Status of Wii MotionPlus Support for WiimoteLib

Update: See this post for a beta release

wii-motionplus Ok, I get about 10 emails a day on this, so I figure a status update is in order.

The Wii MotionPlus extension for the Wiimote was released last week.  Since then, I and others have been working to figure out how the device works.  Unfortunately, it does NOT work as every other extension controller has worked up until this point, mostly due to the fact that the Wii MotionPlus accessory has an expansion port of its own so all of the other extension controllers can plug into it.

In the past few days, some progress has been made thanks to the folks over at, although functionality is nowhere near complete.  For example, it’s currently impossible to have the Wiimote notify you when the Wii MotionPlus is inserted into the bottom of the Wiimote, like all of the other extension controllers do.

I have been working with the information at and am trying to get things working reliably with my library so that developers can actually get some degree of functionality out of it.

So, all that said, expect to see a new (likely beta) version of WiimoteLib “soon” that has some bare-bones Wii MotionPlus functionality included.  It won’t be perfect, complete, or bug free, but it will allow you to tinker with the device a bit.  I will update my blog when the new version is available.  Thanks!