Can somebody help me setting up my joystick in xbmc?
I found guides on the net but they are pretty bad written (see here and here).
I know I have to edit the file ~/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps/Keymap.xml
Inside the file I add a new tag inside the global-tag called
<joystick name="NAME_OF_YOUR_JOYSTICK"> </joystick>
The name of the joystick I get with
Okay, so far so good. But how do I define the directions?
The 2nd guide reads:
With the command jstest I can see the left-right-movement of the left mini-joystick on my gamepad (it looks like a playstation-2-gamepad) is axis 0. Unfortunately the values are negative when I move it left and positiv when moving right. So what do I use to fill-in the field reading "value-limit"?
for an axis add:
<axis id="AXIS_ID" limit="VALUE_LIMIT">NAME_OF_XBMC_ACTION</axis>
and for a D-PAD or hat add:
<had id="HAT_ID" position="DIRECTION">"NAME_OF_XBMC_ACTION</hat>
correspond to the index you got from jstest
, as jstest
s indices start as 0, but XBMC seems to start from 1...
is the limit that needs to be reached so XBMC activates that function. The default value of an axis is usually 0, so use "+1" and "-1" for the different directions of the axis.
is the direction of the D-PAD or hat and takes strings like "left", "right", "up" or "down".
Jstest is using values from -32767 to -1 for left-movement and 1-32767 for right-movement. Jscal is using values from 0-127 for left and 129-255 for right-movement.
128 is middle-position when not touching anything. Which numbers do I have to use for the Keymap.xml?
Guide number one doesn't explain anything at all.