View Full Version : Wiimote on PC

1st November 2007, 01:45
I expect most of you have heard that you can use the Wii Wiimote remote with a PC. Have any of you tried yet?

I found this video on youtube showing a guy playing Half Life 2 using the Wiimote. It work, but it definitely doesn't look as easy to use as a keyboard/mouse.


1st November 2007, 08:52
That looks pretty neat, although I'm not sure if it's something I could actually be bothered to try.

What did he have to use as a 'reciever' for the wiimote signal? (I was under the impression it was some sort of bluetooth variant, but I could well be wrong).

1st November 2007, 11:17
Yes, I think you can just use any bluetooth receiver, so a standard bluetooth dongle plugged into the USB port should work fine. The software to get the Wiimote working is completely free too.

The software I know of is called GlovePIE (http://carl.kenner.googlepages.com/glovepie)

1st November 2007, 12:36
I must admit to having downloaded the entire package to rty out...

... and completely forgot about it until this thread was started.

Will give it a go and see how it works and issue a report (eventually :lol:)

1st November 2007, 14:49
I'd be more inclined to try it if I had a bluetooth dongle, but I'm not going to get one just to try this (unless of course it turns out to be utterly fantabulous).

1st November 2007, 16:06
For FPS games I could imagine it would make life harder, rather than more fun. Watching that HL2 video shows it seems quite hard to control. But for other uses I imagine it could be nice to use as it does give full mouse control so might be good for things like media player control.