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Cydia application Blutrol makes iControlPad iPhone peripheral compatible with 'almost any' App Store title

Getting physical!

Product: iControlPad | Manufacturer: iControlPad
 
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There are now a few different iOS peripherals to choose from if you're looking to add physical controls to your near-buttonless Apple device, such as the iCade, the Gametel add-on, and the iControlPad.

Unfortunately, they all suffer from one rather large flaw: a dearth of compatible titles. That may be about to change.

Developer Matthias Ringwald has released a new Cydia application for jailbroken iOS devices called Blutrol, which lets you map the iControlPad's physical buttons to virtual on-screen presses.

In other words, it makes the iControlPad compatible with almost any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch title, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto 3, Death Rally, and the recently released Super Crate Box.

At present, Blutrol only works with the controller's iCade mode, which means analogue controls are still out of bounds. However, this functionality is already "on its way".

Check out the iControlPad website for more info.

Thanks to Chris Lewis for the tip.
 

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Anthony Usher 10 January 2012
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Niks | 11:56 - 11 January 2012
There are definitely apps that work better with physical buttons. I'm playing Street Fighter IV Volt, FIFA 10 and Sonic CD with my iControlPad right now and it plays MUCH BETTER than with the on-screen controls.
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klouud | 02:08 - 11 January 2012
thats reason enough to get one. all the app store games approved by Apple work great without tactile buttons. Seriously, I don't know what everyone is complaining about!
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milkshake | 20:43 - 10 January 2012
yes for those emulators that allow bluetooth controllers, many of the emulators are even programmed to work with icontrolpad automatically.
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lumothesinner | 16:38 - 10 January 2012
I did try to say in my tip that it was for iCade and pads with iCade emulation, just iCP have been really fast in setting up a page and thread explaining use.
But at least its more exposure for the underrated iControlpad yay

@Klouud yes all Robert Broglias emus use iCP natively http://www.explusalpha.com/
as far as i know the rest use icade emulation, and the psx emu only has wiimote support, so finally iCade/iCP support for that
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klouud | 16:21 - 10 January 2012
it natively works with emulators though right?
 
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