Turn Wii Remote into a mouse for my PC

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I want to be able to use the Wii remote as a mouse too. I haven’t tried it myself and it’s nice to always have a device that could do a lot of things. Making Wii remote I’ve been playing around to function as a mouse seems to be a good idea.

Do I need a Bluetooth adapter and install third party software? My PC has a Bluetooth built in that operates well on Windows 7.

Has anyone figured out how to do this? I hope it will also work on Mac too.

Any solutions you might have will be most helpful. 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #112393

Turn Wii Remote into a mouse for my PC

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Hi, I'm Kattyrine,

Here is a step by step procedure on how to turn your Wii remote into a mouse for your PC:

1. Make sure your PC or Laptop has a Bluetooth and it is turned on.
2. Download the software BlueSoleil by going to this website. Or if you have a Bluetooth app in your PC use that.
3. Search for devices on your PC, make sure your Wii Remote is on.
4. Connect by using Discovery Mode on your Wii Remote, press 1 and 2 this should let your PC detect your Wii remote and should appear in your PC's Bluetooth Places.
5. Download Glovepie here.
6. Run Glovepie and load the WiiMouse IR script by going to File then Open and going to this location: “GlovePIE029WiimoteScriptsWiiMouse IR.PIE".
7. Run the script.
8. Turn on your Wii but make sure to use the power button and not your Wii Remote.
9. Aim your Wii Remote at the sensor bar to make the mouse move.

I hope this helps.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #112395

Turn Wii Remote into a mouse for my PC

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There are some simple steps with the help of which you will be able to use your Wii remote as a mouse. A third party software called Glove Pie will also play an important role in this process:

Steps: Setting up blue tooth:

First of all you have to set up Bluetooth on your computer but as you have said that you already have it done so you don’t have to worry about that.

to set up Bluetooth on your computer
  • Follow the next step.
  • Downloading Blue Soleil:
  • In the next step you have to download Blue Soleil the link to download it is
  • Downloading GlovePie:
  • Now in the next step you have to download the third party software called GlovePie from: carl.kenner.googlepages.com/glovepie download.
  • Installing BlueSoleil: Now in the next step you have to install the Bluetooth when downloaded. See the picture to avoid confusion.
Install the Bluetooth when downloaded.
  • Opening of Blue tooth: Now when you have installed the Bluetooth on your computer then open it by going to Bluetooth places:
Opening of Blue tooth
  • Search: Now you have to search for other Bluetooth devices by the help of using search devices:
Search for other Bluetooth devices
  • Making the connection:

Now as the process proceeds you have to connect the Bluetooth devices to your Wii remote by the help of discovery mode on your Wii remote. Now you have to press 1 and 2 simultaneously which will allow the BlueSoleil to find your Wii remote. If the whole process is going perfectly alright then Nintendo RVL-CNT-01 will appear in the Bluetooth places. Then you have to right click it and then connect.

Connect the Bluetooth devices to Wii remote
  • Opening of GlovePie:

Now as the procedure proceeds well and completely alright you, then have to open the GlovePie. You can see the following pictures to avoid confusion.

Open the GlovePie
  • Loading of WiiMouse IR script:
  • Now in the next step you have to load the WiiMouse IR script by going to the file and opening the:
  • “GlovePIE029WiimoteScriptsWiiMouse IR.PIE”.
load the WiiMouse IR script
  • Run script:
  • Now in the next step you have to run the script Wii mouse IR as shown below:
Run the script Wii mouse IR

Turn On Wii:

  • Now you have to turn the Wii on with the help of the power button on your Wii and make sure not to use it through the Wii remote. If you do it then the Wii remote will connect itself to the Wii instead of your computer.
  • Aiming:
  • Now to make your mouse pointer move on your computer you have to aim the Wii remote at the sensor bar.
  • Alternatively you can use any source that is able to provide two points of Infrared light such as WSB (wireless sensor bar) or such as two candles.

There are also some tips related to your problem:

  • You have an access to change the output of the buttons you press on the Wii Remote by changing the scripts on GlovePie.
  • BlueSoliel is not the only blue tooth driver that works with the Wii remote. There are some other Blue tooth drivers also available in the market which can perform the same function as BlueSoliel do.
  • You just have to shake the Wii remote if it is inverting for controlling the mouse pointer.

Things Required:

You will be needing these items for this process:

Software:

  • Windows.
  • BlueSoliel Bluetooth stack.
  • GlovePIE by Carl Kenner.

Hardware:

  • Wii Sensor Bar/Nyko Wireless Sensor Bar.
  • Bluetooth Dongle.
  • Wiimote Remote.
  • Computer.
  • Wii (superfluous if don't use the Sensor Bar).

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