Wiimote your PC with GlovePIE

For use on a PC? Make that PiiCii!Although we do have that video evidence of a PC reading the signals from a Wiimote, it doesn’t immediately translate to controlling a PC program with the Wiimote. That’s where Carl Kenner comes in with his GlovePIE, now with (partial) Wiimote support. That’s PIE for Programmable Input Emulator, by the way, which allows the (ahem) VR Glove and, in this case, the Wiimote, as well as other VR devices to work with a PC.

(The way we read it, you’re also gonna need Bluetooth in your PC for this, so it can talk to the Wiimote.) Using it is as easy as extracting the file to a directory of your choosing, and running it. Zero installation. As for the other details of its operation, there’s a Documentation file, and a Readme file.

It’s still untested and not perfect, though – partly because it seems that Carl hails from Australia, and the Wii hasn’t launched there yet; he must have adapted code from the VR glove or some other motion-sensing device. Should improve with future versions, he says. As for its uses… well, it’s not like it can be used to play emulated Wii games on a PC (bite your tongue!), not in its current state, anyway. As a virtual mouse, maybe.

Download: [GlovePIE v0.22 with Wiimote support]

For use on a PC? Make that PiiCii!Although we do have that video evidence of a PC reading the signals from a Wiimote, it doesn’t immediately translate to controlling a PC program with the Wiimote. That’s where Carl Kenner comes in with his GlovePIE, now with (partial) Wiimote support. That’s PIE for Programmable Input Emulator, by the way, which allows the (ahem) VR Glove and, in this case, the Wiimote, as well as other VR devices to work with a PC.

(The way we read it, you’re also gonna need Bluetooth in your PC for this, so it can talk to the Wiimote.) Using it is as easy as extracting the file to a directory of your choosing, and running it. Zero installation. As for the other details of its operation, there’s a Documentation file, and a Readme file.

It’s still untested and not perfect, though – partly because it seems that Carl hails from Australia, and the Wii hasn’t launched there yet; he must have adapted code from the VR glove or some other motion-sensing device. Should improve with future versions, he says. As for its uses… well, it’s not like it can be used to play emulated Wii games on a PC (bite your tongue!), not in its current state, anyway. As a virtual mouse, maybe.

Download: [GlovePIE v0.22 with Wiimote support]

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