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Anki controller

Yes, you can use Anki with a controller and gamify your experience even more! Buy an 8BitDo Zero 2 with the affiliate link below! 

Setting up your controller

Click below on the operational system you are using for controller setup instructions. To find out more about the 8BitDo Zero 2 startup modes and D-pad settings, read the manufacturer's manual. If you purchase the 8BitDo Micro you can use the Ultimate Software to customize the buttons instead of the below methods.

macOS

Windows

iOS

Android

macOS

Windows

iOS

Android

FIRST. Install the Contanki Anki Add-on.

Contanki allows Anki to be used with a gamepad or other controller device. This part is simple. Install the add-on by copying the code from its AnkiWeb page.

SECOND. Reset the buttons to 'X mode' (can also do 'D mode').

(I) With the 8BitDo Zero 2 controller turned off, press and hold ‘start’ and ‘X’ simultaneously (‘B’ for D mode). The blue light should start flashing.

(II) Then, press and hold ‘select.’ The blue light should begin flashing more rapidly. Connect to your device now.

THIRD. Reset the D-pad to left joystick.

(I) Hold Select + D-pad left, to work as left joystick hat. Hold until it flashes red for it to work.

FOURTH. Key mapping.

(I) Open Anki and access the add-on settings via 'Tools' on the top tab.

(II) In the settings tab, select the controller you are using (in this case, 8BitDo Zero 2 - if this doesn’t show, press a button on your controller).

(III) Then click on 'Controls' in the top bar and map the way you like, taking into account which Anki window the settings refer to. 

(IV) If you want to use my mapping, just download one of the following files and import it (custom actions don't get added so you'll need to add them manually first) into Contanki.

FIRST. Install the Contanki Anki Add-on.

Contanki allows Anki to be used with a gamepad or other controller device. This part is simple. Install the add-on by copying the code from its AnkiWeb page.

SECOND. Reset the buttons to 'X mode'.

(I) With the 8BitDo Zero 2 controller turned off, press and hold ‘start’ and ‘X’ simultaneously. The blue light should start flashing.

(II) Then, press and hold ‘select.’ The blue light should begin flashing more rapidly. Connect to your device now.

THIRD. Reset the D-pad to left joystick.

(I) Hold Select + D-pad left, to work as left joystick hat. Hold until it flashes red for it to work.

FOURTH. Key mapping.

(I) Open Anki and access the add-on settings via 'Tools' on the top tab.

(II) In the settings tab, select the controller you are using (in this case, 8BitDo Zero 2).

(III) Then click on 'Controls' in the top bar and map the way you like, taking into account which Anki window the settings refer to. 

(IV) If you want to use my mapping, just download one of the following files and import it (custom actions don't get added so you'll need to add them manually first) into Contanki. The images below are from macOS, but represent the same mapping on Windows.