Tutorial: Cowon s9 G-Sensor Tutorial

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G-sensor Tutorial

After several weeks of preparation, I’m glad to release the Cowon s9 G-sensor tutorial.

I will assume throughout the tutorial that you know the basics of flash. If not, there are plenty of flash tutorial sites available with a simple search. I will be using Flash Professional CS4 so there will be some minor graphical difference, but the concept will be the same as well as the code.

If you only need to see the example source file, then you can download it here.

Otherwise, you can follow along through this tutorial and begin creating a game that utilizes the G-Sensor -let’s get started!

Prerequisites

You will need a Flash IDE program that is able to author Actionscript 2.0 Any Flash IDE from Flash MX and above will work. You can purchase or try the latest version of Flash CS4 here.

The Setup

1. Create a new flash document with AS 2.0 and change the size to 480 x 272.

Note: It is crucial that you open the flash document in AS2.0 because the Cowon s9 will not be able to read AS3.0 flash files and AS1.0 will not be able to save data.

2. We will also need to set the FPS (Frames per second) to 24.

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3. On “Layer 1″, relabel it to “actions” and lock the layer.

4. Create one additional layers and label it: objects.

Note: While not crucial to lock the frame label and/or the actions layer it is a good programming habit.

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The Objects.

The next portion will focus on the objects you will be interacting with.

5. On the second frame of the Object Layer, add some text.

Click on the text tool and add “This side is up!”

6. If your feeling artistic, draw for yourself an arrow using the shape tools.

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7. Once your finished select both the text and the arrow and make it into a movie clip by pressing F8 and name it “mc” with the registration point in the center.

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8. Now give this movie clip a new instance name of “mc.”


The Code.

This is what allows flash to act upon the g-sensor.

8. Open up the Actions window by pressing F9 on the “actions” layer of the first frame and insert the following code:

var g_sensor:Number = ext_fscommand2("GetEtcTASValue");
mc.onEnterFrame = function () {
    g_sensor = ext_fscommand2("GetEtcTASValue");
    switch (g_sensor) {
        case 0 :
            this._rotation = 0;
            break;
        case 1 :
            this._rotation = 90;
            break;
        case 2 :
            this._rotation = 180;
            break;
        case 3 :
            this._rotation = 270;
            break;
    }
};

9. Code Explanation:

var g_sensor:Number = ext_fscommand2("GetEtcTASValue");

The variable “g_sensor” is a variable (Can be labeled anything) with a data type of Number. The function call to ext_fscommand2(“GetEtcASValue”) checks for the direction of the s9’s current state and assigns it to g_sensor.

mc.onEnterFrame = function () {
...
}

mc will now (based on the fps) continually run the following function.

g_sensor = ext_fscommand2("GetEtcTASValue");

The value g_sensor will be updated now continually.

switch (g_sensor) {
case 0 :
this._rotation = 0;
break;
case 1 :
this._rotation = 90;
break;
case 2 :
this._rotation = 180;
break;
case 3 :
this._rotation = 270;
break;
}

The switch statement will test for the cases of 0,1,2,3. Each 45 degree change will increment from 0-4 and reset back to 0 after a full revolution.

Test your movie! If you did everything correctly place the .swf file into your flash directory and watch that sign move according to your rotation.

We are done setting up the g-sensor! If you are lost, or would like to start with the file I have created  you can download it here.

Alterations:

I’ve made a game (a simulation) of a ball that you can play around with that utilizes the g-sensor. This simulation allows you to play around with the gravity, the friction, and the bounce back power.

You can download it here.

18 Comments

  1. nice torturial,
    but i’m afraid you have to make a new one…
    check the new s9 firmwire

  2. haha, so it seems. However, after viewing the new firmware, I already found the code needed to re-make the game with full precision. 🙂
    Thanks for the head’s up though!

  3. Hi, very nice post. I have been wonder’n bout this issue,so thanks for posting

  4. Hi, gr8 post thanks for posting. Information is useful!

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  6. Hello. I think the article is really interesting. I am even interested in reading more. How soon will you update your blog?

  7. Hello, thanks for the wonderful info, but how do I make an angle detector, so far I know it can’t go in increments by 1 degrees but 10 works, anyway to make it detect and display angles like 0-10-20…….-350? or can I have max of 4 cases?(case 0-3)

  8. ok, maybe I was wrong about 10 degrees, it can only turn 10 degrees, but can it only detect the 4 angles? can it detect 45 or less? how would that look?

  9. Hello! Thanks for the post. It is really amazing! I will definitely share it with my friends.

  10. Is there a new code for it for the new firmware? can you post it?

  11. is there way to make this work on windows mobile phones ?

    I tried your sample program with flash player mobile. Nothing moves.

    LG has a buch of g-sensor games written in swf format. They also do not work on windows mobile.

