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 XPERIA PLAY NEWS

GameKeyboard app makes any Android game Xperia Play optimised

But only rooted Xperia Play owners need apply

Product: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play | Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
 
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Xperia Play, thumbnail 1
Xperia Play owners can now use their handset's physical controls to play any Android game, thanks to GameKeyboard, an app which allows you to map touch-screen inputs to hardware buttons.

Full functionality requires root access to your handset and a slightly fiddly setup, but thankfully the dulcet tones of YouTube user TLRtheory will walk you through the entire process in the video below.

Button up

Once you've installed and set up the app, you'll still have to configure the controls for each game you fire up, so this is no magic wand for Xperia Play optimisation.

But once you've linked a game's touch-screen commands to the Play's physical controls using the app's drag and drop interface, you can enjoy the tactile pleasure of using actual buttons to control your favourite Android games.



GameKeyboard is available now from Google Play, priced at £1.49 [download].
 

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James Nouch 23 April 2012
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buliman | 16:02 - 30 May 2012
BUYER BEWARE. The author of GameKeyboard purposely breaks his app on DOS emulators other than his own. There is discussion over at XDA about how the author blamed the problem on the other DOS emulators, but the author has recently been caught embedding code to break the other DOS emulators.
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spatuluk | 11:19 - 27 April 2012
Shame it can't currently map the analogue sticks, and also.. what's with their other apps? They all seem to be unofficial paid versions of official emulators that're already available for free.

Are you sure there's not a free version of this somewhere that they've ripped off?
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adampsyreal | 12:21 - 24 April 2012
Oh Sony, why must I hack my phone to use it?
Microsoft incentivizes development standards, and it seems to work for them ...
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