Wii Remotes in VR: Tutorial and Demo


IMPORTANT: this will only work with two Wii Motion Plus controllers, using VRidge. These requirements may change in the future.

It’s been a long time in the making, and kind of a pain in the butt, but I figured it’s finally time to release a beta version of my Wii remote VR script. Finally you can use your Wii Motion Plus controllers in virtual reality!
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Downloads:

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/
SteamVR, SteamVR Driver for Razer Hydra, Sixense SDK for the Razer Hydra: Download under “Tools” section of your Steam Library
Freepie: https://github.com/AndersMalmgren/FreePIE/releases
Freepie script: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9VB4WbwhwCrNzJyVWE1UFUxMWM
Replacement Sixense.dll and Sixense_x64.dll: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9VB4WbwhwCrOW81RzYzZmEtRkE

If you don’t have a VR headset, try Vridge/Riftcat. I have an affiliate link here, so if you decide to buy it, I get a small kickback 😉
http://go.riftcat.com/teamassist

Again thanks to anyone watching, I’ve seen time and time again people asking if they can use their Wii remotes in VR, and for some reason everyone said you couldn’t. Well, here’s to proving them wrong, and hopefully making VR accessible to a few more people.

UPDATE: I believe motionplus_rotation_only_v1.1.py should work alongside the PS Move service. I can’t test it but would be happy if anyone else could.

UPDATE 2: It seems so far that this method of using Wii remotes in VR only works with Riftcat. I’m looking into using this with alternatives like Trinus, so hold tight.