Graphics Accelerator needs matching joystick and keys
ortwin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 19:46:15 CEST 2007
Using the Wiimote would make more sense as it would easily connect through
Bluetooth without any modifications being necessary.
I'd love to see a future OpenMoko device with a d-pad and a few gaming
buttons. I'm not convinced a stick would be a good idea because all I have
seen have either been crap or were breaking easily. What could work is the
technology used in IBM thinkpad notebooks for the little stick embedded in
the keyboard that replaces the mouse. No idea how exactly it works but it
could be great on a mobile phone.
Games on the standard Neo1973 will be possible without attachments. Not
traditional games, obviously. However, the touchscreen and later the
touchscreen & accelerometer combo can be used to do some pretty amazing
things. A little creativity is required, of course. Look at Palm PDAs, the
DS and especially http://forum.gbadev.org/viewforum.php?f=22 for ideas.
On 6/30/07, Steven ** <montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone has already mentioned on this list about using the Wii Nunchuck.
> Apparently it will connect to the I2C fairly easily. Search the archives.
> On 6/29/07, Tim Newsom <cephdon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There's also the possibility of adding some kind of attachment to a
> > specially designed battery or backpack which could add this ability by
> > interfacing with the I2C or SPI ports available.
> > --Tim
> > On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:43, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> > > Kenshin writes:
> > >>
> > >> I think there is a huge benefict in addind a joystick and keypad to
> > >> the OpenMoko. This would allow users to play old classics in
> > >> emulators; run new (java) games and assign keyboard shortcuts.
> > >>
> > >> I don't think that adding a joystick and a keypad is a big
> > >> technological endeauvour :-)
> > >> Is there any reason for not having them?
> > >
> > > Space. Not everybody wants them (I don't, for instance), and they
> > > take up room. Hopefully FIC will move in that direction with some of
> > > their future devices -- but hopefully they won't abandon those of us
> > > who don't want it.
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