Naturally as this one comes with the [At Your Own Risk] moniker, Root privileges are required. If you haven't Rooted your Galaxy SIII yet, it's super-easy, and we even have a wonderfully easy to follow guide right here. Before you do that however, be sure to familiarise yourself with our standard weasel-words disclaimer at the beginning of this piece. If you can't be bothered reading the disclaimer, and want to foolishly plow into things without understanding what you're up to, be aware that our disclaimer is fairly dire, and we mean every word of it (even the bit about pointing and laughing at you, Nelson styles). That said we don't publish any guides requiring Root privileges here at AndroidNZ that we haven't personally road tested, so there is that.
If you happen to be making your first steps in the world of Rooting, modding, hacking and generally making your Android device truly yours, you should probably also check out our guide to backing up your shiny toy before getting any further.
Anyways, make the jump and join us after the break where we have the video demo and guide, and also a download link for the Sixaxis Controller touch emulation profile that I use in the video to put directly on your device if it all seems a bit much.
OK, so you've seen the demo and just want to steal my control scheme rather than go to any effort yourself. Fair enough. Grab the touch profile from here, and save it in the Profiles folder at /mnt/sdcard/data/com.dancingpixelstudios.sixaxiscontroller.
I've got my controls mapped as follows:
- L analog stick - move
- R analog stick - look/aim
- R1 - shoot
- L1 - change weapons
- R2 - use special power
- L2 - change special powers
- Triangle - reload
- Circle - jump
- Cross - bring up crosshairs
- Square - throw grenade
In NOVA 3 itself you'll need to enable control style 3, the one with fire in the middle of the screen and left and right analog sticks to either side of the screen for move and look respectively, because that's what I've mapped my touch profile to. Finally don't enable auto-level in the in-game controls, it seems like a good idea, but it'll mess things up and cause button inputs to 'stick'.
So, what do you guys think? How many years till console gaming as we know it gets eaten by cellphones, just like the handheld market is right now?