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#1 craigix

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 04:51 PM

Hello everyone, Craig here,

This is actually about another project I have been involved with called
the iControlPad - which basically gives the iPhone REAL controls.

We have been frustrated by the iPhone controls in homebrew games and
emulators so decided to actually make a case for it which has a proper
Dpad and buttons.

http://www.iControlPad.com

It's going to be cheap and it's going to totally open up the iPhone dev
scene to something near GP2X levels. But I need your help, I need you
all to digg the post on the page so people can actually hear about this thing.
Oh and tell everyone.

digg link thing

I hope you can digg that.

True the iPhone isn't up to even GP2X levels for emulation etc. but I still like the idea of it being opened up with real controls.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:42 PM

Out of interest, will it work with the iTouch?

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

Yeah we are going to make a case which fits that too, Zod is doing a good job of porting over the best GP2X apps to the iTouch/iPhone.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:56 PM

Awesome idea! But the picture doesn't look too good, besides it looks like the buttons on the right side are not organised in a square. Great feat though! Almost makes me wish I had an iPhone although I love my N95

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:01 PM

Ah it's just our mockup in that picture, the final one will have a diamond set up, and real 'classic' dpad.

We just wanted to get the news out and see what people think really, is there a lot of interest in iphone dev if it has real controls...

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:15 PM

YES!

I have actually been searching and wanting something like this for ages, ever since i used zod's great emu's on my itouch

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

Dang, you stole my idea! But, I'm glad someone is doing it.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:34 PM

This is the only reason i'd ever consider an iphone ... but think i'll wait for the pandora! tongue.gif

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:23 PM

Yeah the iPhone isn't in the same league as the Pandora but for people who have mentioned they want a phone and game system combination I think this is the best answer, if any of you are interested in iPhone dev check out zodttd.com which is the site of our very own zodttd (the PSX emu). The iPhone has an ARM cpu just like the GP2X so they can both help each other and the Pandora by giving us the biggest possible amount of devs.



Oh yeah and if any of you are reading this with a digg account dig the story! It's almost on the top 10 up and coming, the more devs we can attract to ARM the better (and we are hoping this device will pay for some of the money pit like pandora costs).

Edited by craigix, 24 May 2008 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 02:03 PM

I just hope you won´t be creating a competitor for the pandora.

Just imagine noone buying a pandora because now the iphone has decent controls too wacko.gif

Edited by Fishbong, 24 May 2008 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE(Fishbong @ May 24 2008, 03:03 PM) View Post

I just hope you won´t be creating a competitor for the pandora.

Just imagine noone buying a pandora because now the iphone has decent controls too wacko.gif

??? ph34r.gif ph34r.gif ph34r.gif ???

lol?

first someone compares pandora to the EEE PC, and now the iPhone???

Edited by pandora, 24 May 2008 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:40 PM

I despise the iPhone, not to mention most things with an 'i' before their name wink.gif but that is pretty awesome.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:28 PM

Of course i know the two devices aren´t exactly comparable, but in many occasions someone has to decide between the two, just because they´re rather expensive. And now the pandora has one distinct advantage less - usable gaming controls.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:09 PM

For what its worth, I would get one. Currently I haven't bothered to jailbreak my iPhone as haven't seen the point in trying to play games on a device with no controls. Perhaps ive been a bit negative - anyone think there are games worth playing with only the standard screen?

But the ability to have phone, iPod, web, email and games all in one is attractive. wink.gif

And if it helps finance Pandora, even better.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:17 PM

Hey I've been thinking that someone should have modded the iPhone to have real physical controls, just like this, and I'm glad its coming out!

One question, I can't tell from the pic, but shoulder buttons? Most essential!