Long time no see!
This time I am sharing how to connect your Wii Classic Controller to the PC and having it detected as a Virtual Joystick (so that you can use it in games). You need to have a Bluetooth adapter in your computer for this to work. The way that this works is that you connect the Wii Controller to the computer via Bluetooth, and then use a program called GlovePIE to emulate another device, like a mouse, keyboard or a joystick. Joystick emulation is achieved by using PPJoy, which is a program that can be used to emulate Virtual Joysticks and connect other joysticks by using serial or parallel ports. I think that some electronic guys use this way to connect PS2, SNES and other controllers by building a special adapter, but we just require this program so that it can provide Windows with a virtual joystick, and then GlovePIE send the commands from the Wii Classic Controller to the virtual joystick. Keep in mind that this post assumes power user skills, so I won’t go into many details (and the links are comprehensive in that regard). Anyways, here are the steps that need to be followed:
1) Connect the Wii Remote to the computer via Bluetooth.
2) Download GlovePIE (with or without Emotiv support, I used the one without).
Now, from here you can use GlovePIE to map the Wii Classic Controller to the keyboard or mouse, but if you want to map it to a virtual joystick, you need to follow this extra step:
3) Install PPJoy. This one is tricky because its drivers are signed with test signatures. This means that in order for the driver to work, you need to tell windows to accept running drivers in test mode. This is accomplished by running the following commands from a command prompt with administrative rights:
bcdedit -set testsigning on
And to disable:
bcdedit -set testsigning off
You need to reboot the computer after running any of these commands in order to take effect.
Once Windows is in test mode, you can open this script I made in GlovePIE and then you can use your wii classic controller in any games that require a joystick!
One thing I haven’t mentioned yet is that GlovePIE supports a lot of devices, not only the Wii Classic Controller, you can use it for the Nunchuk, the Wii Fit, non-Wii devices, etc (refer to GlovePIE for the complete list).
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Finally I am breaking with the inertia of not updating this place as often as I would like!
This post is mainly focused to providing tips to increasing productivity. As some of you probably already know, I am usually filled with work for the entire day and as time goes by, I am forced to crank out more stuff in less time.
When I was faced with the dilemma to increase my productivity, I started wondering if there was any way to change myself in order to be more productive. Shortly after I discovered sites like Lifehack, Lifehacker and Zen Habits that give lots of advice on how to simplify organizing efforts and also how to change oneself in order to be able to achieve the goals intended.
Some of the key tips I have encountered are:
Of course there are many more tips, and most of the time implementing these tips are easier said than done, it is important to practice the discipline and have lots, lots and lots of patience to achieve the desired results. Most of the time you will experience failures, but the lesson here is to learn and adjust (meditation helps). Lots of tweaks might be necessary but once you reach the desired point it is very rewarding. I have a long way reaching that point yet, here are some tips to avoid when changing habits. I really like the part of trying any habit for 30 days, as it feels as if you are just trying a new program. If you like the new program, you can continue with the habit, if not, leave it alone
Hoping this helps, I shall depart, and will try these techniques so that I can share interesting stuff more often here.
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For those that are using the $U 70 / month ANCEL’s service for Internet navigation, I’ve got good news for you. You can use your mobile as a modem from your PC, PDA or any other device that supports dial-up connections. Here are the steps to do that:
- If you have not already have done so, create a GPRS profile on your mobile with the following characteristics:
- Name: wapANCEL (you can change this if you want, but take it into account when I refer to it later in the post)
- APN: wap
- Proxy type: HTTP
- Proxy: 220.127.116.11
- Port: 3128
- All other settings: blank
The proxy might be optional, but take it into account when you use your browser.
- Connect your mobile to your PC using Bluetooth, Infrared, etc.
- Run the +CGDCONT? command on your modem. On Windows, this can be done by going to Control Panel / Phone and Modem Options / Modems, then select your Mobile’s modem (if it’s not there, add it first), then go to Properties / Diagnostics / Query modem. Then click on the “View Log” button. A Notepad window should appear like this:
Notice the two lines highlighted. The first one says that wapANCEL is the wap profile number 6, and the other line is a special line we will use in the next step.
- Still on the Modem Properties Window, go to Additional parameters / Additional initialization string and add:
- AT+CGDCONT=6,”IP”,”wap”,”0.0.0.0″,1,1 (note that the string after AT is the special line I highlighted before, change the semi-colon for an equals though!). This tells the modem to use the wap APN, use the IP assigned from the server, and use compression.
- Now, create a new network connection with the following characteristics:
- Phone number: *99***X# (X is the number of the wap profile you created, in this case, as the wapANCEL profile is the profile number 6, the number would be *99***6#). UPDATE: You can dial *99# to use the default wap profile.
- Connect to the internet using your mobile’s network connection.
- Configure your browser to use the HTTP Proxy defined on step 1 (18.104.22.168, port 3128)
One last thing, the proxy only allows HTTP and HTTPS traffic, if you want to use POP3 or other protocols you will need the data transfer plan, which does not have those restrictions but is more expensive.
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