In the PSVita scene, most homebrew is released and then keeps getting updated. VitaMote Beta (last release was Alpha) is out and it brings about some welcomed improvements (Analogue stick support!)
VitaMote is an application for Android that allows you to use your PSVita as a controller. This is done via Wi-Fi by using your Android phone in conjunction with VitaPad (a PSVita control transmitter). VitaMote can also save you some cash since decent controllers for Android might cost around $30-$50.
VitaPad was originally developed to be used with computers but now, it’s gotten a port for Android too. The two pieces of software aren’t written by the same author so don’t bug the incorrect author about a specific bug. VitaPad (Vita homebrew) is by developer “rinnegatamante” and VitaMote (Android receiver) is by developer “SonryP”.
What’s changed/got updated?
This release brings about some great features and improvements such as:
Analogue stick support
Improvements in key reception and combos
Changes to IME button on the app to make it easier to configure
X,O,Triange and Square have been remapped for better Android support (A,B,X,Y)
It’s very evident that the best thing of this release is support for the analogue stick. The left analgoue stick is mapped to “W,A,S,D” and the right analogue stick to “I,J,K,L”. Analogue stick controls make VitaMote a decent input method to play PSX and N64 games on Android using your Vita as a controller.
NB: Keep in mind, this is a BETA so don’t expect it to be bug free. If you find a bug, be civil and calmly report it to the developer (i.e SonryP). You can do it via Github or Reddit.
Link to VitaPad: http://rinnegatamante.it/VitaPad11.rar
Link to VitaMote Beta + release notes: https://github.com/SonryP/VitaMote/releases/tag/v1-beta
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