Author Topic: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S& x4s with Joycon  (Read 24414 times)

Offline Morpheus2010

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Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S& x4s with Joycon
« on: December 13, 2012, 03:09:25 PM »
Well i've been a little envious of some of you having steering wheel controls. My car only has the basic 3 cruise control buttons. So i've been looking for steering wheel controls and i found this
https://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/accessories/web/viewItemDetail.do?operation=getItemDetail&itemID=51313&category=2&categoryName=Car+Audio

here is the joycon
http://www.mp3car.com/input-devices/140005-steering-wheel-remote-controller-usb-interface-carpc-joycon-ex.html

If anyone has any experience using either of these products please chime in. I want to control freeice
« Last Edit: December 21, 2012, 08:44:04 PM by carputer1 »

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 06:33:50 PM »
I havent personaly but when i was considering what to use i looked at this thread

http://www.mp3car.com/input-devices/132000-carpc-joycon-steering-wheel-remote-interface-2.html


should answer most of your questions  :D

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 06:14:05 PM »
yeah i read up on it and want to get it. the question i had was with freeice since it has the buttons funtion in it. if it works with the joycon? also i know that the ibass has voice control:i want to be able to use the x2s to trigger the voice command function that way i can traverse all my albums, videos etc etc. Guess carputer1 will be the one to answer this

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 06:44:47 PM »
ok i'll try

now from a quick glance at joycon , it uses keyboard keys , which you asign in the joycon app ????
basically makeing virtual key press's

if this is the case then you can use freeice's hotkeys app to asign those keys that you have in joycon,, by the looks it works on the same idea as my shuttle express dose ,

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 07:45:29 PM »
in fact this is rather intresting,, if i can find a uk supplier for board and the sony controller , as my truck dose not have steering controls,,

im not buying for usa , costs me a fortune latlery ,,, scr at 300 has just cost me 500


so as soon as i can find a suppier i will by for testing

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 08:49:08 PM »
ok i can't find a suppier for me , usa is the only way ,, its going to cost me 150 to get it here without sony controller , can't buy one via normal channels,,mmmmmmmm

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 07:58:48 AM »
Ive had the joycon for a while and it works a treat with free ice i have my steeriing wheel controls wired up to it ive only got six buttons so a bit limited to what i can do although the joycon does have a long press function so in theory should double that to twelve......used it in centrafuse as well to trigger the voice function and it worked great

They have them on ebay for about 37 inc postage
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CarPC-Joycon-EXR-USB-to-Steering-Wheel-Button-Interface-/200570124954?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb2e93a9a

also have the sony remote on ebay to

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-RM-X2S-USED-REMOTE-CONTROL-for-Sony-Headunit-/300834150551?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item460b1cd897

A video of it working

http://youtu.be/idwvoXTzqLQ
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 09:09:17 AM by leeharper1 »

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 09:37:26 AM »
thanks for the answer lee, but still US location , i keep getting hit by bloody duty tax when i order from the US ,, spent loads on duty tax ,, so i won't buy from US anymore ...

shame would of liked to play with one of these

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 10:43:07 AM »
sorry put the wrong link lol
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CarPC-JoyCon-Exr-Steering-wheel-controls-USB-interface-/320886897017?pt=Keyboard_Mice_Bundles&hash=item4ab6597979


this is where i ordered mine from and it just cost me what i paid on ebay no other charges on top took about a week to arrive

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 10:55:53 AM »
ok ordered

hope your right , if i get hit again , i will hunt you down and KILL YOU

now to oreder the controller

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 11:10:40 AM »
mmmm ok don't like the rm-x2s i have found but found this . Lee as your the expert here for this , would a rmx-4s work

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RMX4S-EUR-Sony-RM-X4S-Remote-control-/400362393448?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item5d37754f68

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 05:01:57 PM »
As far as i know the resistance values are the same for both units and both work the same head units so i dont see why not but ive orderd my bullet proof vest just in case lol

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 05:37:24 PM »
ok ordered that as well, its the only 1 that was close to not get stun,,, and the ones i did find of the rmx-2
were not up to scratch , you know when you get that feeling womthing is not right about the ones being sold...

anyway got confirm from joycon being despatched tommorrow ,, so i may be calling on you to assist lee

cheers mate lets see what we can do

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 06:20:12 PM »
thats great, for once i came up with an idea that carputer1 found interesting.  My goal is to control all of freeice with this, and also have a voice control button for the media/video(which will eliminate the need for scroll thru all my media)
Quick question, will the new freeice or next one have voice control to go from audio/video/nav/phone/opera ?

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Re: Controlling freeICE with Sony RM-X2S &Joycon
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 06:24:47 PM »
@ morpheus 2010 lolol  its the same idea as my shuttle express but of course this looks more like it should be in the car,,,

i don't know how much of FI you will be able to code into this,, but im just going for the basics 1st then expand, of course the voice button ,,

as for your 2nd Q? about changeing screens this is possiable , but not set up yet , not sure if and when we will
maybe 1 day ,,,