So, by all accounts, the wired Buzz controllers play very nice on the PC. I'd like to be able to use the wireless Buzz controllers this way, as well, for a project I'm doing. But I'm having no success. The PC recognizes that there is something there (wbuzz), but no button presses actually register. This is very frustrating, to say the least. This isn't a sync issue -- the controls are synced just fine.
I'd like to buy about a half dozen buzzer sets, and it's rather annoying that I'm here saying, "Let me give you money", but yet I can't. I know beyond a doubt that wireless USB joysticks aren't hard to pull off (they've had them on PCs for years), so what's the deal guys? Why the proprietary change that is making this an obstacle?
Dunno if you've had any luck with this.
I believe I know what's going on. I think the wireless controllers are implementing a power saving measure where they do not fully "sync" with the transmitter unless they receive a "lamp-on" message from the transmitter. If after some period of time with not receiving messages from the transmitter, they'll then auto-shutdown.
I think when you normally connect in the game itself (and in the older ps2 versions), the game will force the lamp on. But when you're connecting via your PC, it probably doesn't happen.
The older controllers, being wired, didn't care.
It should be possible to control the lamp from your pc, but it requires some programming and isn't a simple plug and play matter.
Any idea where to get the API documentation for the wireless Buz! buzzers?
I'd love to programm a quiz for the wireless buzzers. I already have software for the 'wired' buzzers, but would like to convert this to wireless.
Sorry for the Thread Necromancy everyone!
I'd just like to say that I've been trying to get the Wireless Buzz! Controllers working on my PC, and this forum post and 2 blog entries are the only resources available.
However, noone really seemed to have a definative answer till now.
I can confirm that I followed the steps laid out at SoundTherapy.org.uk and got the controllers working on my first attempt!
They've even got a video showing the pads in action after they've been set up.
Sorry for raising this thread once again, but like I say there's next to no information on this, and if it saves someone else a few hours of work it's all worth it!