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Wiimote Control Scheme - Glove Pie

posted by frosthammer on - last edited - Viewed by 745 users
Hi there,
I wondered why nobody here published his glove pie scripts for playing fantastic games with the wiimote.
So here are my scripts for Tales of Monkey Island™ and Wallace & Gromit.

http://frosthammer.de/frost/files/glovepie-tomi.zip


They differ a little from each other, because in W&G you can't sprint and in ToMI you don't have the hot spot highlighting.

The mouse+keyboard controls still suck in my opinion, so this is the only comfortable way to play for me. By the way, I have no idea about the official Wii button mapping, I configured it intuitivly and it feels very good :)

Enjoy and give me feedback, if it sucks or if it's nice ;)

Frosthammer
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  • Y'know, I completely forgot you can use the Wiimote on the PC. Whoops!

    I'll certainly have to give this a try when I get the time, and I'll let you know how I got on. Thanks for sharing.
  • frosthammer;189640 said:
    They differ a little from each other, because in W&G you can't sprint and in ToMI you don't have the hot spot highlighting.
    Huh, what? There's no hotspot highlighting? Guess that F4 button on quality setting 7 to 9 does absolutely nothing.
  • I think he meant hotspot cycling.

    While we're talking about it does the hotspot highlighting work for everyone on every screen? Its very hit and miss for me, even on quality setting 9.
  • Quick question for those who have tried this, if you set up a wiimote for use with a PC, does it still work with the Wii itself without having to be resynchronized?

    Also, how exactly does the game work using a wiimote on the pc along with this script? I'm guessing you use the nunchuck's analog stick for movement, but how does the interaction occur? How does it know where onscreen you're pointing without the infared receiver bar? Or does it not work by point and click?
  • @GaryCXJk:
    Well I didn't know that ToMI has a hot spot highlighting. F4 you say? I'm in Linux at the moment so I can't try that... but ok, if you say so, I'll believe you. In fact I didn't know that. F4 is a bit abstract, isn't it? It was tabulator at W&G and shift was inventory there. Strange, strange. I could include that (now that I know this option _exists_).

    @Jace Taran:
    "How does it know where onscreen you're pointing without the infared receiver bar?"
    Well, the easy answer is, I use the infrared bar ;) I laid it on top of my monitor (I have a wireless one, but you can use your normal one, it just has to be active. If you have none you can use two candles anyway (!!))
    And yes, for movement the script uses the nunchuk... or the digital cross on the wiimote... or the mouse dragging thingy (which works this way a lot better than with a real mouse I think)
    I don't know what you mean with "resynchronize" and "does it still work". The wiimote has to be connected to a device... this can either be the wii or a pc ;)
    You have to pair (1+2 button simultaniously) wiimote and another device. I didn't make it with Vista, but with Windows 7 it's no problem at all. On XP you propably have to install the BlueSolail bluetooth stack, but I didn't try that. (More information about connecting the wiimote on http://www.wiili.com)

    After pairing wiimote with pc you have to run Glove Pie (load a script there and press run). As I said before, under Vista it just didn't work, don't know why, but on 7 it works just out of the box.

    Altogether it gives you a nice point and click experience with your wiimote pointing at the screen and walking either with the nunchuk or the mouse dragging thingy (or the digital cross, but that's not really comfortable I think).

    If you've got further questions don't hesitate to ask.
  • Well done! I remember using GlovePIE for a video game course that was randomly offered during my junior year at college. We had to make a PC game using the Wiimote, in competition with the University of Chicago. Fun times! (Mostly because my team won!)

    Now I have to go try it out with Tales.
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