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 Post subject: Pad pilot interface
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:29 pm 
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I just recently got an Android pad, and as I spent many happy hours with Elite on the BBC-B (umpteen decades ago!), I downloaded the Android port called Alite.
Now this is a pretty close resemblance to the original, but it has one wonderful feature the BBC could never hope to offer - ship control using the accelerometer sensors, so I can "drive" the Cobra rather than merely control it with the keyboard.

Is it conceivable that a Pad interface be introduced for Oolite too? Due to the need for touch-points to control speed, weapons, viewing directions and such-like, I would guess that the clutter might be too much for a smart phone, but even a small pad would be good enough with the main view port still being the PC monitor. So, I guess a bit like a mouse control on steroids.

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 Post subject: Re: Pad pilot interface
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:14 pm 
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It seems that Android apps allow something like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Pad pilot interface
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:26 pm 
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Welcome here, Schizolocal!

This is already possible using proper hardware which show up as joystick in the game, once happened accidentally with a laptop.

Here are some gamepad modding:
http://www.starlino.com/usb_gamepad.html
https://learn.adafruit.com/usb-snes-gam ... elerometer

This is a way for smartphones (I haven't tested):
http://www.guidingtech.com/14852/androi ... ing-games/

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