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Old 02-15-2009, 05:23 AM   #1
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Laugh Wii Hack Racing Anyone?

Okay, it is Sunday morning and I'm bored. I get the KLR back around noon and boredom will go away then.

In the mean time, I was thinking about the Wii we just got. My wife bought it for exercise and I poo-pooed it at first. Then I spent an hour last night trying to master bowling and ended up having a blast, plus my heart rate was definitely elevated. I will definitely spend more time with this.

So, I got to thinking. What if we built a frame for a F2 or MX racing sidecar, took balance boards and built a racing game such as, oh what the heck, the Pike's Peak Hill Climb? Not only would it be great exercise, but you could train for the race at the same time! Heck, you could even hook it up to the Net and have multi-player races!

I'm not a graphics guy but I am a programmer. I'm going to research this some more.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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We have a Wii. It is great fun.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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It has to be a 2 player game. And the trick will be to program it so if the passenger leans the wrong way (beginners always do that), then they crash.

I'm ready to play!

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Old 02-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #4
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That is the cool part of the balance boards. Too much weight on one side is detectable. You would definitely know when the passenger is in the wrong place.

Unfortunately, Nintendo won't sell the software development kit to mere programmers. You have to have a CV of game programs under your belt and show that you have the financial backing to bring a game to market - so much for a good idea.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:19 AM   #5
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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So screw the Wii and develop it on the PC.

Wii controller hardware is readily recognizable on the PC platform and development is much easier.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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So screw the Wii and develop it on the PC.

Wii controller hardware is readily recognizable on the PC platform and development is much easier.
I've been experimenting. My development box has a bluetooth card in it. However, without the documentation, life is a bit more difficult. Don't hold your breathe!
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:49 PM   #8
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I assume you saw the known protocol information here:

http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Wii_B...ard_PC_Drivers
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:53 PM   #9
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So screw the Wii and develop it on the PC. Wii controller hardware is readily recognizable on the PC platform and development is much easier.
Don't ask me why I have all those WiiiiRemotes, but it began with a month of programming on a PC, and ended with a huge contract win from one of our armed services. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:59 AM   #10
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I assume you saw the known protocol information here:

http://www.wiili.org/index.php/Wii_B...ard_PC_Drivers
Yup - a lot on the remotes, mostly for Linux - some Windoz stuff.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:02 AM   #11
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Don't ask me why I have all those WiiiiRemotes, but it began with a month of programming on a PC, and ended with a huge contract win from one of our armed services. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !
Super! So I can transfer the lead for the Wii Hack Racing Project to you?
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Super! So I can transfer the lead for the Wii Hack Racing Project to you?
Nope, now I've got to manage a big new project AND try to prepare for Dakar. Both are more than full time jobs. Oh, and the wife fits in there somewhere!
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