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[FEATURE REQUEST] Controller layout diagram(s)

Added by Maligree 26 days ago. Updated 26 days ago.

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Description

Emulators such as SNES9x and PCSX2 lay out their controller binding options in the shape of the controller, or include a small diagram showing button layout.
More modern emulators, including Dolphin, could benefit from a similar visual aid. Maybe an SVG diagram for the Wiimote/Nunchuk buttons layout too.

Because Nintendo puts their face buttons in a different order to Microsoft, a little icon / diagram within the controller settings GUI would remind users of the actual GameCube controller layout, and help with binding to their non-Nintendo controllers. It doesn't need to light up with button presses, just be a useful on-screen reminder.

A few mockups attached: The first one (face buttons only) would be the simplest and most elegant to implement.

dolphin options 1.png (32.8 KB) dolphin options 1.png Mockup 1 Maligree, 09/02/2020 09:40 AM
dolphin options 2.png (34.6 KB) dolphin options 2.png Mockup 2 Maligree, 09/02/2020 09:40 AM
dolphin options 3.png (36.2 KB) dolphin options 3.png Mockup 3 Maligree, 09/02/2020 09:40 AM
PCSX2_LilyPad_controls.png (13.1 KB) PCSX2_LilyPad_controls.png Example 1 Maligree, 09/02/2020 09:40 AM
SNES9x_controls.png (42.4 KB) SNES9x_controls.png Example 2 Maligree, 09/02/2020 09:40 AM
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#1 Updated by Techjar 26 days ago

A PR doing something like this was being worked on at one point. Here it is: https://github.com/dolphin-emu/dolphin/pull/8063

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