SDL2 joystick interrogator 2.0

Posted by (twitter: @sealfin)
81 days ago | August 2nd, 2018 9:00 am

SDL2 joystick interrogator 2.0

I recently rebooted development of a project I tried to develop for the Ludum Dare 20 contest held in April 2011, the theme of which was “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this!”

As the project will require a controller with an analogue stick to play I’ve begun to develop a utility to interrogate the capabilities of various controllers; and, as I feel that the SDL2 documentation is lacking with regards to the joystick support offered by that library, I’ve posted – in addition to an executable of that utility for Mac OS X (and I want to release executables for additional platforms – the Raspberry Pi in particular – in the future) – the source code to that utility to GitHub for the benefit both of myself and of others.

Note that to use the utility you will need to have SDL2_image – in addition to SDL2 – installed.

Amongst the changes in version 2.0 of the utility are that:

  • the utility now features support for multiple controllers;
  • the utility now features detection of POV hats (and, contrary to what I wrote in the past, the D-pad of the Sony PlayStation 2 DualShock 2 controller is not disabled in analogue mode – rather, it is in that mode detected as being a POV hat (at least using my PlayStation-to-USB adapter));
  • the utility now features preliminary detection of trackballs – “preliminary” as neither of my controllers (the other being a Sony PlayStation 3 DualShock 3) features a trackball;
  • the utility now features preliminary detection of whether or not a controller has haptic capabilities – “preliminary” as neither of my controllers has been detected as having haptic capabilities in spite of both of my controllers having haptic capabilities (although my adapter or my OS (Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard) might be to blame).

JSCF – Ludum Dare 2D game engine that I kept working on

Posted by
113 days ago | June 30th, 2018 2:44 pm

So I’ve been working on JSCF for a while on my own and wanted to get some feedback but mostly help from you good JS developers out there. I’ve been using early early prototypes of it for my last two entries Catapult & Powerless. Since then it changed A LOT but I thought I’d come back to the place that got me the idea to start a lightweight canvas and native JS (and CanvasInput.js) only library – JSCF. Currently in development but you can get a prototype build on github:

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Thanks =D

A gaming competition… on jam entries!

Posted by (twitter: @AlakajamBang)
152 days ago | May 23rd, 2018 7:21 am

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Hi guys! At the neighbor Alakajam! community, we have hosted something special this month: 8 games from Alakajam! and Ludum Dare have been handpicked for people to compete on them, post high scores, and climb the leaderboard!

leadWe’re having a lot of fun so far, and it’s quite a different experience to really play and try to master the games, rather than just test them to give feedback. The competition is fierce but there’s still a chance for good players to get a spot in the podium.

Of course this is all just for fun, with no prizes or anything :)

The competition ends on May 31st, before we switch to the next big jam, planned for the 22-24 June week-end. The last Alakajam was pretty exciting as well, with 71 entries on the theme “You can’t see everything”. We hope to see you around for the end of the Tournament, and hopefully the next jam!

EDIT: The tournament is over, the site has now switched to launch the 22-24 June jam!

Posted by (twitter: @DavitMasia)
159 days ago | May 16th, 2018 5:02 am
In case you missed has been moved to August 14th and will end 25th due the ldjam announced date yesterday 😉
You can join the jam here:

Play Rogue Crush

Posted by
167 days ago | May 8th, 2018 5:57 am

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/41/rogue-crush

Rogue Crush Capture

 

Ludum Dare browser / search engine

Posted by
169 days ago | May 6th, 2018 10:26 am

Hi all,

I post this here because ldjam.com is not really googleable.

I created a browser / search engine for Ludum Dare 41 to enable searching by platform and to browse the games more easily.

http://tmtg.nl/ld41/

Cheers!

[Dark Soils] Presentation

177 days ago | April 28th, 2018 10:41 am

Hey we didn’t post anything about our game yet so there we go !

Introducing Dark Soil, when Dark Souls meets a garden game, made last week end for LD41

Play and rate DARK SOIL

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Are we porting game history to new site?

Posted by
184 days ago | April 20th, 2018 5:16 pm

I only joined in 26 – but it’d be cool to see the complete history of everyone’s games, and their evolution through compos / jams. :)

Wallpaper

Posted by (twitter: @_udo)
184 days ago | April 20th, 2018 12:49 pm

ld41-bg

How to tackle LD41!

Posted by (twitter: @timbeaudet)
187 days ago | April 17th, 2018 5:39 pm

Hello Ludumites,

I’ve been told I pronounce LudumDare wrong, but regardless of this fact – check out my latest development log for some of my top tips on participating in a game jam!

Is there a way to transfer your history to the new site?

Posted by
190 days ago | April 14th, 2018 3:32 pm

I find it a bummer on the new site it says my account is 8 months old and has 0 games connected to it. Is there anyway for it to acknowledge your games on this, the legacy site?

I’m in!

Posted by
193 days ago | April 11th, 2018 2:12 pm

Do you need music for your game? I am here!

Posted by
193 days ago | April 11th, 2018 2:12 pm

I’m an advanced aword winning composer/sound designer. I will be glad to participate in LD 41 with aword winning team or solo participant.

Goodbye legacy site!

Posted by (twitter: @MasonYoung)
199 days ago | April 6th, 2018 1:36 am

You will be missed. To the future!

AHOJ

Posted by
201 days ago | April 4th, 2018 11:55 am

AHOJ

They encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks

Posted by
201 days ago | April 3rd, 2018 11:45 pm

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