[PD] using joysticks to control PD

Peter Todd peter_todd82 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 5 11:33:30 CET 2005

> I searched online and came across a PD patch that had a .dll file. What it
> does is it figures out the number of axes and buttons. The only remaining
> problems I'm having are:
> 1. getting the values to get to zero; and

It may be worth looking in the game devices properties in the control panel, 
apparantly there is a calibration wizard.  There doesn't seem to be one for 
my sidewinder, but maybe it doesn't need it.
You could always make a kind of 'calibrate/scale joystick' abstraction if 
it's still a problem.

> 2. there is an "8-way hat switch" on the wingman, and this patch doesn't
> recognize it.

Yes, I have the same problem.  I think it would be quite easy to make a 
[joystick] external which did recognise and use the hat, though.


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