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WiiSticks [wii remote + physics]

Postby walaber » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:43 am

I have been playing around with the Wii remote lately, and this is my first prototype combining Wii remote input + physics! It's a virtual version of a toy, where you flick a stick back and forth between other sticks. Screenshots and video below!

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:arrow:YOU-TUBE VIDEO [NEW]

:arrow:DOWNLOAD


old videos:
:arrow:YOU-TUBE VIDEO
:arrow:GOOGLE VIDEO
:arrow:VIDEO DOWNLOAD

update
beta version now available http://walaber.com/wiisticks/WiiSticks_Beta_01.rar
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Postby irrdev » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:05 am

The You-Tube video link seems to be null. :(
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Postby walaber » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:50 am

I just uploaded it, apparently it hasn't gone live yet...
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Postby DWORD » Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:32 am

Cool! :D
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Postby Vladimir » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:44 pm

Impressive :D
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Postby yuriythebest » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:09 pm

wow! awsome stuff! Can all the stuff necessary for this: the wii mote, reciever, etc be bought without actually buying the wii itself?
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Postby walaber » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:20 pm

you only need a Wii remote (can be purchased separately from the Wii for US$40.00), and a bluetooth adaptor for your PC.

This demo requires 2 Wii remotes though. :)

p.s. I'm not sure why the youtube video is taking so long to go live... :(

UPDATE
I uploaded to Google video, which is now live. link in the first post!
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Postby big_o » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:22 am

2 wii remotes? There's no way to use the nunchuck? It has its own motion sensing functions that are used in several games. I can't afford another remote right now, even if I could find one.
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Postby Kencho » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:17 am

Walaber, this is just too great!
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Postby walaber » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:12 am

I will clean up the demo and release the binary... and when I do, I will allow for a remote + nunchuck option as well :D

edit - the youtube video is also live now, same content as the others.
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Postby seppuku arts » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:31 am

That's great man, I love the stuff you've done with Newton, such as the DBP wrapper.
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Postby yuriythebest » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:38 am

I've said this someplace else in the ogre forums, however I'l repost it here cause it has more relavance here

I hope for wii remotes to become second-nature to ogre- wanna see/make/play ogre games using wii remotes- the potential! The wii has the remotes but the graphics are simple, while the ps3/xbox360 have awsome graphics but standard boring controls. It's be the chance for pc's to overtake them both by combining the two. Imagine a 2 or 4 core computer with a decend video card and wii remotes running an ogre game designed to accomodate those things. All hope rests with walaber- he could singlehandedly bring a victory to the pc in the console wars thus proving its supireority and making consoles all but redundant.

It's of course unlikely for people to get wii's just to use ogre apps with that support, especially if they are just casual pc users with no knowledge about ogre, however the best area to aim at is people with both wii's and pc's, also hardcore ogre users. I will probably get myself some wii remotes sometime this year.
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Postby walaber » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:22 am

luckily you can buy just a Wiimote by itself for about US$40!

in other news...

almost ready to release a demo. I will do a bit more testing and tweaking first though.... in the meantime here are some screenshots of the new version :)

new features
* allows using 1 remote + nunchuck OR 2 remotes, either.
* several different "sticks" to fling around... some rigid, some "floppy".
* adjustable gravity
* improved graphics :)
* entire program controlled by the wii remote

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Postby yuriythebest » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:04 pm

awsome stuff, can't wait for the demo :D
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Postby pratty70 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:09 pm

As usual, totally impressed, order about to be placed for Wii sticks right now to play with this when the demo's ready!!!

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Postby yuriythebest » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:33 pm

wii sticks use usb ports right?
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Postby SuprChikn » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:01 pm

er, no. They're wireless, using bluetooth.
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Postby yuriythebest » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:46 pm

cool I have bluetooth :)
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Postby sinbad » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:26 pm

This is very cool :) Once I finally get hold of a Wii I'll definitely have to play with this.
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Postby big_o » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:07 am

Very awesome, I just need a bluetooth thingy to test it out with.
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Postby Horizon » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:57 am

Again, this looks simply amazing, Walaber. I'm always a great fan of your somewhat more experimental projects, and this is a good one. Keep it up!
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Postby Sycle » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:43 am

Wow, it's really looking great! I love the different stick types!
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Postby walaber » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:01 am

for anyone that is interested in getting a bluetooth adaptor for your PC, check this out:

http://www.acortech.com/Generic_ES-388_Class_1_USB_V2.0/ES-388/partinfo-id-3219645.html

US$8.00 with free shipping!!! I ordered mine on a Sunday, and it arrived on Thursday. Works perfectly with the Wii remote.
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Postby pjcast » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:12 am

walaber wrote:for anyone that is interested in getting a bluetooth adaptor for your PC, check this out:

http://www.acortech.com/Generic_ES-388_Class_1_USB_V2.0/ES-388/partinfo-id-3219645.html

US$8.00 with free shipping!!! I ordered mine on a Sunday, and it arrived on Thursday. Works perfectly with the Wii remote.


I've ordered 2 of those (one for my desktop, and one for my laptop and on the go), thanks for the link on that btw ;-) Now, all I need is to wait until a WiiMote is available in my area :?
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Postby walaber » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:52 am

BETA RELEASE

a beta version is up on my website for those with the equipment to run the program... I'd love any feedback I can get... the responsiveness of the controls can still be improved, but in low-gravity mode, it's actually quite playable!

http://walaber.com/wiisticks/WiiSticks_Beta_01.rar

and updated video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHKQuh_puI
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