N64 controller on android

Discussion in 'Android' started by kiel379, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. kiel379
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    kiel379 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey all
    I have a N64 controller with usb adapter and was wondering if anyone knows how I could plug it into my note 2 and use it with the emulators I have installed.
     
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    Try getting an OTG cable and plugging it in. Most android phones recognise a good portion of controllers right off the bat with no additional stuff installed, my Xperia S recognised a ps2 and gc controller and I could use them with emus without any issues.
     
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    An OTG cable will set you back about $5.

    However this is opinion talking, not any hard facts, but I recommend skipping the OTG cable and get a $15-$20 Bluetooth gamepad that's been designed for mobile. This is mostly to solve the comfort issue as those kind of controllers come with a secure mount for your phone. An entry level moga is like $18-$20 on Amazon right now.

    I connected a dualshock 3 controller to my phone, and while it did work, it was too distracting having my phone sit on a table or my lap, trying to play a game. I thought it felt too awkward and comfortable. With a moga-like controller, the screen is always right in front of my face.
     
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    An OTG cable will set you back about $5.

    However this is opinion talking, not any hard facts, but I recommend skipping the OTG cable and get a $15-$20 Bluetooth gamepad that's been designed for mobile. This is mostly to solve the comfort issue as those kind of controllers come with a secure mount for your phone. An entry level moga is like $18-$20 on Amazon right now.

    I connected a dualshock 3 controller to my phone, and while it did work, it was too distracting having my phone sit on a table or my lap, trying to play a game. I thought it felt too awkward and comfortable. With a moga-like controller, the screen is always right in front of my face.
     
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    Dont get mad about the triple post. I thought I pressed reply once and waited 10 seconds and nothing happened, and then I clicked it a second time and some reason two more posts showed up.


    Your posting feature is crap gtemp... stop it.
     
  6. kiel379
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    Moga seems like a good idea. I'm in the UK and there quite pricey. I found a load of clone type controllers from other company's quite cheap but none of them say if they can hold a note 2.
     
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    Whatever gamepad you're looking at, see if there is a youtube video or article that mentions phablet-model devices.

    Just use Deal Extreme as a cataloge, youtube those gamepads they have, and see if it's on amazon or ebay with a more reliable shipping method.

    I'm sure some can hold a Note 2, but in the event they don't, you can get creative and improvise something using a strip of velcro on the moga, and the other strip on a cheap $2 plastic hardcase to fit a Note 2. All that matters is mounting a phone's display to a comfortable position, it shoudn't matter how you do it if all you care about is the result.

    I should also mention the disadvantage to bluetooth controls seems a possible 5th or 10th of a second lag/latency between the time you press a trigger to see the desired result on screen.
    But if you go wireless, you leave your USB port open for charging vs not being able to charge while using a wired controller.

    If you have a PS3 controller, they also make a clip for dualshock 3 to secure a phone. I didn't go this route because it seemed too expensive for a piece of plastic.