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Using the Gamepad Plugin with ProtoPie Connect

Available in both Pro and Enterprise plans.

The Gamepad plugin is one of the many built-in plugins in ProtoPie Connect that allows you to create dynamic, multi-device prototyping experiences. Read along to see how the Gamepad plugin works.

How It Works

Prerequisites

In the Security & Privacy Settings of your computer, enable Input Monitoring for both ProtoPie Connect and your browser.

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Getting Set-Up

1. Open ProtoPie Connect.

2. Connect your Gamepad via USB or Bluetooth to the device running ppConnect.

A Connected message will be displayed in the Plugins section when the Gamepad is detected.

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3. When the Gamepad buttons are pressed ppConnect will automatically detect the keystrokes and broadcast message and value pairs to the pies running on ppConnect.

Connecting Multiple Gamepads

ppConnect supports connections with multiple Gamepads.

  • The message will follow the below format:
    • {Gamepad Number}_{Button Name}
  • Gamepad Number is assigned from 1 in the following connection order:
    • Gamepad connected first will have Gamepad number of 1.
    • Gamepad connected second will have Gamepad number of 2.
  • The number of connected gamepads is displayed in the Gamepad Settings window.
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Gamepad Buttons and Messages

Gamepad buttons and messages are as follows (assuming messages are received from the first connected gamepad).

Gamepad Plugin – Buttons and Messages

Gamepad buttonppConnect MessageValue
LT1_button610,0
LB1_button41,0
RT1_button710,0
RB1_button51,0
X1_button21,0
Y1_button31,0
A1_button01,0
B1_button11,0
Start1_button91,0
Back1_button81,0
11_button121,0
21_button151,0
31_button131,0
41_button141,0
RSB X axis1_axe210 to -10
RSB Y axis1_axe310 to -10
LSB X axis1_axe010 to -10
LSB Y axis1_axe110 to -10

Read more about ProtoPie Connect’s built-in plugins: IFTTT plugin, Logitech G29 Steering Wheel plugin, Arduino plugin, and blokdots plugin.

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