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  1. nightbreed813

    nightbreed813 Member
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    Probably a stupid question but is it possible to connect a wiimote to optimus m? I know they have apps on the market but do they work with the m? If not any other controller options for emulators?

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  2. kanaida

    kanaida Android Expert

    I tried one or two apps, It didn't work for me. But I don't have an original wii controller. Mine was Nyko, I think that may play a part but i'm not 100% sure. I'm sure it does though. It would be nice for my NES emulator :)

    I don't even have a wii at all lol... wii emulator on pc called dolphin is pretty good these days. That with a wireless sensor bar and you're good to go.
  3. andyo70

    andyo70 Android Enthusiast

    Just got my bluetooth adapter and wireless senor bar the other day and a pair of red/cyan 3D glasses to boot.

    You know you can play games on Dolphin in 3D right? All you need is a compatible NVidia Card and set up the 3D drivers in the NVidia control panel to use whats called NVidia 3D Discover. I personally have a EVGA Geforce GTS 250 and it works great.

    There's one hitch though. You must enable "Background Input" in the controller settings for your controllers to work. All keyboard hotkeys are taken over by the NVidia 3D interface so you can't hit Esc to exit a game or use whatever button it is for save states. The only way out of a game is by pressing Alt+Tab and it crashes the emulator. This is most likely because 3D must be run in fullscreen mode and this takes you out of a fullscreen state thus crashing the emulator.

    I've made suggestions on the Dolphin forums to try and get a work around like perhaps mapping the hot keys to controller button combos but I doubt it will be implemented into any builds.
  4. nightbreed813

    nightbreed813 Member
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    I used the iz3d drivers for other games as long as it uses directx you can use it in 3d. I shouldn't come with all the funky problems nvidia has but who knows haven't tried it. Oh and back to the wii mote thing I read that it is a problem with the blue tooth but you can make a custom rom to fix the problem.
  5. det1726

    det1726 Android Enthusiast

    I know this is an old thread but no sense in making another...is there any way now to connect the wii remote to my optimus m? or is there an alternative other than a wii remote? got Links Awakening running SMOOTH through gbcoid and the onscreen dpad is killing me (4 hours into the game already using it lol) so please any info on how I can get the wii remote to sync with the phone or an alternative controller would be great! thanks.
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  6. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I read a post that ps3 remote can be synced to the optimus, though will it play that game I do not know.
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  7. det1726

    det1726 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I read that too so I was hoping if support has come for ps3 that it has come for wiimote as well since I own the wii but not ps3, too bad my xbox remote doesnt use bluetooth as much as I love my xbox microsoft lets me down way more than makes me happy lol. thanks for the quick response though, I am considering a trip to the pawn shop/game stop for a ps3 remote.
  8. phw8558

    phw8558 Android Expert

    Not sure about the optimus m but I was disapointed I couldnt connect my optimus v to my wiimote. So I rooted and flashed cm7 rom and it works now! Might want to look into that for your phone.
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  9. det1726

    det1726 Android Enthusiast

    Indeed cm7 is the only way I can connect the wii remote but I just can't weigh the good over the bad so I flashed back to sense. Thanks though
  10. phw8558

    phw8558 Android Expert

    I think all the bugs have been worked out. I haven't experienced anything but sweetness, no way I could go back to stock.
  11. det1726

    det1726 Android Enthusiast

    No, I didn't go back to stock went back to the sense rom, my main issue with cm7 is that I had to constantly charge my phone. I literally lost battery percent every 2-3 minutes
  12. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I think most of that is the wifi however when Im at home I use wifi all the time so ya, it sucked.
  13. phw8558

    phw8558 Android Expert

    Yeah man I feel you on that, I wouldn't have done it but they posted that it was fixed. So I tried it and wifi is normal.
  14. bobdamnit

    bobdamnit Android Enthusiast

    I've been using CM7 ROM from the day I bought my Optimus M (About a month ago.) I had CM6 and then later CM7 on my Verizon Droid and became familiar with it. I left Verizon for MetroPCS when Android phones became available in my area (Flint, Michigan. We're !EONS! behind the rest of the world technology wise.), and seeing that I could use CM7 was awesome.

    Anyway, I don't notice any abnormal battery usage on CM7. It might be a bit more than stock, and perhaps a bit more than even the Sense ROM, but at the end of the day after using it HEAVILY on both 1xRTT and WiFi, I still have around 45% battery life left. Then again, I'm also using the OC kernel and that might make a difference.

    I've never used the Sense ROM, so I can't compare the two.

    On a side note, I've never attempted emulators on my phone. I have a 1001 PSP thats modded to hades and back, and do all of my emulating on that. I've often wondered how certain emulators would work on a touch screen phone. (N64, PS1/2, even SNES!) Feedback would be awesome, because having Contra and TMNT Turtles in Time wherever I go would be superb! :p
  15. phw8558

    phw8558 Android Expert

    Yeah the battery does seem to drain by the end of the night but that could just be that I'm using it more too. I havent tried any other roms yet cause I'm liking this one (cm7) so much.

    As for touch screen buttons and emulators go it depends on your phone. The optimus V is not that good. The screen is just to small and crowded and alot of the time buttons are unresponsive. (part of the reason I flashed to use wii remote instead). LOL those were the first games I downloaded along with punchout and abadox on NES. I couldn't see myself playing through more then 5 minutes of TNT on this phone without wiimote. HOWEVER I've played fps games on my bro's iphone (bfbc2, mw:zombies) and the virtual pad was pretty nice. So If you ever upgrade down the road to a bigger screen it is worth it.

    :On the psp: I had one too and I'm about to get another one from my bro. I was running ISOs but can you get a 64 emulator on that?

    I switched from tmobil to virgin almost went metro, I'm in Kzoo.
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