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17th April 2012, 08:28 PM   |  #1  
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GameKeyboard Webpage has been completely redesigned to favor quick access and convenience CLICK HERE AND START CHECKING OUT HOW MANY GAMES THIS HAS MADE PLAYABLE!

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BREAKING NEWS!!!


Of course I am unallowed to share the BETA, but you best believe I'll report it's performance!


If you haven't heard of LocNet's GameKeyboard, it's basically an app that allows you to do multiple things; from creating an on-screen game-keyboard to re-mapping hardware keys.

The official 2.0 update has been released that allows something absolutely revolutionary for Xperia PLAY owners; touch-screen to hardware keyboard action mapping.

...and what does that mean? ALL Android games become Xperia PLAY Optimized... never again will we have to use lame-ass touch controls for games that are clearly too action-reaction based to be played with virtual buttons



BASIC SETUP TUTORIAL:

REQUIREMENTS:
Root Access (SEE THIS THREAD!)

SETUP PROCESS:
Step 1: Install and open GameKeyboard. Click "Step 1: Tap here, find..." and Check the box next to Game Keyboard
Step 2: Long-press the "Step 2: Tap here and..." area until a window pops up; select "Input Method", then select "Game Keyboard"
Step 3: Click the Button that says "Step 4: (Optional) Tap here to..." There are a number of changes we must make here.
........- Click "Select Gamepad," and select "8 buttons"
........- If necessary, check the box that says "8-way D-Pad"
........- Check the Box that says "Re-map Hardkey" (Checking the "Show start and select is not necessary")
Step 4: Enter the "Hardkey Mappings" sub-menu, we will make a number of re-maps here
........- Select "Mapping 1". When the window appears, press X on your Xperia Play, then scroll down to "Gamepad A"
........- Select "Mapping 2". When the window appears, press O on your Xperia Play, then scroll down to "Gamepad B"
........- Select "Mapping 3". When the window appears, press Select on your Xperia Play, then scroll down to "Gamepad Z"
........- Select "Mapping 4". When the window appears, press Start on your Xperia Play, then scroll down to "Gamepad C"
........- Press the phone's back hardware key to exit "Hardkey Mappings" (NOTE: Circle no longer doubles as "back")
Step 5: Enter the "Layout Edit" Sub-Menu, Check both "Layout Edit Mode" and "Enable Custom Layout," then press back
Step 6: Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this menu and select "Touchscreen Mode"
Step 7: That's it! From here you can easily pull up the GameKeyboard, and start drag-mapping touch-screen actions to hardware keys or importing from the archive of pre-made game configurations if you don't want to manually configure every game.


RESOURCE LINKS:
GameKeyboard 2.0 article on XperiaPlayGamer: http://xperiaplaygamer.net/articles/...optimized.html
GameKeyboard 2.0 article on PocketGamer: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Xperi...ws.asp?c=40221
GameKeyboard 2.0 article on IntoMobile: http://www.intomobile.com/2012/04/26...n-xperia-play/
GameKeyboard 2.0 article on TalkAndroid: http://www.talkandroid.com/109619-ga...android-games/
GameKeyboard 2.0 article on Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/03/g...r-xperia-play/
GameKeyboard on the Google Play Store: PLAY STORE LINK
GameKeyboard BETA Video Backlog on YouTube: BETA 1, BETA 2

Don't feel like setting up each and every game? CLICK HERE AND CHECK OUT THE IMPORT-ABLE PRE-SETS I'VE MADE!
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17th April 2012, 08:37 PM   |  #2  
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God. This is AMAZING. There's only one con to this thing though... the on-screen controls won't disappear, i guess. :\
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Originally Posted by TLRtheory

If you haven't heard of LocNet's GameKeyboard, it's basically an app that allows you to do multiple things; from creating an on-screen game-keyboard to re-mapping hardware keys.

The BETA has been sent out for a new update that means something absolutely revolutionary for Xperia PLAY owners; touch-screen to hardware keyboard action mapping.

...and what does that mean? ALL Android games become Xperia PLAY Optimized... never again will we have to use lame-ass touch controls for games that are clearly too action-reaction based to be played with virtual buttons

Give the video some time to finish uploading+processing.


I messaged the Sixaxis app dude about this ages ago and he was not bothered. Love the idea lets hope it works well, touch pad would be nice but thinking it will only be buttons for now. I use the sixaxis app with a few other droids and you can get touch profiles working perfect. Sony should have made this an inbuilt feature. Nice Find
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17th April 2012, 08:40 PM   |  #4  
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God. This is AMAZING. There's only one con to this thing though... the on-screen controls won't disappear, i guess. :\

You can make LocNet's virtual control pad disappear just by hitting "back" (and the controls will still work)... but for each individual game... that all relies on whether or not the specific developer was thoughtful enough to add transparency toggling.
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God. This is AMAZING. There's only one con to this thing though... the on-screen controls won't disappear, i guess. :\

Not all ways but lots of titles allow you to set the transparency which will be as good.

@TLRtheory is this update out now ?
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@TLRtheory is this update out now ?

I don't believe so, I just got the BETA in my e-mail.
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I don't believe so, I just got the BETA in my e-mail.

I thought this is it?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t.gamekeyboard
17th April 2012, 09:09 PM   |  #9  
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I thought this is it?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t.gamekeyboard

Yep, that's the software, but presently that doesn't have the functionality I'm emphasizing in this thread. With that version, all you can really do is re-map hardware keys. No touch-screen to hardware key option.
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Re-upped the video... couldn't let people endure the torture of that doubled, garbled audio

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