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Wild.Bill.Kelso
06-30-2006, 11:52 AM
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">TouchBuddy is Here!</span>

Have any of you heard of TouchBuddy? It's a program that runs on a TouchScreen (or any screen for that matter) and sends keystroke commands to other programs like IL2/PF or Lockon, or whatever via a graphical user interface.

Heres a pic of it in use:

http://www.syn-ack.com/touchbuddy/screenshots/tb-setup-03.jpg

And Here are some pics of the TouchBuddy Toolkit that I wrote to let you create Profiles:

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4672/11fo2.th.jpg (http://img523.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11fo2.jpg) http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6260/27re.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=27re.jpg) http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3417/39qw.th.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=39qw.jpg) http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5079/41tw1.th.jpg (http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=41tw1.jpg) http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/259/51cn.th.jpg (http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=51cn.jpg)

You can run TouchBuddy on just your local computer and it works fine with most games. But there is a problem with IL2/PF. This game captures and controls the entire screen and will *not* let your Mouse Cursor leave your primary display. So, you cannot touch or click on your touchscreen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

It would be nice if Oleg would fix this. There may be a reason they are doing this, but most other games don't do this, and it is not a problem. However, if you have a second computer, you can run TouchBuddy in Client/Server mode, allowing you to use your touchscreen on a different computer. Thus, the mouse capture problem does not stop TB from working for you. In client server mode you run TB on both computers, and only open the profile up on the second computer. You can then use the second computer to touch or click the screen, and it sends the keystrokes to your game computer to TouchBuddy and then it sends the keystrokes to your game running on that computer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

<span class="ev_code_RED">Best of all it's ALL FREE!</span>

Check it out at Touch-Buddy.com (http://www.Touch-Buddy.com)

Hope you all find this new tool useful. I got my 8" Innovatek TM-868 Touch Screen on eBay for about $160 shipped to my door. If you are a good graphical artist we could sure use your talents to create some nice Game Interfaces!

russ.nl
06-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Wow that's a great idea. Thank you. When I have money enough to buy me a new pc, I will get that too.
Lets hope Oleg can do something about it, fore us.
It would be great if he thought about something like this during the bob development. It is the future of gaming, and maybe simpit builders.

Wild.Bill.Kelso
07-06-2006, 07:05 AM
Greetings all,

The Touch-Buddy team is holding a logo and banner design competition.

Prize: One 8" (800x600) LCD TouchScreen

For further information on the rules etc, please check here:

http://touch-buddy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178

Regards,

TB Team