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Joypad on Mac OSX
« on: October 02, 2004, 05:26:06 am »

I'm finding several posts about joysticks and joypads, but it looks like all of them are referring to running UQM on Windows machines.  What about on a Mac OSX machine?  I can't find any .cfg files in the program package, and I'm not savvy on using the terminal to trick the program.

Can someone offer a clue how I can configure a joypad for playing UQM on a Mac OSX machine?

Alternatively, can someone offer how to remap my keys on the same?
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Re: Joypad on Mac OSX
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004, 09:12:54 am »

In the Finder, hit Command-Shift-G, and enter "~/.uqm" in the dialog box.  In the window that appears, open the file "keys.cfg" in TextEdit, it has plenty of comments to help you along.

However, it bears mention that I have no joysticks to speak of, and I remember seeing a set of Harmon-Kardon Soundsticks (you know, the speakers) get detected by UQM as joysticks once, so the joystick support on OSX may be a little...buggy.  Good luck with it, though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2004, 09:42:18 pm »

Thank you.  That was extremely helpful.  I was digging around in the program package looking for the config file.

After playing with said file, I had difficulty launching the program until I realized it was because it was looking for joystick 0, but I had it plugged into port 1.  This is frustrating because I may not always have my joystick on-hand when I'm wanting to play, and so I'll have to tweak the .cfg file each time.  Oh, well...  we do what we must, right?

Another frustration is that with the game pad (joystick, whatever), the game isn't registering diagonals.  For example, when moving the cursor around on the space map, I can go, say, right, and the cursor will speed up, but as soon as I try to go up and right, the cursor stops and begins crawling straight up, eventually speeding up going upward.  Any suggestions with that?

Thanks again.  I'm really enjoying playing this old favorite game.
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Re: Joypad on Mac OSX
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2004, 11:07:02 pm »

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After playing with said file, I had difficulty launching the program until I realized it was because it was looking for joystick 0, but I had it plugged into port 1.  This is frustrating because I may not always have my joystick on-hand when I'm wanting to play, and so I'll have to tweak the .cfg file each time.  Oh, well...  we do what we must, right?

It will be better in time.

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Another frustration is that with the game pad (joystick, whatever), the game isn't registering diagonals.  For example, when moving the cursor around on the space map, I can go, say, right, and the cursor will speed up, but as soon as I try to go up and right, the cursor stops and begins crawling straight up, eventually speeding up going upward.  Any suggestions with that?

That sounds like a bug. You may want to register it in the bug database.

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