README.DC
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Mon, 02 Jun 2003 14:50:22 +0000
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Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 15:38:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeff Brown <jabrown@caida.org>
Subject: [patch] SDL-1.2.5 + FreeBSD joystick axes, hat fixes

Hello again! When I sent in some SDL fixes last December, I found out
they'd already been fixed in the CVS version. This time, I checked the
repository before bugging you. =)

I'm using SDL-1.2.5 on a FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE system, and in the course
of getting my multi-analog-axis USB controller (with a hat switch!)
working with d2x-sdl -- the SDL port of the Descent 2 engine -- I came
across a few problems:

1) The second analog stick is reported as a slider in one direction, and
"Rz" in the other. SDL was ignoring the Rz axis, so I added Rx/Ry/Rz to
the set of things SDL considers to be axes.

2) After the above change, the set of JOYAXE_* axes for my gamepad was
{0,1,3,7}; however, d2x-sdl expects the axes to be contiguously numbered
from 0, which seems like a pretty reasonable expectation, rather than
having to scan the entire space of axes that SDL may or may not have.
So, I added a table lookup which maps the JOYAXE_* axis numbers to 0,1,...
in the order they're detected by SDL_SYS_JoystickOpen(), when reporting
them to the application. I also added a function "usage_to_joyaxe()"
which maps the USB HUG_* usage values to JOYAXE_values, since the repeated
case statements testing for HUG_* were getting out of hand.

3) The BSD joystick driver had no hat support, so I added it. It looks
like our USB library can only support one hat switch per device, which
makes life easy.

The patch against SDL-1.2.5 which implements these changes is at:

http://www.caida.org/~jabrown/patches/sdl-1.2.5-bsdhat.diff

After applying, SDL's "testjoystick" reports all activity from my gamepad
correctly, and d2x works too (though it needed some other fixes).

Moving on...

There is also a problem with slightly different USBHID library interfaces
on different versions of FreeBSD. I wasn't going to mention this since the
FreeBSD port for SDL-1.2.5 (and not SDL itself) was doing the FreeBSD
version-specific patching, so I e-mailed the port maintainer with this
change. However, I see that you've incorporated the FreeBSD
version-checking stuff into the CVS version of SDL, so now it's relevant
for you too.

The problem is, the FreeBSD #if tests don't work right for FreeBSD
4.6.2-RELEASE. There may be other versions with this problem, but I've
only tested 4.6.2-R. The following patch against your latest CVS version
fixes this:

--- SDL_sysjoystick.c-1.16 Tue Apr 15 09:02:08 2003
+++ SDL_sysjoystick.c Sun Jun 1 15:10:28 2003
@@ -420,6 +420,8 @@
# else
len = hid_report_size(rd, repinfo[repind].kind, r->rid);
# endif
+# elif (__FreeBSD_version == 460002)
+ len = hid_report_size(rd, r->rid, repinfo[repind].kind);
# else
len = hid_report_size(rd, repinfo[repind].kind, &r->rid);
#endif


I hope this is all useful to you. I've been getting myself dizzy playing
Descent 2 with it, all morning!

-Jeff Brown


P.S. My USB controller is a Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Analog 2. That's
probably irrelevant, but I threw it in for completeness.
     1 SDL for Dreamcast (beta2)
     2 
     3 	BERO
     4 	bero@geocities.co.jp
     5 
     6 	http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown/2004/
     7 
     8 this work with kos-newlib
     9 http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcquake/
    10 
    11 compile
    12 - edit KOS_BASE in Makefie.dc for your enviroment
    13 - make -f Makefile.dc
    14 
    15 FIXME: The KOS thread files can be found on HERO's site - not in the SDL source.
    16 - overwrite thread/*.c to kos-1.1.7/kernel/thread
    17 - rebuild kos
    18 
    19 compile with gl support
    20 - install latest libgl from http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcquake/
    21 - uncomment GL=1 in Makefile.dc
    22 - make -f Makefile.dc clean
    23 - make -f Makefile.dc
    24 
    25 install
    26 - copy include/*.h and libSDL.a or libSDL_gl.a for your enviroment
    27 
    28 changelog:
    29 
    30 beta2
    31 - OpenGL support
    32 - Hardware page flip support
    33 
    34 beta
    35 - thread, timer don't tested so much.
    36 - not support OpenGL
    37