hi object problem with saitek controllers


    Jun 29 2006 | 6:35 pm
    I've tried using a Saitek P3000 wireless gamepad and
    a Saitek Cyborg Wireless Evo joystick with the [hi]
    object, but I'm having a few issues.
    Firstly, only one device gets recognised when generating
    a menu of available devices (if both are plugged in).
    Secondly, when a device is recognised, it doesn't seem
    to recognise any of its elements.
    When getting device info, this is printed to the Max window:
    hi: focussing on Saitek Cyborg Evo Wireless
    hi 2004.02.16. bugs? bbn@saoul.ca
    1 devices
    Saitek Cyborg Evo Wireless
    0 elements
    Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated...

    • Jun 29 2006 | 7:07 pm
      What OS & s/w versions? I have a Saitek wireless
      gamepad working just fine here on OS 10.4.6 and
      Max/MSP 4.5.7
      cheers
      Roger
    • Jun 29 2006 | 7:30 pm
      Hi,
      I've had similar problems with the [hi]-object. I even went out and bought a new, hugely expensive ps2 converter, since my old one didn't work at all. Now max can only see one controller connected, even though I connect two. I am on the latest version of max with XP pro.
    • Jun 29 2006 | 8:35 pm
      Maybe you could try my (maybe not so obsolete) [hidin] object that I
      wrote back in the days when Max came without the [hi] object. You can
      find the Windows version here:
      Maybe it uses a different API to connect to your HID devices and turns
      out different results...
      Olaf
    • Jun 30 2006 | 2:36 am
      Ok I can use either controller if it's connected by itself.
      I simply forgot to send the message enabling periodic polling (every 10ms). Silly me.
      However [hi] still can't see more than one controller at a time
      when two are plugged in.
      I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2 & latest version of Max.
      When I get a chance over the weekend I'll try the older object as suggested and report back.
      Thanks for the help so far.
    • Jun 30 2006 | 2:59 am
      I just downloaded Olaf's [hidin] external and gave it a try.
      Whereas with the [hi] object I only got one device appearing in the devices list, with [hidin] I get 4:
      Unsupported Device
      Unsupported Device
      Unknown (Device #3)
      Cyborg evo Wireless
      When I disconnect the p3000 and get the list of connected devices again, the unknown device disappears from the list.
      Also with the [hidin] object, no controller data is coming out of the left outlet whatsoever, regardless of which controller is connected.
      With the [hi] object, I do get controller data but as I mentioned earlier, only one device is usable when two are connected.
      One more thing, the [hi] object doesn't report the number of elements on the device connected, whereas the [hidin] object does. (22 for the Cyborg evo Wireless and 23 for the p3000).
      FWIW, I'm also using the latest Saitek drivers.
    • Jun 30 2006 | 9:57 am
      > I've tried using a Saitek P3000 wireless gamepad and
      > a Saitek Cyborg Wireless Evo joystick with the [hi]
      > object, but I'm having a few issues.
      I've used a P-880 joystick and an X-52 flight control system without
      problems. (OS X 10.4.x.)
      > hi: focussing on Saitek Cyborg Evo Wireless
      > hi 2004.02.16. bugs? bbn@saoul.ca
      Hmm - are you sure you're not using an old, pre-release version of [hi]?
      -- N.
      nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://
      www.cassiel.com
    • Jul 03 2006 | 1:00 pm
      Quote: nick rothwell / cassiel wrote on Fri, 30 June 2006 10:57
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > > hi: focussing on Saitek Cyborg Evo Wireless
      > > hi 2004.02.16. bugs? bbn@saoul.ca
      >
      > Hmm - are you sure you're not using an old, pre-release version of [hi]?
      Just checked this and I was using an old version of [hi]. After remedying this (using the newest version, dated 2006.01.04) I still get the same problems...
      hi 2006.01.04. bugs? bbn@saoul.ca
      1 devices Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad
      0 elements
    • Jul 03 2006 | 10:01 pm
      Thanks for your comments - the windows version of the hi object will
      support multiple devices soon.
      Ben
    • Jul 05 2006 | 3:44 pm
      Thanks Ben!