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More and more people are discovering how gyro aiming is a nice compromise between the comfort of the controller and mouse aiming.

I myself have been having issues with a disability limited my ability to use a mouse. Controller aiming is very difficult for me as well. I have started to use gyro aiming on the PS4 controller and it is allowing me to enjoy games again.

I feel that having the gyro emulate a mouse with your amazing smart translators would open up gaming to many people using a PS4 controller.

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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #1 on: 11:05 PM - 10/11/20 »
Thanks for the suggestion. Do you feel that the PS4 controller is a good device for this type of aim? I'm asking because I felt that it doesn't really work well for this purpose.
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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #2 on: 12:39 AM - 10/12/20 »
I feel that it has a bit of a learning curve because it is so different than what most people are used to as an input device.

I have been using a PS4 controller with steam input and the gyro is mapped to mouse aiming. I use the right stick to get my aim in the ballpark and because I lack the ability for fine aim control, I then use the gyro for the micro-adjustments to get me on target.

The type of aiming has been added to some PS4 games such as last of us part 2 which made the game much more enjoyable. Many switch games also use this type of aim so it is getting more popular.

I feel that it is an under looked input method that helps many people aim more accurate they would not be able to otherwise. I feel that your device is uniquely positioned to be able to support this aiming method on pretty much all games due to the smart translators giving mouse-like aiming they could be mapped to the gyro.

If you ever consider something like this I would be more than happy to help test and give feedback, etc.

Thanks for your device and how you help open up gaming to more people

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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #3 on: 10:21 AM - 10/12/20 »
If you ever consider something like this I would be more than happy to help test and give feedback, etc.

Thanks!
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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #4 on: 06:15 AM - 10/16/20 »
Thanks for the suggestion. Do you feel that the PS4 controller is a good device for this type of aim? I'm asking because I felt that it doesn't really work well for this purpose.
I've played around with this a fair amount using a titan etc and I'd say that it's down to the software in a large part. For example when you're writinf a message using playstation and you switch to gyro mode with L3 or R3 (i forget which) you get very precise control, as sony know how to implement it.
The best use generally for accelerometer and gyro is called 'sensor fusion' and it basically uses gyro with a % of accel to fix any drift. This isn't the simplest to code, but i'm not a coder. On the positive side there's alot of open source of this kind of thing as using a gyro & accel to control things is used in alot of industries including drone control and mobile phone apps, and there's some really expert info about it out there.
There's also a gaming specialisation called 'flick stick' thats been adopted by steam that was created by a gamer.
I actually think xim is in a good position to implement this, especially cos it's a matter of precision etc and xim's the best when it comes to that currently.
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #5 on: 10:07 AM - 10/16/20 »
I actually think xim is in a good position to implement this, especially cos it's a matter of precision etc and xim's the best when it comes to that currently.

Yeah, I agree with that.
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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #6 on: 01:44 AM - 04/13/21 »
Just wanted to bump this.... there has to be dozens of us?

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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #7 on: 02:19 AM - 04/13/21 »
I hope mist agrees that thereís potential for xim to be the gyro solution...  but weíll have to wait and see lol
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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #8 on: 02:22 AM - 04/13/21 »
Gyro aiming is indeed very intersting but the gyro of the DS4 is anything else than good, i would suspect the experience to suffer quite a lot from that.
There probably are controllers out there with a more precise gyro modul, those should be a better fit to try this.
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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #9 on: 10:24 AM - 04/13/21 »
Gyro aiming is indeed very intersting but the gyro of the DS4 is anything else than good, i would suspect the experience to suffer quite a lot from that.
There probably are controllers out there with a more precise gyro modul, those should be a better fit to try this.

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The DS4 is fine, itís all about the software & programming. You can try it by pressing R3 when youíre writing a PSN message to a friend. Also people donít use them properly off the bat, youíre supposed to lift the DS4ís Ďnoseí up & down and/or turn it like a flat steering wheel, not twist it (this is a terrible explanation but thereís a simple diagram in the message writer on the PS4)

Anyway my point is gyroscopes work in conjunction with the accelerometers, through software they kind of keep each other calibrated as well as filter out noise and give you the type of movement you want.

In The same way itís used in drone control, robotics, Mobile phones and even avionics to some extent. Using it for gaming is also simpler because you only need to move in two dimensions rather than three.

It all comes down to algorithms, itís really interesting but over my head a fair bit.. iíve actually got an example of some maths that won some award to do exactly this, written in the form of C++ code.

The good thing about it is that itís a fairly fundamental principle so itís all Ďopen sourcedí, which is how I kind of found out about it
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Re: Please add GYRO aiming support to PS4 controller!
« Reply #10 on: 01:34 AM - 04/19/21 »
Gyro aiming is indeed very intersting but the gyro of the DS4 is anything else than good, i would suspect the experience to suffer quite a lot from that.
There probably are controllers out there with a more precise gyro modul, those should be a better fit to try this.

I use my DS4 gyro on PC through steam I put and it works fantastic for me. Itís not as good as mouse but it is leagues better than analog stick for me.


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