emulate thumbsticks?

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  1. irchief

    irchief New Member

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    cam the ipod touch/iphone emulate thumbsticks? if so i have a dumb concept thing i made in photoshop

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    Doesnt have to be counterstirke of course, but if someone was planning on making theyre own FPS then you could try it lol.

    also i know shake to jump sounds dumb, but hodl your ipod/iphone sideways and pull up and its actually not bad XD
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    cantcatchme939 New Member

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    It's a good idea. That would be awesome.
  3. irchief

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    Is looks awesome man, is it possible for anyone to do this?

    Peace out!
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    This could very well work but my opinion is that it would be very glitchy!
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    great idea

    i love the idea! that would be awesome, oh and nice photoshop work looks pretty good.

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    thanks, hopefully someone will back this with some development
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    more bumpedness!
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    this idea looks freakin awesome-cs is my favorite game but u could use these controls with any FPS liek the bioshock there coming out with or the supposed quake.
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    I was reading a chat where they discussed this idea and some devs agreed it would work pretty well. Said it could be used for mousing also

    Someone should create a test app with a simple cursor movement

    it works like this
    1.) get a mousedown coordinates when you touch the stick(centered)
    2.) get coords where you've moved your finger
    3.) calculate the angle and distance from the origin using Pythagorean forms: SohCahToa
    (from the nearest quadrant forming a right-angle from the axes and the y-diff)
    4.) PROFIT!

    http://www.mathwords.com/s/sohcahtoa.htm
    Obiviously, the larger an area you can move around inside of, the more fine the radians you can extrapolate.

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