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Offline enjoylife27

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Rumble not working with controller
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:56:37 AM »
Hi all,

New to here but great site and emulator.

Got a new Gamesir G3S controller connected via Bluetooth to device running Android 5.1.

Emulator and controller works fine but there is no vibration/rumble coming from controller which has it.

Enabled rumble pak for Controller 1 and now Android device screen vibrates (even though touch controls are disabled) but the Gamesir controller doesn't.

Need suggestions how to get it working pls.... Thanks in advance.

PS: using super smash bro for the test as that supports rumble effect.

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Re: Rumble not working with controller
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 09:28:14 AM »
Hello, unfortunately, as far as I know. Android does not provide an API to support vibration on controllers so it's not possible at this time.

Do you know of any games that can use vibration/rumble on your controller?

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Re: Rumble not working with controller
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 10:19:20 AM »
No idea - only been using it with Android on a couple of emulators. All works fine but vibration doesn't work.

Can't believe such a basic feature is missing in Android after years of development. Almost makes gaming not realistic on the Android platform!

I have seen some forms mentioning shield tablet/tv based on Android supports it so there be a way after all??

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Re: Rumble not working with controller
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 08:27:59 AM »
The shield controller actually used to support vibration, but they took it away through a controller firmware update. I think Nvidia was forced to remove it by Google because it wasn't officially supported in Android.

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Re: Rumble not working with controller
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 02:07:29 AM »
It's still hard to believe there is no controller vibration support in Android and no easy means for anyone to get around it. Just spoils the whole gaming experience :(

Assume that's the same with any other Android emulator for N64, PSX, etc?