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Old 01-13-2013, 12:15 PM
bsquadron bsquadron is offline
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Hi,

I'm the developer of "B-Squadron : Battle for Earth", an arcade shooter for iOS.
I've just received my iCade Core !
The dev to add iCade support is almost finished.
The result is very fun, this is not the same game !

Informations about "B-Squadron : Battle for Earth" : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...ight=bsquadron

Coming soon !!

Régis

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:27 PM
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iStriker 2: Air Assault will come out next month.
It is a 3D scroll shooter support iCade.

More information here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=174071 .
Thanks
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:34 AM
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Cool! Keep us posted on B-Squadron and iStriker.

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The buttons are perhaps a tiny bit stiff but maybe they'll normalize with use.
Glad it worked out well! The buttons stay stiff, I think. That's one reason I do NOT like manual-fire (like Velocispider) in iCade games. Too tiring. (Super Ox Wars is nice, giving you the choice.)
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:49 AM
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Glad it worked out well! The buttons stay stiff, I think. That's one reason I do NOT like manual-fire (like Velocispider) in iCade games. Too tiring. (Super Ox Wars is nice, giving you the choice.)
I love my iCade so much, but I also have found the buttons too stiff for rapid fire games. I had been deliberately avoiding many shmups for that reason which is a shame.

The stiffness is partly caused by the spring in the button and partly by the type of switch underneath that is pressed by the button.

I swapped out all the microswitches for a different brand and it was a little bit better. The buttons required a little less force and there was also a slightly shorter travel distance making them feel more responsive. I was still unhappy though as it was still hard going on rapid pressing games.

I am now very happy. I have purchased GoldLeaf brand buttons as recommended by Stiggy's blog. They have softer springs and integrated leaf switches which are also very easy to press (and quiet).

Tutorial here with video http://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2012...rcade-buttons/

Video of someone keeping stock buttons and installing softer, quieter leaf switches underneath. Wish she did a close up of the buttons being pressed as it's hard to tell how well this worked. She seems pretty happy though.
http://youtu.be/n5by6VTS7Tk

If you like microswitches, but want them to be a little more responsive, here is Stiggy swapping them out for a different brand.
http://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2012...microswitches/
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:28 PM
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I've thought about doing a switch mod. Meanwhile I've done a much easier mod: add speakers.

There's a lot of airspace in the back/bottom of the cabinet. All you need are small speakers plus these:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Cable-3-...able+audio+out
Audio-out (along with power in) via the 30-pin connector. Better than using the headphone jack: that's about impossible to fit with the lid shut, and would mean two cables to connect every time. I like having just the dock connector to hook up.

http://www.amazon.com/Stellar-Labs-3...volume+control
Volume control which sticks out under the bottom-side edge of the iCade (since the iPad's volume switches are only for the headphone jack, not the line-out).


(OK, not literally those... but I used very similar parts. Sadly, the 30-pin audio cable I got does not have the Apple stamp of approval and is flawed: it does NOT work with a lightning adapter.)
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:58 AM
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I can name hundreds of games I wish had iCade and iCade Jr support but the majority have been named in this thread thus far.

I got my iCade Jr when it was on Thinkgeek's christmas sale, $10 instead of $50. While I'm grateful it was ten bucks, I certainly would not have paid fifty for this. There's only a handful of games, I enjoy, that are compatible with it. And for whatever reason Atari Greatest Hits is only compatible with the original iCade, not the Jr. Which sucks cause I have every Atari Greatest Hits game they offer.

I would jailbreak my phone, but for whatever reason the people who create those jailbreaks have not established a working one for the iPhone 4S with iOS 6.0 or 6.0.1, the only one that works is with iOS 5.0.1 but I do not want to downgrade my iOS.

Sooooo many games I own would be great with it, from Final Fantasy Tactics, to X-Men Arcade to Marvel vs Capcom 2 (and any other fighter out there). Sigh. We can only hope and pray.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:12 PM
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How did we not notice that Donut Games has started supporting iCade? That's like an iCade candy store! Bubble Pig is on the official Ion list, but I've found several others (from the app descriptions). More keep coming!

I have several of these already, but so far I've only iCade-tested Rat on a Snowboard (very simple, just push the stick up to jump/double-jump) and Sunday Lawn (4-way control with a kind of puzzle/Pac-Man feel). Both have iCade menu control as well.

Here are the iCade-ready Donut games so far (all Universal):

Bubble Pig
Rat on a Scooter XL
Rat on a Snowboard
Rat on a Skateboard
Sunday Lawn
Gold Miner Joe
Action Driver
Icy Escort
Action Hero

(May as well put all Donut games on your AppShopper wishlist, because they have a ton of games and often have one of them for free. But I like most of them enough to pay the buck. Super-simple, but somehow appealing. All in fine retro style.)

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:00 AM
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Boulder Dash-XL just got iCade support!
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:03 PM
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How did we not notice that Donut Games has started supporting iCade? That's like an iCade candy store! Bubble Pig is on the official Ion list, but I've found 5 others (from the app descriptions). More to come, I hope!

I have several of these already, but so far I've only iCade-tested Rat on a Snowboard (very simple, just push the stick up to jump/double-jump) and Sunday Lawn (4-way control with a kind of puzzle/Pac-Man feel). Both have iCade menu control as well.

Here are the iCade-ready Donut games so far (all Universal):

Bubble Pig
Rat on a Scooter XL
Rat on a Snowboard
Sunday Lawn
Gold Miner Joe
Action Driver

(May as well put all Donut games on your AppShopper wishlist, because they have a ton of games and often have one of them for free. But I like most of them enough to pay the buck. Super-simple, but somehow appealing. All in fine retro style.)
Wow - had no idea. Fantastic and fantastic news on Boulder Dash. iCade-tastic.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:23 PM
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How did we not notice that Donut Games has started supporting iCade? That's like an iCade candy store!
Wow! Thanks so much for mentioning. Strange that this wasn't announced at all. Great news after the disappointment that Temple Run 2 does not have iCade support.
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