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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #195 on: 11:27 AM - 04/17/11 »
That stick doesnt have many buttons on it to assign. It looks pointless.

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #196 on: 11:48 PM - 04/17/11 »
I've had issues with usability with all the left hand controllers I've tried. I liked the NAV but I tended to drift left and right instead of running a straight line.

I finally decided to make my own controller with all the buttons where I want them, and heavy duty enough to take some serious punishment.

I'll the buttons are custom placed after 2 prototypes, so I can use them by bumping or tapping  without losing my groove. Hope this is helpful for some of those still trying to find a good setup.



I used a IPAC2 controller board, with a 2 button joystick as primary and a competition Happ stick for Dpad. I just played around with it for a little and I think once I get used to my new button mappings I'l be able to do some damage :)

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #197 on: 01:12 AM - 04/18/11 »
Is that red circle a wrist pad or the easy button?
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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #198 on: 01:48 AM - 04/18/11 »
I've had issues with usability with all the left hand controllers I've tried. I liked the NAV but I tended to drift left and right instead of running a straight line.

I finally decided to make my own controller with all the buttons where I want them, and heavy duty enough to take some serious punishment.

I'll the buttons are custom placed after 2 prototypes, so I can use them by bumping or tapping  without losing my groove. Hope this is helpful for some of those still trying to find a good setup.

http://63.193.210.31/xim3/ximsetup.jpg

I used a IPAC2 controller board, with a 2 button joystick as primary and a competition Happ stick for Dpad. I just played around with it for a little and I think once I get used to my new button mappings I'l be able to do some damage :)

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #199 on: 07:36 AM - 04/18/11 »
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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #200 on: 07:47 AM - 04/18/11 »
http://youtu.be/mU2KqZwEAo4

Replace dumb laptop, add LCD.

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #201 on: 12:15 PM - 04/18/11 »
The large red button and the white to the left are just bigger arcade push buttons. My forearm rests between them so I can bump either with just a slight shift of the forearm.

I also put 4 mono jack inputs on the left side (my right leg/ankle is disabled due to old injury), and I have 2 foot pedals I can use as controls also. See pedal info below. You can also use tatoo pedals that are cheap on ebay.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/555-3105&CAWELAID=220565199

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #203 on: 07:46 PM - 04/18/11 »
http://youtu.be/mU2KqZwEAo4

Replace dumb laptop, add LCD.

ME WANTS. too bad i don't need it..


this is sweet!

http://www.theeasychairmount.com/default.cfm

and with this!

http://www.breakfasttray.com/store/400c.htm

i have a breakfast tray but just a plain normal one which is just fine for me since i use it for eating in bed and to hold my laptop, for the mouse however the keyboard desk drawer is just perfect...

but since i have that kind of experience, i would use one of these solutions or dub's depending on the money available at the time..
that is really sweet MrFresh



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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #204 on: 12:44 PM - 04/29/11 »
Here is mine guys ;D

Table: $18 Laptop Table from IKEA - Dave series
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20078234
Mouse: Logitech G700 (Wireless)
Mousepad: Razer Scarab.
Gamepad: Razer Nostromo.







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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #205 on: 12:50 PM - 04/29/11 »
Snazzy!
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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #206 on: 02:59 PM - 04/29/11 »
Here is mine guys ;D

Table: $18 Laptop Table from IKEA - Dave series
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20078234
Mouse: Logitech G700 (Wireless)
Mousepad: Razer Scarab.
Gamepad: Razer Nostromo.








I've got pretty much the exact same setup.  The table is kind of wobbly, but it's low enough to practically rest on my thighs to help stabalize it perfectly.  Also my sofa arm rests are the exact right height i can rest one of my arms on them and use the G13 or mouse perfectly.  The other arm I shove a pillow under it. 

May I ask what you've got there to hold your xim in place?

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #207 on: 03:47 PM - 04/29/11 »
Lol I do the same pillow trick.

Regarding how I'm holding the XIM3. I made my own holder with scrap I found around the house.

I used 2 clips or brackets from those plastic storage shelves you can buy from Home Depot and also a piece of nylon rod with rubberized coating. I screwed each bracket on each side of the rod and I just insert the stand in the back opening of the table. No need to damage the table.



http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202504715/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053


Finally I used heavy duty Velcro to tight the front (thin) part of the XIM3 to avoid been lifted from the back cables.

Here is a better view:



« Last Edit: 03:52 PM - 04/29/11 by xXxDieselxXx »

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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #208 on: 06:23 PM - 04/29/11 »
That is pretty awesome xXxDieselxXx.... How do you like it man?  Does it have much wobble? 
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Re: Gaming from your couch
« Reply #209 on: 08:40 PM - 04/29/11 »
Not at all... granted I don't put much weight on it.

I play just fine I also have the same table for my laptop and have used for over a year on a daily basis and works great.