The Eye Gaze Games website has been created to work with a wide range of eye gaze cameras, when both the camera and website have been set up correctly to work together.
In this video, we will look at how the Tobii PCEYE eye gaze camera can be used to play games on eyegazegames.com using the different modes available in its TD Control software.
The website has been designed to work with your eye gaze camera, when you are using your eye gaze camera to control the mouse cursor position and a left click.
There are two control schemes built into the website that you can choose between. There is Classic, which uses large onscreen buttons to control actions in both the 2D and 3D games and there is Precise, which is more direct and uses either smaller onscreen buttons in the 2D games, or uses the mouse cursor to steer or aim in the 3D games.
Classic is a good place to start for many players and can be used with all of the different mouse control modes in TD Control. However, some players may like the more direct controls the Precise option offers, but not all modes in TD Control will work with it.
We will go through the three different modes in TD Control and show how they can be used to play with the two different control schemes on the Eye Gaze Games website.
TD Control Modes 1 & 2: Default & ‘Continuous’
When using TD Control, the Trace circle will follow your gaze. When you momentarily fixate somewhere onscreen, the Activator will appear. If you look at this Activator button and select it, you will open the Interaction Menu. From here you can choose to left click at this location or you can choose to Adjust Target if you want to enlarge an area first before then clicking on a target within it.
You can also choose to use Continuous mode if you want to speed up this process by using the trace to select a location and then a left click option will appear in place of the Activator icon. You can look at this left click icon to make a click at the location you have just selected. You can access Continuous mode by looking at the bottom of your screen and selecting the button on the right. You may access it from the Mode menu (also at this location) if you have more than one option for modes set up.
In Continuous mode, you can also choose to Adjust Target, to enlarge an area first before clicking. This will remain on for subsequent selections until you turn it off.
Here we are now using the Classic control scheme on the website in some of the 2D games. We select a button to choose a piece, another button to choose where it moves to, and a third button to make the move. Here we are now using the Precise controls scheme and we can directly choose pieces on the board and then choose where to move them to.
Here is an example of using the Classic control scheme in the 3D games where we are using the onscreen buttons to steer and drive in Open Drive. And here we are using the onscreen buttons to move the camera to aim and hit in Gazey Golf.
If using either of these two modes in TD Control, you will not need to use the optional in-built Dwell on the site, when setting up your controls on the Set-up Wizard or Controls menu.
Both of these modes in TD Control can also be used with the Precise control scheme for many of the games. However, they will not work with the 3D games, such as Gazey Golf or Open Drive using Precise mode, so choose Classic when playing these games. This can be done in the Controls Menu, accessed either from the Main Menu or via the Pause menu during a game. Some games also have a shortcut in the top left of the screen to switch between the two.
TD Control Mode 3: ‘Repeat Click’
If you would like to play the 3D games more directly by using TD Control in the Precise control scheme, you will need to use the Repeat Click option. This will enable you to have constant control of the mouse cursor onscreen, which the vehicle follows in Open Drive, and the camera follows to aim in Gazey Golf.
To access the Repeated Click mode in TD Control, you will first need to add it to the Mode Menu as it is not there by default.
To do this, look or move the mouse to the bottom of the screen, then select the button with the three dots. Next, select the Settings cog and go right to open the Customisation menu. Select to customise the Modes Menu and add an option below the Continuous Mode icon. Select Repeat Click and then select Add. Exit the menu and when you now look to the bottom of the screen and select the Modes menu icon, the Repeat Click icon will be there.
If using the Repeat Click mode on the Eye Gaze Games website, you can also use the in-built Dwell, which uses a Dwell animation which is centralised on the onscreen buttons, which some may find helpful to select a target more easily. The in-built Dwell time can be adjusted in the Eye Gaze options on the website or in the Set-up Wizard. You can also choose whether you are able to select a button repeatedly without looking away and back to a button and you can also choose the dwell appearance.
Here is an example of using TD Control’s Repeat Click mode but with the left click turned off and using the in-built Dwell in Eye Gaze Games to make selections on the site.
Here we are now using the Classic Controls in some of the 2D games. We select a button to choose a piece, another button to choose where it moves to, and a third button to make the move. Here we are now using the Precise controls scheme and we can directly choose pieces on the board and choose where to move them to.
Here is an example of using the Classic controls in the 3D games using the onscreen buttons to steer and drive in Open Drive and to move the camera to aim in Gazey Golf.
And here we are using the Precise control scheme and the vehicles follow the mouse cursor and here the camera follows the mouse cursor to aim in Gazey Golf, too.
We hope that this video has been useful is setting up your Tobii PCEye’s TD Control software with the Eye Gaze Games website to suit you.
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In this video, we will look at how the Tobii Dynavox PCEye eye gaze camera can be used to play games on www.eyegazegames.com using the different modes available in its TD Control software.
The website has been designed to work with your eye gaze camera, when you are using it to control the mouse cursor position and a left click. TD Control has three modes for controlling the mouse cursor: Default, Continuous and Repeat Click.
We will go through these three different modes and show how they can be used to play with the two different control schemes on the Eye Gaze Games website; Classic and Precise.
Classic uses large onscreen buttons to control actions in both the 2D and 3D games, whilst Precise is more direct and uses either smaller onscreen targets in the 2D games, or uses the mouse cursor position to steer or aim in the 3D games.
0:00 | Introduction to the Eye Gaze Games website’s Classic and Precise control schemes.
1:56 | How to use either the Default or Continuous modes in TD Control with Classic or Precise controls schemes in the 2D games and Classic in the 3D games on the website.
5:29 | How to use the Repeat Click mode in TD Control to play 2D or 3D games using either Classic or Precise control schemes on the website.
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Music: Tomb by Veshza and A Journey’s Epilogue Instrumental Version by Yehezkel Raz (artlist.io)