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The petite Roku 2 XS offers casual gaming support via an enhanced, Bluetooth enabled remote, but its ability to stream a ton of free and paid Web content to your HDTV is still its strongest selling point.by by by by Pros Cons At A Glance The Boxee tuner lets you access live broadcast TV from within the Boxee user interface, but in essence it duplicates functionality that your HDTV set already has. OnLive Desktop offers free or inexpensive access to Office apps, IE, and more on a tablet, but it suffers from design and usability flaws. The petite Roku 2 XS offers casual gaming support via an enhanced, Bluetooth enabled remote, but its ability to stream a ton of free and paid Web content to your HDTV is still its strongest selling point.by by by by Pros Cons At A Glance The iPhone 5 lives up to expectations. It’s got a very fast processor and support for fast LTE networking, and is noticeably thinner and lighter than previous iPhones, while offering a larger version of the iPhone’s already impressive high-resolution screen. And the black-and-slate model is breathtakingly gorgeous. The iPhone 4S might not be the most exciting update, but the improved camera, faster performance and the addition of Siri make it a top-ranking smartphone. The Verizon iPhone 4 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in everything from the camera quality to data speeds. The iPhone 4 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in everything from the camera quality to data speeds.by by by by Pros Cons At A Glance The Locus Workstation may not fit into every budget, but for workers looking to invest in an ergonomic, height adjustable workstation, it is an excellent choice At $999, the Cintiq 13HD is a wonderful small-screen tablet display and an easy purchase. It??s held back only by its lack of Multi-Touch. Dell’s Wireless Dock D5000 is awesome??as long as you don’t mind being tied to Dell’s Latitude 6430u Ultrabook. This cart is a very handy accessory for Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Horizon, but you’ll want to be aware of a couple design shortcomings before buying one.by by by by Pros Cons At A Glance At $999, the Cintiq 13HD is a wonderful small-screen tablet display and an easy purchase. It??s held back only by its lack of Multi-Touch. Dell’s Wireless Dock D5000 is awesome??as long as you don’t mind being tied to Dell’s Latitude 6430u Ultrabook. This cart is a very handy accessory for Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Horizon, but you’ll want to be aware of a couple design shortcomings before buying one. The Locus Workstation may not fit into every budget, but for workers looking to invest in an ergonomic, height adjustable workstation, it is an excellent choiceSpecs Processor Processor type Intel Core i5 3230M Intel Core i5 – 3330 Intel Core i7-4770K Core i3-3240 Processor speed 2600.0MHz 3000.0MHz 4600.0MHz 340.0MHz Number of Cores 2 4 4 2 Memory Memory size 6144.0MB 8.0MB 16.0MB 8.0MB Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 Memory max 8.0GB Memory speed 1600.0MHz 1600.0MHz 1600.0MHz Display Included monitor All-in-One All-in-One Display size 23.0inches 23.0inches Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT) Touchscreen Multitouch No Multitouch Resolution 1920 x 1080pixels 1920 x 1080pixels Graphics Graphics Type Integrated Integrated SLI Integrated Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 2500 Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Intel HD 2500 Number of Graphic Cards included 3 1 Graphics Memory 9.0GB Video Memory Type DDR3 DDR3 Storage Drive 1 size 1000.0GB 1000.0GB 932.0GB 1000.0GB Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Solid-State Drive Hard Disk Drive Drive 1 speed 5400RPM 7200RPM 7200RPM Drives included 1.0 2.0 Drive size 1000.0GB Hard Drive Speed 5400RPM Drive type Hard Disk Drive Drive 2 size 477.0GB Drive 2 type Solid-State Drive Drive 3 size 1024.0GB Drive 3 type Hard Disk Drive Drive 3 speed 7200RPM Raid type RAID 0 Ports and Connections Available Interfaces BluetoothUSB 2.0USB 3.0 Audio – Microphone In (1/8HDMILine Out 1/8PS/2 – KeyboardPS/2 – MouseUSB 2.0USB 3.0VGA Audio – Center/Bass Out (1/8Audio – Microphone In (1/8Audio – Rear Surround Out (1/8DVI (dual link)Digital OpticalDisplayPortHDMILine In 1/8Line Out 1/8PS/2 – KeyboardPS/2 – MouseSATA 2.0SATA 3.0USB 2.0USB 3.0 HDMILine Out 1/8USB 2.0 USB Yes Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps Wireless connection 802.11nBluetooth 802.11ac 802.11b802.11g802.11n Power Power Supply Wattage 135watts 1200watts Power Supply Manufacturer Corsair Power Supply Model AX1200i Motherboard Motherboard Chipset HM77 Express Intel Core Motherboard Model Maximus VI Extreme Motherboard Manufacturer ASUS Dimensions Width 22.6inches 5.0inches 9.0inches 23.12inches Depth 1.4inches 15.5inches 24.0inches 4.21inches Height 22.6inches 14.0inches 24.0inches 18.85inches Weight 18.9pounds Storage Media SD card SD CardSDHC Card Yes Yes Yes Memory stick Memory StickMemory Stick PRO DuoMemory Stick PRO-HG Duo Yes Yes Yes XD picture card Yes Compact flash Yes Included Software Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Windows 8 