hi object problem with saitek controllers
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
Saitek Cyborg Evo Wireless
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated…
What OS & s/w versions? I have a Saitek wireless
gamepad working just fine here on OS 10.4.6 and
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.
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…
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.
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:
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.
> 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? email@example.com
Hmm – are you sure you’re not using an old, pre-release version of [hi]?
nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance — http://
Quote: nick rothwell / cassiel wrote on Fri, 30 June 2006 10:57
> > hi: focussing on Saitek Cyborg Evo Wireless
> > hi 2004.02.16. bugs? firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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? email@example.com
1 devices Saitek P3000 Wireless Pad
Thanks for your comments – the windows version of the hi object will
support multiple devices soon.
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