[PD] using joysticks to control PD

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Feb 9 07:48:44 CET 2005

On Feb 5, 2005, at 5:33 AM, Peter Todd wrote:

>> 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.

I'd be interested to find out whether my [hid] external supports that  
hat switch.  It wouldn't be hard to add support for it.  Its currently  
GNU/Linux and Mac OS X only tho, donno if I'll do the Windows port.   
Maybe someday.


> Cheers,
> Peter
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