Dec 29th, 2011

In a previous post we featured an app called Tablet Remote that allows for a user to control one Android device from another using Bluetooth. While that was all good and dandy for playing media, it wasn’t exactly ideal for Android gaming. So what happens when you want to play a little GTA3 on your big screen but want to do it from your couch and not tethered 2 feet away? DroidMote is here to save the day. Using this application, DroidMote will give you the ability to connect 2 Android devices together (like a smartphone and a tablet) over WiFi and transform your smartphone into a full fledged gaming controller.

A video was just uploaded today showing off DroidMote working on Grand Theft Auto 3, where the smartphone acts as the controller, even enabling dual-analog sticks to control the actions of the game running on the tablet. Pretty impressive to say the least.

Here are the key mappings to enable dual-analogs:

droidmote.kl axis configuration:

axis 0x00 X
axis 0x01 Y
axis 0x02 Z
axis 0x03 LTRIGGER
axis 0x04 RTRIGGER
axis 0x05 split 0x00 RTRIGGER LTRIGGER
axis 0x10 HAT_X
axis 0x11 HAT_Y

One of the shortcomings with DroidMote is that it does require that the device being controlled to have root permissions (tablet in this scenario) but the device acting as the controller, however, can be fully stock. If this fits your situation, you may want to give DroidMote a shot. You can find both the server and the client in the Android Market via the links below.

[DroidMote Server | DroidMote Client]

Via DroidGamers