Calibrating the Wii remote

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#1 Posted by HoltDan (25 posts) -
How do I calibrate the Wii remote so that the cursor will appear on the place where I am pointing on the TV? At the moment I have to point the controller directly at the sensor for the cursor to appear on screen.
#2 Posted by cam2009 (1397 posts) -
How big is your TV? and how far back are you standing?
#3 Posted by HoltDan (25 posts) -
Its a 52 inch (16x9) and Im standing about 3 feet back. The sensor is on top.
#4 Posted by Hyper_Shado (476 posts) -

All calibration does is adjust the sensitivity to heat (a.k.a. sensor bar). As long as you don't have any lightbulbs close to the TV your remote will be fine.

 And if you're talking about Zelda: sit further back and follow the damn instructions. ;P

#5 Posted by JordanElek (18180 posts) -
Check your settings and make sure you have the sensor bar set for being on top of the TV, not below it.
#6 Posted by HoltDan (25 posts) -

Ok, heres what I want:

Instead of pointing the remote at the center of sensor bar in order to get the cursor in the center of the TV screen, I want to point the remote at the centor of the TV screen in order to get the cursor in the center of the TV screen, as well as any other location.

#7 Posted by Hyper_Shado (476 posts) -
To tell you the truth, you can't. The sensor bar's position is what determines the area of the screen you point at with the Wiimote. I'm sure you could do some weird setup to get it exactly how you want it, but it's really more work than you need to do. The mouse-style pointing works great, and I for one really don't care about pointing at the same spot as my cursor is (as if I'll trace a line to the screen to check anyway.) Topic over.
#8 Posted by Guckyy (1227 posts) -
Maybe if you sing to it...
#9 Posted by JordanElek (18180 posts) -

Instead of pointing the remote at the center of sensor bar in order to get the cursor in the center of the TV screen, I want to point the remote at the centor of the TV screen in order to get the cursor in the center of the TV screen, as well as any other location.HoltDan

It should work like that if the sensor bar is in the middle of your TV, if the setting is for the top of the TV, and if you're standing farther than five feet away. There really isn't any calibrating to do at all, unless you're concerned with sensitivity.

Edit: After playing a few rounds of Tiger Woods, I can say that Hyper_Shado was right... You do always point at the sensor bar. But it feels so natural that I never even noticed. You'll just have to get used to it.

#10 Posted by Pantallica183 (86 posts) -
i think the reason behind it is that your standing 3 feet in front of ur tv. first of all its bad for ur eyes, and second of all thats teh way ur wiimote is gonna act that way inless u step back a couple of feet
#11 Posted by Lisandro_v22 (1312 posts) -
read the instructions its only 1 page and if has some pictures so you don't get tired of reading it
#12 Posted by MrShenanigans (25 posts) -
Look everyone. I know what he's talking about. I have hate how in First Person Shooters, I see someone pop up off to the side and I think "I could have easily shot him myself if I could just point and shoot like with a real rifle!" (in the military). I was ecstatic when I heard that Wii had Call of Duty: Modern Warfare based on just such a principle. I was utterly disappointed when I found out that for almost $70, I had to point under the TV (at the sensor bar) to hit anything. It threw me off terribly, because I know exactly where I am pointing and that isn't close to where I am hitting. I hoped to use it for training, because the game is very realistic to much of my experience over seas (sans the suicide bombers). I am so disappointed, just like I think you are, because it is a huge blemish on such a great game. If I could calibrate it, then I would have the perfect game for me. There has to be a way to do this. Does anyone know? Range from the TV doesn't matter. I have tried them all. Above or below the TV (for the sensor bar) doesn't matter. It changes the point of impact, but they are both just as far off. Hurting your eyes??? C'mon. that doesn't even relate to the question at hand. Wii optimum range is 3-10 ft. 3 Ft is within that (but I have tried 10 ft to the same effect. When I point the zapper at the center of the screen (where the enemy is going to be), the curser (and the point of impact) flies way off the top of the screen. Does anyone know how to change the point of impact (cursor location on the screen) in relation to the remote. This guy has a legit concern (as do I) and he is doing everything the manual says. I have checked thoroughly. Can we find an answer for him? I'm going to ask a Nintendo rep. If I find anything, I will let you guys know...
#13 Posted by aransom (7408 posts) -

The Wii has no settings that you can adjust so that your crosshairs is exactly where you are pointing the remote. Zelda TP, has extra settings that you can use to make it better than normal when you're playing Zelda. I don't know of any other game that does this, but there might be some out there.

#14 Posted by MistiMouse (25 posts) -
Wow! So even though this particular topic forum is somewhat old, I needed an answer on this topic & was brought here. I have to say that im pretty disappointed in the attitude here. Isn't this FOR getting help with something you just cannot figure out & any provided instructions or manuals have provided no help, or need a quick answer too? Im a little shocked because this is the first forum I have seen with the rudest egotistical know it all "help" (hyper-shado) I too was having an issue with Wiimote calibration. Thanks to this forum I did end up getting the answers I needed but no thanks to the hyper-shado attitude. Do you think that we would go through the hassle of this if we hadn't even read the meesly 1page "damn instructions" (again hyper-shado) provided with our system? Probably not! Theres no need to be such an azz, if someones legitimate question frustrates you so much, dont answer it!...Topic Over! LOL
#15 Posted by super600 (31200 posts) -

Wow! So even though this particular topic forum is somewhat old, I needed an answer on this topic & was brought here. I have to say that im pretty disappointed in the attitude here. Isn't this FOR getting help with something you just cannot figure out & any provided instructions or manuals have provided no help, or need a quick answer too? Im a little shocked because this is the first forum I have seen with the rudest egotistical know it all "help" (hyper-shado) I too was having an issue with Wiimote calibration. Thanks to this forum I did end up getting the answers I needed but no thanks to the hyper-shado attitude. Do you think that we would go through the hassle of this if we hadn't even read the meesly 1page "damn instructions" (again hyper-shado) provided with our system? Probably not! Theres no need to be such an azz, if someones legitimate question frustrates you so much, dont answer it!...Topic Over! LOLMistiMouse

Why did you bump a three year old thread?