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blackbars for games with virtual dpad/buttons?

09-19-2010, 01:23 PM
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Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
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blackbars for games with virtual dpad/buttons?

Been wondering for a while. One of the largest complaints with iphone games is that virtual buttons/stick plainly suck. They aren't really all that responsive and they obscure a large portion of the screen. This made me wonder, why people make games 4:3 dimension and have borders on the side where the buttons/dpads are? That way your fingers won't be blocking the game screen. Sure it might look kinda dumb in screenshots but gameplay works way better.

They do that in cave games and those control and play fantastic.
09-19-2010, 02:00 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802 View Post
Been wondering for a while. One of the largest complaints with iphone games is that virtual buttons/stick plainly suck. They aren't really all that responsive and they obscure a large portion of the screen. This made me wonder, why people make games 4:3 dimension and have borders on the side where the buttons/dpads are? That way your fingers won't be blocking the game screen. Sure it might look kinda dumb in screenshots but gameplay works way better.

They do that in cave games and those control and play fantastic.
yeah maybe, I just don't find that it blocks that much of the screen, and plus either you would lose a lot of the view or it would be much smaller and harder to see.

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09-19-2010, 02:22 PM
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Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by Osmiral View Post
yeah maybe, I just don't find that it blocks that much of the screen, and plus either you would lose a lot of the view or it would be much smaller and harder to see.
I also agree with Osmiral, down with black bars!!! All d-button controls should also have size and transparent options standard.
09-19-2010, 07:40 PM
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Location: Atlanta GA
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Originally Posted by Cilo View Post
I also agree with Osmiral, down with black bars!!! All d-button controls should also have size and transparent options standard.
Hmmm but you can't make your finger transparent eh? I find that the most time I get hit is from the left side which your finger blocks when you want to move up or what not.

Most recent game was Hybrid 2 that i had this issue.