Thread: how to input joystick simply?

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    how to input joystick simply?

    Hi all,
    I want to input joystick to my code,which is very simple smile.gif.I searched the net but find out that people use DirectInput , etc... but i want a very simple application, for example like when you pull right, a variable in the code changes from 0 to 10,whne you pull left another variable changes from 2 to 8, etc... I use VC++ v6.0, no .NET,no C# please. here i send a sample code I wrote in which i wanna input joystick for some try. thank you everyone.

    #include <time.h>
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    void wait ( double seconds )
    clock_t endwait;
    endwait = clock () + seconds * CLK_TCK ;
    while (clock() < endwait) {}
    int main()
    double t;
    double delt;
    double delf;
    double function;
    cout<< "Derivative of the function : "<<endl;
    cin>>delf ;
    cout<< "Time deviation : "<<endl;
    do {
    function = function+ delf*delt ;
    // here i want to add joystick reading here
    // joy1= ....???
    //joy2= .....???
    // like : when i move left,it reads 5 for joy1, and when i move right it reads 3 for joy2, etc...
    // moreover,it eould be superb if also i can read the value as how much i move joystick,
    //for example, when i move it from center to left end,joy1 value increases from 0 to 8.
    // PLEASE HELP //
    wait (delt);
    cout<<" Function is "<<function<<endl;
    // modifed function with joystick input :
    } while (t <= 40);
    return 0;

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    Are you opposed to using DirectInput because of it's complexity? I'd say you should think of a better reason. A relatively simple wrapper class VC6 project, DX8, can be found right here: manutd,[mod edit]please don't say anything[/mod edit] if you don't have anything substantial to say.
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    you can use the plattformindependet SDL library, it handles joysticks too:

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