Steam Controller

Steam Controller

Green :) Jul 1, 2015 @ 12:10pm
Can I use right trackpad together with Gyroscope + accelerometer sensors for aiming?
I would loooove to play Counterstrike GO, using the left touchpad for wasd and right touchpad for looking around... while also using the Gyroscope + accelerometer sensors for fast and precise aiming! Whoooot biggest mousemat ever!

Please tell me the gyroscope + accelerometer are precise enough for this... I've already seen in the controller config i can config everything I need for this.

I most defenitly can see me using those dualstage triggers while aiming with my controller on my big screen... :csgob:ang headshot!
Last edited by Green :); Jul 1, 2015 @ 12:11pm
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ECA Jul 1, 2015 @ 10:48pm 
Configuring it, and using it, are 2 diff things...
Setup and learning to USE what you configured are fun...
null Jul 3, 2015 @ 1:00pm 
I'm very much excited for these possibilities, too, after playing Splatoon. Really hope they let you map the mouse to gyroscope. Though honestly, I'd much prefer using the analog stick to move around.
Green :) Jul 4, 2015 @ 1:38pm 
Originally posted by ECA:
Configuring it, and using it, are 2 diff things...
Setup and learning to USE what you configured are fun...

I agree, learning and tweaking stuff is fun, but I hope the controller can be used care free by my family members.
Green :) Jul 4, 2015 @ 1:41pm 
Originally posted by capybara:
I'm very much excited for these possibilities, too, after playing Splatoon. Really hope they let you map the mouse to gyroscope. Though honestly, I'd much prefer using the analog stick to move around.

Splatoon on steam? Where can i find that?

I was hoping to use the pad for moving around (i'm not a console players), but was hoping to map the gyro to 90 degree left and 90 degree right movements. The small touchpad can never be as precise as a mouse, but using the gyro+accelerometer could match the mouse speed+precision, in theory even outmatch it... so i'm curious about the technical specifics.
null Jul 5, 2015 @ 1:41pm 
Originally posted by Green:
Originally posted by capybara:
I'm very much excited for these possibilities, too, after playing Splatoon. Really hope they let you map the mouse to gyroscope. Though honestly, I'd much prefer using the analog stick to move around.

Splatoon on steam? Where can i find that?

I was hoping to use the pad for moving around (i'm not a console players), but was hoping to map the gyro to 90 degree left and 90 degree right movements. The small touchpad can never be as precise as a mouse, but using the gyro+accelerometer could match the mouse speed+precision, in theory even outmatch it... so i'm curious about the technical specifics.
No, I mean what you're describing is pretty much Splatoon's control scheme, and I agree that it would be great (which is a Wii U exclusive, obviously). Also, I don't think you should doubt the trackpad's precision so much. It's practically a mouse, except you're using your thumb instead of your whole hand. Although, I'll let you discover that for yourself if/when you get your own Steam controller.
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Green :) Jul 5, 2015 @ 1:52pm 
I'm not doubting the trackpad precision, but more the eye-hand coordination of human beings. In short: a bigger hand travel between points giver higher accuracy. This is one of the reasons many profesional gamers prefer big mousemats with low sensitive mouse settings I intend to do something similar with the gyro function.

Ive preorderdered two controllers on the first day it was possible to pre order, so i should get it a month early

HitBit Jul 6, 2015 @ 5:07pm 
That would be a nice feature if it is possible to configure in FPS games. On my mobile phone i used the Gyro/Accelleration sensors for aiming as well in the FPS games and it really helps a lot getting those fast kills compared to the basic controls. And it will be something I will try as well when receiving my controller :D
null Jul 6, 2015 @ 9:19pm 
Originally posted by Green:
I'm not doubting the trackpad precision, but more the eye-hand coordination of human beings. In short: a bigger hand travel between points giver higher accuracy. This is one of the reasons many profesional gamers prefer big mousemats with low sensitive mouse settings I intend to do something similar with the gyro function.

Ive preorderdered two controllers on the first day it was possible to pre order, so i should get it a month early
Idk, the range for good movements with your thumb shrinks, since the thumb is smaller than your whole hand. Personally, I've played FPSes on my smartphone while using my right thumb on the touchscreen to aim, and it's felt as precise as a mouse, considering I calibrated everything correctly. That's just me, though. I've also never had an issue aiming with trackpads in general (like the one on my laptop), it's just moreso the fact that the mouse click buttons are never placed anywhere reasonable. If there's a gap between using your whole hand to aim and using your thumb to aim, I just can't imagine it being too big, is all.
Green :) Jul 7, 2015 @ 11:32am 
Thats not what hand-eye coordinations means. for example human beeings need a certain amount of movement to be precise with fast responses. Its like putting the cursor between two letters on a old 2.5" android phone. While its easy to do, it takes more focus then doing the same task on a 10" tablet. Either one work, buts you'll doing it a whole lot faster on the 10"
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