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Chinese remotes...
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:29:06 PM »
Not long after we got the Wii, I looked around for a deal on backup remotes.  Ended up ordering a couple from China.  Actual Nintendo controllers.

They work great, except they both drift left pretty badly.  You have to keep them cranked right to go straight.  I did a lot of searching and found a post somewhere where someone else had exactly the same issue, but there was no resolution for it.

Anybody else run into this?
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 06:58:03 PM »
Joom, I thought there might have been some sort of digital or analogue trim for this, but it seems not (so far...).

What I did wonder though, and this comes from a Ninty support posting, do you have any other bluetooth devices in the vicinity?

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I downloaded the operations manual and carefully reviewed the set up section. What I found out was that the sensor bar needs to hang over the edge about a quarter of an inch; it was fairly stable by itself, but I used double stick tape to be secure it to the top of my HDTV. Not 100% sure why, but it seemed to have resolved the problem. The Wii motion plus has a calibration feature, but I'm pretty sure it just checks the orientation of the controller.

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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 07:03:48 PM »
Thanks, S.  No Bluetooth devices around.  I did the same thing checking for any kind of calibration, but the only thing there is is for the pointing part.  I also tried a different sensor, but that didn't do anything.

All other remotes seem fine, but both of the Chinese remotes do exactly the same thing to exactly the same degree.  They work okay for other types of games (mostly), but not for driving games.  They're only for backup, but I'd tried them to see if I could improve my boosting with newer remotes.  That didn't help either. :P

Guess you win some and lose some, eh?
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 06:15:42 AM »
Well I just got a 'mote and nunchuk from Hong Kong so I'll let you know how it goes in Mario Kart... not that I'm sure if I can tell if it's the 'mote or me at this stage... :)

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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 06:25:26 AM »
Sounds good, S, thanks.  Would be interesting to know if they do the same thing in other games.

Gotta get MK ordered...
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 09:54:29 AM »
Well now, there's two parts to this good-news story.

The first part is that the Wii-mote looks just like an adorable puddy-tat who does the darndest things on your tiles... ahhh... sorry ... wrong story... it's red so it already makes me go faster in Mario Kart than I normally would be able to white a white or black one.

Secondly, there's no discernable drift to the left as yet.

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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 04:25:26 PM »
I got mine on EBay too, S, but not the red ones.  Can't remember the vendor name.  Glad to hear they're working well for you so far, if they do in MK they should in EB...
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 12:37:01 PM »
We got two generic controllers from monoprice. Both of them have issues with the accelerometer when playing EB. The air spins really freak them out.

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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 04:06:35 PM »
The air spins really freak them out.

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Yup, I know what you mean, NG.  Everything is good on mine except the drift, which also makes spinning a killer.  Guess they're good backups for other games, but I'll have to get some better quality backups for EB.  Also have to get around to ordering a couple more games...
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 10:16:00 PM »
Did you try adjusting the sensitivity?

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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2011, 10:21:13 PM »
And since Nintendo is a Japanese company with "no" HQ in China, that might be another problem.

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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 11:40:57 PM »
Did you try adjusting the sensitivity?

I don't think there's anything to adjust, Flash, except the pointer sensitivity...
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2012, 11:20:17 AM »
Did you try  changing the sensor bar.Mabey you need a certain type of  a sensor bar for different remotes.
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Re: Chinese remotes...
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2012, 08:57:29 PM »
Finally just gave them away, AM...
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