How Ironhide got his gaming groove back

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:54 am

This is super cool B)

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Photek » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:57 pm

Watching the Video, Rocket League would be entirely playable, easily so. In fact anything really if the set up allows. :toot:

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Errkal » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:04 pm

That's awesome!

We will have you streaming on Twitch for us in no time :P

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Floex » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:19 pm

Yeah, that is amazing Ironhide, really glad you can get back to gaming.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Photek » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm

Floex wrote:Yeah, that is amazing Ironhide, really glad you can get back to gaming.

Pretty sure he plays turn based stuff at mo, this is more about more action oriented gaming.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Moggy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:49 pm

Great stuff Ironhide. :wub:

Your next challenge is to beat Ad7 to become the fastest gamer. :nod:

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by Jenuall » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:55 pm

That's awesome! I'm always amazed at the ingenuity on display in the field of accessibility.

How easy is it to use long term - do you need to apply much force to move the pointer? Just wondering if this setup would result in aches from continued fine movement of the neck?

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Jazzem » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:55 pm

That's great sir! I love how accessible gaming has become over the years, certainly one of the more positive trends in the medium :)

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:02 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Yay!

Were you able to try that Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun again with this new control method?


Not yet but I'll definitely give it a try.

I only used it for around 2 hours as I was a bit concerned about having a large lump of plastic stuck in my mouth for too long (I have allergies to certain plastics) but I didn't seem to have any issues with that. I tried playing XCOM 2 and Pacman CE in that time and both seemed fairly playable although I'll likely have to use a couple of extra switches (as seen in the video below) for anything with more complicated control schemes.



I'll be having another go at trying it over the weekend as it takes a while to get everything set up but I'll keep you guys updated on my progress.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:11 pm

Id be interested to see how some games work with it, should you get the chance to grab a little bit of gameplay.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Photek » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:28 pm

You should stream when you feel you are comfortable controlling things.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:34 pm

I think Inside (or Limbo) will probably be among the first games I'll play using my new setup as the controls seem fairly simple.



I also wouldn't mind playing RIME too as I really like the look of it and it also looks to have relatively simple controls.


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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Lucien » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:58 pm

That's brilliant!

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by jawafour » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:32 pm

Ironhide wrote:...

Dude, your good news about potentially breaking back into console gaming inspired me to salute Ironhide :toot: .

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:47 pm

Update: Things have been going slower than expected due to not being able to find a UK supplier for a couple of the things I need but I think I've found an acceptable alternative option.

The switches I need will have to come from a US company but as long as I don't mind waiting for standard international post to arrive then it shouldn't be too expensive - for three switches plus delivery the estimated cost is around £60 plus whatever import changes get added.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:17 pm

Ironhide wrote:Update: Things have been going slower than expected due to not being able to find a UK supplier for a couple of the things I need but I think I've found an acceptable alternative option.

The switches I need will have to come from a US company but as long as I don't mind waiting for standard international post to arrive then it shouldn't be too expensive - for three switches plus delivery the estimated cost is around £60 plus whatever import changes get added.


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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by still » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm

Best read on Grcade for a goodly while. Hope it all works out for you and thank you for posting about this.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ironhide » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:12 pm

Had another trial run with the integra mouse set to 'cursor' mode (movement emulates arrow keys, sipping/puffing for Space/Enter) and using a standard mouse to use the onscreen keyboard (instead of the switches I'll be eventually using) with the mixed results with the following games:

Pacman CE (score attack, 5mins) - very promising, some slight difficulty with reaction times when the speed increases but managed a high enough score to get on the leaderboard.

Mario Kart Double Dash (Dolphin, using onscreen keyboard to accelerate, no item use or braking) - tried 1st cup (50cc) and finished 6th overall, again some issues with response times so steering was occasionally troublesome.

LoZ: Wind Waker (Dolphin, osk for A,B,X,Y buttons) - probably the most difficult one to play, movement was awkward as it isn't easy to move diagonally using my mouth to push the 'stick', I managed to navigate Link to his house and then the sword trainers house but couldn't get any further as I don't currently have a way to hold down one button while pressing another (will require a glovepie/auttohotkey script, which I'll cobble together today), trying to navigate narrow ledges was especially hard too but I haven't totally given up on it yet.

Limbo - Good god that was annoying, keyboard control scheme is terrible with the integra mouse, simultaneously moving and jumping is nigh on impossible when using my mouth - will have to use switches for jumping and grabbing.

I've noticed a few more issues with the hardware itself which need addressing but I'm fairly happy that I've managed to at least attempt playing stuff that has been out of my physical capabilities for several years. Things are shaping up well.

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:50 pm

That's awesome, guv! Best thing I've read today. Happy gaming. :)

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PostRe: How Ironhide got his gaming groove back
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:37 pm

I cannot begin to imagine how you've got this far, it's strawberry floating great. I bitch and moan that I can't play my driving games if my back hurts a bit :fp:


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