Mobile Controls (Tablet + Phone)

Discussion in 'Game changes and Updates' started by Eric, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Hi all!

    We have received some great feedback on mobile controls and plan to make some improvements this week. Ultimately we would love to add controls to settings where players can choose button size individually (cycle through 3 sizes small/medium/large) as well as moving controls anywhere on the screen, we plan to do this but it will be added well after we get the game out of beta as that would require a fair amount of dev.

    Until we have the "ultimate" control settings, we plan to the best one size fits all controls for tablets and phones. Below is what we are planning to push out this week but would love your feedback before we do.

    Key changes in the mock-ups below:
    • letters are used instead of symbols, should be clearer for new players (A-accelerate, B-brake, L-left lean, R-right lean, Z-switch)
    • tablet vs phone layout, tablet angled was decided internally to be more comfortable playing vs on a smaller device
    • moved the switch to where the restart is now and moved the restart to top left

    Tablet:
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    Phone:
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  2. DarkPlant

    DarkPlant Well-Known Member

    Personally I would just add arrows instead of L, R. For the newcomers. But like always I have bad Ideas :confused::(
     
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  3. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    I agree. Symbols are simpler, that is, if you make them simple.
    Also, I think in the Tablet controls, the "Z" and "L" should be swapped, "but like always I have bad Ideas".
     
  4. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Do you 2 play on a phone or tablet? If so, what kind (iPhone, iPad, Nexus 7, etc)?
     
  5. speedy__XD

    speedy__XD Well-Known Member Official Author

    I agree accept I would leave the "Z" and "L" cuz the way it is is cemetrical to "A" and "B" which are the opposite :p Just my thought
     
  6. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    I actually don't. I always find keyboard/mouse the best for almost anything, because I'm pretty used it.

    Good catch, didn't notice it.
     
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  7. DarkPlant

    DarkPlant Well-Known Member

    No, I only play on the pc atm.
     
  8. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

    New controls are out.
     
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  9. DarkPlant

    DarkPlant Well-Known Member

    I would really appreciate if you make it able like this:
    -When you hold up and left in the editor(pc), when trying out the track, hold two buttons whilst pressing spacebar(pause). For example:
    holding up/w riding and then press space, whilst holding up. Ask me if you don't understand what I mean and I'll try to explain different.
     
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  10. Char

    Char Free Rider HD Developer Staff Member Administrator Official Author

    I understand what you are saying. Will look to implement / fix this
     
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  11. LikeaSir

    LikeaSir Member

    [​IMG] I think the controls were EXTREMELY difficult at first but after a while I got used to it and now Z is in a much more convenient spot.
     
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  12. LikeaSir

    LikeaSir Member

    Lol... WAY TO BIG!
     
  13. THEMONSTER

    THEMONSTER Well-Known Member

    :mad: ARROWS , NOT Z AND R. THAT'S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO , RIGHT NOW !!!! :mad:
     
  14. Eric

    Eric Administrator Staff Member Administrator Forum Moderator Official Author

    Arrows for mobile devices? We had that previously but found it was confusing for new players, so we switched the symbols of letters. For example, the right lean was being confused with accelerate. At least now with letters we can explain them better "A"-accelerate, "B"-brake, "R"-right lean, "L"-left lean and "Z" just because "Z" is used on keyboard and used in a lot of maps.
     
  15. THEMONSTER

    THEMONSTER Well-Known Member

    So why don't you make arrows , OPTIONAL !? :)
     
  16. Blaze06h

    Blaze06h Well-Known Member

    I 2gree...
     
  17. fil

    fil Well-Known Member Official Author

    This is becoming way too confusing.Here is my idea for this:
    Top row(in order):A L R
    Bottom row(in order):B Z
    That way the left hand can be for a and b and the right for l,r,and z.The reason why i think this way is because I keep on confusing the z for l.
    I also support this:
     
  18. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    I like letters better actually. it gives it more of an arcade game feeking.
     
  19. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    YES about the OPTIONAL thang!
     

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