For streamers: How to display your inputs on stream

Discussion in 'Online Events and Streams' started by Kiyobi, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Kiyobi

    Kiyobi Super Duper High School Waifu

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    I found this really neat thing on the Steam Community hub called Padlight which lights up inputs on your preferred control scheme to display on your stream. If this sounds like something you'd like to add to your stream on the side, you can go get some Skullgirls flavored skins along with a tutorial on how to set it up here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=177947145

    Download Page: http://chechepon.tripod.com/test/padlight.html
    Readme page: http://chechepon.tripod.com/test/padlight_skin.html
    Demo skins: http://www.geocities.jp/hungurumui/padskin.html
     
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  2. Yarco

    Yarco New Member

    Thanks man I was just coming to ask exactly this, after I'd seen a couple people doing it on Twitch. I could only find a couple people selling SF ones for like $15. Skullgirls community wins again!

    Edit: If it isn't saving your keybindings when you get to the I > D part, I had to go I > S for it to work.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  3. Kiyobi

    Kiyobi Super Duper High School Waifu

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    The program defaults to I > S
     
  4. Duckator

    Duckator Well-Known Member Evo Champ '12 & '13

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    Here is the padlight skin I put together.
    The SG skin is supposed to look like the training mode and assist input display.
    SGSr is supposed to look like training mode's scrolling input display but with the tutorial mode's button icons instead of the full stick display.
     
  5. Luweewu

    Luweewu Resident Meanie Gameplay Mod

    When you download Padlight, remember to get the 2.0 beta 10 (2008/09/21) version over the 1.9 (2008-04-05).
    The older version may have problems displaying diagonals.

    Link to the site:
    http://chechepon.tripod.com/test/padlight.html
     
  6. Sydoh

    Sydoh Silent Dolphin Administrator

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    I went ahead and updated the first post with very useful links for this.
     
  7. Big Ben

    Big Ben New Member

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    A question that wasn't covered in the tutorial: I have a Qanba Q4RAF and usually play SG with it in Xbox mode. However, Padlight isn't accepting the RT (HK) button. It's a minor inconvenience if anything, but it's still there. Also switching to PS3 mode makes the program refuse to go into POV mode.

    wat do?
     
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  8. gllt

    gllt Dedicated

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    Sorry to bump an old thread! I hope this is okay.

    I had to use xpadder. Qanba Q1 360 model here. I'm not sure if this adds significant input delay or not, but I'm only using it to record videos for training purposes so far, so it shouldn't matter in my case too much.

    Code:
    stick > xpadder -----v----- skullgirls (keyboard input)-----> obs
    ---------------/ padlight -------------------------------------^
    That's the general flow of things.
    In xpadder I have no preview image, just the buttons laid out vaguely like my stick and configured to WASD UIOP JKL; ] ENTER

    I may remap them to hitbox layout later and adjust my padlight accordingly, because that's my preference when I actually play keyboard.

    Here's my padlight skin, I based it on duckator's SG marquee, by which I mean I took his and replaced all the images.
    I hope that's okay! I just whipped up basic shapes in a graphics editor.

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/bgdnfzfz58w57aw/LiteboxM.zip

    I have included both PP/KK and A1/A2 graphics for the macro buttons. I default to the former because that's what my macros are. Just edit the .ini and change which images it points to if you prefer the others.

    Here's a preview;

    [​IMG]

     
  9. guitalex2007

    guitalex2007 Well-Known Member

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    Set as PS3. If you set as PC it will use HK button as a Z axis.
     
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  10. affro

    affro New Member

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    Did anyone get this to work with a 360 controller config, I've got the app to work, it's showing all of the input but the config is whack :\
     
  11. Merlock

    Merlock Best skullgirl splayer mn

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    If you mean the buttons are displaying in a different order then you'll have to open the config file and remap them in order.

    Note the positioning of the buttons you press and then edit the positioning numbers as necessary to get the lights to go where you want them. Or leave the positioning alone and swap the button numbers around as needed.
     
  12. gllt

    gllt Dedicated

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    Also if you use RT and LT they will not register without a work around. If you have a dual modded stick, flip the switch to PS3 as a work around.
     
  13. Kiyobi

    Kiyobi Super Duper High School Waifu

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    If you're reconfiguring buttons, Padlight will blink the button you're currently assigning so you know which button to assign to what on the overlay.
     
