Third Party Applications

Presented here are applications that are fun and can be useful for learning brainfinger control. In each case a brainfinger profile is included .

To 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.

Froggy Game

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.

Froggy Profile


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.

Maze Muncher Profile

Maze Muncher Muncher

Cubes Game

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.

Cubes Profile


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 brainfingers events.

Skate Girl Instructions.pdf

Skate Girl Profile

Skate Girl.exe

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 page.

Pinball Profile

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 Folder.

Tapper Instructions.pdf

Tapper Profile      Tapper


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