Step 2: Connecting your Wiimote

First, start up your BlueSoleil Software and activate your Bluetooth adapter if needed.

Then press the 1+2 buttons on your Wiimote simultaneously and click on the center of the orange circle. It will take a few seconds to find it. You need to make sure that the LEDs on the Wiimote are blinking the whole time, you can either press them the whole time or every couple seconds.

Note: If BlueSoleil does not detect your device on the first attempt, unplug your Bluetooth device (or shut it off) and plug it back in. Then press the center orange circle and try again.

When the Wiimote is recognized, it's name will be NINTENDO-RVT-CNT-01. When that shows up on the screen, press the 1+2 buttons again and then right click the Wiimote icon and choose Refresh Services .

You will now see that the Human Interface Device icon at the top of the window is in a box and highlighted yellow. Click that HID icon at this point. The Wiimote icon and Bluetooth HID button should now be highlighted green, and there should be a dotted green line going from the Wiimote icon to the center orange circle (this means it is connected).

You are done! You can now use your Wiimote with programs such as GlovePIE , WiinRemote , and Wiinstrument .

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and have fun with your Wiimotes!

<p>I would like to know if, following this instructions, this would work as a light gun to play Time Crisis, House of the Dead and other similar games on MAME.</p><p>Thanks in advance.</p>
<p>Om my Buletooth it is not picking up the Wii Mote as &quot;NINTENDO-RVT-CNT-01&quot; instead as DTVbluetooth and it says &quot;Display device&quot; next to it </p><p>Is it faulty or am I doing something wrong ?</p>
<p>hi,</p><p>i am using a windows 8.1 pc and when i ask for connecting my pc says that i need a passcode</p><p>please help me </p><p>with regards ,</p><p>Adithya</p>
<p>Hi AdithyaR1,</p><p>You are trying to pair the WiiMote with the computer but pairing is not necessary, just a request of services.</p><p>The bad thing is you need to reconnect every time you want to use it, just like the cheap bluetooth keyboards for Android and Ipad tablets that don't have any pairing management.</p><p>Anyway, I'm not sure if it is possible to pair the WiiMote with the PC so it doesn't need to reconnect every time.</p>
<p>Hi AdithyaR1, sorry for the delay in my response. I've been traveling internationally for the last 5 months. Did you resolve the issue and get it to work? There shouldn't be a passcode required. The only reason I could see that happening is if you're using a pirated copy of Bluesoleil software?</p>
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<p>what to do for built in bluetooth laptops?</p>
<p>i finally got it to install</p>
<p>i am having some problems while installing bluesoleilamd64</p>
<p>i am having some problems while installing bluesoleilamd64</p>
<p>Yeah, this doesn't work.... at all....</p>
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<p>what about wiimote+</p>
I didn't need to use BlueSoleil - the native Windows drivers worked fine for me. Maybe suggest trying this before going through the hassle of installing (a trial of) bluesoleil.
<p>Good to know, Dimpl! I think we're starting to see that with some newer devices running Windows 7 or 8 the default drivers do work fine. For those with older devices, though, Bluesoleil still seems to be the best way to go.</p>
<p>Nice tutorial. Thanks for making this.</p>
<p>Thanks KevinC3! Did you try it out? I haven't been on Instructables for a while, but I'm trying to jump back in with some new material now.</p>
<p>Nobody on comments got to do it. Neither did I. What a coincidence.</p>
<p>Hi DouglasPhoenix21.<br>Sorry you ran into issues. Actually, a lot of people have gotten this to work (in the thousands by now). Unfortunately, the bluetooth adapter that I initially suggested in this article that came with Bluesoleil software is no longer being provided by Amazon. I've just updated the info to suggest a new adapter. What problems are you facing, specifically? I'll try to help you out.</p>
<p>I think it would work!</p>
it seems that bluesoleil is a windows only application.... and I have a mac
Forgive me If I am repeating someone. This instructable seems to be just for MSWindows. You can use the willmote on linux too. Even for xmbc and mythtv. There is already a zillion tutorials on how to do it. All the software needed is pretty much in the repositories for most distros..
I figured out how to do this easily on a mac! just first go to system preferences, then go to bluetooth, then click the &quot;+&quot; button, then repeatedly press the 1 and 2 buttons until something with the word nintendo shows up, then, while repeatedly pressing the 1 and 2 buttons, click on the thing that showed up and click pair. DO NOT stop pressing the 1 and 2 buttons until the pairing process is complete.
my PS3 has bluetooth will it work with out mesing it up? just for fun
Hi, I have tried this over and over and over again and it hasn't worked. Here's a screencast of me trying to get the WiiMote and my Laptop paired up to play games using Dolphin: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANcOeAnySp0" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANcOeAnySp0</a> <div> <iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ANcOeAnySp0" width="560"></iframe></div>
