SDL2 joystick interrogator 2.0

Posted by (twitter: @sealfin)
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).

28 Responses to “SDL2 joystick interrogator 2.0”

  1. jedymark says:

    Play game happy wheels online now

  2. alimatt619 says:

    Can I integrate this with my underrated gamecube games ???

    It is nintendo one..

    Can you help me out ???

  3. eva33 says:

    This is the wonderful post i saw today. I really enjoyed lot while reading this post thanks for sharing this kind of useful information.

  4. solankipandit2 says:

    how to download Test DPC
    for you smartphone

  5. letsdosurvey says:

    thankyou for this post. efforts appreciated
    Hotmail login

  6. maryrosie says:

    This utility is very helpful, thanks for sharing this!read wuxiaworld

  7. vedant12345 says:

    Thank you so much for this site.

  8. Cydia app helps to get appcake for your jailbroken and non jailbroken iOS device.
    Showbox for iphone

  9. skirlskaters says:

    Im in love with your content and also gain some knowledge from your blog.
    super mario bros full game.

  10. rburema says:

    As you’ve probably noticed by the spammy replies by now, this is the old/legacy website of Ludum Dare, the new one is at ldjam dot com. (Hope I’m getting through, since you’re probably ignoring these by now…)

  11. DyraSan says:

    What is Handling Joysticks??
    Is there any specific steps?

  12. Temporary says:

    Download Tutuapp from this website

  13. riyasen says:

    Thank you So much for sharing this useful information, I was searching this from last one month I found this article really helpful. Definitely going to check out the info you shared. This great article and am highly impressed on it keep up your good work. by Daira

  14. jessicabelorr says:

    Even professional video makers, such as the ones who make music videos, want to hear feedback on their work.

  15. jessicabelorr says:

    The facts and the tips and the tools are not your business either.

  16. Sharon3Q says:

    may god bless you

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

[cache: storing page]