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How to install playAbility beta?

Welcome to playAbility

📥 Installing the playAbility desktop application:

Dowload the playAbility application (Select the .exe file of the latest version).

Since our application is not yet signed by a code, you may encounter alerts or warnings from Windows during this process. This is expected behavior, and you can safely proceed with the installation by granting permissions to the application.

🎮 Create Your First Controller Configuration

To create your virtual gamepad, simply map actions with each button: movements of your face, keys on your keyboard, clicks of your mouse...

Note that you can also control the left joystick of your controller with your mouse, pad, and wheelchair joystick using the Mouse to Joystick function.

Launch :
Open the playAbility application.
Click on Virtual Gamepad

Enable facial recognition :
Select your webcam
Click on Start face detection
Wait for the toggle to turn blue - this may take a few seconds

Configure a button :
Click on the button you want to map
Face landmark to trigger it with a facial movement
Keyboard to trigger it with a keyboard key
Mouse to trigger it with a mouse click
Choose the action that will trigger the button
Adjust the sensitivity
Save by clicking on save

Activate your controller: Before testing or playing, make sure the switch at the bottom right, Start Gamepad, is activated.
It should display "pause gamepad" if it is properly activated.

Test your new button :
Perform the associated action and check that the corresponding button turns purple on the gray controller on the right
Make sure your controller is not paused: click on Start Gamepad at the bottom right to start your controller

Repeat: Repeat for each new button.

🏁 You are now ready to play! 🥳

Updated on: 09/02/2024