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Offline hdchon

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« Posted 2004-09-14 21:57:31 »

I'm writing a java program that needs to get some directional and speed information.
Currently, I feed those info usign a mouse, but I really hope to use a steering wheel device.
So, I did a little bit of search, and it seems Jinput might gvie me what I want.
However, looking at APIs it's not obvious how I can do it.

So, here is my question: By using Jinput, can I use a steering wheel device?
Have anybody ever done or have you heard somebody ever done it?
Lastly, do you have any recommendation for the device?
Offline swpalmer

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-09-14 23:55:17 »

The intention of JInput is that it will support the Steering Wheel device.  But that may mean that the plugins for each platform need to support it too.   I still can't figure JInput out.  At one point I wanted to help code it.. but since there was little design information available and it seem to be a complete mess to me, I've given up on it for now.   Though it isn't really *that* bad.  It certainly doesn't work very well cross platform though.  The Mac port is way behind.

Offline TheBohemian

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-09-15 19:03:19 »

... and it seem to be a complete mess to me, I've given up on it for now.

And I thought I was alone with this feeling Smiley

On what platform do you want to use the wheel? Usage information for JInput can be found in the sticky thread of the JInput forum. Just connect your wheel and run some sample apps. I have written such an application some time ago (JInputTester). But it needs a little cleanup now to work out of the box.
Maybe I get the JNLP working again ... this would allow you to test your wheel very quickly... I post again when I am ready with it.



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Offline TheBohemian

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-09-15 21:53:30 »


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Offline hdchon

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-09-16 09:35:26 »

Thank you very much, guys.
I'll try on my windows machine.
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