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Bluetooth, Vista64, and you.

DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
Hey, so I want to get my Wii remote working with my computer, because games aside that would be really neat for XBMC and such. Thing is, I've got Vista64, and it's hard to tell what bluetooth adapters support it. Does anyone have any firsthand experience here? I'm looking for something inexpensive, with enough range for my (small) living room.

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  • IdolisideIdoliside Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Generally Vista64 supports most 32 bit drivers. Although not having a bluetooth device i can't be particular on that subject.
    Google it, generally if there are complaints, the G bomb will find it.

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  • DixonDixon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    USB dongles have shit vista support not just vista 64. Sometimes you can get lucky and use automatic updates to grab it, or look on the companies website to make sure they off the driver before you buy.

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  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm using a Kensington Micro USB Bluetooth adapter on Vista64 and it works fine with my Wiimotes. The default Windows stack wouldn't pair with the remotes correctly, though, so I had to install the Toshiba Bluetooth stack (available directly from their site). I can get a signal across my living room with it, so the range should be good enough.

  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Well, I went out and bought this bluetooth dongle: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166016

    It works great with the Microsoft bluetooth stack. Didn't even touch the driver CD in the box.

    Rosewill might make cheap shit, but they at least make cross-compatable cheap shit.

    Now to get my Wiimote working with XBMC.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Motherfucker, it looks like I can't get the thing to work as a joystick/gamepad, because PPJoy is 32-bit only.

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