Installation

Requirements:

  • Windows XP(service pack 2 or greater), Vista or Windows 7
  • .NET framework 2.0 or greater
  • Nintendo Wiimote
  • Bluetooth enabled computer.
    The MSI StarKey adapter will work. More compatible bluetooth devices here.

BlueTunes requires .NET framework 2.0:

If BlueTunes crashes when starting, you may need to update the .NET framework used by Windows. If you have Vista or Windows 7, the .NET framework is already up to date.

Getting the Wiimote to communicate with your computer:

This will be the most difficult part. The Wiimote will not communicate successfully with every bluetooth device out there. I do know for sure you will be able to connect using the MSI StarKey 2.0 USB adapter. If you have this particular adapter, go here for instructions on using this device. The steps below are generalized and though most bluetooth software is a little different, should give you a general idea how to get communication established.

  • Start up your bluetooth software and have it search for a device.
  • Hold down the 1 and 2 buttons on the Wiimote. You should see the LEDs at the bottom start flashing. Do not let go of these buttons until all steps are complete.
  • The device should show up in the list of devices found as Nintendo RVL-CNT-01. If it's not there, start over and try again. Sometimes it takes a while to be discovered. Also, make sure the leds are always flashing during this stage. If they stop, press the 1 and 2 buttons again.
  • Click Next to move your way through the wizard. If at any point you are asked to enter a security code or PIN, leave the number blank or click Skip. Do not enter a number.
  • You may be asked which service to use from the Wiimote. Select the keyboard/mouse/HID service if prompted.
  • Now let go of buttons 1 and 2.


That's it. The LEDs at the bottom should continue to flash and you should see the device in your list of connected bluetooth devices. If you now run the BlueTunes program and it vibrates when the main screen appears, you are all set. If the Wiimote does not vibrate and the LEDs dont stop flashing, you are likely stuck with an incompatible device.

Using BlueTunes:

Run BlueTunes. After communication is complete the main screen will appear and the Wiimote will briefly vibrate. The LEDs on the remote will start cycling through a set pattern.

Now that everyone is happily communicating, go here for more information on how to use BlueTunes.