Wiimote joystick on Windows update!


Update! Someone has responded to the Wiili order and created a demonstration video of just how useless and awkward the Wiimote is on Windows to a newb. With some practice I'm sure this can become the #1 way to surf for porn. Check out the video below -- all jokes aside it's actually pretty interesting stuff. With an expected 4 million consoles in homes by next year and Bluetooth adapters retailing under 10 bucks, we might see one clever PC attempt to embrace a full solution in the box -- a usb Bluetooth adapter and game kit under $50 can happen easily. A Wiimote supported game specifically for the PC is not only plausible, it would be fawking brilliant. The buzz alone would sell the game. Hit the jump for the original article and where to grab the goods.

[ Via GoNintendo

Carl Keener is a beast.  Not only is he responsible for GlovePie, a programmable input emulator that allows you to utilize speech and boiled cats as joysticks, but he has also reportedly created a fully functional Wiimote Bluetooth driver for Windows as a little add-on to his masterwork ... without actually having a Wiimote! Isn't that something? Now if we could only fix him up with this lady we could have a far more interesting development.

Disclaimer: Australians don't have Wiis yet, so this driver may have some birth defects.  However, Keener believes it should theoretically work because he followed a published input schema to map the controls. If you're curious, there are people experimenting and exchanging notes with him on this forum.

Remember, you'll need a Bluetooth adapter on your computer to attempt this, which you can pick up at Nuevo Huevo for about 20 meseta. If you successfully get this working, let's see some Gates-cringing action! Wiimote Minesweeper!!! Seriously though, it might be wild to try PC FPS on it. Just don't punch your monitor.


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