[Bug 18424] Mac OS X Joystick support doesn't work

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Thu Jun 16 11:09:32 CDT 2011


--- Comment #39 from Jonas Maebe <jonas.bugzilla at gmail.com> 2011-06-16 11:09:32 CDT ---
(In reply to comment #37)
> (In reply to comment #35)
> Hi Jonas, thanks for taking a look at it.

Well, it was a typical case of itch & scratch :)

> I did the same set of tests and
> confirm what you've found -- I'll be eager to test out your patch, as I've 5
> different kinds of HID to throw at it, so I can get a bit of device checking
> done...I somehow still expect to see curveballs =)...

I only have one and I've only tested it with one game, so it's indeed quite
likely that it won't be 100%. But at least things are hooked up now.

> ...wrt pads, there is some mirky ground ...ie; the linux xpad.ko driver will
> see the xbox 360 & 'S' type controllers equally, but in OSX these two are chalk
> and cheese ; you have to use a different OS driver for each last time I looked.

It's possible, I don't know. But in the end they're all represented as plain
HID devices, so I guess it doesn't really matter.

For Mac OS X, there's also the pretty useful HID Calibrator sample code at
(click the "Download Sample Code" button at the top of the page). The HID
Calibrator app is quite useful to see all controls that are recognised, their
types and valid ranges.

The HID Calibrator sample in that archive also contains an XML file that
matches up all elements of the PS 3 controller to human readable names. See the
"HID Utilities/English.lproj/HID_cookie_strings.plist" file in the archive. It
doesn't seem to contain a description for the xbox controllers, but it
shouldn't be too difficult to create similar information files for them. I
don't know whether that information can be passed on to Windows apps in a
useful way though (I have absolutely zero experience programming the Windows
API -- and until yesterday also with Mac OS X HID for that matter, but I can at
least experiment with the latter).

> Also, there's this other thing I've noticed (seems app dependent) wherein the
> analog 'trigger' controls (which one might map to throttle/brake) are inverted,
> and this is common to both platforms. It makes one wonder why some win32 apps
> are currently seeing things 'as is' and others aren't ...

No idea about this.

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