XP & HID device issues (mouse/keyboards!)

    May 08 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 08 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 08 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)