What’s the Fling?
The Fling is sort of a rubber joystick you attach to your iPad’s screen with suction cups. It really does feel like an auto-centering joystick.
It’s got this ingenious design where you have to slightly press down on the nub-thingie or you feel it will slip out of your hand – and the down press makes it work properly with the iPad touch screen.
Dink HD and the fling
Dink Smallwood on the iPad is really a game screaming for joystick control. I’ve done my best with touch controls but, let’s face it, it’s just harder to control Dink with all the stick-and-move fighting required. This is why I added the “save anywhere” and such, to make the game easier.
Using the a Fling you get VERY close to normal joystick play, it really helps immensely. I recommend picking one up if you want to get the full iPad dink experience.
What’s new in 1.4.8
- Fling support – A third control mode called “Fling” added to the option screen – it tweaks things to work better with the Fling controller such as the dpad sensitivity settings and positioning, and being able to select items and dialog options with it
- Saved game import – if you place a save<number>.dat file in the dink dir using iTunes file sharing it will import it. save<number>_<dmod dir name>.dat to import a dmod save
- Fixed an issue where if you quit using the dink menu it wouldn’t auto-save/restart from that point
- Improved input all around by switching to proton‘s more advanced finger tracking