Sorry, did I say having a Mac mini server was boring? I was wrong. Thanks to OpenEmu it’s fun and exciting! And fun. With a Wii Remote and a Mac you can use the most beautiful, smooth, and functional multiple emulator system on the planet.
Yeah, it looks like Plex and iTunes had a baby. But it’s a native Mac app and centralizes a dozen different classic systems. There’s fullscreen support and good performance and no lag! Even the preferences menu is a joy to behold. I’m overwhelmed.
But, as per open source tradition, getting things to work takes some digital elbow grease. For instance, I wish I had these instructions while trying to get my Wii Remote working.
- Download WJoy 0.7.1 and drop it in your Applications folder
- Turn on Bluetooth on your Mac
- Run WJoy. It should drop an icon in your menu bar.
- Click that icon and select One-Button-Click-Configuration and Autostart (assuming you want it to run on startup)
- With your Wii Remote nearby, click Begin Discovery
- Hold down the 1 & 2 buttons on your Wii Remote for about a second
- Your Wii Remote will vibrate briefly when it’s paired with your Mac
- Go into OpenEmu’s preferences and select the Controls tab
- Choose your system, then change the Input dropdown at the bottom to your funky Wii Remote’s unique ID. Don’t use the “Add a Wiimote…” option, WJoy handles that.
Now this is what I want from a games console.