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Wii programming is easy

We realise that most of you guys aren’t programmers but gamers, so talking about programming for the Wiimote might sound a little boring. Luckily that’s not the case this time. In a demonstration found on Google Video, some guy demonstrates how the magic happens.

As you can see in the video, all it takes is the Wii SDK and a Wiimote with the sensor bar. When that’s set up you can simply add new movements by waving the Wiimote and you’re done. After the programmer finished his cooking moves he demonstrated how well the software works by going into test mode. In this mode he reproduced all of his previous inputted moves and the software flawlessly detected what he was doing.

It seems that programming for the Wii, or at least the Wiimote seems quite easy and not a single line of code has to be written. If programming is so easy, why not make the games cheaper Nintendo?

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Comment by Shaun on 2006-10-16 14:43:05 | Reply

Fortunately programming is not this easy, otherwise we’d be swamped in terrible games which would no doubt kill the industry.

This makes the Wii-mote programming easier, but all the stuff they had to do with the GC is the same, thus the prices don’t come down, logic!

Comment by Raptor on 2006-10-16 17:57:29 | Reply

Not only that nintendo or any console maker doesn’t really set the MSRP of any game on its units it just licenses them its up to the publishers to set the price and why would a publisher ask for less money than what the public is willing to pay and has been willing to pay for quite some time now?

Comment by Raptor on 2006-10-16 15:03:00 | Reply

Lets not forget that also people of all shapes and sizes will be playing that game so just because this one guy can do his movement over and over again doesn’t mean a 5 year old kid will be able to copy that exact movement, ubisoft itself has said they have spent tons of hours working out bugs in the sensing system because of these issues where person A may not be able to reproduce person B’s motions.

Comment by rob on 2007-05-07 20:42:48 | Reply

Did you not watch the last segment in the video? He brought another person out who was “of different body type” to show that the movements still work.

This dood needs his own show. :P

Comment by momo on 2007-10-04 17:15:41 | Reply

Totally agree, the man is incredible xD

Comment by Sei on 2008-03-06 11:43:31 | Reply

what programming language is used in wii programming?

Comment by yoz on 2008-07-12 17:43:24 | Reply

I bet they use QuickBasic xDD

No they use binary dumbass.

Comment by lolzore on 2008-09-16 12:25:05 | Reply

The programming language used is C, which is then assembled into PowerPC assembly language.

Comment by Nat on 2009-04-16 21:36:08 | Reply

That’s not programing language, That’s a software called LiveMove($2500 not include in dev. kit) helping programming WiiMote quicker.

Comment by Nate on 2009-05-27 03:53:36 | Reply

They still have to program the graphics, movement, exploding missiles, etc.

Comment by Marcus B. on 2009-12-13 00:07:22 | Reply

Nice video!

Being a Programmer myself I know much about how different electronics work, so I see some of you making guesses on how the wii is programmed. Well, the wii, like many electronics, it is most likely programmed in one or more languages, witch probably includes C/C++, ASM(Assembly Language). Binary is commonly used, but usually isn’t used for programming. The Wiimote communicates via bluetooth with the wii console, and is actually a Infrared Camera. The Sensor Bar is an IR emitter. Also if you would like to begin programming for the wii,
I would start here: I hope I answered some of your questions.

Comment by me on 2010-01-11 06:47:46 | Reply

fatho no one writes games in binary you dumbass

Comment by Sainah on 2010-02-10 04:19:50 | Reply

Dear programmer, can you help me create a software for the invalid who can move her head, mouth and eyes only to communicate - hungry, thirsty, diaper change, message/with/without oil/hot/mild - head, back, etc., rub - face, hand, leg, etc., wash - head, body, etc. Can you help?

Comment by V.R.Rao on 2010-03-10 04:15:38 | Reply

Wii games are all programmed with a good wireless remote and not an infrared remote. So, any kind of motion in the remote will be recognised by the Wii console and the games are animated at random. For eg: in Base ball, no one with any kind of talent with hand motion can hit a Home Run; but it is possible for a lay man, if he just moves the remote mildly will make the console to show Home run. To play any game in Wii,does not require any talent at all. It is all programmed to show animations at random to create excitement with the players. Players think, that their movement with the remote will give results, such as …Single, Double, Home Run, Fault etc,. But it is not at all with their talents they could do. Just a random programming does these tricks. This is my honest opinion. Please tell me, if I am wrong, how one can learn talent, to hit a Home Run, each time., by his movements of the hand on the remote. Is this possible?

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