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Tilted head tracker works on XIM
« on: 06:51 PM - 04/07/20 »
Rack this one up to "Why would you do that?", but I can confirm that Tilted works with XIM APEX -

From what I can tell, Tilted is no longer available for purchase, but it's quite a neat little tool that uses a gyro to detect up to 8 actions bound to kb keys. Those actions are Tilt Left, Right, Forward, Back and Move Forward, Back, Up and Down. You can see the actions in the video at the top of the Kickstarter campaign page linked above.

Tilt L/R & F/B work really well, but Move F/B & U/Dare inconsistent and not worth using. I setup my Tilted to bind to the Left, Right, Up and Down arrow keys for Tilt L/R/U/D and skipped the Move bindings.

First test - use Tilted in Gtuner IV on PC via KMG Capture passthrough to Titan Two. Binding the arrow keys set on Tilted to whatever I wanted in an Input Translator works without issue.

Second test - connecting Tilted's USB dongle to Titan Two INPUT-A or B works.

Third test - plugging Tilted's USB dongle into XIM APEX works. All 4 bindings for L/R/U/D arrow keys register in XIM APEX Manager. Neat.

Tilted can be used for things like Lean L/R in PUBG and Siege. Crouch, Walk, Turn Assist, Sprint, Reload, d-pad etc also come to mind as possible bindings.

I wouldn't use Tilted for anything requiring precision timing, but for more deliberate and less time-sensitive actions like leaning, sprinting and reloading, it could be useful.

Tilted also has application as an accessibility tool for those with limited mobility to add head movement into their gaming arsenal for actions like WASD.

It's a pity Tilted doesn't seem to be available because it works really well. I'll give it a crack for leaning because I naturally tend to tilt to the side to look around corners like a numpty while gaming.
« Last Edit: 06:56 PM - 04/07/20 by antithesis »

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Re: Tilted head tracker works on XIM
« Reply #1 on: 10:38 AM - 04/08/20 »
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
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