The Galactic Gamer Joystick is a craftable activation device that can be used with many activatable objects to activate or deactivate them. Galactic Gamer Joysticks operate exactly like common Switches and are machines that belong to the Wiring System in Creativerse.
The Galactic Gamer Joystick can be crafted from a Store-exclusive crafting recipe and looks like a rather modern light grey joystick. It has a very small light that changes color when activated.
A Galactic Gamer Joystick is a sender with one output connection indicated by the Send Hotspot that can be wired to activatable wireable objects like Doors Wicket Gates, Lamps, Candles, Beacons, Fans (including Industrial Fans that cannot be passed through by player characters), Block Phasers, Mob Spawners, Loot Spawners, LEDs (also Galactic LEDs and Industrial LEDs), Campfires, Fire Pits and Iron Fire Pits, Trap Doors, Corrupt Obelisks, Snow Blowers, Gingerbread Chimneys, Industrial Bellows, Industrial Chimneys and others like that.
These objects can then be opened/closed, switched on/off, activated/deactivated by using the Galactic Gamer Joystick from a distance, even in opposite corners of the same game world.
Wiring can only be done while having an Wiring Tool equipped. Only then you will be able to see the "Send" Hotspot when pointing your cursor at the Galactic Gamer Joystick. With your Wiring Tool in hand, you can click on this "Send" Hotspot and then connect the blue wire to the "Receive" Hotspot of an activation device.
Optionally, operating gates can be wired in between, like Logic Gates, Flip-Flop Gates, Delay Gates, Inverter Gates and/or Number Comparison Gates. This enables players to lock activatable objects so that they can only activated/deactivated by certain codes that can be shared with specific players, or to create puzzles, to use timers, frequences and much more. For this, you'll have to connect the "Send" Hotspot of Galactic Gamer Joysticks to the "Receive" Hotspot of any operating gate/s that you can also link together to create Machines.
Alternatively, you can use code words in the "Sends" and "Receives" arrays for connection purposes to connect Galactic Gamer Joysticks to activatable wireable objects and/or operating gates.
Disabling the option "can interact" will lock a Galactic Gamer Joystick so it cannot be used even by its owner unless the option is activated again by using an Wiring Tool.
Galactic Gamer Joysticks are smaller than a full block in size, and similar to torches they do not prevent Creatures nor player characters from sharing the same block-sized space that they occupy.
How to obtain
Galactic Gamer Joystick can be crafted in your Crafting Menu (to be opened by pressing "q" as the default key), but only after the according crafting recipe has been unlocked by buying the Galactic Gamer Bundle from the Store. You can also obtain it by buying a building kit for a Blueprint that contains Galactic Gamer Joysticks.
How to unlock the crafting recipe
How to craft
To craft 4 Galactic Gamer Joysticks, you'll need:
- 1 Obsidian Rod made in the Processor from Obsidian
- 1 Obsidian Slab made in the Processor from Obsidian
- 1 Tar found in Caves in the Fossil layer
How to use
Galactic Gamer Joysticks have to be placed into the game world to be used. Then they can be toggled on or off by directly activating them. For activation, use "f" as the default key or click your right mouse button while pointing your cursor at the Galactic Gamer Joystick you want to activate. However, of course Galactic Gamer Joysticks have to be wired to activatable objects to actually have an effect when being activated or deactivated.
You can fully rotate Galactic Gamer Joysticks into all directions by pointing your cursor at them, then pressing and holding R (as the default key) and then moving the mouse while holding down the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at an already rotated item, so that all items of the same stack in the chosen quickslot will then face the same direction when being placed.
The Galactic Gamer Joystick can output either a "true"-signal when it is switched/turned on (="true"), or a "false"-signal when it is switched/turned off (="false").
If Galactic Gamer Joysticks are switched "on", their "true" signal will activate the receiving object/s - a Door will open, a Lamp, Fan or Beacon will be turned on, etc. By turning off the Galactic Gamer Joystick, the "false" signal will then deactivate the receiving object/s - a Door will close, a Lamp, Fan or Beacon will be turned off, etc.
