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Webcam controls?

Post by Yrogirg » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:51 am

Is there a way to use webcam for game controls in linux?

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Re: Webcam controls?

Post by Cobra_Fast » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:43 pm

I've never heard of such, but you could build some ;)

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Re: Webcam controls?

Post by Yrogirg » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:54 pm

Just tried eViacam:
Enable Viacam (aka eViacam) is a mouse replacement software that moves the pointer as you move your head. It works on standard PCs equipped with a web camera. No additional hardware is required. Based on the award winning Facial Mouse software.
http://eviacam.sourceforge.net/eviacam.php

After some practice (~2 minutes) I was able to drive tank on DuPi map. Still looking for hand (finger?) tracking solution.

UPD: Tried on MW2.3, it works, but headache was the most significant result.
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Re: Webcam controls?

Post by joevano » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:22 pm

Yrogirg wrote:Is there a way to use webcam for game controls in linux?
Can you? Maybe the question should be "Should you?" I can see the headlines now "Gamer injures neck while dodging a bullet on HIX!" ;-)
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Re: Webcam controls?

Post by Scythio » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:50 pm

joevano wrote:
Yrogirg wrote:Is there a way to use webcam for game controls in linux?
Can you? Maybe the question should be "Should you?" I can see the headlines now "Gamer injures neck while dodging a bullet on HIX!" ;-)
Lol that would make my year... what would happen if someone walked behind you? Look out! Rogue tank!
Soon we will be facing bots that we can't beat...

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