Author Topic: (SOLVED)Wiimote connects, but Smoothboard won't see it  (Read 10217 times)

Offline Kromos

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on: December 30, 2009, 02:21:20 PM
Hi there.

As the Smoothboard crashed when I tried to use smooth connect, I used BlueSoleil and the wiimote was found and connected to the PC. However, Smoothboard isn't recognizing it.

I think my wiimote isn't genuine. Is there a chance for boonjin making some kind of patch for non-genuine wiimotes? I really want to buy this software.

Regards.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 07:52:13 AM by Kromos »



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Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 05:54:33 PM
Hi Kromos,

Can you describe what is the error shown when SmoothConnect tries to connect to the Wiimote?

If you are using Bluesoleil, make sure it is the latest version 6.x

Smoothboard does work with some non-genuine devices but as these devices do not have much quality control, you may find that it can be faulty or it has low quality sensors.

It would be best if you try to use an original Wiimote to test whether it is caused by the non-genuine Wiimote.

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Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 10:49:22 PM
Hi Boonjin,

The SmoothConnect opens, and while it's searching for the device it suddenly stops working. The window with the messege "The program stopped working" and the close/send report buttons appear.

I've tested with a friend's wiimote (that came with the game console) I guess 2 months ago using BlueSoleil and it worked fine. Never tested the SmoothConnect feature with that wiimote.

I'm using BlueSoleil 6.4

The Smoothboard says "No Wiimotes Found in the HID Device List" when I try to use my non-genuine wiimote.
Please, is there any chance you could develop a bypass for non-genuine Wiimotes like mine? I know lots of people would get benefit out of this. I'd buy two licenses (for me and for my father).

My non-genuine wiimote works fine with the console (it's a black wiimote bought from China).

Here are some pictures of my wiimote:





« Last Edit: December 30, 2009, 11:14:27 PM by Kromos »



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Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 02:29:41 AM
Hi,

Smoothboard already works with some non-genuine devices but there are many different kinds of devices in the market and thus we are unable to ensure compatibility with all these devices. Furthermore, like I have mentioned in the previous post, these devices may have inferior quality IR sensors and thus even though it works with the actual Wii console, it may not be suitable for the Wiimote Whiteboard.

SmoothConnect actually will only be activated if you are using the MS Bluetooth Stack. You may want to disable/uninstall other Bluetooth drivers in your computer if you intend to use Bluesoleil.

Can you take a print screen of the expanded list of HID devices found under Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager
You may also want to try to remove all HID devices and reconnect the Wiimote.


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Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 03:15:07 AM
It seems like the wiimote has a yellow triangle on it's icon. I've entered the properties and it's saying "The device cannot start (Code 10)"
I'm leaving for the New Year. I'll be back on Sunday.

Here's the screenshot you've requested:

« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 03:44:32 AM by Kromos »



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Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 07:19:40 AM
The Wiimote has not been installed correctly.

You should try removing all the devices in the HID list as they may interfere with the Wiimote's detection.

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Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 10:21:14 AM
Hi, Boonjin

Did what you told me to do, but it still says "The device cannot start (Code 10)"
Any other solution?



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Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 06:44:15 AM
Hi, Boonjin

Did what you told me to do, but it still says "The device cannot start (Code 10)"
Any other solution?

Have you tried removing the PenTablet Simulated driver and also the rest of the HID devices?

You should try removing Bluesoleil too.

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Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 12:26:39 PM
I've done it. All HID and BlueSoleil are removed. Now that I don't have bluesoleil installed, SmoothConnects tries to find my wiimote but then it crashes (stops responding).



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Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 08:39:11 PM
I've done it. All HID and BlueSoleil are removed. Now that I don't have bluesoleil installed, SmoothConnects tries to find my wiimote but then it crashes (stops responding).

If so, most probably it is because of your non-genuine Wiimote which has problems connecting to the computer.

You should try to get another Wiimote to eliminate this issue.

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Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 07:59:39 AM
I bought a genuine Black Wiimote and it didn't work as well. I started changing the bluetooth dongle and the problem persisted.

SOLUTION
I then tried installing different Bluesoleil versions as SmoothConnect crashes with me.
I got to BlueSoleil 5.0 and the wiimote connected properly.

Now BOTH non-genuine and genuine wiimotes work

I've payed $19 for the non-genuine wiimote (from China) and $96 for the genuine wiimote (here in Brazil).

The non-genuine has a slightly poor tracking compared to the genuine, but nothing that bothers me.

Honestly I think ALL non-genuine wiimotes work with Smoothboard.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 10:37:31 AM by Kromos »



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Reply #11 on: January 06, 2010, 10:30:56 AM
Hi Kromos,

Glad to hear that you have finally manage to connect your Wiimote successfully.

It is quite strange that Bluesoleil 5.0 works instead  of the latest version. :)

Regards,
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