By David Ponce
It’s pretty amazing just how quick the hacking community can get its act together and come out with cool stuff. In barely two weeks since the Wii launch, comes news of an updated version of GlovePIE, functional software that would allegedly allow anyone to use their WiiMote as an input device to control PC games and applications. GlovePIE (which stands for Glove Programmable Input Emulator) is software that was originally created to control applications through the use of Virtual Gloves, but it’s been recently updated to include support for the WiiMote:
With GlovePIE you can now play any game, or control any software or MIDI devices, using whatever controls you want. This includes joysticks, gamepads, mice, keyboards, MIDI input devices, HMDs, Wiimotes, trackers, and of course, Virtual Reality Gloves!
I haven’t tested this myself, as I’m still Wii-less, but maybe Andrew can give it a look when he gets back. Or, even more fun, you people can try it out and let us know how it went in the comments. Either way, there you have it: using the Wiimote on a PC. Fun stuff.