If objects are already activated/open/switched on, but the Galactic Gamer Joystick is deactivated and can only be switched on ("true" signal), then the already opened doors, activated fans, shining lamps etc. will not react. So you will have to use the Galactic Gamer Joystick another time to actually switch it off again; because only if the Galactic Gamer Joystick is turned off ("false" signal), the objects will be deactivated/closed/turned off. This general rule can be influenced with operating gates though.
A minimum permission rank can be defined for Galactic Gamer Joysticks, but please note that everyone can still activate/deactivate Galactic Gamer Joysticks no matter their permission rank. Players have to match or outrank the permission rank of the Galactic Gamer Joystick in order to take this activation device or change its settings though.
Galactic Gamer Joysticks can be picked up by you without the need to equip any Power Cells if you match or outrank the permission level of the object that has been defined by its owner. Of course you won't be able to pick up such objects on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, the respective claim owner or Adventure creator.
Like most other placeable items, Galactic Gamer Joysticks can be painted, with the primary color influencing the lighter grey parts of the joystick, and the secondary color influencing the darker grey parts of the joystick. They can also be put into displays, where they will be shown at a reduced size.
How to wire Galactic Gamer Joysticks
|Galactic Gamer Joysticks can be wired to any activatable object like doors, wicket gates, trapdoors, lightings, beacons, fans, block phasers, loot spawners, mob spawners and the like. You can also wire operating gates in between, like Number Comparison Gates, Delay Gates, Flip-Flop Gates, Inverter Gates, Logic Gates, etc. Galactic Gamer Joysticks can only serve as senders and can then be used as an activation device to switch on or off the activatable objects and/or the operating gates.|
To wire Galactic Gamer Joysticks, equip an Wiring Tool and point your cursor at the Galactic Gamer Joystick that you have placed into the world. Their "Send" Hotspot will become visible then and you will be able to connect them to the "Receive" Hotspot of activation devices and/or of operating gates.
Type "n" (as the default key) to inspect the wiring window of the Galactic Gamer Joysticks if you wish to type a code word into the "Sending" array that you should then also use in the "Receiving" array of the activatable wireable objects and/or operating gate/s to connect them.
Different kinds of operating gates like Number Comparison Gates can be connected in between to define more exact (de)activation terms. For this purpose, connect the "Send" Hotspot of an Galactic Gamer Joystick to the left "Receive" Hotspot of the operating gate, and then connect the "Send" Hotspot of the operating gate to the "Receive" Hotspot of the activatable wireable object/s.
You can change the settings of any operating gate/s to your liking. For Number Pads, it's advisable to write the prerequisited number code into the right input array (2) in their settings window and select "value" instead of "event".
Galactic Gamer Joysticks cannot receive any signals from other activation devices.
To open the Galactic Gamer Joystick interface window, you will have equip an Wiring Tool and then press the key "n" (as the default key) while pointing at the Galactic Gamer Joystick in the game world with your cursor.
Using this interface window, you can:
- click on this icon to rename the Galactic Gamer Joystick to any another description up to 30 characters
- click on this icon to change the permission settings of the Galactic Gamer Joystick so that only players with a specific or higher permission rank than this defined permission level can take the Galactic Gamer Joystick. Galactic Gamer Joysticks can be activated by anyone though without regard to their permission rank, even if they are mere "Visitors"!
- toggle manual interaction - the Galactic Gamer Joystick can be "locked" by disabling the "can interact" button. Then any player, including you as the owner of the Galactic Gamer Joystick, will not be able to use the Galactic Gamer Joystick directly, but only after unlocking it again, which requires the minimum permission level for players that you can define for this Galactic Gamer Joystick by using the padlock icon
- for easier wiring purposes, you can write a code word into the output array ("Sends") here, and then write that same code word into the input array ("Receives") of an activatable wireable object that can even be placed far away