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Is there anyway to emulate an Android games's touchscreen control to a mouse?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Chronic Masturbator, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Chronic Masturbator

    Thread Starter

    I recently bought the first 2 The Room games (point and click games) off Steam and they work perfect on my PC. Unfortunately the 3rd and 4th games of the series weren't released on PC but only to Android and IOS, leaving me no choice but to have to purchase them on my S4.

    I did that and figured out how to screen-mirror them to my tv so i could play them on my big tv like i did the first 2 and i know that Android phones support mouse connections via an adapter (which i bought today) however no matter what i try i can't get the mouse to work how i want it to.

    On the first 2 games, the left mouse button interacted with everything in the game and the right mouse button was how you zoomed out (easy enough) With the 3rd and 4th however, you use your finger on the touchscreen to do everything the left button did and you zoom out by doing the pinch maneuver.

    Anyway I connected a mouse to my S4 and a cursor comes up and moves around the screen, but all it let me does is click on icons to open them and the right button simply exits the app. The cursor appears in both games but either button does nothing.

    All i want is somehow to be able to use the mouse connected to my S4 in the same manner i did with the first 2 games on my PC (ie. left button interacts with the environment and the right button zooms out) I'm FAR from a techy person but surely there must be some setting or app i can download that will emulate S4's controls to the mouse buttons so i can just play them like normal?
     


  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    If the game's written for Android then there's no reason for it to support anything other than and touchscreen actions. It sounds like the mouse is working the normal way it does in android (left button = click, right button = back). I don't know whether it's possible to get the behaviour you expect from the PC if the game isn't written to support it (and since it's written for a different interface there's no reason why the game would support it). I assume that modifying the kernel is above your pay grade (it is above mine), but you could see whether a button-mapping app could modify the right mouse action. However, even if it can that doesn't necessarily mean that it will give you the same interaction with the game that you have with the PC, because it's possible that the game itself would need to be written with mouse interaction in mind for that to work. But trying something like that is all I can think of.
     
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You can use an Android emulator to work on a PC though.
     
  4. RookitMaster

    RookitMaster Newbie

    It depends on the game, if the game has multiple version for it like minecraft example, xbox version ps4 version pc version pocket editon version then there is a option you can do that, but most games do not
     
  5. Chronic Masturbator

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    I think i might give this a go. I watched a few youtube vids and read through some forums and it seems the best emulator to use is MEmu... just one thing though - even though it's an emulator, can i still sign in with my real Google Play account? Sorry if that's a dumb question but if it is possible then i'll have both games ready to go :D If it's not though, could you guys please be so kind as to tell me the best sites for apk files? Cheers.
     
  6. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    You could try Andrid X86 (There is a 64bit version too) from http://www.android-x86.org/ If you have a spare PC.
    I've installed it on an old Dell laptop (Core2 Duo/4GB/320GB HDD) and it runs perfectly, all hardware recognized and working (K/B, touchpad, sound, correct video resolution, WiFi).
     
  7. Chronic Masturbator

    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply mate but i got it working now with MEmu!! :D Thanks so much chanchan05 for the original suggestion (and the rest of you for trying to help) It's working perfect now, i have it at full screen with the same graphic quality as the first 2 games, no lag and i was actually able to sign in with my real google account... which meant i could simply re-download both games since i had already bought them :D :D :D

    Just one final thing... the left mouse button works exactly as it did in the first 2 games, but to zoom out it's still asking me to do the pinch maneuver. I just googled it and pressing F3 will do just that... BUT... anyone familiar with The Room games knows they are games where you zoom in on stuff and then zoom out A-L-O-T and having to switch from keyboard to mouse when i would really just prefer to use the mouse like before is just gonna be a pain in the neck. So do any of you lovely wonderful nerds know if there's a way i can map F3 to the right mouse button in the MEmu settings and not have to use a 3rd party app like Joy2Key?
     
  8. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

  9. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I normally use shooter games on the emulator, but Memu does have some configurable keys to work in game. Just click the keyboard thingy when you're inside the game.
     
  10. Chronic Masturbator

    Thread Starter

    I've finally figured out what i need to do... i need to somehow make MEmu think that when i click the right button on my mouse it's actually the ctrl button being held down and my mouses's scroll wheel being scrolled down a bunch of times (don't know why i mentioned the F3 thing earlier... it worked a couple of times but now doesn't - at all) Anyway after much googling i'm satisfied that what i'm saying now is the correct and proper way to zoom out on a PC and it works everytime in both The Room games i have on MEmu. After a long long time trying to figure out how the hell i'd do this, the only conclusion i can come up with is i need to write a script using AutoHotkeys... which i wouldn't have the faintest clue how the hell to do! :(

    Just as a favour, any chance one of you wonderful lovely nerds could make one for me, send it to me somehow and then explain in a very easy-to-understand way how to use it? I'll be very appreciative. Thanks.
     
  11. Chronic Masturbator

    Thread Starter

    Should just add one more thing then i'm taking the rest of the day (8am here anyway) off cause i got a headache now from all this... just tried it again and F3 does indeed work - but only when used on it's own. By that i mean i had been trying to use a program called NeatMouse (which lets you map mouses) hoping i could map the F3 button to the right mouse button.

    So to sum up... F3 does work when it's not being used by Neatmouse, when it is then suddenly it doesn't work. Why? F**ked if i know. I really need a break now... but yeah - if one of you wonderful lovely nerds can figure out why F3 won't (and yes i know about having to activate Neatmouse first and all that) work when being used with another program and/or if you could possibly just do that script thingey i mentioned in my last comment, i'll be very appreciative. Laters.
     
  12. Chronic Masturbator

    Thread Starter

    Got AutoHotKeys working now... toodles.
     
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