[PD] Any experience with analog gamepad and [hid]?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Mar 11 00:36:10 CET 2010

[hid] just relays the data that the OS gets, so it sounds like your  
cheap gamepads are a bit too cheap.  I've seen exactly that in some  
gamepads and joysticks.  The quality of HID devices can vary wildly.   
I've had good luck with Saitek joysticks and Logitech mice.  Logitech  
joysticks are just ok.


On Mar 9, 2010, at 11:03 AM, Pierre Massat wrote:

> Hi all!
> I was wondering if anybody could provide me with some feedback about  
> any experience with a gamepad and [hid]. I use a DIY stompbox i made  
> from a (very) cheap analog gamepad, and i am experiencing some  
> trouble with the data i get from the analog potentiometers (i put  
> one of them in an expression pedal). Basically, 3 pots out of 4  
> don't cover the entire theoretical range (0 to 256) and can only  
> provide an input up to about 150. The last pot does cover the whole  
> range, but in a non-linear fashion. So i was thinking of making  
> another stompbox with a better quality gamepad, but i want to make  
> sure the problem comes from the cheap gamepad i used and not from  
> [hid] itself. By the way i use Pd-extended on Fedora 12 with the  
> Planet CCRMA rt-kernel.
> Best,
> Pierre
> PS : it goes without saying that i did check the value of the pots  
> in the gamepad before replacing them.
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