A good keyboard setup for gameboid

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  1. moot

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    Hi all, I'm considering buying Gameboid, but I'm having some trouble setting up controls on gameboid lite that are both precise and comfortable.

    What control set ups are you all using? I tried the default keyboard set up, tried using the dpad, various combination of virtual and hardware keyboard, but every time I play for more than 10 minutes my hands cramp up. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    Q for L
    Left Shift for R
    A for A
    S for B

    Dpad is the dpad on the right on the droid.

    Worked well for me
     
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    W-up
    Z-down
    A-left
    D-right
    R-Shift-A button
    . - B button
    Del - Select
    Enter - Start

    Works for me, easier than the d-pad imo, proper shape. Don't play any games that need the left/right triggers, but if I did I would use Q and delete, and reassign select to the ? key.
     
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    When are the devs for these emulators going to add some on screen control's for A, B etc...?
     
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    I'll give those a try. But I'm starting to suspect it is the size of my hands that are causing cramps, not the controls. How long are you all playing, before your hands cramp?

    Also, I'm a little confused about the paid feature of "loading of save state". I seem to already be able to save and load, and I'm curious as to what I will be paying for in the paid version of gameboid.

    Thanks all.
     
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    My hands cramp after a twenty minutes of play....
     
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    I've played for ~2 hrs without my hands cramping. I have big hands too. Not huge, but bigger than average.
     
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    Not too many Gameboid users know this, but it's possible to use the camera button as the R shoulder button as long as you use a light press (Used for focusing). It's definitely going to increase the frustration risk factor though. But I guess that's what auto pause is for.

    R trig Camera Button (As I said, light press)
    L trig Q or Volume Up (depending on game)
    A A
    B L-Shift
    Start Start
    Select B
    D-pad D-pad
     
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    I tried playing Megaman Zero and Castlevania, my fingers cramped in about five minutes. I think those games are a little too frantic to enjoy on this.

    A - A
    B - S
    L - Q
    R - W

    Truthfully I may need to reconfigure them because sometimes I think the buttons are entirely too close to the edge of the phone. That could be another reason my hand cramps up so fast.
     
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    I think the choice in games is a primary concern, in regards to our cramping hands. A slow moving RPG, I can play 30+ minutes on, but a button mashing game like megaman, kills my hands.
     
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