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Offline Wheelbase_Belize

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Gaming with a Disability
« on: 06:28 PM - 01/09/18 »
Hello everyone,

My name is Nick and last year I stumbled upon the xim4 because I was finding a device to play PlayStation again. After losing the ability to hold a controller back in 2012 I switched to pc and got all sorts of devices to keep playing games. And when they announced a new Gran Turismo, I was bummed. I found out last year that the xim4 was capable of supporting all kinds of devices. So I bought it, tested it on a friends ps4. Almost jumped out of my wheelchair when my complete pc setup worked on it, ps4 and Gran Turismo Sport followed soon after. This setup is what I currently use: http://bit.ly/2qP4JLy.

Thanks to everyone working on the xim team for keeping me gaming!

If you want to know why I am in a wheelchair, check out my website: https://duchenneandcars.org/racing-with-a-disability/
Even with a Disability, gaming is no problem!

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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #1 on: 06:52 PM - 01/09/18 »
hey,

great to hear that xim brought you back the joy of gaming!

im not sure if you knew but with the new xim apex a new xim sandhawc will launch that has much better sync with the xim than the previous version, allowing you to use any kind of input device that a pc recognizes as well as using autohotkey scripts or other macros

the apex will launch in Q1 and here you have all the infos on xim sandhawc (and its new version)
http://community.xim.tech/index.php?board=83.0
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Offline Wheelbase_Belize

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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #2 on: 07:12 PM - 01/09/18 »
Yeah the new one looks promising, thanks for the tip!
Even with a Disability, gaming is no problem!

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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #3 on: 08:27 PM - 01/09/18 »
Great setup and it's seriously impressive that you can game with muscular dystrophy!

I was going to ask if you used SandhawC to connect your PC devices, but I guess that's a foregone conclusion :)

Out of curiosity, what did your other devices cost? My wife is a paediactrics physiotherapist and I have an interest in accessibility for disabled gamers. More products to recommend is never a bad thing.

I know many accessibility products cost a bomb and there's no way many disabled gamers could either afford it themselves or receive funding to purchase equipment, so I'm looking into ways that it can be achieved more affordably via devices like Xim and Titan Two (www.consoletuner.com).
« Last Edit: 08:35 PM - 01/09/18 by antithesis »

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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #4 on: 09:58 PM - 01/09/18 »
Out of curiosity, ...... to recommend is never a bad thing.

Uhm 2 switches 80$ a piece bought myself
Mouth joystick: 1700$ provided by my county/government in the Netherlands
Button box: 150$ bought myself
Roccat gaming mouse, 80$ also, my hands are stuck in this mouse's position this is my 5th already can't use any other. The left mouse button keeps dying because I can't put enough pressure on the buttons.

Basically I can get expensive devices with some solid reasons, like that would be my only form of pc control but shhh don't tell them I only use it to game, my mouse hand still has 10% movement :P
Even with a Disability, gaming is no problem!

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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #5 on: 10:36 PM - 01/09/18 »
You might be interested in some of the macros we can put together on a Titan Two if you're interested in shooting games.

For example if you have weakness in your hands and can only tap a button, we can setup a script to fire and aim down sights for XXXXms, counter recoil to stay on target, then automatically reload after a burst...that sort of thing. Your mobility sets the parameters for what is possible.

You can probably do the same thing with AHK on PC and feed that through to Xim via SandhawC, but I found it a lot easier to do using a Titan. Titan One connects to PC via its Gtuner app and like Xim, can be connected to PC peripherals like mouse, keyboard, wheels etc via in-built DirectInput plugins (MaxAim). Titan Two does similar stuff, but it's just coming out of beta and there's work to be done for wheels, arcade sticks etc. Both play friendly with Xim4 and Apex.

Anyway, you'll get tonnes of help here if you need it. OBsIV and crew are fantastic folk and are always willing to lend a hand. I've followed you on Twitch as I'm keen to see how you go in GT :)
« Last Edit: 10:42 PM - 01/09/18 by antithesis »

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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #6 on: 11:58 AM - 01/10/18 »
Thanks for the info, but shooters I tried but aiming is nearly impossible with this high sensitivity I need, xim4 can't deliver a smooth aim with sensitivity on 20 ingame (call of duty ww2) and 11k dpi, even had to boost it trough xim software. No use, my sensitivity is just too high

Pc stays my preferred platform for shooters
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Re: Gaming with a Disability
« Reply #7 on: 12:42 PM - 01/10/18 »
I watched a video of a dude using the mouth joystick, the entire setup just kinda blows your mind.
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