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Wild.Bill.Kelso
06-30-2006, 11:58 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!

Wild.Bill.Kelso
06-30-2006, 11:58 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!

Waldo.Pepper
06-30-2006, 12:46 PM
Neat, but I would get mustard on the screen.

Edit: oops typo - thanks.

Wild.Bill.Kelso
06-30-2006, 01:00 PM
Is Mustand some sort of bodily fluid? Just don't let it dry and your good to go.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

DuxCorvan
07-01-2006, 05:09 AM
I already have Mustang on the screen... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

krel01
07-03-2006, 03:45 PM
A really GREAT idea that zorlac came up with!

For me Touch Buddy is the best flightsim improvement since TRACKIR.

Thanks to Wild.Bill.Kelso who made this cool Tool for Touch Buddy to create own profiles for games with cool buttons etc.

Wanna see it in action with LOCKON? Go and check out the movie at
http://www.touch-buddy.com\downloads\touchbuddy-preview.zip (http://www.touch-buddy.com/downloads/touchbuddy-preview.zip)

Targ
07-04-2006, 02:24 AM
Wow,
this looks really really sweet!

dodjer42
07-05-2006, 10:17 PM
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://www.touch-buddy.com/forums/sh...=1056#post1056

Regards,

TB Team

Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-07-2007, 06:03 PM
FYI:

Kind of a late posting, but TouchBuddy has released a new version 1.3.0 at the first of this year, which has several new features that are very cool.

Also, I have released version 1 of an IL2 Profile. Soon version 2 will be available with many more IL2 commands.

Check out TouchBuddy here:
http://www.touch-buddy.com/forums

Bearcat99
02-08-2007, 06:52 AM
Oooooooo and me with a 15" touchscreen monitor that I have been holding on to.

BadA1m
02-20-2007, 11:04 PM
Boy, digging a little sure does get you treasure sometimes! Thanks Bill.

Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-21-2007, 07:14 AM
Glad to hear you guys have found this useful.

We only have 2 IL2/PF profiles right now. Mine is only half done because I have another graphics buddy (SytRep) working on the flight & combat control images, and he's been on a Snowboarding trip for the past 6 weeks. Hope to have it finished soon.

EiZ0N
02-21-2007, 07:20 AM
Snowboarding trip for 6 weeks?!

Jealous!

Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-21-2007, 07:39 AM
Yea, a bunch of 'training' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif then some racing.

Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-21-2007, 07:50 AM
Here are some screenshots of the first version of our IL2/PF profile. The Game and Radio Tabs, plus the wrap-around Toolbar are finished. SytRep is working on the other tabs, which will be included in the next release.

Even though this isn't completely finished yet, I find it very useful. I seem to know the keys to fly the aircraft much better than all the padlock, and other game commands. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4895/gamepb7.th.jpg (http://img163.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gamepb7.jpg) http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/4673/flightmw9.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flightmw9.jpg) http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7366/combatrw1.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=combatrw1.jpg) http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3169/bombingbw1.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bombingbw1.jpg) http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/9140/radiokj7.th.jpg (http://img459.imageshack.us/my.php?image=radiokj7.jpg)