From GameBrew

Wiiuse is a library written in C that connects with several Nintendo Wii remotes. Supports motion sensing, IR tracking, nunchuk, classic controller, and the Guitar Hero 3 controller. Single threaded and nonblocking makes a light weight and clean API.

Wiiuse is integrated into libogc and is wrapped by the WPAD library.


  • Wii
  • Linux
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Windows XP SP2 stack
    • Widcomm stack
    • Bluesoleil stack


Documentation was previously available at http://wiiuse.net/?nav=docs . However, the wiiuse.net domain appears to be unavailable at the time of this edit. The library is still available through SourceForge, but documentation is not included.

I'm not sure if it's same documentation but http://wiiuse.sourceforge.net/docs/ is working now.

An example program that uses the library is included in the download under the api/ directory. The example should be portable across all supported platforms.