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1. (WO2018222305) VIRTUAL CONTROLLER FOR GAME INJECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222305    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029673
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A63F 13/355
A63F 13/86
A63F 13/48
A63F 13/23
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: SMITH, Gregory M.
BRODIE, Heather Grantham
GIBSON, Chad
CARUANA, Jonathan J.
KALACHE, Hamze M.
PAYZER, Gersh
VIM, Samantha E.
MCALLEN, Christopher M.
Title: VIRTUAL CONTROLLER FOR GAME INJECTION
Abstract:
A computing system includes an input driver and a virtual input controller. The input driver is configured to receive input data from a first controller of a recognized data protocol and to provide the input data to an API of an application to control actions of a first participant in the gaming application. The virtual input controller is, in contrast, configured to receive input data from a second controller of a protocol incompatible with the input driver, translate the input data to the recognized data protocol; request a broadcast application identifier for a currently-broadcasting application from the broadcasting agent, and provide the translated input data to the input driver in association with the broadcast application identifier for controlling actions of a second participant in the application via the API of the gaming application.