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Author Topic: Gamepad compitibility?  (Read 10314 times)

Dexidus (OP)

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Gamepad compitibility?
« on: October 05, 2012, 12:08:56 pm »
Hey guys n gals, in anticipation of our arriving GCWZero's, I'm wondering if it's possible to use a mini usb otg adapter to plug in a usb gamepad (so I can hook it up to the tv via hdmi and play on the couch). And, if it is possible, which gamepads will work? Will one of those wireless ones work (by plugging the usb receiever into the otg adapter)?

Thanks in advance!

ruffnutts

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 01:10:30 pm »
Wonder if there's a HDMI driver for opendingux.....hmmmm

Dexidus (OP)

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Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 01:22:10 pm »
I had asked earlier if the hdmi out was going to be on a hardware level or on a per-emu basis, but no one replied :( it'd be awesome if it was literally just a mirror of whatever's on the gcw screen!

MightyJAK

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 09:00:32 pm »
It would be pretty sweet if I could use a Playstation -> USB adapter, and play Konami's Bemani games with the proper controllers... One can only hope!

I had asked earlier if the hdmi out was going to be on a hardware level or on a per-emu basis, but no one replied :( it'd be awesome if it was literally just a mirror of whatever's on the gcw screen!

It'd be awsome-er if it would upscale to HDMI. The specs claim "GPU: 496MHz Vivante GC860 1080p video decoding", so it should be able to output 1080p, right? This would be useful not just for playing video, but 8 and 16 bit emulators could also make use of filtering.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 09:13:04 pm by MightyJAK »
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zear

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 09:06:00 pm »
Hey guys n gals, in anticipation of our arriving GCWZero's, I'm wondering if it's possible to use a mini usb otg adapter to plug in a usb gamepad (so I can hook it up to the tv via hdmi and play on the couch). And, if it is possible, which gamepads will work? Will one of those wireless ones work (by plugging the usb receiever into the otg adapter)?

Thanks in advance!
Technically this is possible, however OpenDingux does not support the USB OTG port yet. Moreover, some prototype units (like mine) have this port unpowered, which means you can only plug devices that have their own power source (ie. mp3 players, Dingoo A320, etc.), or need to connect a powered USB hub. Some other prototypes however have this port powered. What will it be for the final batch - I have no idea. I naturally hope for the powered port. As for the supported gamepads - any that have Linux drivers and are legal to support. Almost sure that - if the OTG works - all the "no-name" gamepads will work, as they use a common driver.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 09:09:50 pm by zear »

Dexidus (OP)

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Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 09:11:47 pm »
Ah, makes sense! Thanks!

cruelcynic

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 10:53:49 pm »
That is cool. I would love to have the option to dock with my tv and plug in my 360 wireless receiver.

Eurynomos

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 12:42:41 am »
no CPS3 = no Buy

cruelcynic

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 01:45:11 am »
no CPS3 = no Buy
You are in the wrong thread.

Dexidus (OP)

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Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 12:45:16 pm »
That is cool. I would love to have the option to dock with my tv and plug in my 360 wireless receiver.

Right?! Kick back n play all the faves on the couch!

Articus

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 10:45:41 pm »
I would like to play with any of these: Logitech Cordless Rumblepad2, xbox360 gamepad, N64 to usb converter, and a Cideko Air Conqueror.  I would love any of these but prefer rumblepad2 or n64 converter (to be used with Hori mini N64 gamepad).  Hoping for the best!!

MightyJAK

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 06:20:00 pm »
We already know it's capable of Wireless Multiplayer (over WiFi), but what about Wired Multiplayer? I wonder if I'll be able to play a 5-player match of Bomberman '93 on a single console..
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Dexidus (OP)

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Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 07:12:42 pm »
That'd be soooo dope!

cutterjohn

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2012, 02:53:25 am »
OOC mild curiousity(crazy FF spellcheck thinks this is wrong... oh well not ebonics I guess) why does anyone buy a handheld device(to emulate other systems) and then expect physical controller support?

Wouldn't you people be better off buying systems that already explicitly support controllers?

Dexidus (OP)

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2012, 03:23:02 am »
Ooc? Can we start using full words or at 32 am I just too old for this? 'Omg lol ftw tldr wtf'. Sheesh. Not to rag on you in particular but some of us aren't all 'with it', and have no intention of spending the time looking up what the cool kids mean these days hahaha

It's not that I/we 'expect' it, just wondering if it would work. If people didn't wonder about that sort of stuff, why would there be other products out there that already do exactly this?

Why would anyone use an emulator when they can just use what the emulator emulates? Because genius' sat around wondering if it is possible, then made it happen, and forums like this one popped up, and started filling with like-minded individuals :)

Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2012, 05:28:03 am »
A gamepad would be nice to save the handheld's controls from a bit of wear when you feel like playing it on the TV. I hope this will be possible.

But yeah, I suppose many would be better off just using a softmodded Xbox or a PC for their home retro emulation needs. After seeing Qberts Xbox vids, and seeing how cheap an original Xbox is, I've decided to try that route. :P
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cutterjohn

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2012, 05:45:37 am »
A gamepad would be nice to save the handheld's controls from a bit of wear when you feel like playing it on the TV. I hope this will be possible.

But yeah, I suppose many would be better off just using a softmodded Xbox or a PC for their home retro emulation needs. After seeing Qberts Xbox vids, and seeing how cheap an original Xbox is, I've decided to try that route. :P
Just why oh why are you buying a handheld to play ona TV?  There are just SO MANY better options for someone like you...

zear

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 07:58:09 am »
Just why oh why are you buying a handheld to play ona TV?  There are just SO MANY better options for someone like you...
And why not? If the console offers a tv-out option, what's wrong in looking forward to it? He didn't say he's buying it only for this particular reason. We're already preparing some nice 2-4 player games, so personally I hope USB OTG will work out.

cruelcynic

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2012, 08:05:17 am »
I like the idea of having all my games and save files one device that I can take with me on the go. The nice thing is that having this feature does not effect people that don't want to use it.

I am thinking I may build some sort of docking station with a powered usb hub. Then I can hook up video, controls, and charge all in one spot. Good for the days I feel like playing some old rpg's on the tv.

zear

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Re: Gamepad compitibility?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 08:19:35 am »
I'm not sure whether OTG can work as host and charing at the same time. But on the other hand, we also have a separate DC slot for charging.