WIP: Playing EverQuest 2 using your Wiimotes

Thanks to the versatility of the Wiimote, it seems that many people have been finding many uses for it which don’t require, of all things, a Nintendo Wii. For example, who would have thought that the Wiimote could also be used to invade the world of MMORPGs?

It may sound zany, but as Cyan, the host of EQ2-Daily.com’s podcasts, is about to show everyone, it’s true. (Truth, we suppose, really is stranger than fiction sometimes.)

In this video that we have here, Cyan is demonstrating that it IS possible to play EverQuest II using a pair of Wiimotes. Unfortunately, he doesn’t really go into the details and technical side of this whole set-up, but his demonstration does show that the whole thing works.

Using one controller, he demonstrates that basic movement is not only possible but also comfortable. The same Wiimote which controls his avatar’s movements is also able to adjust the camera, just as you would if you had a mouse. It can zoom in and zoom out, and turn the camera a full 360. The second Wiimote, on the other hand, takes charge of his character’s combat functions.

It’s still a work in progress, but the project looks very promising to us EQ2 fans. In any case, go ahead and watch this clip to see what we’re talking about.

Via EQ2 Daily

Thanks to the versatility of the Wiimote, it seems that many people have been finding many uses for it which don’t require, of all things, a Nintendo Wii. For example, who would have thought that the Wiimote could also be used to invade the world of MMORPGs?

It may sound zany, but as Cyan, the host of EQ2-Daily.com’s podcasts, is about to show everyone, it’s true. (Truth, we suppose, really is stranger than fiction sometimes.)

In this video that we have here, Cyan is demonstrating that it IS possible to play EverQuest II using a pair of Wiimotes. Unfortunately, he doesn’t really go into the details and technical side of this whole set-up, but his demonstration does show that the whole thing works.

Using one controller, he demonstrates that basic movement is not only possible but also comfortable. The same Wiimote which controls his avatar’s movements is also able to adjust the camera, just as you would if you had a mouse. It can zoom in and zoom out, and turn the camera a full 360. The second Wiimote, on the other hand, takes charge of his character’s combat functions.

It’s still a work in progress, but the project looks very promising to us EQ2 fans. In any case, go ahead and watch this clip to see what we’re talking about.

Via EQ2 Daily

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