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Ultimate Wii Velcro Battle
Start 12.21.2007 Last Post 12.30.2007
What do Velcro and Bluetooth have in common? You need them to make Ultimate Wii Velcro Battle. Before you take another step, you must know that you proceed at your own risk. Wii remotes are dangerous enough but when you combine it with velcro and a punching bag anything can happen. Not for use around pets or children and wear protective eye wear. You may break your Wii Remote. Still with me, check with a physician before starting any exercise program. Still here, proceed if you dare... If you would like to be a champion in our Areana of the Battle just begin buying the items below:
A height adjustable heavy bag with a strong base is a must. You can not use a model that hangs from the ceiling. The current DA prototype uses the AZiO Bluetooth adapter (much love to the egg). Now let's start with some real fighting!
Yep, it's a Wii Remote attached to a punching bag using velcro. It doesn't get any better than that. I like to attach the fuzzy side of the velcro to the Wii Remote and you need to make sure you can still get in to change the batteries. Attach the remote to the top of the bag, it should be at an angle to the front of the bag.
You are going to have to punch at half power and if you are in the UFC or have any upper body strength to speak of, you can send the remote flying. I am investigating industrial strength velcro. Email me if you know of some strong stuff.
Next insert your Bluetooth dongle into you computer. In Vista the drivers install automatically. After your Bluetooth adapter is working, you can add your Wii remote as a device. You have to remove and then add the Wii remote every boxing session for now. You should see a Bluetooth HID device in device manager if everything works out correctly. Press and Hold buttons 1 and 2 on the Wii Remote, you have to hold them down until the wizard is done. Click Add on you Bluetooth Device dialog. If the blue LEDs on the Wii Remote stop flashing press and hold both buttons again. Make sure you select no passkey and finish the wizard. Check device manager for the Bluetooth HID device. The Wii Remote is called Nintendo RVL-CNT-01.
Now you are ready to run the Ultimate Wii Velcro Training application. The prototype version is available below, it uses .Net from Microsoft, you probably already have this if not run Windows Update and get it. It is a zip file you place all of the files into a New Folder and then run WiiPunch.exe. Cheers!
Zenfar ][ XNA
An aether packet recieved from the MegaDim reveals that Zenfar ][ plans to be a part of the XNA movement!
Zenfar ][ will be available direct from Dynamic Adventures Inc. in Fall 2007. Zenfar ][ features enhanced graphics, combat options, and Alter Ego actions! Visit
RPG Planet to take a look at some of early Zenfar 2
screen shots and visit Game Projects to check in on some ZenfarXNA experiments.
Ready for a tour of the MegaCity that ZenfarXNA takes place in. Download below:
Prototype001.zip, just download, unzip, and run ZenfarXNA.exe.
Requires XNA Runtime, .NET 2.0 and the latest Direct X runtime.
Zenfar Battle Grounds
Your adventure takes place on
an alien plane in a sea of Aether known as the GigaDim. Long ago, the
plane was populated by a race of simple humanoids: the dwellers. These
primitive peoples lived deep in the safety of natural caves that dotted
the mountain ranges of their world. When, in the fullness of
time, they began to develop shelters above ground, an alien race far
superior to them drove them once again into the ground...more
journey begins with the creation of your Alter Ego. Here we see a
player who is creating a Defender. You may left click on any choice of
Alter Ego and with each click a new set of attributes and skills will