Tom, I have some sad news to report.
I'm going to ask for some help from my fellow blind gamers who like myself
are looking to untie themselves from the keyboard as well.
Would you agree or disagree with the following?
We're looking for something with around fifteen to twenty function buttons,
two sticks and of course force feedback for the newer up coming hand to ear
flight simulators and the hand to ear games.
The place that my dad just came back from their controllers had only seven
buttons on them if you were lucky.
The controllers were for the game consoles and not for a PC.
I'm going to try and do some research like I always do when I'm looking for
But I think I speak for everyone from this list when I say that none of us
like shopping through a catalog.
Because unless we have it in our hand to physically look at the device we're
looking for we can't see the unit.
For myself, I like to be able to stress test a device. But most of the time
anymore a company wants a restocking fee.
Because passing accurate info is tricky anymore, I won't pass a
recommendation to this list or to anyone unless I've had a chance to play
with and or test out a unit so that I can give my opinion good or bad about
We're also going to be looking for a USB controller that will handle the new
windows and or cross playing platforms as well.
I throw this out to this list because it is a list for blind gamers to try
and help out one another.
Also for myself, I haven't been playing games because of some serious health
issues which a trusted few know about.
But when I play something, I look for something as real as possible.
So let's all pull our resources together and find a USB handheld unit that
we might be able to use. I thank you all. Ron and four pawed game cheater
Leader Dog Boz who states that having four paws beats only having two hands
all of the time. Fellow game player Ron Kolesar
From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:45 PM
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Going to be picking up the Logitech F 510 that
everyone's been recommending
> Hi Ron,
> Well, like I said before I haven't noticed any problems with the unit,
> but then again I only have a 32-bit system running Windows 7. So
> things might work differently on the newer 64-bit systems. I just
> don't know about that.
> However, as a game developer I'd like to know what you find out. One
> of the things I'm strongly thinking about is switching over to XInput
> for game controller support. That way I can support the XBox 360
> controllers as well as provide support for things like the Logitech
> F510 using the newer APIs. That may make a diference on newer
> platforms like Windows 7 which has a version of DirectX far newer than
> that of XP by default.
> On 4/12/11, Ron Kolesar <kolesar16...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
>> Hi To one and all.
>> Like the subject states.
>> I'm going to be picking up the Logitech F 510 USB hand controller like
>> everyone has been enjoying.
>> I picked up the Logitech F710 unit and I couldn't get it to work. Plus, I
>> had to hold down on the force feedback button so that the force feedback
>> feature would work at that wasn't any fun.
>> So since everyone has been recommending the logitech F 510 I thought that
>> too would pick it up to test it out with the hand to ear games and TDV.
>> For those using it can you use it with Three D Velocity and Blast Chamber
>> from Blind software , for starters.
>> To bad we can't find the major USB handheld controllers and see which
>> to ear product they'll work with and which one's they won't. And which
>> one's have force feedback and which ones do not as well.
>> I'm using Win 7 and a 64 bit processor and roomer has it that Windows is
>> forcing you to use the genarick force feed back instead of the force
>> feedback that comes with the USB controllers.
>> Will keep you all in the loop.
>> Ron who's looking for something to untie himself from the keyboard.
>> Ron Kolesar
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