Wii Remote (Darwiin) and Portal 2

DirtySocks85

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Backstory:
The other day my cat chewed through my sensor bar cord on my Wii (2nd time she has done this). Last time I just ordered a new sensor bar from Nintendo and moved on. This time I decided to go to Radio Shack and buy a battery holder (4 AA works great), and some butt connectors to make my broken sensor bar wireless.

So...
Now that I have a wireless sensor bar I decided that I would give Darwiin another shot, since I now had a practical way to use the IR Mouse feature of it. Then I had an idea - If I can use my Wii Remote as a mouse, why not use it for gaming?

Then I ran into a couple of snags:
  • Something about the mouse look controls in Portal 2 (and I assume other Source games) doesn't play nice with Darwiin. I can use the Wii Remote as a mouse just fine in the menus, and I even mapped the primary and secondary mouse clicks (shooting portals) to A and B, but I couldn't look around.
  • I couldn't figure out how to either get the nunchuck to act as a gamepad, or map the directions on the analog stick to WASD (or any other buttons).

I decided to (temporarily) ditch the idea of using the nunchuck thinking that I could either:
  • Use the Wii Remote mouse along with a keyboard.
    Or:
  • Map the movement buttons to the d-pad on the Wii Remote
Both of those worked great, and they're solutions I'm willing to live with.

Which brings me to my very open ended question:
Does anyone have any thoughts/advice on how to further this venture?
 

DirtySocks85

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I know bumping is frowned upon, but it's been over a week and I've gotten no feedback whatsoever, so I thought I'd see if this got a fresh look by any new ideas at the top. Sorry for the bump, if I don't hear back from anyone this time I'll let it die and figure it out on my own.
 

Mr.C

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Sorry can't be of much help. However there is nothing wrong in bumping a thread up if it's your own, and it's been a week with no responses. Sometimes threads get lost with new more active ones popping up so it's neccessary.
 

ArtOfWarfare

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Four years old? Totally time for a bump.

Is Darwiin Remote working anymore? I'm on El Capitan Beta 2 and other than pairing the Wiimote, nothing seems to work. It doesn't seem to register button presses or motion at all. Telling it to vibrate or change LEDs doesn't work (it just keeps the first light lit and nothing else.)
 
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