Published by: Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect) on 8th Aug 2011 | View all blogs by Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect)
PC - www.graemesfreegames.com
'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 www.graemesfreegames.com, 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: http://www.graemesfreegames.com/html/virtual_gamepad.html
The video below demonstrates the version of Shodan made for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition using eye-control: