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Old 03-23-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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Is there any way to make a PC joystick/controller act as a mouse, and also partly the keyboard, in terms of the escape key being controlled by a button?

Maybe a program?

Thanks for the help in advance!
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

Give this a go see what happenes.

http://www.imgpresents.com/joy2mse/jtmdemo.htm
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

Hey thanks, I'll try that out when I get back

I'd of thought the principle would be rather simple, using 2 buttons for left and right click for example.

There must be more programs

The reason is, I've now got a computer set up to TV, and can't be using the mouse/keyboard for playing emulators, etc
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

I just googled that one right quick, when i get a free minute i'll do a more complete search of google to see if i can find anything else.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

Thanks

I don't want to give you any trouble looking though, as I'm back on my own computer now, I can help search for it as well. I was thinking it'd be quite an easy task, so was expecting someone to go, "yeah, heres one"

I'll keep you updated on if I find any, and I'll check that one out you've linked to
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

Would of been no trouble at all, i have a lunch break at work i usually just surf the net anyway so it would of given me something to do.

Hope the link helps you
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Old 03-25-2006, 06:53 AM   #7
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Hey, I must say K-Pow that the program works flawlessly

Thanks so much for the help!!!

The only problem is, the program stops working because its a demo every hour or so, and you have to start it back up using a mouse

Other than that, its apsoloutly great, and since its working on an emulator machine, i select the ROM, which opens the correct program to run it, and then i have designated a button on the controller to act as Alt-F4 which you can program it to do. It then shuts off the program and you select another ROM. Its perfect

Thanks again!
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This looks good, and its free...

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/U...k_2_Mouse.html
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Wow thanks I'll try that one out as well

I need a controller with more buttons I think, hehe...
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:33 AM   #10
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Lol, you could buy one of those mini wireless keyboards...the're good.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:04 AM   #11
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

I haven't tested the program out but I will later today.

hehe, what I want for the emulator machine really is a proper controller with analog, etc. I'm using one that came free with Rayman 3 at the moment :|

So that I can have more buttons including X,Y,Z and the trigger buttons, but also extra buttons to use for the commands like Alt-F4 and right and left click.

Just a cheap one, nothing expensive.

ABOUT MY OLD PC:

Since I have a new graphics card, I put the 9800PRO 128mb into the 1.2GHZ comp downstairs that has a limit of 4x AGP.

it won't even run F.E.A.R at LOW settings without stutters and stops every few seconds, and takes apromimately 15 minutes to load the first level!!!

Somethings wrong there, hehe, so the video card has been killed by the slow processor and the slow AGP limit...oh dear.

Still runs 2d emulators alright though.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:56 AM   #12
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Default Re: Using a PC controller as a mouse

I used a program similar to that on my old computer when playing emulators...

I had the TV hooked up my comptuer, so i'd just sit there on my bed playing zelda... but when I didn't want to play I didn't want to get up, so I just installed a program that lets me move the mouse and such with the joystick, lol
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:15 PM   #13
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Hehe, thanks for the program Joxley! It works a treat!

Its really good now.
The only problem is I can't get the snes emulator to run when clicking on snes files, because it shares a rom extension that mega drive games have sometimes, and the select program list doesn't allow the snes emulator to be ran on it, as it doesnt appear on the use list when you select Browse, and then select the snes emulator to run that extension. It just ignores it

Yet, clicking on Megadrive ROMS opens up the emulator and plays them straight away! Then using another button to exit the program to select another one.

So other than the snes problem, it works great.

The Playstation one does too, but haven't yet got the CD's set up for that yet. I have Crash Bandicoot 1,2,3 Best set of playstation games in the world, hehe.
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Old 03-25-2006, 04:57 PM   #14
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Bad news

The computer with all the emulators, etc died today. I started it up from Hibernate mode, and poof

Said it couldnt find the boot up in some weird way I've never seen happen before, and no keyboard worked, even in the PS/2 port, so couldn't select anything...

I'll have to try a re-install of Windows I believe Alochol 120% did it, when I went to make more than 3 virtual drives. It said it had to restart to do something, and after turning it back on, it wouldn't. So thats my only guess Oh well...
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:01 PM   #15
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Awww no! Unlucky, cant you do a repair?
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:02 PM   #16
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I hope I can. What do I do? Place the Windows disc in and then press Repair if there is one?

I have everything on my portable drive, but its a damn shame the whole computer had to go, and means a whole setup again for it all.
Ah well, maybe the Snes emulator will work as it should this time round...

I tried to boot up ePSXe with Alcohol something images (Didn't seemt to want to output to ISO) images, and it wouldn't let me anyway. Just loaded up the emulator, and thats not what I want it do do. I want it so when you click the file, the emulator and the file boots up, letting you play without tinkering with anything.
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Kage, I gotta ask a question. I downloaded Blade 64, and a few games. For the Nintendo 64 system. But the problem is, they like randomly shut off. And exit. Also, I get MAJOR artifacts.

And I cant find any good links. All the games for Blade 64, are dead links.. Damn. Anyways.. What are you using, and where do you get the games?
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