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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2011, 06:38:52 PM »

Great!

The continuous movement puzzle I will leave to more skilled script programmers...  Wink
I'm sure it can be done somehow.

Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011, 10:30:17 PM »

Hello,
 What USB Joypads work? Was looking on Ebay and found a few, but what works? And is plugin working with latest Mach Version?
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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2011, 10:46:16 PM »

Hello,
 What USB Joypads work? Was looking on Ebay and found a few, but what works? And is plugin working with latest Mach Version?
Troy

In theory any modern USB joypad works, i have a Logitech and work's great.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2011, 03:39:31 AM »

Hello,
 What USB Joypads work? Was looking on Ebay and found a few, but what works? And is plugin working with latest Mach Version?
Troy

Any game device recognized by Windows as Game Controller with buttons and joysticks will work, including the cheap game pads found on eBay.
I have tried a couple and they all worked - even the one I bought for less than $5.
To test a device - just plug it in and see if it is listed in Control Panel -> Game Controllers. If listed it can be used by the JoyPad plugin.

There is no restriction to only USB game devices, as long as the device is listed as Windows Game Controller it can be used - this means that ordinary Joysticks, wireless and similar devices can be used too.

Yes - JoyPad plugin supports the latest Mach3.

In addition to Mach PP (Parallel Port) the plugin supports SS (Smooth Stepper) hardware motion controller.

Tip - If you want to build your own custom control panel/device the base setup could be one of the cheap USB Game Devices found on eBay, disassembled and reassembled in your own casing or mounted on your own panel.
A lot of inspiration can be found on the web on how to build one...  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 03:58:43 PM »

So far it seems everybody is happy with the plugin. Since this plugin was designed to  provide cheap solutions for all users, therefore it has the flexibility and  potential to become more sophisticated.

We would like to have your comments and ideas on:

What brand of Gamepad do you use? an attached picture would be very useful.
The manual and your suggested improvements.
Any custom layout that you have designed and to your experience deemed more appropriate, which could be incorporated in the manual.
Keys that you feel should be incorporated in the menu.
A picture of the machine that you are using it with the gamepad.
Any experience that could be shared.

Best regards,
Nader
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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2011, 05:36:59 PM »

Got a Logitech Dual Action. Tried jogging, but when i push either the SL or SR, Z axis jogs in minus direction, even before i use the joysticks.
All is working correctly in the Windows Game controller.

Any ideas where to start. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2011, 06:21:06 PM »

Hi Troy.

Make sure to calibrate your Logitech Gamepad in Windows game device setup. This ensures there is no movement when the sticks is centered (zeroed) and you press SL or SR button.
If the movement of an axe is in the opposite direction it can be inverted in JoyPad setup as described in the User Manual.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2011, 07:35:38 PM »

I did the calibration. But when i push the SL or SR button , Z jogs in minus direction.
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2011, 08:28:46 PM »

Uninstalled plugin and Joypad from windows and reinstalled, all works now Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2011, 06:26:59 AM »

Great!

Sometimes Windows works in mysterious ways...  Wink
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