Single White Nerd Seeks A Special Gamepad
September 7, 2007 12:02 PM Subscribe
Windows Gamers / Programmers: How can I get a trackball to work as a game controller?
posted by Popular Ethics to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I have a project at work which requires a dedicated hardware interface to control a camera's pan/tilt/zoom/focus/iris. I could build my own with potentiometers and a usb DAC, but I thought it might be easier (and cooler) to use an off-the-shelf game pad.
Unfortunately, I need something with an trackball and/or scroll wheels (ie, I want something that rotates gradually, but I don't want it to snap to center when you let go). Have any mefi gamers heard of such a thing? Alternatively, is there a way to convince a trackball that it's a gamepad (as far as windows is concerned), and not a mouse?