|Using Wiican makes gaming easier in Linux
A month ago I stumbled upon a program called Wiican. Wiican is a fantastic program, or to put it more correctly it's a bunch of extremely powerful scripts, that makes your life easier using your Wii Mote in Linux.
Having my holidays within sight, I really didn't have time to give it a close look before I took of to France. “Luckily” I had some time during my holidays (read: I had some rainy days) to experiment and discover the power of Wiican.
So after a bit of fiddling I came up with a script that to use your Wiimote in First Person Shooter (FPS) games like Assaultcube, Sauerbraten, Warsow), etc.
Prerequisites (what you need to get it working):
- Computer running Ubuntu
- Network connection
- Wiican installed (I'll describe the installation of Wiican in a different article, because at this moment the installation struggles with some dependencies issues)
- Download and unzip the Wiican script I wrote
- Import the script within Wiican (details will follow when I'm back from my holidays)
- Start the script
- Hookup your WiiMote
- Start fragging some bots
Or you can try to write your own script within Wiican...
Name : CUBE Game Gamepad
Comment : Control CUBE games using the Wiimote
Authors : Winko Erades
Version : 0.3
# Wiimote accelerometer as mouse XY axis
Plugin.acc.X = REL_Y
Plugin.acc.Y = - REL_X
# Wiimote buttons for movement
Wiimote.Up = KEY_LEFT
Wiimote.Down = KEY_RIGHT
Wiimote.Left = KEY_DOWN
Wiimote.Right = KEY_UP
# Wiimote buttons for shooting and jumping
Wiimote.1 = BTN_LEFT
Wiimote.2 = KEY_SPACE
And now start fragging!!! :-)
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