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Is Windows 8 + Wiimote the perfect HTPC setup?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Now I really wish I had my HTPC! I was looking forward to doing this for a long time!

    Does it work as a primary input? Or do you find yourself reaching for a mouse?
    Haha I'm sorry to come with these news now ^^
    No it is very accurate and it is no problem sitting in the couch and navigate everything in the Metro interface. You might want to increase the size of the UI to see from a distance but I have provided a link on how to do that on the website. I plan to do a little tool to do it without going to the registry. But the app does not work with "high-DPI" settings on the desktop yet, so that might be trickier to navigate with the wiimote , but its doable. Just make sure to have a original Nintendo Wiimote, because the 3rd party ones may be less accurate in the IR readings.

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  2. #12


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    Original original or original with motion plus?

    And how well does it work in the web browser?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Original original or original with motion plus?

    And how well does it work in the web browser?
    The app only work with original original for the time being. To be honest i didn't know there were any differences in pairing until I looked it up now. But I'll look into implementing both.

    It is not heavily tested in the web browser but as far as I have tested it works as expected. Watching YouTube in the browser works well.
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    I just noticed the download was corrupted, it should be fixed now.
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  5. #15


    This is interesting stuff, guys and/or gals. I have subscribed to this thread and I look in from time to time. I'm interested, but don't have the time to implement it yet. Good stuff!
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by simphax View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Original original or original with motion plus?

    And how well does it work in the web browser?
    The app only work with original original for the time being. To be honest i didn't know there were any differences in pairing until I looked it up now. But I'll look into implementing both.

    It is not heavily tested in the web browser but as far as I have tested it works as expected. Watching YouTube in the browser works well.
    I can report that Wii Motion Plus controls also work, it is just some newer model that will have difficulty pairing. Read how to identify if you have a newer Wii Remote and how to connect it with different software here New Nintendo Wii Remote Connection Issue

    And regarding web browsing ive browsed around a bit and it seems to work without any trouble, its very convenient to scroll by dragging.
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  7. #17


    I'm very interested by this thread.

    I just built a windows 8 machine as an HTPC after using the Roku and Apple TV, both falling short in certain aspects the windows 8 machine wins at. the MAJOR downside of windows 8 is control of the interface, the force to use a mouse.

    So, enter this thread. How do you use a wheel mouse action with the wii remote? Like, when in Hulu, I scroll down and the screen panes to the right. How do I mimic this action with the Wii Remote? Are there any videos with this in action?
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  8. #18


    My solution is based on emulating a touch screen, which means with Windows 8 being made for touch screens, the only thing you need to do is to hold the A button on the Wiimote and drag it left or right or up or down to scroll anything on the screen, like you would dragging it with the finger. You can also do zoom and rotate guestures by holding the B button to add a second touch point/finger.

    I might do a video on how it works when the application reaches a more final state. It's on its 9th beta for version 1.0 right now, but I keep adding features so it never reaches a stable release haha. Right now I'm working on implementing the ability to use the Wiimote and Nunchuk or Classic Controller to emulate an XBox 360 controller, so you can use it to control any game with xinput support (=almost all new games).

    Please keep me informed how it all works for you if you decide to try it out :-) If you are planning on buying a new Wiimote, try to get hold of an older Wiimote manufactured before November 2011 since newer ones are incompatible with Microsoft bluetooth drivers.
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  9. #19


    That sounds very, very cool. My wii motes should be pretty old. Lemmie scan the thread for instructions on how to install this to my computer.
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  10. #20


    You can read the setup instructions on touchmote.net :-)
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