Hardware Connection Test


Benimo12 2022-06-19 17:58

This program detects what type of hardware that is connected to your actual device (and also simulated hardware from program). For some reason, there are more hardware that can be connected than hardware that can be simulated properly which is very weird; For example, connection 3 is GAMEPAD 3 but you can’t program it into a normal BASIC program neither can it be properly used on iOS (can’t be used at all on any other platform).

This program is written using I/O states and not proper BASIC commands

SP4CEBAR 2022-06-20 12:28

don't the IO registers refer to the virtual gamepad and keyboard? Or do they change when the IO of the actual device changes

Benimo12 2022-06-20 19:35

Yes and no: There are states to register that a device is plugged in (3,5-7) but if the connected device is properly recognized by the program, it’ll read the connected device in a usable state (1,2,4,8).

Benimo12 2022-06-20 19:45

You could still manually plug in the values to see for yourself which devices the compiler can recognize without the program demanding it.
Interestingly, the program stops itself from registering any devices on start by putting all IO states on pause. You can remove this gate to make the program register your device’s actual input system (I removed this mechanic because
A. There’s no way to check a device’s platform and
B. Even if there was, it only looks for one input system and doesn’t check for other input devices.)

The LowRes NX and LowRes Coder have a weird quirk where they can check your device’s actual states with their IO registers.

An exempted example is also how “TIMER” works with your device’s motherboard’s batteries to function properly (for some reason this isn’t part of the virtual console).

Benimo12 2022-06-20 19:52

All of this is because LowRes NX is made to be cross-platform and so, a lot of functions are left to your device’s discretion. Only 4 states can be used by my phone, some devices can use more for example, Linux can use Plug 3 while Windows can only use Plugs 1 and 2 for Gamepads.

In other words, I like to play

SP4CEBAR 2022-06-21 15:45

That's very interesting

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