Playing my games with a joystick

OK, so I bought a Competition Pro joystick off Amazon and plugged it in. Couldn’t find anything in the OS to map the joystick direction and buttons to a keyboard event so went Googling.

I found JoyToKey. You can visit the relevant page here.

A quick download and config later and I’m playing my JavaScript games with a joystick.

The world is a beautiful place. :)

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  • Cody  On June 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Nice. How is the response and control with an analog stick mimicking keyboard strokes?

    • markw1970  On June 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

      I have to say it’s better than I’d expected. The stick’s directional movement fires the keypress events as you’d expect and the fire button works a treat. All in all the response is rapid and the feedback from the joystick rather than the keyboard is more than rewarding.
      It’s inspired me to pursue a few smaller arcade games just to utilise the stick :) I feel a Frogger clone coming on…

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