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WiiBuddy 2.2 inbound

Hello again. I’m typing this in a hurry since I have a lot going on besides WiiBuddy, but I wanted to let you all know that I’ve just submitted an update to the Asset Store.

So from now on (once the update is approved)….

-WiiBuddy on Windows10 will now function properly.
-Standalone builds in 64-bit Mac should funciton properly.
-Mac versions should be able to connect with the WiiU Pro controller (I forget if that was available in the last version)

Also, WiiBuddy now requires you to have Unity 5.0.4 or later, because I didn’t have the time to update the package for older versions of Unity and no one uses them anymore.

If you download the update and any of these things seem untrue or if you spot any more problems, please let me know and I will fix things for you as soon as possible.

I deeply apologize for this update taking so long.



19 responses to “WiiBuddy 2.2 inbound

  1. Ted Conner November 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I was wondering if you could email me regarding the recent update 2.2. I wanted to get in contact with the developer regarding some issues we had with it, and some inquiries into source code.

  2. Jesse T.G. (@JesseT_G) March 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Hi there, does WiiBuddy work on Linux?

  3. Pariterre April 25, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Hello there!
    I could not find any place to leave my question, so I am leaving my question here. We can use email afterward if it is easier for us!
    When I try to connect the WBB using the asset, I get a -100 error. I looked for what it means but could not exactly determine it. I suspect it is somehow related to connectivity of the device (since wiiid is -1). I am on a MacBook Pro.

    Thanks for you help!

    • gtamargo August 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      -100 is the message for the search timing out. There are things you can do to help make the connection. I’ve documented all of them in the text files that come with WiiBuddy.

  4. Pariterre May 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I was trying to use the Wii Balance Board on a Mac computer, but the WBB doesn’t seem to be recognized. It is successfully connected to the computer via Bluethooth, but within Unity I just get a “wiiid=-1” error message wit no more informations.
    Is there any procedure I should do before launching Unity (apart from pairing)?


    • gtamargo August 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      The entire connection process is included in the documentation that comes with WiiBuddy. I have included everything I know about how to ensure the best connections. Ideally, the mac and balance board should have no connection whatsoever before WiiBuddy tries to establish its connection. Also are you sure it said “wiid=-1”? It’s been a long time but that really doesn’t sound like one of my error messages.

  5. javierlopm July 21, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Hello I want to buy the wiibuddy asset, will it work on windows 32bits? I’m trying to connect a wii balance board (RVL-WBC-01) to windows 10,8 and 7

  6. Nathan Griffin 🍥 (@pixelgriffin) October 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I just bought your asset today.
    I am able to connect my Nintendo RVL-CNT-01 to windows 10 but when I open up your demo scene from Wii buddy asset I bought and click on Find Remote, it triggers BeginSearch method which in turn calls StartSearch it doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t even gets me status or any error. I added GetDiscoveryStatus and GetRemoteCount method in the update function to see what’s happening and the remote count remains 0 always while the discovery status returns -100 probably 4 to 6 times when I click on Find Remote button while during rest of time it returns 0 so its basically not searching.
    Considering the update function probably is being called 60 times a second, it is evident that the WiiBuddy is not even searching for half a second on windows.
    Please help me with this. I need to get Wii remote working for my research

    • gtamargo October 11, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Hey, Nathan. With Windows you need to first “connect” the Wiimote outside of Unity. I detail the connection process for both Windows and Mac extensively in the documentation provided with Wiibuddy. Personally, I prefer the Mac side of things but I got Windows working as well as I could as well. Let me know if you have any more problems.



      • Nathan Griffin 🍥 (@pixelgriffin) October 11, 2017 at 11:42 pm

        Yes I made sure to close the Unity and then connect the Wii remote as you describe in the documentation. And btw I am getting warning message “spread the message: error-100
        Wii:FixedUpdate() (at Assets/Plugins/Wii.cs:3006)”

  7. gtamargo October 12, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I have responded to the email you’ve sent me and will continue to help you there.

  8. John February 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I’m thinking of buying wiiBuddy from Unity Asset Store but one of the comments says you must have Unity Pro, this comment was 4 years ago and Unity have since changed their subscription process.
    Does WiiBuddy work with “Unity Personal” ?

  9. yann minh June 12, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Hello, thank you again for you tool,it is great. I have a little problem, I just update my project on Unity 2018, and when I build my project, the search button for the wii does’nt show… (even from the demo scene. I try to build a very simple project with just the demo scene, and I have the same problem) . I work on Macintosh with the last OS. Maybe you could help. Thanks very much.

  10. erosunciragi May 6, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Is it currently working on Windows 10, Unity 2019.3.12f1 Personal ? All i want to do is playing game with my Balance Board and get the data of raw values on sensors.

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