3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago#1by the926
So I am a steam controller user who likes using the Gyro for most shooters and some racers.
The inability to use this functionality for UWP apps (because of the steam overlay requirement) led me to see if the DS4 and your app could do that. (EX play gears of war ultimate addition with the gyro mapped to right stick look or forza apex with it mapped to left stick turn)
First can the app pass that through to a UWP app masquerading as a direct input device? If so I may pick up a DS4 and dongle.
Second, If it can, how hard would it be to do the same for a steam controller since the same basic items are there (gyro, touchpads, basic button layout, etc) only real difference is there being no true right stick or dpad.
Thanks ahead of time. There's a decent community of users who would likely be interested in a steam controller version of this to use on non steam games such as origin and UWP apps.
Edit: Quick video of using the steam controller with doom (2016) to show what I'm talking about. I have the gyroscope mapped to mouse movement.
Last Edit: 3 years 2 months ago by the926. Reason: adding url
So I don't even have a stem controller, I cancelled my order after some bad reviews of the ergonomics. Its not entirely possible to include the controller into the IM family, but then it would be plagued with all the same shortcomings as the DS4 when it comes to exclusive mode and compatibility. Would also mean getting my hands on a controller to use for development.
Well they have come a long way since initial release. They are also only $35 bucks on Amazon. I'd be down to donate a little toward that cause.
If I can use the DS4 gyro as right stick or mouse look that's also an option. I pretty much don't play shooters using standard right stick look anymore.
I just came across your application and it looked like you were basically already most of the way there since both devices use Bluetooth and have gyro, touchpad, and standard button layouts. ( the triggers are dual stage)
Its possible, well see what kind of budget I have to work with come the end of the month. Ive held off and purchasing one so far just for giggles because of the negative reviews surrounding it when it comes to shooters. But whatever happens it wont be overnight. Expanding IM to allow multiple controller types is no small feat.