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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

Creating onscreen controls for devices without gamepads

In this recipe, we will look at creating onscreen controls for devices that do not have physical controls. We are going to configure a control set that has a left hand analog stick, select, start, as well as the cross, and triangle buttons. We are going to layout controls for an example device, the Xperia Arc, which has a 4.2" 480 x 854 screen.

Getting ready

This recipe can be created on your computer, however you will require an Android device to test it, as onscreen controls cannot be run on the Vita or simulator.

To get started, locate and execute OscCustomizeTool.exe. It will be located in the Tools folder, under the PSM Studio install directory. On my machine, which was installed using defaults, this file was located at C:\Program Files (x86)\SCE\PSM\tools\OscCustomizeTool.

How to do it…

  1. On the main screen, uncheck all buttons except the L Analog, Select/Start, Select, Start, Face Button, Cross, and Triangle buttons like this:

  2. Switch...