- Virtual button mapping on Rockchip device: RKGameControlSetting on RK3188 MiniPC
- posted on 2013-07-23 11:59:00
Rockchip continues to bring some cool features to Android tablets and MiniPC devices based on their processor. A few months ago, they offered a remote control application that can be run from any Android device to control a Rockchip based MiniPC. The server part of the application is already included in most Rockchip MiniPC devices while the remote client end is a regular application that can be installed on any Android device (phone, tablet) .
The new feature added to their latest RKRemoteControl version 2.0 is a virtual button mapping tool to control games on a MiniPC from a remote Android phone or tablet. The mapping system works only on games designed with onscreen controls, the offered virtual commands consist of: 3 direction sticks (L, R and another one) with the addition of 8 buttons: A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z.
This two parts article will present how the game button mapping feature works, we have used a Giayee RK3188 Mini PC running RKGameControlSetting and acting as a “server” together with a Android tablet using RKRemoteControl v2 application as remote controller client.
To map the buttons on a specific game, you first need to start the application by clicking on theRKGameControlSetting icon from your Android applications list. Only recent MiniPC firmware may have this application installed.
Then you can start the game where you want to map controls, within the game, move the playing part where you can see the buttons on screen. Some games may need to change the controller setup for touchscreen buttons.
Then, from RKGameControlSetting, click on New Setting to create a new empty profile.
Move the buttons according to the touchscreen positions expected in your game.
When all buttons have been positioned, you can Save your profile (middle button in the toolbar)
You can iconize the GameControl application by clicking on the last button to the right on the toolbar.
You can load existing profiles by clicking the the Settings list and clicking on a game name where you previously saved your profile. All mappings will be recalled after you click on the game line. The red cross on the right next to each game name let you delete the profile.