Can the Wii work with more than four remotes? I know back when the Wii was out for at least two weeks a friend of mine, Jeff, connected his Wii-mote to a Mac owned by another friend, Mark. They did this for, I guess, what you would call “a lightsaber simulator” that sent lightsaber noises to the Wii-mote’s speaker after the remote was waved around. I noticed that after the Wii remote and Mark’s Mac established a connection both the first and fourth light were on, but without either the second or third light on.
I recently contacted Mark, to replicate the result he previously had with Jeff’s remote and his mac, and he sent me back some pictures after connecting his Wii remote to his Mac with DarwiinRemote. The pictures he sent me had combinations including 2+3+4,, 2+3, 2+4, 3+4, and 1+3.
There is a 15 combinations that the 4 lights could make, including: “* – - – , – * – - , – - * – , – - – * , * – - * , * – * – , * * – - , – * * – , – * – * , – - * * , * * * – , * * – * , – * * * , * * * * , * – * *.”
Could the Wii-mote be assigned an identification other that the four remote configuration we have now? The answer is yes, but the real question is “could the Wii support more than the four known to be possible?” I believe the answer to that is also yes. Why else would the Wii remote even be capable of have these light combinations, unless Nintendo had intentions of the Wii support more than four players.
15 possible combinations, That would top the PS3′s Seven Sixaxis maximum.I know 15 players on screen in most cases would be pure chaos, but in games like Mario Party or any “party” game for that matter this many controllers I guess could be a big step up. Anyways, I remember hearing that the PS3 would have an odd number of seven players to be playable at once and then hearing the Wii would only support four like their last to systems. “Could the Nintendo Wii one day see more than four players?”; I think so.