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Controllers with tilt sensors other than DualShock 3-4


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#1 samgj   Members   -  Reputation: 398

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

I've been wanting to try out designing using tilt sensing and was wondering what controller support it beside the PlayStation 3 and 4 and Wii controllers. I would prefer something that is UHID compatible and more complex than the Wiimote.


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#2 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 22184

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

Most smart phones and tables have accelerators. 

 

One common difficulty with them is coming up with a good use pattern.  They can detect tilt. It is slow, it is imprecise, it can be affected by things like posture and being in a vehicle. It is difficult to make them work well since a tilt measures different than a swing. Often an analog stick (or virtual analog stick) produces more player-friendly results.

 

While they are cool for a little while, it is extremely hard to build accelerometers into a compelling gameplay experience. Even on the Wii / WiiU where many games use the accelerometer, few do it well. 


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

I had a "Microsoft SideWinder FreeStyle Pro" in the 90's laugh.png






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