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mendozerman
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Intro questions

Post by mendozerman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi!

I found GIMX while trying to research ways to build a frankenpad without having to cut a dualshock 4 apart. My intention with using this is to allow someone to plug a dualshock 4 controller in to a USB device that adds arcade buttons in place of the buttons on the right of the pad (including shoulder and options button). I've built boxes using a PS1 controller by cutting it apart and soldering directly to the PCB, but I want a plug-and-play solution and am hoping I can use this.

So here are my questions that will ultimately decide if I go through with this or not:

1. Can I use the dualshock 4 at the same time as the other controller connected to the Pi/PC?
2. Using a Pi as the computer, is it possible to just connect arcade buttons to the GPIO on the Pi without needing to plug in a second controller?

Thanks!

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Matlo
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Re: Intro questions

Post by Matlo » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:33 pm

Welcome :)

GIMX requires a Dualshock 4 to be wired to the computer (for authentication purposes). This Dualshock 4 can be used as input.
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