* FAQ    * Search  * Register * Login 
Active topics
Unanswered topics

All times are UTC-06:00



Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Question about force feedback support
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:42 pm 
Offline
DBB Cadet
DBB Cadet

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:30 pm
Posts: 1
I've come across this forum because of some of the FFB posts and I thought it might be a good place to ask for some help.

I've been playing around with building a game controller with FFB capabilities and I've got some basic firmware that can act as a generic USB "gamepad." This works fine. But I'm very confused about how to implement FFB. I know a lot of games are using DirectInput for FFB, but I'm not sure about what my firmware will see coming from the host. I've read about the "Physical Interface Device" protocol/standard, and it seems to make sense. But then I've read that it isn't supported by anything after Windows 7 32-bit. I've also read about Immersion's iForce protocol, and some people say you should be using that. I've seen it suggested that DirectInput pretty much is iForce. I've also read that iForce (or TouchSense, which may be the same thing) is required for platforms like the PS4 and XBox One.

Can anyone point me in the right direction so I can stop spinning my wheels? What should I be looking for from most Windows games? I'm interested in true FFB, not just "rumble" support.

Thanks!


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Question about force feedback support
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:56 pm 
Offline
DBB Master
DBB Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 1999 2:01 am
Posts: 6368
Location: ☃☃☃
Moved this to Tech Forum for more visibility.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC-06:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



Descent'rs have piloted these pages
 
The layout and contents contained within this site are © DescentBB.net 1997-2006.
Descent, Descent II are © Parallax Software Corporation.
Descent III is Outrage Entertainment.
Descent is a Trademark of Interplay Productions.

Miner Wars™ is trademark of Keen Software House s. r. o.
.


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group