In article <43e577b10610041600k4695a581o9402029fafd905a0 at mail.gmail.com>,
acbreton at gmail.com says…
I’m interested in having support for wacom pen tablets directly built into
SDL. I did a couple of searches, and it appears that this issue popped up a
couple of times in the past, but nothing happened at the end.
Interesting. My kid has a Wacom tablet, and I never though that it could be
useful for doing SDL-fun-stuff.
I found the Wacom Developers FAQ quite informative…
Some interesting points to note from the FAQ…
There is very little you must do to support virtually all Wacom’s tablet
models … Once you have added Wintab support for one tablet, your program
should work with virtually any Wacom tablets.
Except for a few features, your code should also work without change with
other tablet manufacturer’s tablets too, if they use Wintab.
Wintab is the industry standard for acquiring data from a graphics tablet on
Intel machines and has been the standard for a number of years.
***—> Unfortunately, there is no cross-platform graphics tablet API.
So, it appears that tablet support (in general, not just Wacom) is a
cake-walk for Win32 platforms, as there is a standard API. Other platforms
may be challenging or perhaps impossible, as it depends on how much low-level
information Wacom (or other tablet makers) provide. Also, once you leave the
Win32 platform, you’ll probably have to consider writing device drivers to
support a tablet, unless such a driver has already been written for the