I use a keyboard/mouse combo with one of those tiny USB recievers, but
since it has two usb ports you can just put a regular keyboard and mouse in
there to get it to useful.

they also have a free app for android/ios called Intel Remote keyboard that
you can use to turn your phone into a keyboard and trackpad for it (you can
technically use that one on any computer, mind, that supports the 'server'
software)

On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 3:48 AM, Ralph Versteegen <teeem...@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On 17 May 2018 at 01:00, Michael Kidder <mkid...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Since I've done this before with running the engine on new OSes or weird
>> hardware, today's test is a newly acquired Intel Compute Stick I got as a
>> gift.
>>
>> The Compute stick is a tiny computer that can be plugged directly into
>> the back of a TV via the HDMI port. It can be powered by the included plug
>> (which ends in mini-USB) or powered by a USB port, leading to the funny
>> situation that you can power an entire computer from another computer's USB
>> port.
>>
>> The stick is powered by a fully x86 processor, and by default comes with
>> Windows 10 32-bit installed. Apparently you can install Linux on this
>> thing, but I haven't gotten around to trying that yet.
>>
>> Stick specs:
>>
>> Model STK1AW32SC
>>
>> Intel Atom x5 Z8300 @ 1.44GHz (4 cores)
>> 2GB RAM
>> onboard flash storage with SD card slot
>> 1x USB2 port
>> 1x USB3 port
>>
>> From running tests, the engine seems to run okay once loaded. I played
>> the included version of Vikings of Midgard. Sound and everything worked as
>> expected, no strange performance issues. The only difference I noticed is
>> Vikings took upwards of ~20 seconds to load either via CUSTOM or GAME. This
>> wasn't including the upgrade process for the file's data, just the entire
>> time I saw "Unlumping data...". This was confirmed by letting Custom
>> upgrade the game, saving it, then loading again, still the same 15-20
>> second load time on unlump.  This is likely due to the flash storage and a
>> bunch of files being created. (Windows Updates take eons on this thing for
>> similar reasons)
>>
>
> Hmm, that would be rather slow flash storage, but it's similar to the
> unlump times on my old android phone.
> Very slow upgrade time is also explained by Windows Defender (or other
> antivirus). It makes writing files sloooooow. Especially if you're writing
> hundreds of files, or even worse, repeatedly opening, writing and closing a
> file. (I don't know whether we do that during upgrade, but we do do it in
> plenty of other cases, because it's instantaneous on Linux). The slow CPU
> will greatly magnify slowdown due to a virus scanner.
>
> This is another reason that we should stop unlumping .rpgs to play them.
>
>
>>
>> The stick supports Bluetooth. While I have the Xbox One controller that
>> supports Bluetooth, and a PS4 controller, I haven't tried to get either to
>> work with the engine, but I'd assume anything that connects via BT in
>> regular Windows computer installs will work here too.
>>
>
> Well, joystick support is still totally borked. I expect to do something
> about it soon though.
>
> So did you use a bluetooth keyboard/mouse with it? Or a USB keyboard? I
> assume that most people would need bluetooth keyboard/mouse to run desktop
> programs.
>
>
>>
>> Overall, a competent device for the engine, outside of the unlump times.
>>
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