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XP & HID device issues (mouse/keyboards!)

May 8, 2006 | 9:53 am

Hi there,

using the HI tool doesn’t show mice or keyboards as even though these are HID, i believe they are seperated from other HID’s like my joysticks which show up. i believe this only happens on XP as it "sucks" and osx HI seems to have no problem from what i read about other osx/hi users.

I really need to access two keyboards as seperate devices in max, in XP..
Any clues?


May 8, 2006 | 10:13 am

Basically XP strips away the "uniqueness" of each connected keyboard, however there are ways around it. You’ll need to write a custom keyboard driver I think, to access the raw data. Google "multiple keyboards XP" or similar to get started.


May 8, 2006 | 10:33 am

True, and this is what i expected to occur.

Judging from what i looked at in LibUSB, there’s not a hell of a lot of difference between HID keyboard mouse and any other device. I’m wondering why a purely raw usb external wasn’t created.

Either way, is there any way to ‘fool’ windows into recognising the keyboard as a joystick? that way it circumvents kb/mouse HID issues.

(thanks windows for being silly)


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