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A Tutorial for droidbuttons

Jul 18, 2015 Nyscersul link
This link should direct you to view a docx file that will show the tutorial. Its a word file, should open in the browser happily using the drive to read it.

I hope this helps people.
Jul 18, 2015 Cron-Wo Bashios link
Thanks man this will help me a lot!
Jul 19, 2015 Nyscersul link
I forgot to add the line about removing the original interface! New link...
Jul 20, 2015 The_Catman link
Nice Nyscersul....made use of this already
Jul 25, 2015 Nyscersul link
Did it make sense? Easy to read?
Jul 25, 2015 The_Catman link
Pretty much. We all have different styles, but a look at this and a chat to you certainly helped me with a significant improvement to my set up.
Jul 26, 2015 RoboticMechanicalJeb link
Nyscersul, what plugins do you have installed?
Tell me cause I want to use them
Aug 16, 2015 H.Hornblower link
Plucking outstanding Nycersul! Meritorious achievement medal for you. Come back; we miss you.
Aug 21, 2015 Frost_x27 link
Helped alot. Thanks!
Sep 28, 2015 VikingRanger link
this thread should be stickied
Oct 30, 2015 H.Hornblower link
Keep this thread alive! Must have for android players!
Nov 27, 2015 Belarrius link
Or you just need to play with a Xperia Z Ultra (6.44") and no problem for size of screen, no? Or maybe this interface is really better for all screen size? (sorry for my bad english)
Nov 29, 2015 yodaofborg link
Better for all screen sizes, and 6.44" is not really that big. :P
Nov 29, 2015 draugath link
The thing that is important to understand is that DroidButtons is not itself a touch interface. It merely allows you to create touch regions on the HUD that can correspond to commands that you specify. If you choose to play with an Xperia or a Shield or a gamepad, the usefulness of DroidButtons is not negated. You can create buttons for commonly accessed features that might be otherwise tedious to access. For instance, if you have the Honk plugin installed, you can create a button that allows you to quickly and easily honk.
Jan 20, 2016 yodaofborg link
bump for a user that needed it.
Feb 06, 2016 VikingRanger link
please sticky this thread somewhere
Feb 07, 2016 draugath link
I added a link to this thread to the DroidButtons page on voupr
Nov 12, 2016 Nyscersul link
Wow... Thanks for the kind words, i'm glad this has been of help. I dont look at the forums myself much, so i have not seen the replies as yet.

Hope this stays useful!

For my current setup, i am now using a Samsung sm-t705, its the s series tablet with an 8.4 inch quad hd screen.

This is the creme de la creme of android experiences on vo. I dont know how much people have played with high resolutions on vo, but it happily scales particles down to a single pixel. This includes weapons fire, and my pixels are so small, and the resolution so high (its the equivalent to each quarter of the screen is a 1080p resolution on its own), that i am able to see weapons fire during pvp with such clarity it is incredible.

On top of that, it has an octocore 1.9 gigahertz processor, and a triple core graphics processor, as well as three gigs of ram.

Now, its fun to have a handheld device that can be said to have more processing power than 80% of the pcs on the planet hehehe

But, in using this new device i have learned new thjngs about the interface building techniques.

The first, is that the ideal size for a control circle to cover the strafing or the turning is approximately 2-3 inches. Mine are two inches now. This overcomes fatigue whilst fighting a long pvp battle, whilst maintaining the accuracy that i believe is superior to even pc. These can be made large initially, and then made smaller over time whilst i learned to fight better.

I have also set it up so when you slide a thumb up, it will turn up, as this felt most sensible, but in fact the turrets controls become inverted. Since having my trident, i now have a third tiny circle on the left, above the strafe circle for turret controls, to have the turrets behave correctly and allow the other thumb to actuate the shooting controls on the right, if a setup is done via the full tutorial.

Since Draugath updated the db plugin to enable the change of pictorial representation of each button, i have done much customising on appearance, but the main use was allowing the shooting buttons to look appropriate! I have a large secondary fire button now hehehe.

I reiterate what i have said before, if anyone needs help with something, they need only contact me and ask. I am not online as long as i used to be, but more frequently. If that fails, my email is

My main drive in life is helping people, and if i can help people get to grips with the game enough to stay and enjoy it, then its my pleasure.

Fly safe, and if it shoots, kill it!
May 30, 2017 keshavman link
bump for all android users.