Wii hacking is all the rage, and crafty folk have been piecing together some really interesting things using the Wii remote. One of the easiest and most useful hacks is using your Wii remote as a mouse to control your PC. It may seem like magic, but all you need is a bluetooth adapter, a Wii remote, and a piece of free software you can download from the internet. That's… it! It's so easy, in fact, the latest issue of Games for Windows published a one-page article outlining how to Wii-ify your very own PC! Check out a summary below, then head over to LiquidIce's Nintendo Wii Hacks page for an in-depth discussion on methods, software and hardware for using the wiimote with your computer.
1. Get Bluetooth
Many laptops come equipped with Bluetooth built in, so if you have a notebook, do some checking before you head to the store. Otherwise you'll need to purchase a USB Bluetooth adapter for around $50. Make sure it supports Widcomm or BlueSoleil. Two choices Games for Windows guarantees are the Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter F8T012v and Targus USB Bluetooth Adapter.
2. Let the Wiimote recognize your PC
Do this either by pressing 1+2 at the same time or by hitting the little red button behind the battery cover.
3. Get the software
4. Wait and watch
The LiquidIce's Nintendo Wii Hacks and House of Nintendo for the latest news.community has just begun exploring the potential of the Wii remote and PC use. For now it's good for basic controls and works in many games, so right off the bat you're in for a motion-sensitive-flavored treat. Soon nunchuk support will be available! Keep an eye on