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7th August 2013, 09:37 PM   |  #1  
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Currently Minecraft PE does not support the SHIELD controls, so do not buy it as of right now.

I finally have a believable answer from them.
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Unfortunately there are no plans to make Minecraft compatible with the Shield controls for the time being,

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Currently Minecraft PE does not support the SHIELD controls, so do not buy it as of right now.


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What really bugs me is when i tried to suggest to the Developers to add support I was told to "go elsewhere" or that "we don't accept suggestions"
I know I will never buy a game developed by Mojang again.

Wow, I knew it didn't work (I already own Minecraft PE) but I'm shocked they're so rude about it...
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9th August 2013, 09:57 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by chevyowner

Currently Minecraft PE does not support the SHIELD controls, so do not buy it as of right now.


Rant on Mojang
What really bugs me is when i tried to suggest to the Developers to add support I was told to "go elsewhere" or that "we don't accept suggestions"
I know I will never buy a game developed by Mojang again.

How unbelievably rude. The one game on the market that I would pay $6.99 for today and they go about treating one of their potential customers/new markets with crassness.
10th August 2013, 06:19 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by chevyowner

Currently Minecraft PE does not support the SHIELD controls, so do not buy it as of right now.


Rant on Mojang
What really bugs me is when i tried to suggest to the Developers to add support I was told to "go elsewhere" or that "we don't accept suggestions"
I know I will never buy a game developed by Mojang again.

where did you ask this? Because I have never heard of mojang responding in that way, only the minecraft forums who are not representatives of mojang.



Minecraft PE supports the XPeria play controls and the touch controls only. No idea why its only the xperia which gets hardware control. There are apps for rooted devices to map hardware controls to touch, perhaps one of those may work with the shield and minecraft. There might even be some way of mapping shield buttons to the xperia buttons and fooling minecraft into using them, but that is something I am more doubtful of.
10th August 2013, 06:33 PM   |  #5  
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I emailed mojang directly.
11th August 2013, 03:33 AM   |  #6  
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where did you ask this? Because I have never heard of mojang responding in that way, only the minecraft forums who are not representatives of mojang.



Minecraft PE supports the XPeria play controls and the touch controls only. No idea why its only the xperia which gets hardware control. There are apps for rooted devices to map hardware controls to touch, perhaps one of those may work with the shield and minecraft. There might even be some way of mapping shield buttons to the xperia buttons and fooling minecraft into using them, but that is something I am more doubtful of.

Actually, yes to both of those. There is an app that I have confirmed works for the shield in such a way

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keyboard&hl=en

It allows physical control to touchscreen emulation, or xperia play emulation, and various other forms of emulation.

THIS APP REQUIRES ROOT

If you need root, visit this link: (note: currently rooting on the nvidia shield requires unlocking the bootloader, and that voids your warranty.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2400029

I have tested this app to be working on final fantasy dimensions with the physical control to touch screen emulation, and it works great. The right stick drifts a bit though, and i believe that is a side effect of the right stick acting as a virtual mouse sometimes but I could be wrong.

Anyway. Hope this helps.
11th August 2013, 07:32 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by biothundernxt

Actually, yes to both of those. There is an app that I have confirmed works for the shield in such a way

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...keyboard&hl=en

It allows physical control to touchscreen emulation, or xperia play emulation, and various other forms of emulation.

THIS APP REQUIRES ROOT

If you need root, visit this link: (note: currently rooting on the nvidia shield requires unlocking the bootloader, and that voids your warranty.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2400029

I have tested this app to be working on final fantasy dimensions with the physical control to touch screen emulation, and it works great. The right stick drifts a bit though, and i believe that is a side effect of the right stick acting as a virtual mouse sometimes but I could be wrong.

Anyway. Hope this helps.

This is why I normally avoid paid apps/games on play store like the plague...App A says "hardware controls supported" so person buys app a, and runs it to find out that, he needs to spend even more money on app b to use the hardware controls in app a.

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PLus the fact that Minecraft PE is very misleading about cross platform play, and the devs have only been dicks to me about the problems.
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This is why I normally avoid paid apps/games on play store like the plague...App A says "hardware controls supported" so person buys app a, and runs it to find out that, he needs to spend even more money on app b to use the hardware controls in app a.

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PLus the fact that Minecraft PE is very misleading about cross platform play, and the devs have only been dicks to me about the problems.

: / you know its that kind of attitude that I relieve is responsible for the lack of decent games on android. There are a few but most of them cost money. And if a game is good, I willing to put down few bucks. Those free games are never really free anyway. They are pay to win.

Sorry for the rant, but I felt that I needed to voice my opinion .
And in my experience, devs are pretty good at integrating features that people ask for, particularly controlled support.
And what do you mean about mojang being misleading about mine craft pocket edition being cross platform?... That's the first I've heard of that.
11th August 2013, 08:46 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by biothundernxt

: / you know its that kind of attitude that I relieve is responsible for the lack of decent games on android. There are a few but most of them cost money. And if a game is good, I willing to put down few bucks. Those free games are never really free anyway. They are pay to win.

Sorry for the rant, but I felt that I needed to voice my opinion .
And in my experience, devs are pretty good at integrating features that people ask for, particularly controlled support.
And what do you mean about mojang being misleading about mine craft pocket edition being cross platform?... That's the first I've heard of that.

I would not mind paying for a game if the developer stood by their game and actually helped the people who buy it with problems.
My comment about free games is that if you get a free game you need to expect no support or bad support, but if you pay for a game you should get decent support. I have never once gotten decent support for paid games on Google play, I have always gotten better support from free games.

And for cross-platform play setup a minecraft server on your desktop and connect to that from minecraft pe on your android device.

about the pay to win games there are also plenty of free games that are not pay to win.
11th August 2013, 08:54 PM   |  #10  
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I would not mind paying for a game if the developer stood by their game and actually helped the people who buy it with problems.
My comment about free games is that if you get a free game you need to expect no support or bad support, but if you pay for a game you should get decent support. I have never once gotten decent support for paid games on Google play, I have always gotten better support from free games.

And for cross-platform play setup a minecraft server on your desktop and connect to that from minecraft pe on your android device.

about the pay to win games there are also plenty of free games that are not pay to win.

I believe you are mistaken. You can, in no way shape or form, play cross platform from minecraft pocket edition to pc, you can play cross platform between android and ipod/ipad. but that's about it. It wouldn't work anyway, pocket edition is missing blocks from the pc version, and pocket edition has blocks that the pc version does not have (ex: nether reactors)

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