That sounds great! Glad to see you’re already looking at this kinda stuff.. I purchased this app long ago and am glad to see how active it still is.
I play old roguelikes.. ADOM, especially, has tons and tons of keyboard keys to learn and remember, see here: http://adomgb.sweb.cz/adomman-O.html
It’s very helpful to have the full keyboard. And also 9 hidden buttons laid on top of the game display for each of the directions you can move, sort of functioning as a keypad for the game’s keypad movement.
However, the vast majority of those commands are rarely used, and the ascii display is fairly small, so it is also really nice to have it in landscape mode without a full keyboard, and only have some of the most commonly used commands on the screen. So I often use landscape until I need a less common key, like paying for goods. Or I turn off all buttons and use the keyboard in landscape (buttons within the keyboard area seems to have some issues with the included keyboard, which turns out is a fantastic keyboard for these kinds of games, even better than hacker keyboard imo!). It would be very fast to simply tilt the phone to switch to the other layout. But I can see that this need is very rare and might not be worth the effort/extra options.
A couple “while you’re here”s, sorry :p.
Any thought on a ‘fast’ mode for moving/sizing buttons on the screen? It’s really helpful to have it be so precise, but a little modifier button that lets those arrow buttons move/size the button a bit more coarsely would be nice. Afaik adjusting the size of the button isn’t possible via direct touch like moving it is.
Also, not important, but there’s a roguelike game called IVAN (http://ivan.sourceforge.net/download.html) that I can’t seem to get to a playable state even on my brand new phone. Are there any options or adjustments I should try to get it working? It’s just extremely slow, even just getting to the title screen takes a while.
Lastly, thank you! This is a really fantastic program, it actually makes these really complicated roguelike games playable on my phone, which are pretty perfect for a phone given they are turn based, small, yet extremely complex. I wish more applications allowed far more customization. I always tell my roguelike fan friends about this application, as it’s the only way to play some of these great games on the go.