Touchscreen stuff in Desmume, etc.

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Verrannicus, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Verrannicus

    Verrannicus Member

    Jun 8, 2014
    I've recently encountered a couple of situations where use of the touchscreen is required in some of the games I wish to play/create videos of on youtube, and my temporary solution has been to hold my gamepad in my left hand while using my right to click with my mouse.

    I came here to ask if there was a more comfortable way of doing this while still keeping the functionality? I'm sure I could get used to this and just play these games in small doses so as not to strain my wrists, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if anyone had come across a different method. I can't even find a way to mess with touch screen options in desmume. Either way, thanks for reading!
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    There are some games that have their touch controls mapped to a dpad, most notably star fox and the zelda games.

    Otherwise this is actually a problem on the hardware too with people contriving all sorts of ways to hold the stylus for when they need it and buttons the rest of the time. I guess you could buy a drawing tablet and try to have that working.

    I am not aware of emulators themselves that might map a thumbstick to the touchscreen or something, however there are programs for windows and such that will allow you to map a controller to a mouse and keyboard. I am not sure what the kids are using these days and my old standby of joy2key has not done well in recent years. might get you somewhere, it reckons could be worth a go.
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