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How to play MapleStory with a Wiimote+Nunchuk

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I'm not a huge fan of Maple Story, but I have characters. I've been playing it since it's first Beta tests, and I have the bandanna to prove it :)

I haven't played it in a while but now my wife and best friend want to LAN party, so I wanted to spice the game up a little bit. Here's how I did that.

In this instrutcable, I will explain the steps to using a Wiimote to play MapleStory Global.
 
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Step 1: Requirements

For this you will need the following:
(Do not extract zip files until you read the next step.)

A compatible bluetooth USB adapter or bluetooth enabled PC and bluetooth 'stack'
link: http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Compatible_Bluetooth_Devices

GlovePIE
link: http://carl.kenner.googlepages.com/glovepie_download

PPJoy
For safety's sake, I'll be hosting the proper package.
link: http://kittyanarchy.net/PPJoy_Complete.rar

JoyToKey
link: http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/2/I/JoyToKey/JoyToKey.htm

A Wiimote with Nunchuk

Step 2: Prepare the apps

First off, I assume you have your bluetooth adapter set up. I will not go in to detail on how to do so here, but it should be very straightforward. In my case I have a broadcom-based USB Bluetooth adapters and the Broadcom drivers on Windows XP.
I do not know if this will work in Vista or with other drivers.

I found that I needed to Sync my Wiimote to my Wii to be able to connect the Wiimote to my PC. I did this by pressing the red Sync buttons on both my Wiimote and Wii. The Wii's Sync button is located in the memory card compartment, and the Wiimote's is located in the Wiimote's battery compartment.

You will need to make sure your Wii is out of range, powered off, or in standby. The Wiimote will try to auto-connect to the Wii otherwise.

Extract GlovePIE to an easily-accessible folder. This program does not install to your Program Files folder.

Next, extract JoyToKey to an easily-accessible folder nearby the GlovePIE folder.

And now, extract the PPJoy_Complete archive to an easily-accessible folder. Note that the archive contains all files already in a folder, so simply extracting to your desktop is sufficient. Run the setup application contained within the PPJoy Complete folder. Several Found New Hardware wizards will pop up. Tell them to install automatically.
I Know I May take a bit of your time i want to swing my WiiMote Up Down Forwards and Backwards and the Nuncuck: Left Right Forwards and Backwards If you do this it might make this instructables even better! :) But GOOD JOB BTW! (note: your heaps good at programing T_T its so hard for me and that code is just to confusing.)
sharkiee4 years ago
 im sorry to inform you that the link is broken
Not to be mean but why wold you wast your time making it work for Maplestory Maplestory no offense but it's a poor man's Wow.
its a great game, and since maplestory is free to play then EVERYONE can play, except those with no computer and internet connection......
wow needs a fee to play, which means that wow hasnt got a good player list.
Maplestory has optional extras for those who pay

free games with optional extras get more players than pay2play games (ie. WoW)

Lunis (author)  Gordon Freeman6 years ago
Because it works, and it's fun. You should also note that Maplestory has been around much longer than WoW. Thanks for trolling!
Ok man don't assume I am stupid I know Maplestory has been around longer than Wow.
That doesn't mean you have a right to flame.
Derin weretater5 years ago
*dumps water*
jc817 Lunis5 years ago
Yeah dude don't assume he's stupid. Geez. People these days.
bombmistro4 years ago
i love your tutorial so far but when i go in to choose ppjoy in glovepie nothing happens
same here
oh wait, go to step one, (ppjoy wasnt installed)
Yoda129995 years ago
To Gordon, first, nice name and secong a wow glove-pie script is already pacaged with glove-pie.
Easymac795 years ago
So, can this be used for any windows application and not just maple? and, is all that is needed is the remote, and a bluetooth adapter? do you have to have a wii for this to work?
Lunis (author)  Easymac795 years ago
Definately do not need a Wii, just a Wiimote.
Easymac79 Lunis5 years ago
Thank you. And my friend made a website explaining it all. I will post the link here if he says it's ok.
Trebawa5 years ago
Isn't Buuf great?
Lunis (author)  Trebawa5 years ago
Quite. When I used Windows, it was my poison of choice, along with Litestep.
quite.
Do you need an IR Sensor bar for this? I thought you needed one to pick up movement.
Lunis (author)  l4nd0fc0nfu510n5 years ago
Nope. All movement controls used in this are based on the accelerometers. There's no way (that I know of) that allows a third-party app to control a "hack-protected" game or I would have added IR support, eliminating the use of a keyboard (essentially).
Hmmm, then there's something wrong with my bluetooth dongle. I guess it should have been a clue when it wasnt listed on the list of bluetooth dongles you supplied. Not even tested.... The battery was kind of low on the wii remote I tried it on so I'll try a different one today.
I don't know if my Bluetooth dongle will work because its not on the list you provide. Its a Belkin Model: F8T003 Version 2 It works fine for connecting the wii remote to the pc but I can't do anything with it.
i have an ir sensor in my computer whats that?
first of all, ir means infared, and an ir sensor picks up data sent over an infared beam.
JellyWoo6 years ago
is ppjoy compatible with windows xp? when i install it there is a warning that says the program hasn't been aproved by the windows logo or something like that.
Lunis (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
Tell it to "continue anyway". It's compatible, and the Windows Logo program is bollocks ;)
JellyWoo Lunis6 years ago
you're positive right, because i don't want bad side effects.
IT WILL WORK the logo thing means it isn't bought, sponsored by, or recognized by the Microsoft corp, it is just installing a driver, it'll be ok
Lunis (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
No I'm just guessing I actually have no clue as to whether or not it will wor-- oh wait, yeah, I'm positive ;) I wouldn't say something like that unless sure.
JellyWoo Lunis6 years ago
lol
JellyWoo6 years ago
3 questions: Do you have to do the key configuration in maple story? I tried to use the wiimote in maple story but it isn't working. When i minimize PPJOY, why does it close? Thanks a lot:)
JellyWoo6 years ago
in the second step on the paragraph about ppjoy, you said "Next, use the EXE file to download a second ZIP file." how do you do that??? maybe a video or an exact explanation would help ( i have windows xp) thank:)
Lunis (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
I have update the instructable. I am now hosting the complete package and no sandbox program is required. See step 2.
JellyWoo Lunis6 years ago
thanks but i still have a problem. i can't seem to open the ppjoy program. i click the website, click save the file (the file is rar), then i try to extract but there is nothing to extract, if i open it it doesn't open. what should i do?
Lunis (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
Be sure to use the latest version of Winrar from RARLabs as other package programs don't necessarily work right with later versions of Winrar archives.
JellyWoo Lunis6 years ago
thanks!
Lunis (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
The problem is that the author of that program has his application strewn across two hosts. The original file is on an old host and the new file is hosted by a file distribution service that requires you to use a "downloader" that will install spyware on your system. If I can contact the author then perhaps I can host the complete package, since both parts are needed to get it working. That's the best I can do right now, sorry.
X_D_3_M_16 years ago
lol i know how to do this iwth a ps2/ps1 controller