Shodan 'Virtual Gamepad'

Published by: Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect) on 8th Aug 2011 | View all blogs by Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect)
Shodan screenshot showing the virtual gamepad with Super Street Fighter Four Arcade Edition.jpg

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'Shodan' is a free on-screen virtual gamepad designed to enable people to play fighting games using cursor input alone.

By moving your cursor over the on-screen buttons you can emulate keyboard button presses and combinations of keyboard presses. You can choose your own actions for the buttons (go to 'Configure Controls') and then you can make combo moves from these by selecting on-screen buttons such as '1+3' to combine those two buttons.  A (free) game to test this with, as recommended by Graeme of, is M.U.G.E.N.

There is also a version of Shodan made for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition with some characters moves already preset into the controls (it is recommended that you test to see if this version of Shodan works on your PC before purchasing SSFIV:AE).

Shodan is not restricted to fighting games, visit the site below for examples and experiment yourself!

For more information and to download both versions of Shodan visit:

The video below demonstrates the version of Shodan made for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition using eye-control:



  • Graeme
    by Graeme 5 years ago
    Nice Super finish there Bill!!
    Great to see the Shodan working so well with eye control - many thanks for posting this. :)
  • Graeme
    by Graeme 5 years ago
    Updated to V 1.2 - includes a profile for playing Akuma.
  • Graeme
    by Graeme 4 years ago
    Tested the Shodan with the PCSX2 Playstation 2 emulator - works fine! (Tested on an Intel Core i5 PC with 6GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 220 video card).
  • georgli
    by georgli 4 years ago
    link is dead?
  • Graeme
    by Graeme 3 years ago
    Link's fine - all up and running. :)
  • georgli
    by georgli 1 year ago
    the link is not there. It leads to a japanese domain for sale page. Any news?
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