  14. Cadenza

    Cadenza Documentation Expert

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    so how do i make my lt button and my RT button work for this?
     
  15. gllt

    gllt Dedicated

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    If you're using a 360 pad or 360 stick.. You don't. I can't find a real fix.
     
  16. Kiyobi

    Kiyobi Super Duper High School Waifu

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    I think it's a driver limitation. Programs that don't recognize Xinput (is that the name?) will treat LT/RT as a Z axis instead of LT/RT. Padlight would need to be updated to recognize and properly read Xinput for proper LT/RT display.
     
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  17. Fosh

    Fosh Use your meter.

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    Hm, it looks like the file hosting side of the padlight site went down. I tried to re-download it because I lost track of it on my computer and it's giving me a "File not found" error. Anyone nice enough to zip their padlight stuff and host it somewhere? Thanks.
     
  18. RickoniX

    RickoniX New Member

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    I know it's less than timely but here you go https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8816545/padlight.7z
     
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  19. gllt

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  20. Colossi

    Colossi THE ONE THAT DODGES

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    Anyway, I deleted the old post because why not.
    I edited the hitbox skin and made a keyboard one, since I use WASD and that up button placed on the bottom of the skin bothers me.
    Download link.
    [​IMG]
    I'll make a version without the "Keyboard" written later.

    Demo (open)
     
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  21. iSuck

    iSuck New Member

    Hi guys... sorry to necro this thread... but when I make my skins all the BLACK is see through.... how can you make it so black is not transparent?
     
  22. Kiyobi

    Kiyobi Super Duper High School Waifu

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    Try using a less than black color, like 20,20,20? Still pretty black.
     
  23. Colossi

    Colossi THE ONE THAT DODGES

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    You can also add a black image behind it with the same shape and size.
     
  24. iSuck

    iSuck New Member

    Thanks for the advise guys.

    yeah that is how I have done it.. problem is I had a nice looking button that looked good because of the "gradient of colour" but I just drew it a different way.
     
  25. Fizzxwizz

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    I get an error when I try to launch padlight. Something about "side by side configuration" being incorrect. Not entirely sure what to do.
     
  26. zeknife

    zeknife Well-Known Member

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  27. pegglefrank

    pegglefrank I am 5000lbs of folded diamonds and sex appeal!

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    I installed ApVkp. It works like a charm once you set it up, but it's also riddled with terrible design decisions. It's a nightmare to set everything up. For your convenience, I set up a layout. You might want to change things. I have the keys on the left and the movement on the right, with two sets of two set up for macros. You can swap out the images with whatever you like to reflect the macros you're using. Just bind both buttons to the same key and you're set.

    If you intend to add new buttons or change the layout, be warned that you cannot leave an empty field for the caption. I put spaces there, but if you delete the spaces, it'll crash. I'm unsure why this happens, though the rest of the program is shoddy enough, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

    I looked at the layout file itself to try and figure out how to install the thing. These steps should work, but they might not; if so, tell me.

    1. Download ApVkp if you haven't already.
    2. Download the beautiful buttons made by @zeknife if you haven't already.
    3. Download the file below.
    4. Right click the ApVkp window and open the editor.
    4. Put zeknife's images and my resized versions wherever you like, and manually import them one-by-one via the "Add Image" button in the "Image - Settings" section. It's tedious, but unfortunately that's how the program was designed. If you want to make the list a little less cluttered, you can delete the sample images. It'll only delete them from the layout you have selected, so don't worry.
    5. Under the "Save/Load" section, click "Load Layout." Select tedious.xml (lovingly named after ApVkp) and load it. It should load all the images and put the buttons in the correct spots.

    This is what it should look like. (note: the MP+HK and LK+MP are placeholders. you can put your own macros there!)

    [​IMG]

    I find that a similarity of 55 and a blend of 35 in OBS is best. You can set those settings to whatever you like, of course.

    Minibuttons + Layout Download
     
  28. Valiante

    Valiante New Member

    sorry for bumping this, but i have a problem with padlight.

    It only works when the window is active, if i click on something else and the window for padlight isnt activated it doesnt work, basicly making it useless for me. Anybody know how to fix this?
     

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