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Android Controller Support

You can play Tallowmere for Android with a touchscreen, controller, or keyboard.

Version 345.2 (19 June 2017) supports the following Android controllers:

My controller doesn't work!


If your controller doesn't seem to be working with the Tallowmere Android version, I can create a controller profile to add to Tallowmere for you, but I'll need your help.

To create a new controller profile, I need to know what your controller's buttons and joysticks internal ID numbers correspond to.

To figure this out, I've created a custom app called Mobile Controller Debugger.

Download Mobile Controller Debugger


Please download and install the APK here:
MobileControllerDebugger_v1.0.1.apk (17 MB)

You will need to allow 3rd-party apps to be installed; should be an option in your Android Settings > Security section.

Mobile Controller Debugger uses the same InControl plugin that Tallowmere uses, with some text to detect controllers that aren't in its database.

Example screenshot of what Mobile Controller Debugger looks like:

Instructions


Once your controller is connected, launch Mobile Controller Debugger. Press any button; the "Active device" text should change.

What I need from you is:
  • Active device meta (I need everything in the blue text exactly as is, word for word, case-sensitive, space for space, take a screenshot if needed),
  • Button ID numbers for each button,
  • Analog ID numbers for each stick, and
  • Analog raw values for when each stick is moved up, down, left, and right.


Please fill out the list below for your controller (might be easiest to copy-and-paste into an email). You'll have to press each button and move each stick and write down what the screen says.

Active device meta (as displayed in blue):

A: (example: Button1)
B: (example: Button2)
X:
Y:

Select:
Home:
Start:

L1:
L2:
R1:
R2:

Left Stick Horizontal AnalogID: (example: Analog0)
Left Stick Vertical AnalogID: (example: Analog1)

Left Stick Horizontal Idle Raw Value: (example: 0)
Left Stick Vertical Idle Raw Value: (example: 0)

Left Stick Up Raw Value: (example: -1)
Left Stick Down Raw Value: (example: 1)
Left Stick Left Raw Value:
Left Stick Right Raw Value:

Right Stick Horizontal AnalogID:
Right Stick Vertical AnalogID:

Right Stick Horizontal Idle Raw Value:
Right Stick Vertical Idle Raw Value:

Right Stick Up Raw Value:
Right Stick Down Raw Value:
Right Stick Left Raw Value:
Right Stick Right Raw Value:

Left Stick Button:
Right Stick Button:

(note: D-Pad may be seen as either Buttons or Analog, please write down which it is. If it's Analog, will also need Idle and Up/Down/Left/Right raw values like the sticks)
D-Pad Up:
D-Pad Down:
D-Pad Left:
D-Pad Right:

Once all the above is filled out, email chris@tallowmere.com.

I will interpret what you've written and create an InControl profile for your controller. I'll then build another InControl-based app containing the new profile for you to test.

There might be a little back-and-forthing between us to get it right. Once that looks good, last step will be for me to create a Tallowmere test demo for you to try, just to confirm that your controller works as it should, and then finally I'll add the new controller profile to Tallowmere properly and release an update to everyone.

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Latest builds:
 › June 2017
  • Steam: 345
  • Android: 345
  • iPhone & iPad: 344
  • Wii U (Americas): 342

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Gameplay video:
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Game info:
  Action roguelike platformer
  Randomly-generated levels
  Weapons w/ unique mechanics
  Outfits, headgear, shields
  Item rarities
  Multiple enemy types
  Tactical shield blocking
  Deadly traps and obstacles
  Persistent bloodsplats and gibs
  Coins, hearts, souls, and keys
  Permadeath
  Treasure chests
  Potions and consumables
  Special room events and bosses
  Passive abilities
  Merchant NPCs
  Local high-score system
  Achievements
  Challenge modes
  Sacrificial kittens
  Combat/event log
  Dev console for cheats*

  Single-player
  Local co-op (up to 4 players)
  Keyboard and mouse support*
  Independent game developer
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