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mobile support?
« on: 11:36 AM - 08/02/20 »
Okay, so i'm staying anonymous to protect my reputation within the fortnite community, but i'm wondering, is xim apex usable on mobile games? If i got an apple lighting cable to USB 3 converter, could i plug the XIM Apex into that, to use it on fortnite?

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Re: mobile support?
« Reply #1 on: 02:02 PM - 08/02/20 »
Welcome to the community. There are community members that use XIMs on platforms that it wasn't designed for (like Switch for example) by using various adapters. I don't recall anyone mentioning mobile, but, someone may have accomplished it. Let's see if anyone from the community has any experience with this.
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Re: mobile support?
« Reply #2 on: 04:54 PM - 08/02/20 »
From what I read in a recent forum post, it is possible to connect XIM APEX to an iPad Pro via a USB-C connector.

For a regular iPad or iPhone, a Lighting to USB adapter won't work. It can however probably be done via a Titan Two with a Titan Expansion Kit.

Titan Two will connect wirelessly to the iPad/iPhone as a DS4 controller, which is supported on iOS 13+. Connect XIM APEX to T2 and you're done.

I haven't tested this myself, but APEX > T2 > Android, Switch, PS4 Remote Play etc, so it *should* work on iOS, but I have yet to confirm it myself.

Assuming it can be done, the bigger question is why bother? XIM Smart Translators are made for PlayStation and Xbox look mechanics, whereas controls for mobile Fortnite are designed for touch input. You can use a controller, but XIM on iPad will likely be a poor experience.
« Last Edit: 04:59 PM - 08/02/20 by antithesis »

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Re: mobile support?
« Reply #3 on: 10:56 AM - 08/03/20 »
From what I read in a recent forum post, it is possible to connect XIM APEX to an iPad Pro via a USB-C connector.

For a regular iPad or iPhone, a Lighting to USB adapter won't work. It can however probably be done via a Titan Two with a Titan Expansion Kit.

Titan Two will connect wirelessly to the iPad/iPhone as a DS4 controller, which is supported on iOS 13+. Connect XIM APEX to T2 and you're done.

I haven't tested this myself, but APEX > T2 > Android, Switch, PS4 Remote Play etc, so it *should* work on iOS, but I have yet to confirm it myself.

Assuming it can be done, the bigger question is why bother? XIM Smart Translators are made for PlayStation and Xbox look mechanics, whereas controls for mobile Fortnite are designed for touch input. You can use a controller, but XIM on iPad will likely be a poor experience.

I don't know if i'm stupid but i cant figure out what a titan two is or how much it costs, but on the topic of why i want to do it, i'll be completely honest here. with an ipad pro 2018 12.9, you can get 120fps on mobile, giving you an unprecedented advantage over all other mobile and console players. If i could play XIM Apex on 120fps mobile, i could compete in cash tournaments, and smash everyone, since i'm on KBM.

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Re: mobile support?
« Reply #4 on: 09:58 PM - 08/03/20 »
The look mechanics on iOS are going to remain a problem, regardless of whether or not XIM APEX works on an iPad Pro.

Buying a Pro is a hefty investment that could easily be nullified by tournament rules, which may include no m/kb.

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