A few days ago I wrote about PS Vita Remote Desktop, a tool that allows you to stream PC games on your Vita, and control them with the Vita.
The author of that application, DigitalArts001 (a.k.a. melfice002) just released the source code for that application on the playstation forums.
One of the “proof of concept” videos that impressed people the most was Left 4 Dead running through this application. If you have an up to date Playstation Mobile SDK, as well as an up to date Vita (yup, you’ll probably need firmware 1.691), and a bit of motivation and/or programming skills, then do give this app a try.
Download and install
Quoting the author here:
I’d like to share a sample of my remote desktop application because lots of users are asking for a sample. This is my first C# and PS Vita Application.
I haven’t though of a good name for my application yet because I’am very picky when it comes to naming, but for now I will call this PS Vita Remote Deskop, an application that allows you access your computer remotely using the PS Vita, by translating the PS Vita’s input to keyboard/mouse input.
Windows 7 (haven’t tried this on XP or Vista) .net Frame work 3.5 above PlayStaion Mobile SDK 0.99 for PC PlayStation Mobile Dev Assistant 0.99 for PS Vita
How to Install
1. download PS Vita Remote Desktop here 2. extract the PS VITA REMOTE DESKTOP.rar 3. load and install “VitaRemoteClient” using the PSM Studio. 4. locate “VitaRemoteServer.exe” from the “VitaRemoteServer folder”, run the server. 5. windows security alert will appear, select allow access. 6. a ballon tooltip will appear showing the computer’s Ip address input the ip address to your vita then tap connect.
Controls D pad = arrows keys; Left Analog stick = W, A, S, D; Right Analog Stick = Mouse Movement; Gyro X and Y axis only = mouse movement; accelerometer X axis only = A, D; Lbutton = U; Rbutton= O; Square = J; Cross = K; Circle = L; start = numpad0; select= show/hide mouse cursor;
TouchScreen “don’t function well still working on it.”
Tap = executes a left mouse click; double tap = executes a left mouse double click; Draging with one finger = moves the mouse; Draging with two fingers = moves the view port;
Max Resolution 480 x 270; lowest Resolution 400×200; Audio not yet available definining key inputnot yet available the program is 30% complete but it’s working.
It’s not perfect yet, though: several people are reporting various problems: compilation errors, black screens, etc… but most of them seem to be configuration issues that can simply be solved. If you have any problem, feel free to discuss them on our thread at /talk.