The Kinect hack which we are going to share with you folks today has me excited for two reasons. First, it involves one of my all time favorite PC games and secondly it is related to Kinect which is sure to keep many involved and interested. demize2010, a Youtube user who previously played Call of Duty using Kinect has managed to hack into the motion controller and has used it to play Max Payne. Video demo follows after the jump.
This hack was possible due to FAAST ( a toolkit for Kinect), OpenNi/Nite and GlovePIE. Here’s how the hacker describes the different control gestures:
As you can see, the leaning left and right stuff is all there – and moving your body forward and backs moves you back and forwards. The reload and interact gestures are becoming pretty standard for me now, and pain killers are popped with an upward motion of the left hand. What makes this special though is the leg movements that activate bullet time. The result is bullet time diving for real! When this game hit just after the Matrix film came out it caused a big stir – with kinect augmentation it gets even better.
The only thing that needs some fine tuning is the weapon selection action:
The one thing that needs fixing is weapon select, this will be handled by the +/- buttons on the mote in future I think. You’ll notice that jumping is done using the A button on the mote as well, it was only really in the COD script to show it could be done ;)
[via Kinect Hacks]