[games_access] To Brannon questions. Visiting MSGameFest: XNA Game Studio Express

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Tue Aug 15 14:23:30 EDT 2006

Brannon my question for you visiting Microsoft or resentment of them about
the accessible tools for studio express would be, does that have the
capability of creating games for customized button selections?

For example does the tool give you the ability to assign specific actions
for specific buttons because that would allow hooking up alternate switches
and buttons especially for the PC, so it would be easier to play the game
minimizing how many combinations of things to hit?

Thank you.  My question is in regards also to specific adapted controllers
like the one I use for my mouth if I could custom make games for Xbox 360 or
PC I could create games that play better for that specific controller.  This
might be another question thanks.

Robert Florio's question to Brannon to ask Microsoft about the xna tools.

AI online SGA President
arthit73 at cablespeed.com 

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Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 9:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [games_access] To Brannon and Eelke and others visiting
MSGameFest: XNA Game Studio Express

I wondered if it were possible to create captioning tools for it as
well. I think I saw somewhere that currently the XNA tools won't allow
people to create custom apps or tools (only games). However, if there
is enough demand they may include the ability to create them.

If we create enough buzz about wanting to do that, and maybe get the
guys from Retro Remakes (all the participants) to voice their opinions
about it, perhaps we can get MS to allow us to create accessibility
tools for other XNA devs to use.


On 8/14/06, AudioGames.net <richard at audiogames.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just received news about the "Windows/XBox360 Game Development tool for
> Dummies" XNA Game Studio Express:
> Could anyone ask the folks at the Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express stand
> (if there is one):
> - if the tool can be used to develop more accessible games? (for example:
> does it already contain easy functionality to add, say captions? Or: is it
> possible for people to make and share a caption engine?)
> - if the tool is accessible for people with disabilities who want to
> their own games?
> I'm very interested in this development.... so Brannon: good luck with
> presentation!
> Greets,
> Richard
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