Wiimote as a mouse replacement?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Sat Apr 19 10:16:59 UTC 2008

Quoting "Maksim Yevmenkin" <maksim.yevmenkin at gmail.com> (Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:02:39 -0700):

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 3:00 AM, Alexander Leidinger
> <Alexander at leidinger.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  has someone already tried to connect a Wiimote to FreeBSD (as a mouse
> > replacement)?
> i recall someone already played with it. i will try to dig out that
> old email. here you go, it was turned into sf project
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/bsdmoted/

This works (tested in tilting mode with version 0.4).
http://ninjin-weblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/wiimote-under-freebsd-using-bsdmoted.html is a help for the setup.

> >  I found a dump of the HID at
> > http://wiibrew.org/index.php?title=Bluetooth_Specs
> i recently got myself a wii :) will take a look at wiimote when i have
> a minute to spare

It would be great if this could be integrated into bthidd (author of
bsdmote CCed)...

Some notes:

It logs too much. After powering off the wiimote it fills
the logs with reconnect tries.

It would be nice to specify the led pattern in the config file to use
for this wiimote (it is not convenient to have two wiimotes with led 1
active when the Wii and the bsdmode are in use).

Feature requests:

Being able to use the up/down/left/right buttons somehow. Either as
additional button events, or to move the mouse (best solution: make it

Being able to use additional controllers (e.g. Nunchuk) too (again,
as additional mouse buttons or moving the mouse).


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