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Since time of release is really near, I am wondering if @Waxberry has noticed @Hyrum (creator of the Game Gripper) attempting to contact him? I'm sure there are quite a few people who would love a Game Gripper for the Pro1 :).

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On 10/24/2019 at 8:40 PM, Hyrum said:

I had so much fun making game grippers ~10years ago. I'd be open to making some for the pro1. One problem is I live in the USA and this seems to be primarily an EU phone. I'd probably need to track down my old EU partner or even better if fxtec would distribute them.

I tried connecting with those guys on LinkedIn about the pro1 but no reply. 

For a little history, the game gripper came before we had decent Bluetooth game pads. Once they stopped making high end phones with slide out keyboards the game gripper stopped selling and I went back to work.

 

-Hyrum

 

 

 

 

On 11/14/2019 at 5:35 PM, netman said:

Since time of release is really near, I am wondering if @Waxberry has noticed @Hyrum (creator of the Game Gripper) attempting to contact him? I'm sure there are quite a few people who would love a Game Gripper for the Pro1 :).

 

count me in if this gets made.

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I'd definitely get one too.

But I don't really see where you'd put a D-pad since the keyboard isn't ortholinear. It's either gonna be very narrow, very wide or asymmetric which might be a little awkward to use.

 

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1 hour ago, Keyahnig said:

I'd definitely get one too.

But I don't really see where you'd put a D-pad since the keyboard isn't ortholinear. It's either gonna be very narrow, very wide or asymmetric which might be a little awkward to use.

 

Well, t does not entirely follow the standard qwerty staggering. The first and third letter rows are aligned, and the second close to a half key displaced, so actually it is almost perfect for a D-dad.

Below the subtle displacements it would require to turn it into standard, keeping the lower letter row fixed. But for a D-pad that would be worse....

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22 hours ago, silversolver said:

I'm in the US, but have yet to receive my preciousssssss.....er, my Pro1 yet. :O

Also, @ken5457 who....how.....wha?????

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3 hours ago, silversolver said:

@ken5457 Is this photo editing or have you really acquired/created these bits of mad genius??! That is super-slick either way!

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I designed the gamepad panel for fx pro1,currently only photo editing,because I don't have this phone.

 

Maybe one day I got this phone and I will turn it into reality, just like on other phones,sk17i,BlackBerry keyone,priv,etc.

 

fx pro1 has great potential to become a game phone.

 

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3 hours ago, silversolver said:

@ken5457 Is this photo editing or have you really acquired/created these bits of mad genius??! That is super-slick either way!

There are some other mobile phone keyboards that are changed to gamepads,moto xt894 xt897.

Show you some photos:classic_happy:

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While that's cool and all, did those ever go anywhere? This thread is about the Game Gripper, a proven concept, people wish to be able to easily buy at some point.
Your stuff also looks like it's using parts from console/controllers and is a permanent modification of the keyboard. I assume most people are looking for something to just put on sometimes instead.

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1 minute ago, elvissteinjr said:

While that's cool and all, did those ever go anywhere? This thread is about the Game Gripper, a proven concept, people wish to be able to easily buy at some point.
Your stuff also looks like it's using parts from console/controllers and is a permanent modification of the keyboard. I assume most people are looking for something to just put on sometimes instead.

Nah, you just buy ten Pro1s, and modify the nine with various DIY keyboard-replacements. I'm sure F(x)Tec would be very happy if a lot did that.... 😜

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4 hours ago, abielins said:

I would if I could! Fxtec, send me my phone! 😜

You can! They'll just send you one before the others. I'm sure they'd appreciate an order for 9 more. :)

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Not sure if this was mentioned, but it is now possible to use simultaneous key presses (chording) on the Pro¹ using @netman's custom kernel. It is already included in SFOS, and might be included in future updates for stock Android. Not being able to chord keys was the most important limitation to overcome before a Game gripper could be useful at all. Now I see nothing really hindering the possibility of a Pro¹ Game gripper.

WASZ are what I am currently using if I need a D-pad (I don't play on my phone usually, but would still be interested in a game gripper just in case), works great in Supertux 2 for instance, but it does not allow slant directions inputs easily. I believe their alignement on the Pro¹, as shown by @EskeRahn above, make them good candidates for a Game gripper D-pad. On the right hand side of the QWERTY keyboard, <, >,  make a perfect grid of 8-key, so I guess that's plenty Up, Shift, Yellow, Left, Down and Right. It could even be extended to 10 keys with M and Ctrl. The leftmost keys would be a bit too far to actually be usable, however, in a 10-key grid organized in just two rows.

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Was the requested info ever given to the @Hyrum so that the planning of a GameGripper for Pro1 could proceed?

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Posted (edited)

So now key-chording/rollover works in Sailfish, Lineage, and finally stock with yesterdays OTA!   I want my game gripper 😉

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Posted (edited)

One thing I've found is my hand does get cramped playing retro console games for sure.  Especially when I have to hold in a key pretty much the whole game, like the gas pedal on supertuxkart.  I've tried to figure out the most comfortable place to hold but it doesnt seem to matter.

Plus, on games with 4 way controls, it isn't comfortable.  I typically use QW3A as my left/right/up/down and it just isn't right.    For side scroller games with occasional up/down its okay, but when I regularly have to up-down like 3-d mario it's annoying.

I really want gamegripper @Hyrum

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