Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of AntiMicro, please access the antimicro tag and open the latest article (the one on top).
Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, AntiMicro is an open source graphical application that allows the users to easily map keyboard and mouse buttons to gamepad buttons. Also, sequences of actions can be mapped on one button, in order to make the user’s gaming more pleasant and easy. The application is very good for games that do not have support for gamepad or joysticks.
The latest version available is AntiMicro 2.6, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Added two new Turbo modes. Gradient mode is used to change the key press time depending on the position of an axis (useful for racing games). Pulse mode is used to change how many times a key press is invoked depending on the position of an axis (scrolling in a web browser using arrow keys).
- Fixed profile resetting in a couple of places.
- A Russian translation has been provided by Dima Koshel.
- Added option to invoke Game Controller mapping window from command line.
- The final mapping string will be printed to stdout. This is useful for saving a SDL_GAMECONTROLLERCONFIG for your controller that can be used system wide. Any SDL 2 game can then be set up to use that mapping and it can be changed if needed.
- Profiles now use a unique .amgp file extension. Older xml profiles will continue to be supported.
- Fixed spring mouse mode so that it uses proper axis distance values.
- Set changing has been fixed for analog sticks and virtual dpads.
In this article I will show you how to install AntiMicro 2.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing AntiMicro 2.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the antimicro package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ryochan7/antimicro
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install antimicro
Optional, to remove antimicro, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove antimicro