Nintendo’s new Wii video game console supports up to four wireless controller called Wii Remotes. Now an enterprising Japanese programmer named Hiroaki has released
DarwiinRemote, that enables you to use your Wii Remote to work with software that supports Apple’s own remote control — included with computers that ship with Front Row, and available for purchase as a separate accessory.
For now, DarwiinRemote only supports “AppleRemote” mode, allowing you to control Apple Remote-compatible applications using the Wii remote instead.
Still early in development, DarwiinRemote’s official release number was 0.1a as this story was posted. Mr. Hiroaki’s to do list is quite extensive, including key mapping configuration, sensor calibration, speaker support, gesture recognition, and user interface assistance, but it’s a start, and it’s sure to appeal to new Wii owners who want to kill two birds with one stone.
It’s a Universal binary that supports both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later.