JXD S7300 hand held gaming device

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JXD S7300 hand held gaming device

Post by no_akira » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:27 pm

This looks the bee knees !

http://www.amazon.co.uk/S7300-Gamepad2- ... =JXD+S7300

http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=627&s ... sid=009006

Would be interesting to get Love running especially with HDMI out. Lot of device for not alot of money.

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Post by retrotails » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:49 am

I was just looking at those. I hear the touch software for the analog sticks is iffy but they have custom ROMs that are better. (Jailbreaking? Rooting? ROMs? Kernels? OSes? So many terms its like the English language itself.)
I certainly want one, but my S3 and Gameklip are good, I rarely update my technology.
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Re: JXD S7300 hand held gaming device

Post by T-Bone » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:32 am

If it can install Android apps from .apk-files, it can run LÖVE. I doubt the control sticks and buttons will be usable though.

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Post by no_akira » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:54 am

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Re: JXD S7300 hand held gaming device

Post by SolarLune » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:12 pm

Hah, I happened to be getting one of these. I'd like to make games for a handheld, and it seems a bit easier to make games for Android now over a few years ago. I didn't want to make any games for Android originally because there weren't any Android gaming-focused devices, but things seem to be turning around.

So, I was wondering if the buttons and joystick really wouldn't be usable? Wouldn't they be reported by Android as a joystick?

EDIT: Or would it be an issue with the Android port of Love?
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Post by retrotails » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:03 am

SolarLune wrote:Hah, I happened to be getting one of these. I'd like to make games for a handheld, and it seems a bit easier to make games for Android now over a few years ago. I didn't want to make any games for Android originally because there weren't any Android gaming-focused devices, but things seem to be turning around.

So, I was wondering if the buttons and joystick really wouldn't be usable? Wouldn't they be reported by Android as a joystick?

EDIT: Or would it be an issue with the Android port of Love?
It comes with software that maps all buttons and sticks to touch input like the Sixaxis controller app.

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Post by SolarLune » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:36 am

Yeah, that is useful, but I'd hope for native joystick input capabilities, if possible. That way, you could have Android titles without having anything on the screen (of course, you could make screen controls and allow the opacity to be tweaked).
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Re: JXD S7300 hand held gaming device

Post by T-Bone » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:15 am

As far as I know, Löve doesn't connect with Android's standard gamepad format. It would be a cool feature, but I think the number of Android users with a compatible gamepad is quite small.

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Re: JXD S7300 hand held gaming device

Post by Ghuntar » Wed May 22, 2013 3:59 pm

(Sorry the post is a bit old, but...)

Android devices with physical controls are increasing in number : Think of the Archos Gamepad, OUYA, or GameStick (and I'm forgetting all those Yinlips, JXD, and others...). Oh, and what about nvidia's Shield ?

Supporting physical gamepad (I believe this is standard since ICS 4.0) would clearly be a good Idea.
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