Home Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Microsoft Windows 8 Home Other Features Devices Wireless Keyboard KeyboardMouse Built-In MicrophoneBuilt-In WebcamKeyboardMouse Optical Drive Included Drives DVD Drive Blu-ray Reader DVD Drive Case Chassis style Tower (Midsize) Tower All-in-One Performance Overall Rating Worldbench Score 100 153 414 129 Worldbench Version 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 Start Up Start Upseconds (lower is better) 16.3 16.8 49.4 20.5 Office Productivity PCMark 7 Productivity Suitescore (higher is better) 927 2151 7173 1245 Web Performance Peacekeeperscore (higher is better) 2589 2593 4008 2766 Storage Performance PCMark 7 Storage Testseconds (lower is better) 1414 2209 5816 2124 File Compressionseconds (lower is better) 179.1 99.1 38.1 114.3 Content Creation Image Editingseconds (lower is better) 246.5 227.7 207.4 217.6 Image Editing – GPU Acceleratedseconds (lower is better) 305.1 209.2 46.2 176.5 Video Encodingseconds (lower is better) 164.5 192 125 191 Encoding Audioseconds (lower is better) 248 240.8 159.6 227.6 Power Usage Working power usageWatt hours 6.8 5.6 17.5 6.7 Idle power usageWatts 25.1 32.4 123.4 33.2 Gaming 3DMark, Cloud Gatescore (higher is better) 4106 2600 34919 2627 3DMark, Firestrikescore (higher is better) 551 282 18149 300 3DMark, Ice Stormscore (higher is better) 37544 22917 164240 23984 Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1024x768Frames per second (higher is better) 3.6 Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768Frames per second (higher is better) 47.5 30.9 164.5 32.9 Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080Frames per second (higher is better) 1.5 0.8 65.3 0.9 Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768Frames per second (higher is better) 17.8 12.5 94.4 14 Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080Frames per second (higher is better) 4.9 182.4 Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768Frames per second (higher is better) 26.6 15.4 306.6 16.1 3DMark, Firestrike Extremescore (higher is better) 123 10232 136 Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600Frames per second (higher is better) 110.2 Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080Frames per second (higher is better) 139.2 Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600Frames per second (higher is better) 61.9 Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600Frames per second (higher is better) 132 Product Type Subcategory Performance All in OneSpecs Processor Processor type Intel Core i3-3227U Intel Core i5 – 3330 Intel Core i7-4770K Core i3-3240 Processor speed 1900.0MHz 3000.0MHz 4600.0MHz 340.0MHz Number of Cores 2 4 4 2 Memory Memory size 4.0MB 8.0MB 16.0MB 8.0MB Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 Memory speed 1600.0MHz 1600.0MHz 1600.0MHz 1600.0MHz Display Included monitor All-in-One All-in-One Display size 23.0inches 23.0inches Touchscreen Yes No Multitouch Resolution 1920 x 1080pixels 1920 x 1080pixels Graphics Graphics Type Integrated Integrated SLI Integrated Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel HD 2500 Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Intel HD 2500 Number of Graphic Cards included 3 1 Graphics Memory 9.0GB Video Memory Type DDR3 DDR3 Storage Drive 1 size 1000.0GB 1000.0GB 932.0GB 1000.0GB Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Solid-State Drive Hard Disk Drive Drive 1 speed 7200RPM 7200RPM 7200RPM Drive 2 size 477.0GB Drive 2 type Solid-State Drive Drive 3 size 1024.0GB Drive 3 type Hard Disk Drive Drive 3 speed 7200RPM Drives included 2.0 Raid type RAID 0 Dimensions Width 22.5inches 5.0inches 9.0inches 23.12inches Depth 2.0inches 15.5inches 24.0inches 4.21inches Height 17.5inches 14.0inches 24.0inches 18.85inches Weight 18.9pounds Optical Drive Included Drives DVD Drive DVD Drive Blu-ray Reader DVD Drive Included Software Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home Microsoft Windows 8 Home Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Microsoft Windows 8 Home Other Features Devices Built-In WebcamWireless KeyboardWireless Mouse KeyboardMouse Built-In MicrophoneBuilt-In WebcamKeyboardMouse Ports and Connections Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps Available Interfaces USB 2.0USB 3.0 Audio – Microphone In (1/8HDMILine Out 1/8PS/2 – KeyboardPS/2 – MouseUSB 2.0USB 3.0VGA Audio – Center/Bass Out (1/8Audio – Microphone In (1/8Audio – Rear Surround Out (1/8DVI (dual link)Digital OpticalDisplayPortHDMILine In 1/8Line Out 1/8PS/2 – KeyboardPS/2 – MouseSATA 2.0SATA 3.0USB 2.0USB 3.0 HDMILine Out 1/8USB 2.0 Wireless connection 802.11a802.11b802.11g802.11nBluetooth 802.11nBluetooth 802.11ac 802.11b802.11g802.11n Case Chassis style All-in-One Tower (Midsize) Tower All-in-One Storage Media SD card Yes Yes Yes Memory stick Yes Yes Yes XD picture card Yes Compact flash Yes Power Power Supply Wattage 1200watts Power Supply Manufacturer Corsair Power Supply Model AX1200i Motherboard Motherboard Chipset Intel Core Motherboard Model Maximus VI Extreme Motherboard Manufacturer ASUS Performance Product Type Subcategory All in One Performance All in One Overall Rating

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