Joystick support for Mac OS X
Alexander at Lazarevic.de
Wed Nov 24 10:54:38 UTC 2004
I've written a replacement for the joystick plugin for windows and maybe
you are interested in collaborating on a unified one.
The rewritten joystick plugin features are:
* deals simultaneously with upto 10 input devices
* supports upto 32 buttons per device
* supports upto 6 axis per device (X,Y, Z, R, U, V)
* supports D-Pads (continuous or discrete 4-/8-way point of view 0°-360°)
* is event driven (because of this and the above features it is not
compatible with the old joystick plugin)
STiCK is the software on the image side. Among other things it provides
joystick support for morphic. With this it is (fairly) easy to make
morphs react on joystick events.
1) register your morph to receive joystick events by implementing any
of the following methods to return true
2) process any joystick events inside these methods
evt may be any of the new morphic events JoystickButtonEvent,
JoystickAxisEvent and JoystickPOVEvent. They implement numerous methods
to interpret themselfs like xAxis, yAxisUnit, zrAnyChanged or
singleButtonPressed: number, anyButtonsReleased: collection.
STiCK also provides pseudo devices like PseudoMouse and PseudoKeyboard.
The PseudoMouse lets you use a joystick as a mouse replacement. I used
the PseudoKeyboard to implement TeXXen, which makes it possible to enter
text with a Saitek P2500 Gamepad. Here  is a low quality video of a
* mapping (switch axis or buttons)
* calibration (most newer devices have auto calibration though)
* force feedback
I will try to clean up the code, package it and upload it to some place
"in the near future".
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