windows 3.1 joysticks

March 15, 2010 at 14:22:27
Specs: windows 3.1, lots/varient
are there any windows 3.1 joystick drivers that support more than 2 controlers?

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#1
March 18, 2010 at 20:48:12
The original game port controller has hardware for only two
sticks. You would have to make a card at an alternate address,
then make a driver for the alternate address.

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#2
March 19, 2010 at 09:20:44
no one ever made a win16 driver for more than 2 joysticks?

if no one has ever done it
then there is no standard
and I'll just have to make them as I like

if one has been made
I'll see if I can make my drivers to follow

though its handy for analog joysticks
you dont need an ibm joystick port

just about any port will work
lpt,com,usb,etc...

thanks for the help


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#3
March 20, 2010 at 15:50:22
A similar situation exists for the mouse. Only one mouse
pointer on the screen. In the case of the mouse you can have
more than one mouse but they all control the same pointer.
It depends on whether you want a digital or analog interfaced
joystick. A standard joystick card can be easily modified for
alternate io address the interrupt a little harder. Using a digital
board would allow the creation of more sticks. 1 line per button
and 4 per stick Your driver has to do the polling and other
housekeeping.

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#4
March 22, 2010 at 10:51:58
thanks for the help

made a test multiple joystick driver wrapper
http://win31.no-ip.org/freeware/new...

works ok with 5 controlers

you want a secondary mouse pointer?
give me a example of how you would get the data from the second mouse
and I'll give you a win3x example of how I would use it ;)



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#5
June 4, 2010 at 12:34:36
works ok with 7 controlers

a slight speed limitation is caused by by the resolution of the slowest controler return

have to adjust driver design for hardware that requires initilization

for high speed joy resolution perhaps a
joy over lpt interlink would be good...


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#6
September 7, 2010 at 09:54:22
made a driver that can make use of a secondary joystick port address
http://win31.no-ip.org/freeware/new...
http://win31.no-ip.org/freeware/new...

created a program to enable the creative audio pci gameport
the port can be configured at several locations
http://win31.no-ip.org/freeware/new...

now I need some one with 2 analog joysticks to test it :P

wat say?


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#7
September 24, 2010 at 12:59:38
Well done, Watler! It is very good that there is someone out there who is able to write drivers for Win 3.1. Keep up the good effort!

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#8
October 5, 2010 at 18:56:23
well done?
you managed to get it working?

then I'll update it
http://win31.no-ip.org/freeware/new...

effort?
I'll let you wrastle with that one

created an game controller driver for a com port (for up to 8bits of input)

bet ya cant get this one to work ;)
http://win31.no-ip.org/freeware/new...

wat say?


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