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« on: March 27, 2012, 04:51:46 PM »

I tried looking around for this to no avail, it seems like the wiimote is an ideal interface device for Metro so it's ironic that the I can't connect the Wiimote to my PC because the metro interface doesn't allow pairing without a passcode. Has anyone found a way to do this?

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 07:39:40 PM »

I came here hoping to find the answer to this question, as I too think the wiimote would be a great way to utilise windows 8
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 12:56:11 AM »

Yeah I'm pretty much stuck like chuck. I can't figure out how to make windows 8 sync without a pass key. Is there a workaround? Please anyone help!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 04:57:10 AM »

Yeah I'm pretty much stuck like chuck. I can't figure out how to make windows 8 sync without a pass key. Is there a workaround? Please anyone help!

Have you tried other Bluetooth Stacks such as the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack?

I have not upgraded to Windows 8 yet but will do it soon.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 10:34:56 AM »

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I am using Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) on a laptop that has a built-in Bluetooth adapter. With the Wii-mote off I opened Devices and Printers and Clicked "Add Device" then (with the wii-mote still off) I pressed the 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously. Windows 8 picked it up, then I selected it and clicked "next".

This took me to the "You might need to enter the same passcode into the input device" screen (the one with the blue "Or, try entering a passcode on it." link"). Here I just clicked next without type anything in (or clicking the box for that matter) and it connected and recognized it as a "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01" and installed drivers without error.


My problem is getting it to do anything useful.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 07:10:05 PM »

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I am using Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) on a laptop that has a built-in Bluetooth adapter. With the Wii-mote off I opened Devices and Printers and Clicked "Add Device" then (with the wii-mote still off) I pressed the 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously. Windows 8 picked it up, then I selected it and clicked "next".

This took me to the "You might need to enter the same passcode into the input device" screen (the one with the blue "Or, try entering a passcode on it." link"). Here I just clicked next without type anything in (or clicking the box for that matter) and it connected and recognized it as a "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01" and installed drivers without error.


My problem is getting it to do anything useful.

From your description it looks like you have connected the Wiimote.

You may launch Smoothboard, and control your computer with the Wiimote and/or IR Pen.

Smoothboard Air with Duo can be downloaded from http://www.smoothboard.net/wiimotewhiteboard

Regards,
Boon Jin
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 05:37:42 AM »

I have developed an app do use the Wii Remote pointer as a touch device on Windows 8. It includes permanent bluetooth pairing so you just have to press any button on the wiimote to connect.

It's in beta now, go to touchmote.net to download
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