Frets on Fire with Guitar Hero World Tour (GhWt) on Ubuntu

10 02 2010

The last few days i decided to add another trick to my Media Center (running Ubuntu 9.10) : Play FoF with it.
The guitar that i had was the one from the Metallica Edition , which after reading up and down about it, turns out is of the World Tour (GhWt) breed.

Grabbed the bluetooth adapter, the guitar and the software of the cwiid package: libcwiid1, wminput, wmgui and the python cwiid module.

If you are reading this post you must know by now that the GHWT is not supported by the libcwiid1 found in the repositories.
This leaves as an only option compiling it from source.
The source of version 0.6 can either be picked up from
the old location of the project http://abstrakraft.org/cwiid/,
or from
the new location on GitHub http://abstrakraft.github.com/cwiid/.

At the end of this post i will post a script for each one of the options since the sources seem to differ.
The version from Github is meant to work as soon as compiled with GHWT. For me, no matter what guitar script i use it did not.
I will anyway present it as an option for the truth’s sake.
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Ubuntu, Serial port, Bluetooth console, Nokia E61i, Python

23 01 2009

A while back, in this post here, i described how to access the Bluetooth console through Bluetooth from a Nokia E61i to Win XP.

After that i’ve been meaning for a long time to write about the same procedure, but running Ubuntu now as an operating system.

First we need to install Python for Symbian (pys60). The .sisx file can be found on the project’s SourceForge page here.

Hardware used:
Dikom Bluetooth Usb Dongle : 00:02:72:XX:XX:XX
Nokia E61i : 00:17:E5:XX:XX:XX
Dell Dimension C521 running Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

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Using Python for Symbian from Windows XP through Bluetooth

24 07 2008

Everyday I seem to find more and more ways to play with my E61i.

Python is a extremely powerful language , wich is finding everyday more and more ways to apply itself to the mobile world.

So this is how you would go on about pairing your S60 phone with Windows XP.

The hardware used is Nokia E61i (S60 3rd), Dikom Bluetooth USB dongle, Easynote R0933 with Windows XP on it.

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