width of way less than the 45 degrees touted by Johnny Lee and that it just does not work with a standard classroom size 8' x 6' projector screen.  What am I doing wrong?  I just now spent an hour and a half trying some 40+ positions, angles, heights, whatever, and all I get is a useful screen area of about 2' horizontally and 1' vertically.  To reitereate, it works, and works fine within that space, and works fabulously when the wiimote is pointed toward the laptop as well (obviously it is well within 2' x 1').  Otherwise, though, useless.  Any idea?  As I say, I am certain this brand new wiimote has not only a very very narrow operating range, but also cannot be more than four or five feet from the screen or it doesn't work at all.



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Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 06:12:34 PM
This normally happens to non genuine or faulty wiimote.
Do try with another wiimote. You should get at least 40+ degree angle and placing the wiimote about 3m away should not be a problem. Try to achieve at least a 40% track utilisation


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Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 10:22:52 AM
hagoh88--Thanks.  A little gun-shy about purchasing another new wiimote, but I think you are right.  My tracking percentage has been 5-15%. 



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Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 05:55:33 PM
As you need to place the Wiimote so close to the screen, it is most probably due to your Wiimote or the IR pen.

Also, what IR pen are you using?

If you are using a non-genuine Wiimote, you may want to get genuine one. :)

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Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 09:30:25 AM
Boon Jin -- I have a contact triggered type from irpens in UK.  On the wiimote, is there a special source I should use to find a replacement?  I simply searched for the cheapest new in the box before.



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Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 06:34:17 PM
Boon Jin -- I have a contact triggered type from irpens in UK.  On the wiimote, is there a special source I should use to find a replacement?  I simply searched for the cheapest new in the box before.

If that is the case, it is most probably your Wiimote.

You may get a original Wiimote from your local game store.

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Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 03:50:06 PM
Well, second remote and same problem.  They are both factory Wii remotes, but I *did* get them both from the same seller. 



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Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 03:57:19 PM
Now, I noticed in other posts that folks talk of genuine black and non-genuine white remotes.  The remote in Johnny's video is white as are mine.  Are these not genuine?



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Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 05:29:39 AM
Now, I noticed in other posts that folks talk of genuine black and non-genuine white remotes.  The remote in Johnny's video is white as are mine.  Are these not genuine?


Genuine Wiimotes can be white or black.

Similarly non-genuine Wiimotes may also be white or black so it is not a good indicator. Sometimes non-genuine Wiimotes may come with boxes like the original Wiimote too. The safest way is to buy the Wiimote from a reputable store.

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