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P6X330 #1 Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:19 PM

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Update on March 8, 2019;

I managed to borrow one of the largest iPad, and could give it a serious try in Proven Grounds:

So, going further than the gimmickry, it is not going to replace a console/screen combination; at least, not for me. The controls are way too sensitive, and I have shaky fingers.

There is also another issue;

The communication with your PS4 is via your home Wifi; and I do believe you are adding a layer of latency there, depending on what is happening in your house with regards to the Internet;

In any case, it is not going to be doing it for me, as I will never be able to master the flat screen commands.

See below how it fares on a large iPad; note that in landscape mode the commands invade the frame, hiding some of the information...

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Update: just tried it on someone else's iPhone, and I suggest you do too. It is interesting to say the least...

It works with world of tanks, and the L3 and R3 clicks are done by two light taps....

 

Once I get used to the triggers which are now very sensitive, I think I am going to favor it as a controller.

 

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I just got that PS4 system update installed and I thought it would be useful to feature it in the forum;

 

With that system update, Sony allows those that own a smartphone running iOS 12.1 or later, or an iPad  6th generation or iPad Pro 2nd generation to:

 

-Display the PS4 screen on your mobile device;

-Use the on-screen controller on your mobile device to control your PS4

-Join voice chats using the mic on your mobile device

-Enter text on your PS4 using the keyboard on your mobile device

 

It says that it may not be compatible with all the games, so it is an open question about WoT, as my iPad 3 and my very old smart phone are not compatible.

 

I see a few perks here:

the ability to carry a slim PS4 in a remote place and use a mobile media (large iPad maybe) as the display; not sure how easy to play. With these high resolution iPad Pro, it maybe interesting and a little more portable.

 

See if there is any advantage in precision to control your tank with your media.

 

If any of you guys have the ability to try it with world of tanks, I would be interested to get your feed-back.

Just as I am typing this, I read there was a "Black Friday" price drops on iPads, so I maybe interested. I have taken my slim PS4 on travel with me before, but hooking it up to a hotel TV is not always easy.

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panthermark #2 Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:43 PM

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I saw that update, but didn't bother to try it on a new Ipad I got for Christmas (I don't use it as my old one still works).  I may have to give it a go. 

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Tempest fox3 #3 Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

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Why though?

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f1mitku #4 Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:48 PM

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Just upgraded my PS4 few hours ago. But didn’t know for this new feature. I’ll try it later. Seems interesting. 

SmalltalkJava #5 Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:02 PM

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Lol. That is wild

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I didn't play a game, but I did load it up....pretty dang neat!

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View PostTempest fox3, on 07 March 2019 - 12:47 PM, said:

Why though?

 

Playing while on vacation...or any time you are away from your PS4.   Not sure how responsive it would be, but I do like option. 

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View Postpanthermark, on 07 March 2019 - 07:21 PM, said:

 

Playing while on vacation...or any time you are away from your PS4.   Not sure how responsive it would be, but I do like option. 

 

Away, but not too far away....

You still need to be able to connect to your PS4 via the same Wifi network...

Thus, you are able to be outside on your patio, still within Wifi coverage, and you would be able to remote play WoT.

But that would not work using your operator's network.



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View PostTempest fox3, on 07 March 2019 - 06:47 PM, said:

Why though?

 

I gave a few hints in the original post, but I can think of a few more, as I tried;

 

Try the inboard controller; using a flat surface instead of a controller has some real advantages; like L3 and R3 double taps;

 

You have the ability to play in any room of the house/apartment, independently of where your PS4 and screen are located; although, playing on a small iPhone is restrictive, with the new large screened iPhones and iPads, I bet this can be really interested.

As a matter of fact, I spoke to a friend of mine who works shifts, and has to take a large break without the ability to return home, he can bring is PS4 with him, and play on his phone incognito...

 

Is the haptic controller a more efficient way to play once you mastered it? this should also be an interesting feed back. Obviously, on the small phone I tried, iPhone 6 from 2014, it is maybe not optimal. I would be interested in getting feed-back from those people who used a keyboard and mouse before, how different it is to play on a flat screen.



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I just thought about another advantage....

 

If I remember well, Lady Tanker plays together with her spouse, and she said that they had to play in a different room; two different PS4's, two screens.

 

How many of us are in that situation? I have two PS4's too, but they are in different rooms.

 

So in theory, I am able to sit close to someone else and play world of tanks side by side.....


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i play with a ps4 in another room, already try stream on laptop with a ps4 controller but there is a lag.

It's good to have more choice to play.

 

 


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View PostN6X507, on 07 March 2019 - 02:17 PM, said:

 

Away, but not too far away....

You still need to be able to connect to your PS4 via the same Wifi network...

Thus, you are able to be outside on your patio, still within Wifi coverage, and you would be able to remote play WoT.

But that would not work using your operator's network.

 

Well that is no good.  I guess maybe if you have something like online chess...you can play it while sitting on the patio....

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DrHorrible4Life #14 Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:13 PM

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I beat dark souls 3 using a Rock Band guitar controller.  Not impressive compared to the guy who beat it using a fishing peripheral, but the point is that the controls are better optimized for a standard controller.

P6X330 #15 Posted 08 March 2019 - 01:52 PM

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Added pictures using large iPad.

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