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PlayStation Mobile Development Cookbook

By : Michael Fleischauer
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PlayStation Mobile Development Cookbook

By: Michael Fleischauer

Overview of this book

With the PlayStation®Mobile SDK you can create stunning games for the PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation™Certified devices (PS Certified devices). It includes everything you need to get started, including an IDE for developing your code and even an emulator to test your creations. "PlayStation®Mobile Development Cookbook"| is an exciting and practical collection of recipes that help you make the most of this exciting new platform. It provides you with everything you need to create complete 2D or 3D games and applications that fully unlock the potential of the SDK. After quickly covering the basics, you'll learn how to utilize input sources like touch, gamepads, and motion controls, and then move on to more advanced content like creating and animating 2D graphics, networking, playing sound effects and music, adding physics, and then finally jumping into the world of 3D.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
PlayStationMobile Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Publishing Your Application


In this chapter, we are going to look at the various ways you can control your PlayStation Mobile device. The PlayStation Vita includes touch sensors, a full d-pad, two analog sticks, motion sensors, and more. It has to stay compatible with other devices, so features such as the rear touch panel are not supported. Not all devices support all of the PS Vita's features; in fact, most do not. This is especially true regarding physical joystick support. Fortunately, Sony has provided a tool for making onscreen controls, which we will cover shortly. The onscreen controls are built directly into the PSM virtual machine; you simply configure the screen layout the way you wish to see it appear.

There are, however, some limitations, especially when it comes to what you can do in the simulator. For some of these recipes, you will require an actual physical device to test them. I will point out at the beginning of each recipe if there are special requirements.

You may also notice, examples...