Emulate the balance board

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  1. qbert
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    Is it possible to emulate the balance board only to enter the games that need it?

    I think about Wii Music Drum, in particular!

     
  2. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

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    So are you asking if there is a way to make the game think a balance board is connected despite it not being there. I think it may be possible but wouldn't it defeat the purpose as you would not be able to control.
     
  3. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Basically you downloaded a game that requires the Balance Board and want toplay it without having to buy that device, am I right lol ?

    not possible unless you patch the game to use another type of controller, very hard task to do if you want my opinion, depnds on how the game was programmed and certainly is a lot harder that finding a bunch of cheat codes

    sorry, sometimes you got to spend a few bucks you know
     
  4. qbert
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    Ok, you got the point (a way to make the game think a balance board is connected despite it not being there), but not the reason. If is it possible, I would like to build a drum foot pedal better than balance board, but I wonder I make it working.
     
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    How about building something you just plug on top of the balance board?
    Soft plates that can be pressed down on the board as you press down on the foot pedal, maybe?

    Shouldn't be too hard to make
     
  6. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    lol, pirate is not an insult in y mouth :-)
    I only made an hypothesis made on the expereince I have reading this forum lol
    if I was wrong, I apologize to him then

    well, this is hardware modification, not software or emulation
    you would have to make your custom pedal use the same communication protocol as the wii balance board.. the game should still think a balance board is connected
     
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    I read about Wiimote working on PC (there is a PC drum software working with Wii wimotes!). It looks quite easy, since the protocol is nothing more then bluetooth one.

    I just wonder about something similar...
     
  8. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    the protocol is different from the wimote one and also making your own hardware communicating with the Wii is probably very difficult to achieve

    check here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wii_Balance_Board
    libwiiuse also implement support for the Balance Board if that helps