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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Entropy1024, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Entropy1024

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    I recently bought the SNES emulator for my HTC Desire. Works well but some action games are very hard to play using the onscreen gamepad.

    Are these games easier to play on a bluetooth keyboard? I am guessing you can bind some keys on the keyboard to various buttons in the game.

    I have seen some bluetooth game controllers like the Zeemote but it does not currently support android. Are there any other options?

    Many thanks
    Tim
     

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  2. jim2point0

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    Depends on the phone you are using and what ROM you have loaded. Cyanogen mod 6 adds support for a lot of bluetooth devices, including a wireless wii controller classic by datel (the best you can get).

    I'm not sure if the CM6 is out for the desire... but out of the box i doubt that phone supports bluetooth controllers. You'll have to do some research on that.
     
  3. Legato

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    if you have a wiimote you can go to the market and downlaodWiimote controller by C.C.P. Cre@tions or Wii Controle IME by Ryan Frawley. One is free the other is like $5. Both work and do the same thing. You can use your wiimote as the controller. just turn on the app and hold down the 1+2 buttons like you would when connecting a controller to the wii. Once it syncs you are golden. They also both allow you to use classic controllers, even the new classic controller. I love it.

    Playing Super Tecmobowl Final Cut with controls on screen sucked. I couldn't zig zag at all. Just run up down or left and right. Add the wiimote and controls were perfect and i could see the whole screen. XD
     
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  4. bobadopalis

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    if you want to use a wii remote for the desire you need a rom that doesn't have htc sense, like defrost, that's what im running on my desire at the minute and the wii remote works really well with snesoid and nesoid. havent tried any others yet
     
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  5. NZtechfreak

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  6. Entropy1024

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    On the official Zeemote website it does not say it supports Android, looks like working fine for you however.

    How many buttons does the Zeemote have? The SNES appears to have 12, can't see the Zeemote having that many buttons. However guessing most games do not make use off all the buttons.

    Many thanks for the help
     
  7. Entropy1024

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    The wii remote sounds like a good option. Can you use the accelerometer options or is it just the buttons? Also how many buttons does a wii mote have?

    Many thanks
     
  8. Legato

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    Just the buttons. The stock controller is perfect for nes. Holds sideways, d pad in left, b and a button on right. For snes get a$20 classic controller. Perfect. Just must be plugged in before you sync if I remember properly. Been a few weeks now. Classic controller is super nintendo controller with two analog sticks in addition to normal d pad.
     
  9. hydralisk

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    Datel makes a wireless classic controller that also connects to android devices the same way a regular wiimote does. It's what I use. Much better than the wiimote+classic option. Plus Datel's can actually connect to a Wii... so bonus there.
     
  10. JediJesus

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  11. Forge94

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    Try a MSI BGP100 game controller.
    I haven't seen it working on Android yet ( only with Gamepro drivers) but if it works with CM6 then FTW!
    Search it.
     

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