Useful Android Gaming Tools

Discussion in 'Android' started by IBNobody, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. IBNobody
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    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    What Android tools do you use for gaming?

    Here's what I use:

    Sixaxis Controller - Lets you use your PS3 Sixaxis controller to play Android games

    Lucky Patcher - Removes Ad Services from some games

    GameCIH - In-game memory editor (cheat code search)

    Directory Bind - If your phone has an internal "SDCard" and an external SDCard, this app can make a symbolic link between the two. This lets you store large apps on your SDCard and not on your internal storage.

    Titanium Backup - Backup and restore your save games

    Others have suggested...

    Wiimote Controller - Similar to Sixaxis, only for the Wiimote.

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    Do note that most of these tools require that you root your phone.
     
  2. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    THANK YOU for "Directory Bind" I had that problem last year with my last tablet. For the longest I was using Duero's patcher but that only worked on certain Gameloft games.
     
  3. WatchGintama

    WatchGintama GBAtemp Maniac

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    I don't really game on my tablet, but +1 SixAxis or WiiMote.
     
  4. IBNobody
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    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    Forgot about Wiimote. Added.
     
  5. Quietlyawesome94

    Quietlyawesome94 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Sixaxis Developer really deserves the money. PM'd him about a problem once and he joined my IRC channel. We worked it out and he even started to send me beta builds that emulated USB gamepads over bluetooth. That feature has long since been added, but it was pretty cool getting it before everyone else and reporting bugs. Highly recommend buying his app. ;)
     
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  6. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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  7. Joe88

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    you might want to remove lp as its used for app piracy
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Well, LP's not a download source. LP works on apps you already have installed, and is mainly used to remove annoying bits of them, like license checks and ads and junk.

    If tools that bypass DRM aren't allowed, then AKAIO/Wood and other flash cart firmwares should be removed too, as most of the updates are to automatically patch out piracy checks in DS ROMs...
     
  9. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    I bought the Sixaxis PS3 controller. Totally worth it, I been playing so much emulators on my tablet. Wireless Sony controller is the way to go. It felt a little odd owning a PS3 controller considering I never owned/played PS3 though. To recap... all I use is Sixaxis controller and app on my tablet, that's how I game on my Android.
     
  10. IBNobody
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    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    A OTG cable is handy to have. You can get the PS3 controller (Sixaxis) working without rooting your phone.

    Bluetooth may give you more power-saving. The phone/tablet, through the OTG cable, powers the external keyboard and mouse. With the PS3 controller, you'll be charging the controller from your phone/tablet's battery, and you'll likely see a fast battery drain. Finally, if you use an OTG cable, you may not be able to plug your phone into the charger.
     
  11. Mario92

    Mario92 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Tri-stand/flip cover which stands 90'sh degrees. Also useful for watching series/movies/cat videos!
    MHL cable for showing game on big screen.
     
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