[games_access] console chatting, domain www.gameaccessibility.com

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Mon Jul 28 13:35:40 EDT 2008


You can use a keyboard to play games on consoles if you are using either an
appropriate adapter, e.g.:

http://www.xcm.cc/XFPS__3.0_Sniper_Plus.htm - XFPS 3.0 Sniper Plus (Xbox
360) - readily available
http://www.xcm.cc/ - XFPS Rateup Adapter (PS3) - readily available
http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/558/558944p1.html - Smart Joy Frag (PS2 or
Xbox) - very rare

Alternatively - you could use an iPac based controller (such as my C-SID)
and control games with a keyboard that way.

http://www.ultimarc.com/ipac1.html
http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/4/DIY/c-sid.htm

How any of these work with chatting by text I don't know though.

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk



----- Original Message -----
From: "Reid Kimball" <reid at rbkdesign.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] console chatting,domain
www.gameaccessibility.com



>I forgot to emphasize that while the consoles do allow keyboard like

> devices, I think most, if not all games do NOT allow them to be used

> while playing. Anyone know if that's wrong?

>

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Reid Kimball <reid at rbkdesign.com> wrote:

>> Chatting is usually done via the headset. I think but not positive

>> that the PS3 allows a keyboard and mouse to be hooked up and for the

>> Xbox 360 they have a small keyboard adapter you can plug into your

>> controller, about the size of a SideKick mobile phone keyboard I

>> think.

>>

>> I agree with you, for a long time I've wanted to see a Dasher typing

>> interface on consoles. MS has XNA dev tools for free, if anyone is

>> looking for a project to do, I think that'd be awesome. Build or port

>> Dasher to XNA and make sure it uses the Xbox 360 controller.

>>

>> -Reid

>>

>> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Sandra Uhling <sandra_uhling at web.de>

>> wrote:

>>> Hello,

>>>

>>> console chatting:

>>> I do not know much about consoles.

>>> Is chatting only with a headset possible ?

>>>

>>> Maybe something like "dasher" can be used ?

>>> (that one, where you "drive" through an alphabet)

>>> Then it would also be much easier for normal gamer, that do not have a

>>> headset.

>>>

>>>

>>> domain www.gameaccessibility.com

>>> One thought: it is used as reference in lots of articles.

>>> It would be sad, when it will be gone.

>>>

>>> Are there more article like: "sound alternative" and "mouse use in

>>> audiogames" ?

>>>

>>>

>>> Regards,

>>> Sandra

>>> _________________________________________________________________________

>>> In 5 Schritten zur eigenen Homepage. Jetzt Domain sichern und gestalten!

>>> Nur 3,99 EUR/Monat! http://www.maildomain.web.de/?mc=021114

>>>

>>> _______________________________________________

>>> games_access mailing list

>>> games_access at igda.org

>>> http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/games_access

>>>

>>

> _______________________________________________

> games_access mailing list

> games_access at igda.org

> http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/games_access





More information about the games_access mailing list