Presented here are applications that are fun and can
be useful for learning brainfinger control. In each case a brainfinger
profile is included .
download a profile right click on the profile link. A small window will appear.
Select "Save Target As..." A Save As window will appear. Click on "My
Computer" or "This PC". Double click on "Local Disk (C:)".
Double click on "Nia Profiles". In the lower left of the window you
will see "File Name", which should display the name of the Profile.
Below that you should see "Save As Type". The type should read "NIA
File". If it reads "Text File", click on the down arrow and select
"All Files". Next click on "Save" to copy profile to Nia Profiles
folder. When you run Brainfingers and select "Desktop Access" you should
see this profile included in the list of profiles.
In some cases there will be a zip file of the actual application that
you will need to download and unzip. To unzip you will need to use Winzip
or someother unzip method. Search the internet for an unzip program
if you don't have one, Winzip is a good one, offers a 45 day trial period
and is inexpensive. Win
10 and 8.1 includes an unzip method.
This is a fun single switch game. The profile was created by
Dave Sall for his son Patrick. It makes clever use of a vertical joystick to trigger
the keyboard spacebar when Patrick moves his brainfinger into the trigger zone.
The profile is setup to use Muscle as the control for the joystick. If a user
can not use muscle then it will be necessary to use the profile editor (select
Run Edit in Access window) to change the brainfinger control.
Maze Muncher Game
This is a pacman style switch game.
The profile is setup to use a single switch control of the spacebar. In this nia
profile muscle is used as the brainfinger control. If a user can not use muscle
then it will be necessary to use the profile editor (select Run Edit in Access
window) to change the brainfinger control.
Muncher Muncher Game.zip
This game allows practice
of up-down and left-right actions. The profile comes from Dave Sall. The game
uses left and right arrow keys to move left and right. The game uses up and down
arrow keys to move up and down. The profile is setup to use two joysticks. The
glance direction joystick is used with a left glance controlling the left arrow
and a glance right controlling the right arrow key. The muscle joystick is used
to control the up and down arrow keys.
Skate Girl Game
This game gives control of a three dimensional jet
powered skateboard. The three dimensions of control are; left arrow
to turn left, right arrow to turn right and up arrow to move forward.
In the Skate Girl Profile joystick J1-Muscle is set to control the left
arrow event, J2-Glance to control the right arrow event and J4-Alpha-Relax
to control the up arrow event. When you run the program it is important
that you click in the skate girl window so it has focus to accept the
Pinball Game (Windows XP)
This game is available on windows XP
operating systems. To run the game click on the "Start", move mouse
over "All Programs", then select "Games" and select "Pinball".
You will have to change the user controls. When Pinball comes up select "Options"
and then "Player commands..." For left paddle click on down arrow and
select "Left" from drop down menu. For right paddle click on its down
arrow and select "Right" from the drop down menu. To copy the Pinball
Controller.nia profile to NIa Profiles follow the instrustions at the top of this
Tapper Music Performance
Use Brainfingers to play music. The Tapper Folder
includes the Tapper program and a bunch of midi songs plus instructions
on how to get Tapper going with Brainfingers. It's fun to play music
using Brainfingers and Tapper. Open the Tapper Instructions and then
download and install the Tapper Profile and download and unzip the Tapper