Posted by Jim Morris on Sat Oct 24 14:50:02 -0700 2009
In playing with my new Rovio I decided that my Old MS Sidewinder 3D Pro Joystick would be an excellent way to control it, as it has the twist which can rotate the Rovio, and the joystick up/left/down/right can move the Rovio in those directions while still facing forward.
The problem is that the joystick has a game port connector, and my
Linux workstation does not have a game-port. After doing the obligatory
Googling I found
this Exactly what I
needed, except this was for Windows not Linux. Thinking I would have
to modify the code I contacted Grendel who graciously sent me the
source code for the project, however it turns out the code he wrote
was so good it works as is on Linux, I just needed to
sidewinder and it worked.