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Is Windows 8 + Wiimote the perfect HTPC setup?

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    I'm not at home, but I don't think my build has Bluetooth on the mobo. will any Bluetooth adapter work? I think I have one at home

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  2. #22


    Yes most bluetooth adapters which are using Microsoft's bluetooth drivers should work. I have noticed some cheaper ones are not able to permanently pair a Wiimote (which enables you to connect it automatically by pressing any button on the Wiimote, after it's been turned off), but that's about it.

    EDIT: If you have troubles try to get hold of a device in this list: List of Working Bluetooth Devices - WiiBrew
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    Thanks! One thing I should note is to try more to stabilize the code before adding features. As I know to well it's very easy to add too many featres too quickly and end up with a mess you don't want to work on.

    Also: how well would it work with third-party Wiimotes? I'd like to get one that better matches my sytem.
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    Yes of course, I try to not rush anything. I try to think about the code structure and how to make it extendable. Also I make sure that it is stable before I upload anything for download and I test it on two clean virtual machines for both architectures. But thanks for the reminder

    I can not say anything about third-party Wiimotes since I have not got hold of any myself. I would be glad if someone tried it out and got it to work. The only thing I've heard about them is that the IR camera might be of worse quality than the original, and that would be a bummer since that's the most important function when controlling a pointer.
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    I may have missed something from the instruction, but where are you suppose to connect the sensor bar???
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    There's no real port. You could jerry-rig a connection, but it's much easier to buy a third-party wireless sensor bar. Or two candles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simphax View Post
    That one is actually pretty good.
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by simphax View Post
    Can any USB sensor bar be used? And if I have a USB bar do I still need bluetooth? My mobo doesn't have bluetooth and seeing as I don't like the technology that much would like to avoid it if I have the chance.

    I've just built a Win8 HTPC. Seems technically good for the job but remote control seems ill-conceived. So this project seems like a great option

    BTW, how does Win8.1 play into all of this? Irrelevant? Or is it a factor?


    Regards,
    Dave
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  10. #30


    laserbeam:
    You will need a Bluetooth adaptor. To be sure that it works well with a Wiimote before you purchase you can try to get one from the following list: List of Working Bluetooth Devices - WiiBrew

    Touchmote works on Windows 8.1, but the scaling setting in the control panel differentiates from Windows 8 and will make the touchmote cursor pixelated, and MetroScaler which overrides the display size (and consequently DPI scaling) does not work with Windows 8.1. The best way of scaling up all UI on Windows 8.1 is manually overriding the display EDID values. I have successfully done this and been able to get a scaling up to 200%. If anyone is interested I can post a description on how to do this.
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