Pocket PC FAQ Forums Forum Index Pocket PC FAQ Forums
The place to discuss Windows Mobile, Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Handheld PCs, Windows CE and More!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

how about an enhanced gamepad?

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Pocket PC FAQ Forums Forum Index -> Pocket PC Wishlists
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Russ Smith
Pocketeer


Joined: 23 Jan 2001
Posts: 255
Location: Indianapolis

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2001 7:28 pm    Post subject: how about an enhanced gamepad? Reply with quote

This is particularly for the iPAQ but would also be useful on other PocketPCs: Basically, it would be a keypad, about 1.5 inches tall with either a directional pad or an actual joystick as well as a number of buttons that could be assigned other keycodes or sequences. Ideally, the device would plug securely into the bottom of the PocketPC. It could use the same type of driver that the StowAway and other external keyboards use. The driver could even be enhanced so each game would have a "profile" of which keys did what.

The reason for this is as follows:
1) Only the Casios are currently able to register simultaneous button presses. (i.e. You can't run and jump at the same time.) The keyboards don't have that limitation.
2) Some games require more functions than there are buttons on the PocketPC.
3) Each game uses different buttons for similar functions. (I keep jumping when I mean to fire.)

It may be useful for more applications than gaming. Consider a security camera system connected via wireless network to your PocketPC. You'd have all the controls you need to pan, zoom, switch views, etc. without taking up screen space for controls.

Price it at about $25 to $50 and I'll buy one the day it's available.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
davidbrit2
Pocketeer


Joined: 24 Apr 2001
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to agree completely. The Stowaway Keyboard works wonders in games that support it, but I would like something slightly more portable. I'd bug Gravis about it, but the quality of their gamepads has really gone down the toilet in the last few years.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Pocket PC FAQ Forums Forum Index -> Pocket PC Wishlists All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Copyright 2001-2010, Chris De Herrera, All Rights Reserved

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group