Problem with a Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS

I am having a problem reading the RDR Cursor from a Thrustmaster Cougar
HOTAS.

I have the latest driver loaded on my Vista machine.

The control panel for the Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS reports the two Cursor
axis as YR and S2.

How do I use SDL to read the Cursor?

Frank G. Haymes

519th SMXS/MXDEC

DSN: 586-4827 Comm: 801-586-4827

E-Mail @Haymes_Frank_G_Civ_U

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Okay, just because I’m in a funky mood tonight, I have to ask. Having verified
that that is the actual name of the joystick, I have to wonder what marketing
genius thought it would be a good idea to give it a name that sounds like,
well, um… a “marital aid”. Gives a whole new meaning to the word
"joystick" :wink:

JeffOn Monday 12 April 2010 13:29, Haymes, Frank G Civ USAF AFMC 519 SMXS/MXDEC wrote:

I am having a problem reading the RDR Cursor from a Thrustmaster Cougar
HOTAS.

Jeff,

Thrustmaster makes a lot of PC USB controllers.

The Cougar HOTAS is used by the home F-16 simulator builders.

There web site is www.thrustmaster.com .

Frank G. Haymes
519th SMXS/MXDEC
DSN:? 586-4827 Comm: 801-586-4827
E-Mail @Haymes_Frank_G_Civ_U> ----- Original Message -----

From: sdl-bounces@lists.libsdl.org [mailto:sdl-bounces at lists.libsdl.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Post
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 9:06 PM
To: SDL Development List
Subject: Re: [SDL] Problem with a Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS

On Monday 12 April 2010 13:29, Haymes, Frank G Civ USAF AFMC 519 SMXS/MXDEC wrote:

I am having a problem reading the RDR Cursor from a Thrustmaster Cougar
HOTAS.

Okay, just because I’m in a funky mood tonight, I have to ask. Having verified
that that is the actual name of the joystick, I have to wonder what marketing
genius thought it would be a good idea to give it a name that sounds like,
well, um… a “marital aid”. Gives a whole new meaning to the word
"joystick" :wink:

Jeff


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I am having a problem reading the RDR Cursor from a Thrustmaster Cougar
HOTAS.

I have the latest driver loaded on my Vista machine.

The control panel for the Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS reports the two Cursor
axis as YR and S2.

How do I use SDL to read the Cursor?

Frank G. Haymes

519th SMXS/MXDEC

DSN: 586-4827 Comm: 801-586-4827

E-Mail @Haymes_Frank_G_Civ_U

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It depends on how the driver exposes the joystick. Have you used the SDL
joystick API before? What devices does SDL show as detected, and what
joystick elements are shown (i.e. what is the output of the SDL source
distribution’s testjoystick program)?

Jonny DOn Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Haymes, Frank G Civ USAF AFMC 519 SMXS/MXDEC <Frank.Haymes at hill.af.mil> wrote:

I am having a problem reading the RDR Cursor from a Thrustmaster Cougar
HOTAS.

I have the latest driver loaded on my Vista machine.

The control panel for the Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS reports the two Cursor
axis as YR and S2.

How do I use SDL to read the Cursor?

Frank G. Haymes

519th SMXS/MXDEC

DSN: 586-4827 Comm: 801-586-4827

E-Mail frank.haymes at hill.af.mil


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Jonny D,

This is the first time that I have used SDL joystick API.

When I run the testjoystick program, it reports the following:

            Name:  HOTAS Cougar Joystick

            Number of Axes:  6

            Number of Buttons :  28

            Number of Hats:  1

            Number of Balls:  0

From the HOTAS Cougar Control Panel, the RWR Cursor is listed as Window axes
7 and 8 (Microstick X, Y).

How do I read axes 7 and 8?

Frank G. HaymesFrom: sdl-bounces@lists.libsdl.org [mailto:sdl-bounces at lists.libsdl.org] On
Behalf Of Jonathan Dearborn
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:10 PM
To: SDL Development List
Subject: Re: [SDL] Problem with a Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS

It depends on how the driver exposes the joystick. Have you used the SDL
joystick API before? What devices does SDL show as detected, and what
joystick elements are shown (i.e. what is the output of the SDL source
distribution’s testjoystick program)?

Jonny D

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Haymes, Frank G Civ USAF AFMC 519 SMXS/MXDEC <Frank.Haymes at hill.af.mil> wrote:

I am having a problem reading the RDR Cursor from a Thrustmaster Cougar
HOTAS.

I have the latest driver loaded on my Vista machine.

The control panel for the Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS reports the two Cursor
axis as YR and S2.

How do I use SDL to read the Cursor?

Frank G. Haymes

519th SMXS/MXDEC

DSN: 586-4827 Comm: 801-586-4827

E-Mail @Haymes_Frank_G_Civ_U


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