When can we expect OSX Wiimote drivers?

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  1. 7on macrumors 601

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    When can we expect OSX Wiimote drivers?
     

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  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Probably only after we see some Linux drivers. :p

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  4. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Imagine using this as a mouse. :eek:

    I bet it'd be pretty difficult.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    as a regular mouse yes, but in games? With the right support it could be quite smart. I'd start developing for it :p
     
  6. 7on thread starter macrumors 601

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    Passkey was incorrect
     
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Actually it'll probably not be too hard. I mean, we already have drivers for gyroscopic mice...
     
  8. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I agree. I would love to play mini-games with this thing. :)
     
  9. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    All I want is the Classic Controller drivers so I finally have a natural feeling controller to play emulators on my Macbook.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    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.
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I use an SNES pad :p
     
  12. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  13. seenew macrumors 68000

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    acceleromters could still be used for racing games.
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    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!
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's not that dark and stop calling me princess ;) :D
     
  16. Dagless macrumors Core

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    ROFLchops :D
     
  17. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    but you still wouldnt be able to use it like a mouse... ;)
     
  19. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  20. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Yes you could. Gyroscopic mice use tilting to move the onscreen mouse.
     
  21. 7on thread starter macrumors 601

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    yeah, gyroscope mice don't need a sensor bar.

    Tilting the wiimote down = down
    up = up
    etc
     
  22. GeneralAntilles macrumors member

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    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.
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  24. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  25. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    But USB only sends 5V power doesn't it?
     

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