To get your MCE remote working with XBMC and many more applications of your choice just take the following steps:
(no need for alternate drivers, .NET 3.5 etc)
- Install the latest beta build of EventGhost (EG)
- After starting EG, load the MCE Remote Plugin (say yes when asked about disabling HID for the remote control device)
- Load the XBMC plugin
- Connect the XBMC actions with the events from your MCE remote
The described method should work for XP32/64 and Vista32/64, please also note that EG also supports many more remotes/other input devices.
Some additional information for Vista:
The current version of the MCE Remote Plugin in EventGhost stops working after suspend/resume.
However, I have fixed this bug and if needed you can download the fixed version of the dll from the EG support forums.
This fixed version of the dll is included in Eventghost v0.3.6.1483.