HID Wiimote

Just a small update for HID Wiimote to fix the Guitar Hero stuff. I somehow messed up some indices in the first place. And later messed up some other again when refactoring some code. In the end the Whammy and Touch Bar (RX and RY axes) and the buttons were mapped to the X and Y axes. That’s why some buttons were permanently reported as pressed. So changing four lines of code (one index each line) fixed it.

I’ve also changed the default settings for new devices, that have never been connected yet. The default settings should now reflect the behavior of pre

In case you have installed, you can simply update the driver by downloading the newest version and running the new Control Center binary. It’ll automatically detect the old version and replace it for you. However and below have to be removed manually before updating.

Download available on the HID Wiimote page.


  • Fix #24 & Fix #31: Fix Guitar Hero Buttons, Whammy and Touch bar
  • Fix not detecting certain GH Accessories
  • Change default settings for new unknown devices to have accelerometer and trigger axis enabled

HID Wiimote Gamepad

Rather small technical changes for HID Wiimote. First one is primary a fix for Unity3D, when you want to use the Wiimote as gamepad. Unity3D uses RawInput instead if DirectInput, when reading from generic non XInput Gamepads. It seems RawInput has some issues with axes that have a negative value range, e.g. -127 to 127. So the change is to simply use a value range from 0 to 255.

The support for the Balance Board and Guitar Hero Guitar are completely untested and therefore pure experimental. I do not have a Balance Board nor a Guitar, therefore i am not able to test it(i might get a Balance Board in February). So use on your own risk, but you are welcome to report any issues and i’ll attempt to fix them.

Downloads are available on the HID Wiimote page.


  • Fix RawInput not reading the primary axes correctly
  • Add experimental untested Balance Board support
  • Add experimental untested Guitar Hero Guitar support