Possible to hack a wiispeak to make it work on a PC?

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  1. DcThePurger
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    I tried asking this on the devices board but no replies, so I might as well ask here too. Can it be possible to alter (or hack) the Wii Speak microphone to make it work on a PC? I know the mic has a USB port so I'm just wondering. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Treflex

    Treflex GBAtemp Regular

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    On the flipside, anyone think it might be possible to use a usb microphone instead of the actual wiispeak peripheral?
     
  3. Quincy

    Quincy Your own personal guitarist :3

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    Your house, robbing your stuff
    please stay in the subject.

    Both questions:I am also wondering!
     
  4. Mrkinator

    Mrkinator Neil Peart Wannabe

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    Great White North, Eh!
    That would be awesome.
     
  5. Quincy

    Quincy Your own personal guitarist :3

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    Your house, robbing your stuff
    yea lawl
     
  6. Brian117

    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wow, those 5 posts were really trolly.

    But from my experience. (Just 5 minutes ago)

    If you plug in the Wiispeak to your PC. The driver comes up as "Wii Party-Mic"

    Then it asks you to install a driver, and if you select install automatically, it just keeps searching forever.

    So I don't think it works with PC's as of now.

    I'm sure they'll be a driver hack soon.
     
  7. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    Yeah if it gets recognised, there will be a modified driver for it, probably....soon [​IMG]
     
  8. DcThePurger
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    please let me know whenever they make drivers for this. thanks guys.
     
  9. Quincy

    Quincy Your own personal guitarist :3

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    They probably wont...

    It may be easy to make your own tho...
     
  10. evilmind

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    Haven't find a driver yet.

    I had created the Windows 7 icons (for Devices and Printers) to be included if some hacker makes the driver for Windows.

    THIS IS NOT A DRIVER - WIISPEAK STILL NOT WORKS ON WINDOWS
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ekbt5e512wngcom

    Just drop this file into

    %PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore\en-us

    (if you Windows is in English), plug the WiiSpeak and check the icon at "Devices and Printers"

    Wii Speak - RVL029 has the following hardware id.

    USB\VID_057E&PID_0308&REV_0214
    USB\VID_057E&PID_0308
     
  11. lulwut

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    there is *a* way

    open the wiispeak box, solder 2 wires to the gnd & red wire coming from the mic, connect a regular 3,5" audio jack on en end of the wires, plug that in the pc and done.

    from personal experience i can tell you the wiispeak has a great microphone


    ...its sadly just crap on the wii...

    www.dacotaco.com/wiispeaktest.mp3 (thats the test from DacoTaco when he did the same before me [​IMG] )
     
  12. sweenish

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    in any case, a pair of headphones can serve as a cheap mic.
     
  13. gcb

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    anyone can plug one in a linux box and run:

    lsusb -v
     
  14. lulwut

    lulwut GBAtemp Fan

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    and getting a list of usb devices SURE is going to make the wiispeak magically work on linux *nods*
     
  15. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    I would think it works already, like how you can use an EYETOY camera as a webcam.
    Anyway how is installing a new driver to work with wii speak hacking???
    Sheesh everything is hacking nowadays...
     
  16. Nintendo_Chick

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    Because there is no driver for it, and the wii speak was never made for the pc. So someone would need to make a new custom driver for it, which is hacking.
     
  17. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    By that logic Marcan didn't hack Kinect.
     
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