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Rage + TV Out

11-18-2010, 11:47 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Chichester, UK
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Rage + TV Out

This is awesome ...there's no mention of it in the settings, but it works!

Plug in a Component or VGA cable BEFORE launching Rage and you can enjoy it on the big screen. Graphics still look super-sharp coming from my iPhone 4. There's a few little bugs (some text doesn't show), but it's all really playable.

This is the coolest thing I've seen from an iPhone game - thanks id Software!

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11-21-2010, 12:15 PM
#2
Rage HD on TV

I was hooking my iPhone up to my TV for some Netflix and decided to try Rage HD. Much to my surprise the TV out functionality was still in tact. As far as I know this feature isn't officially supported by games (though most of us developers have utilized this feature in development). Anyway, the game plays very well (better than normal) when you don't have to watch the screen you're tilting. My only question now ... if I had component cables would the game work in HD? Furthermore will it work with Apple TV? I think a trip to the Apple Store is in my near future

11-21-2010, 01:50 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 334
nifty!

Just tried with my ipad and component cables and it worked great!

I wonder what other games secretly work this way?



Now if only there was a remote app so I could use my iphone as a controller

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Last edited by Fafner; 11-21-2010 at 02:00 PM.
11-21-2010, 02:22 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2010
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Originally Posted by Fafner View Post
nifty!

Just tried with my ipad and component cables and it worked great!

I wonder what other games secretly work this way?



Now if only there was a remote app so I could use my iphone as a controller
i might be stating the obvious but there are a handful of games that you can do this with...

chopper 2 and the incident come to mind but i think i've heard of a few more.

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11-21-2010, 04:10 PM
#5
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Pretty cool secret feature. Too bad all games can't do that.

But Apple will probably put a stop to it.
11-21-2010, 04:34 PM
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jailbroken iPhones with tvout app can do it with all apps
11-21-2010, 07:51 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
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Sweet... got me checking out the price of the iPhone component cable now, heh heh....
Wish this feature would get added into more games.

More importantly, is there a way to transpose the screen onto a 24" iMac?? When I move flats, I'm going to ditch my LCD TV (poor quality anyway) and just use the iMac as the main TV / Media hub. Theres no component input on the iMac...
11-21-2010, 08:28 PM
#8
There exist a component to DVI converter. There are several other options as well.
11-22-2010, 04:39 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisMayer View Post
This is awesome ...there's no mention of it in the settings, but it works!

Plug in a Component or VGA cable BEFORE launching Rage and you can enjoy it on the big screen. Graphics still look super-sharp coming from my iPhone 4. There's a few little bugs (some text doesn't show), but it's all really playable.

This is the coolest thing I've seen from an iPhone game - thanks id Software!
Yes really awesome and unexpected.
I wish the iPhone would change in a actual controller (being able to see the buttons) when playing on the big screen, it's really cool.
Every game should support this.

And, I secretely hope you could do the same thing (lag permitting) with an AppleTV....I would buy one in a blink of an eye of so.
11-22-2010, 08:30 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
Pretty cool secret feature. Too bad all games can't do that.

But Apple will probably put a stop to it.
It's actually an official feature since 3.2.

We put it in the official game description/feature list and Apple approved the game without any problem or mention of it. So I guess, no reason for them to put a stop to it. They might even start to encourage and promote it, who knows!

If you can afford the pricey cable, i would definitely recommend it. Puts a huge grin on my face everytime I play the game on my big screen TV