Does the WiiMotePlus still have problems with Homebrew Channel, USB Loader GX and whatnot?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Subscriber0101, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Subscriber0101
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    I'm considering repurchasing a Wii Remote (mine's broken), and I'd like to know beforehand: does the WiImotePlus have problems with it? I remember hearing it did back in the past. Does WiiMotePlus work just fine with the HBC and whatnot?

    Original (not vWii) Wii, HBC 1.1.2
     
  2. GreyWolf

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    It works fine with HBC 1.1.2 and all current loaders. Some apps like MultiModManager will still require a GC controller or pre-WMP remote but you can always use YAMM or WiiMod/WiiModLite.
     
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    MultiModManager Works fine with my Wii Motion Plus Remotes. Don't know about the other ones.
     
  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There are two models of the WM+ remotes. I have one that works and one that doesn't. :)
     
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    Oh ok, I got some WM+ remotes around early 2011 with the Motion Plus built in.
     
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    The black one I got right when they were originally released works with older homebrew but the pink one I got a year ago doesn't. :P
     
  7. Subscriber0101
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    Thanks for the input guys.

    Also, GreyWolf, why do you say "Don't use flash drives!" In your signature.
     
  8. GreyWolf

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    Because they're flaky on the Wii. :P
     
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    I have needed to use SDFormatter once or twice (that lifesaver program really needs to be a sticky!) to repair a damaged USB, but they work fine. I've used it with both Nintendont and USB Loader GX and it works seemlessly.

    I guess my USB is just especially higher quality and most of these USB complaints are from lower-end knockoffs.
     
  10. Razor83

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    @Subscriber0101 This hackmii post explains more about the why certain models of the Wii Remote Plus (The official name for Wii Remote's with MotionPlus built-in) dont work with older homebrew:-
    https://hackmii.com/2012/02/the-homebrew-channel-v1-1-0/
    An easy way to tell if your Wii Remote Plus is one of the newer "RVL-CNT-01-TR" models (And so whether or not it will work with older homewbrew) is by checking the FCC ID printed on the side:-
    -If the FCC ID is "BKERVL036" then it likely wont work with old homebrew.
    -If the FCC ID is anything else (e.g. YE5-WRIG, POO-WC62, VIYCFS8510) then it should work fine.
    See my post here for more details:-
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/configurable-usb-loader-remote-plus-support.314896/#post-4001863
     
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