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  • camille
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    Hi Johannes,
    Alas, this has been discussed earlier, see my reply : https://osculator.net/forum/forum/su...1920#post11920

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  • Drakenberg
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    Still on the hunt for a solution, when i found this!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/DolphinEmul...n_dolphin_for/

    Seems like plenty of peers has paired Wii-remotes using a bluetooth-dongle, could this work perhaps?

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  • camille
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    Hi,

    This is what I experienced when testing Joycons.
    Unfortunately, I have no clue how to get accelerometer data.
    The post you mentioned refers to a reverse engineering project (https://github.com/dekuNukem/Nintend...se_Engineering), quite fascinating. I'll check it out!

    Camille

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  • stefhaynes
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    Hope they get back to you! In the meantime, any plans for Joycon support? Seems like those are pretty easily connectable to Macs running Monterey and Ventura. I was able to connect a Joycon to my M2 Mac running Monterey and get button press data via Max/MSP, but wasn't able to get any accelerometer data. I'm thinking about updating to Ventura to see if Ventura's fancy new game controller support prompts the Joycon to send accelerometer data (which they won't do unprompted, apparently: https://cycling74.com/projects/joy-con-osc-mapper-beta https://cycling74.com/forums/nintend...oth-connection).

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  • camille
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    I filled a TSI (technical support incident) to Apple, with the hope they will provide a more definite answer.

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  • camille
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    Hi Johannes,

    Yes Big Sur is the last macOS version that has a Bluetooth stack working with the Wiimote.

    Best,
    Camille

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  • Drakenberg
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    I now have Catalina on the unit, and it works, question is, can upgrade to Big Sur? Or should I just say here?
    Hope they resolve it, they sure do have the resources!

    Best
    Johannes Drakenberg

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  • Drakenberg
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    The dreaded reply, been waiting for this, so i guess the way to go foward is to go back in OSX's versions until? (to get it to work)

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  • camille
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    Hello,

    Unfortunately Ventura does not fix the problem. I will fill à développer support ticket once again hoping they will do something.

    Given that the vast majority of Bluetooth hardware today uses Bluetooth 5.0, I doubt they will prioritize the resolution of this bug.

    Best,
    Camille

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  • La Waide
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    hi,
    any news ?

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  • camille
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    Hi all,

    I have checked if any progress has been made under macOS Ventura (latest version 13.0 Beta 22A5352e).

    Unfortunately it is still not working, but there is some progress:
    Unlike on macOS Monterey, the Wiimote is discovered, but the process fails at the next step, during custom pairing.

    I cannot tell wether it will work when macOS Ventura will be officially released.


    Best,
    Camille

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  • camille
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    Hi Jordan,

    Thank you for sharing this link with me, it’s interesting.
    I understand the “Bluetooth pasthrough” is a way to expose a raw device to the Wii emulator, therefore bypassing the macOS stack in order to let the Wii operating system take control over the external dongle.

    Unfortunately I’m afraid it will not help because OSCulator does not use a Wii emulator to control the Wiimote, rather it uses an embedded driver that is built upon macOS technologies (IOKit, IOBluetooth, etc.).

    Best,
    Camille

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  • benator
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    Hi Camille,

    Hope this is fixed in Ventura. If not, I have read that some people have successfully been able to pair wiimotes with Monetery in Dolphin, a Wii emulator, using a Windows-only bluetooth dongle and Dolphin's "bluetooth passthrough" feature, which seems to bypass the OS's bluetooth stack(?) and use the dongle directly. Do you think there is any potential for Osculator to take adavantage of this sort of thing?

    Source
    https://www.reddit.com/r/DolphinEmul...n_dolphin_for/

    Thanks,
    Jordan

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  • camille
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    Dear AbletonDrummer,

    I spent countless hours trying to find a workaround to no avail.
    I repeated my feedback to Apple asking for a fix.
    My understanding is that Bluetooth on macOS Monterey is working for a well specified selection of devices.
    I will test Ventura to see if anything changes…


    Best,
    Camille

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  • AbletonDrummer
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    Hey - having the same issue (not being able to to pair WiiMote on MacOS 12.5) - is there any solution or BETA available? THX

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