Wii Speak drivers for Windows

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  1. LuigiPT
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    I've searched, I truly did, but couldn't find anything.

    First of all, I don't need advise on buying another headset/microphone. I have the WiiSpeak already and would like to use.
    Me and my friends are planning on recording us playing games LOCALLY and instead of all using mics while we're in the same room it would be fun if we could get the Wii Speak to record our voices. Dunno how messy it would get with the sound TV, but we wanted to try.

    But for all that to happen, we first need to get the Wii Speak to work so... Is there any change that there is some drivers out there?
     
  2. Gullwing

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    I searched for this, like 4 months ago but I still couldn't find anything...
     
  3. tueidj

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    Nope, the wii speak requires firmware to be uploaded to it by the games when they initialize it. So there's zero chance of finding some windows drivers that support it.
     
  4. PsyBlade

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    drivers pushing firmware to devices on init is not a new thing in the pc world
    there is no driver because nobody cared, not because of fw
     
  5. tueidj

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    Of course it's not new, but the firmware is proprietary - it would be illegal to rip it out of a game and incorporate it into a driver.
     
  6. WiiUBricker

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    How about an open source driver? If I recall correct, marcan made a driver for kinect.
     
  7. PsyBlade

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    that’s not uncommon either
    you don’t incorporate it but let the installer grab a copy
    that way you don’t have to distribute it and are out of legal trouble
     
  8. SifJar

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    The difference there was kinect didn't need a firmware sent to it to make it work, it has firmware on it. The driver there "just" needs to read input and send signals. Which can be done completely from scratch.

    In this case, I thing you'd have to reverse engineer the firmware completely and then write your own alternative. Even then I don't know if it'd be possible.
     
  9. tueidj

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    I probably should have mentioned that it looks like the firmware is encrypted.
     
  10. LuigiPT
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    So I guess the thing is, no luck, hem? Well, at least I tried, guess the Wii Speak is going to near the TV again.