Frequently asked questions - FAQ
The app doesn't work! It says "Error no -1". My bluetooth is on for sure.
Your phone is most likey not supported. So far, Samsung Moment and all HTC phones with Sense UI have been identified as having this issue and thus being unsupported. See this thread
for technical info. Seems like HTC did something very bad to Android.
When will app be available for my Incredible/Desire/Legend/Magic/...?
See the question above. Please.
Will this ever work on my Incredible/Desire/Legend/Magic/...?
Do I really need to repeat myself? It might never. It isn't my fault though. See above.
The wiimote connects but there is no response in my (s)nesoid/gensoid/gameboid.
Three things need to be done for this to work (apart from connecting):
I have an unoriginal controller (like Nyko's for example). Now when I connect, the phone starts polling the data, but shortly after times out. What to do?
- you need to choose WiiControllerIME with the second button
- in your emulator you need to enable "Use input method" in settings (if there is no such setting, update your emulator!)
- in your emulator you need to map wiimote's keys to game keys. You can do that in "Key mappings" inside settings
Unfortunately, unoriginal wii remotes and classic controllers cause issues such as abruptly disconnecting and misidentifying themselves. It's best to stick to original Nintendo hardware. The only confirmed piece of equipment that doesn't cause issues is the Datel's Retro Wireless Controller so if you've confirmed that your device works with WiimoteController app, you're safe to purchase either this or the original Nintendo controller.
I need help figuring this app out. How do I connect? How do I use this?
See this video
. The first minute shows how to connect the wiimote. The last minute shows how to set it up in an emulator.
I'm not installing this! The thing can read all my passwords and credit card numbers!
What you saw was a message from the Android, warning you that you're about to enable a 3rd party input method. All input methods (Like Swype, AnySoftKeyboard, HTC_IME, etc) get this message. Even if my app was malicious (which it isn't), it can't actually capture anything
without being active. And even when it's active, it could only capture input from your wiimote. Long story short, you have nothing to wory about.
Why does the app require internet connection then?
It's to download and show advertisements.
I have an issue, not mentioned in this FAQ.
Contact me via email [wiicontroller.A.T.ccpcreations.D.O.T.com]. It is in my interest to make this work on as much devices as I can, but I can't do much if I don't actually have access to a device.
Will you be developing something like this for PS3 controllers?
I might, if I find the time in the future. But I need to buy a PS3 controller, as I don't have a PS3. You can always contribute to the cause
This app is great! How can I contribute?
In a number of ways:
Dumb phones --> SE XPERIA X1 --> Google Nexus One --> HTC Desire HD --> Samsung Galaxy S III
Apps that I've developed:
* WiimoteController 0.6 Beta for Android
* Mario Live Wallpaper 0.94b for Android
* Video Live Wallpaper 0.84b for Android
* App Dialer 3.0 for Android
Do you like my development? Please consider buying me a cup of coffee (or a pizza)
You could also help me by getting a free Dropbox
account using this link (both of us get extra 250 MB)