I have this issue sometimes, I just make sure I keep the remote on, just keep pressing 1 + 2 so it doesnt turn off. <br> <br>you dont need the bluesoleil if your using the built in drivers
BlueSoleil drivers' link is not working for me. Can some1 please confirm the same. Or share any other link.
I used windows 7 drivers for the blue tooth, havnt had a problem
Hey, i have my wiimote appearing and everything, but when i connect it, it just stays on the connecting stage forever. Im using BlueSoleli 8.
can i use this for an emulator?
thanks for your sharing,i bought my Wii Bluetooth Wireless Remote and Nunchuck Nunchuk Controller from http://www.digitopz.com/wii-bluetooth-wireless-remote-and-nunchuck-nunchuk-controller-p-156.html , and follow the guide you shared,it works . Thx ~!
Can i keep 100% belief on this? Will it work?Can i buy the wii remote believing this?
It depends specifically on what you believe about it. If you believe that you wil be able to use your wiimote as a pointing devices solely by the bluetooth connection, you have very wrong beliefs.<br><br>You'll be able to connect it as a HID (Human Interface Device) - but in order to use it as a mouse pointing device, you have to have some way of transmitting the sensor bar data to your PC
the sensor bar doesn't transmit data.<br>
I'm aware of that...<br><br>I don't know why the hell I said it like that.<br><br>What I should have said was that he'd need a sensor bar of some kind in order for the wiimote to detect its own orientation and transmit that data to the PC.<br><br>Thank you for pointing that out, though.
pc only? if it is my mac is too good for this
way too biased for the tastes of anyone who isn't you.
Well, not just me, there are probably tons of people who would agree with me that in alot of ways, PCs aren't worth trying. also, Macintosh makes oh, well, lets see, ipods, iphones, all of the other cool i... things, which are all alot better than that thing you like to call Microsoft office. I support Microsoft in 2 ways only, gaming capabilities, and Xbox. My friend's PCs take like, 5 minutes to load, so we go do something else, while with my mac, it takes 5 seconds tops to load a page.
Yeah, but there are also MORE PEOPLE THAN YOU CAN COUNT who want to improve on PCs and the reputations of those PCs. Also, Macintosh is an operating system and Apple Computers makes iPods and the special model iPhone (you forgot the proper capitalization), which CANNOT be fairly compared to that thing that I myself don't like to call Microsoft Office because those are different categories, hardware like iPods and software bundles like MS Office. I support Microsoft in the same one way you do: video games (it's redundant and therefore repetitive and unnecessary to put X-Box (you really have to learn proper capitalization) in the sentence). My Windows XP operating system (you WERE talking about your friend's operating system, obviously, since you didn't mention any internet or browser whatsoever when talking about your friend's PC) takes like 15 minutes to load, so I leave it on all the time (tell your friend to do that with their PCs), so after power outages I use my emergency Windows XP system, which takes 5 seconds for the OPERATING SYSTEM to load up, while with my normal Windows XP it takes 20 milliseconds to load a page, and that's when my ISP shuts off my connection.
Huh, now <em>thats</em> something to say, 'cause I can count to at least 57, which is higher than that pathetic 5 you can. and, no dip! it was explorer, because thats the only junk that'll work besides firefox, which is awesome on my mac. stop filling up my comments while they could be good stuff. I really hate going back on old arguments, so go away and leave me alone!<br/>
funny, I've been counting misspellings that I've seen on the Internet, and boy, it's way higher than your measly 57. It's exactly 13,742 as of right now.
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PEACE TO MAC AND PC USERS!Mac users can put linux on their macs,and pc users can put linux on their computers,and we all will be same and this mac vs pc thing will stop.
ya and it just a hardware diff i once knew a guy that ran mac op a pc
MAC and WiiMote works, no GlovePie there. But PureData works <br /> <br /> Regards,<br /> <br /> Winko
Unfortunately, I believe that the only way to get this to work on a Mac is to run Boot Camp (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html). Now, I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard that you can do this project if you use Boot Camp. Anyway, hope it works out.<br/>
yeah, I know. I want to get Boot Camp, sounds great.
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy">http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy</a><br/>Proprietary, but it works. I think. I haven't tried it because I don't have a wiimote.<br/>
And this, which is freeware:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.hiroaki.jp/2006/12/000433.html">http://blog.hiroaki.jp/2006/12/000433.html</a><br/>Sorry for the double post.<br/>

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