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Emulator Issues #12067

[Feature request, Android] Allow manual configuration of device orientation before game start

Added by MrMrMANGOMILK 3 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:
Accepted
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
Android
Issue type:
Feature request
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

Currently Dolphin will boot in landscape mode on Android and there is no way to achieve other orientations without the use of third-party orientation control tools. While I understand there are legitimate reasons for removing the automatic rotation behavior, it would be nice to be able to set the desired orientation before starting emulation. I personally use reverse-landscape as I use my volume keys for the L and R triggers.

As for UI, this could probably be added as an option in the base Graphics Settings menu. It might be interesting to have on desktop, but I personally don't see a reason for it.


Related issues

Related to Emulator - Emulator Issues #10957: Android: Prefer INI settings instead of SharedPreferences to retain settings across Dolphin buildsWork started

History

#1 Updated by JMC4789 3 months ago

This sounds like a reasonable request, especially considering how you're using your phone's exact orientation. Drivers are a bit wonky so autorotate being disabled is a necessity for stability, however giving users the ability to invert for your situation seems like it'd be worthwhile.

#2 Updated by JosJuice 3 months ago

  • Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request
  • Operating system Android added
  • Operating system deleted (N/A)

You can current configure this when a game is running, though I do agree that it would make sense to also make it available before starting a game (like with essentially all other settings that currently only are available when running a game).

#3 Updated by JosJuice 3 months ago

JMC: The reason why autorotate is off by default isn't because of drivers, it's because it can be really annoying when you're trying to use motion controls.

#4 Updated by ryanebola16 2 months ago

  • Related to Emulator Issues #10957: Android: Prefer INI settings instead of SharedPreferences to retain settings across Dolphin builds added

#5 Updated by ryanebola16 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted

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