WIIMOTE as lightgun RPi3

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    Profile photo of maughanorama

    im going to make a standup arcade cab with 2 sticks and 16 buttons
    is it worth me trying to get the wiimotes ir working as lightguns? if it is i will add the ir leds to the cab (AKA sensor bar).
    im not fussed about the accelerometer axis or the d pad just the ir and buttons.

    my questions are

    will retropie have the BT modules installed so the wiimote actually pairs with retropie and do we know if possible to get the IR working ?
    only my boy loves house of dead 🙂

    Profile photo of herbfargus

    Not saying it can’t be done, but I haven’t seen anybody do it.

    It’s likely it would require recoding of the emulator to utilise that functionality of the wiimotes.

    Profile photo of maughanorama

    oh i thought it would use it kinder like a mouse would work on the shooters recording the screen then trying to process the hit counter might be outa my league 🙂

    Profile photo of maughanorama

    wonder if this could be made to work on linux


    theres also this

    but requires X ….
    ill defo be trying to get this working. if i get any joy i will post a howto

    Profile photo of dbdr

    I’m making an arcade cabinet too, and I’d like so much to use a Wiimote (IR pointer) as a lightgun… or event 2 wiimotes !

    Please help !

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