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Discussion in 'Games' started by 7on, Nov 20, 2006.
When can we expect OSX Wiimote drivers?
so did you try an connect it?
if so, could you do anything with it?
i would imagine it wouldn't be the easiest thing to write drivers for though.
Probably only after we see some Linux drivers.
Imagine using this as a mouse.
I bet it'd be pretty difficult.
as a regular mouse yes, but in games? With the right support it could be quite smart. I'd start developing for it
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Actually it'll probably not be too hard. I mean, we already have drivers for gyroscopic mice...
I agree. I would love to play mini-games with this thing.
All I want is the Classic Controller drivers so I finally have a natural feeling controller to play emulators on my Macbook.
your all missing 1 important facet. The wii remote REQUIRES the wii sensor bar. So your mac see your wii remote ? yep so ? Without the sensor bar you are not going anywhere.
I use an SNES pad
Yeah, but that won't help with Mario 64.
The classic controller is probably the only controller ever designed specifically with playing retro games (spanning both 2D and 3D) in mind.
acceleromters could still be used for racing games.
Ah yes, good point. tch, now I'm down to earth and the skies are grey, and the leaves are brown
I'M IN TWILIGHT PRINCESS!
It's not that dark and stop calling me princess
From what I've heard the ability to point to things on-screen requires the sensor bar. But all other movement and buttons presses are solely bluetooth.
but you still wouldnt be able to use it like a mouse...
No it doesn't. I've been saying this since E3 06 when I asked a Nintendo rep.
The sensor bar is ONLY for the pointer. Games like Excite Truck don't even use the sensor bar in the slightest.
Yes you could. Gyroscopic mice use tilting to move the onscreen mouse.
yeah, gyroscope mice don't need a sensor bar.
Tilting the wiimote down = down
up = up
The sensor bar is just an array of 10 (5 on the left, 5 on the right) IR transmitting LEDs. The Wii sends it 12v power, so all we need to use it with a mac is either: A. a powered Wii close by and the sensor bar on the computer, or B. a USB power adaptor for the sensor bar. The IR tracking (the Wiimote just has a CMOS sensor on the front that picks up those LEDs in the sensor bar) and motion control data are all sent over Bluetooth, so it'd be quite easy to get it working once we get drivers.
I wonder where this will put emulation? With the Wii not being too powerful and with hacked PC/Mac driver support for the controller it might be very possible to fully emulate the machine.
Though it's Nintendo. I'm sure it's well and truly protected for the time being.
Emulating a Wii is the easy part. There's no way to hook up the sensor bar, so all you could play would be Excite Truck.
But USB only sends 5V power doesn't it?