Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR) - v6.10 2nd Nov 2015

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simonmaltby
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

15 Feb 2015, 14:08

I have the entry, but some is missing on mine.
I'm missing the DLL location keys
Will try adding them manually
simonmaltby
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

15 Feb 2015, 14:11

Yes that's it. I have manually added the keys and working now.
Thanks - I will report it.
Braekyn

Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

23 Feb 2015, 16:39

Any way to use more than 32 binds? I'm trying to convert my X55 Rhino into a single input device for the X3 games, but I need 49 buttons to completely map both of them :problem:

Can I do this via text files, if there's no GUI solution?
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evilC
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

23 Feb 2015, 18:35

Lexikos has no plans to enhance AHK to support more than 6 axes, 32 buttons, 1 hat, so UJR as it stands is limited in that regard, as well as writing your own AHK code.

However, I am currently trying to write a replacement for UJR (working title is UCR - Universal Control Remapper) that will support the full 128 buttons, 8 axes, 4 hats. It will also support remapping anything to anything (ie keyboard, mouse and stick) and allow you to write your own plugins to script your own custom behavior. This is able to read devices via USB, and thus will work around AHK's limitations.

This will be some time off quite possibly, as not only do I have to rewrite AutoHotkey's joystick support, but I also have to code the UI and numerous other things.

The project for the joystick part is here, it is at the early stages right now, but it will be complete and usable before UCR is complete, so if you are willing to learn a bit of coding then you could maybe find the solution you are looking for a little sooner. You would need to pair it with something like my CvJoyInterface library to be able to control a virtual stick with your physical stick.

There are also plans afoot to perhaps make this something of a more serious concern (ie a business) - I think there is certainly money to be made from something like UCR, though I have no plans to charge for UCR itself, more the kind of micro-transaction or "club" model for things like:
  • Enhanced features such as a device driver that could mean you could use UCR instead of your saitek software and uninstall their driver, so we could hide the physical stick from games, negating the need for QuickBind mode.
  • Premium content such as game-specific plugins (Not cheats, more stuff like fixes for badly coded games, or enhanced stuff such as axis trimming etc)
  • Skins
  • Hire-a-coder to write you specific plugins etc (Probably community sourced).
We certainly could probably do with getting some form of more orderly funding going - if we want to be able to maintain and enhance device drivers (such as vJoy or the above mentioned features), then we need to raise like $500 a year to get our code signing certificate, which to this point has been disproportionately funded by a small percentage of the user-base of UJR. I think Shaul was saying that some of the FFB guys are going to fund it this year but still - a small number of people funding stuff that is used by tens of thousands doesn't seem right.

The ultimate direction I would see UCR going is to replace all the manufacturer-specific software that comes with all input devices. I think in this day and age it is stupid that you cannot change DPI on a logitech mouse with a keyboard key unless you own a logitech keyboard.

So I would be interested to hear what UJR users think of this idea. What would and would not you be willing to pay for? What do you think a reasonable price for various things would be?
What form do you think it should take?
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evilC
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

23 Feb 2015, 19:06

Hmm, hang on...
Yes. This could be done with UJR with some slight modifications, as long as each physical stick did not have more than 32 buttons.

UJR only supports 32 input buttons per stick. It uses vJoy for output, which supports 128 buttons.
So more tabs could be added, the only problem starts to become fitting it into the interface.

I had a look at the code, and it seems that I catered for the possibility of more buttons (I wrote it when vJoy supported 32 buttons), so it was literally a case of changing 3 numbers in the code, and I think I now have a version that will support 64 buttons.
Please give it a test and let me know if it works - I did not test it in anything, and windows does not show >32 buttons, so I dunno if it works - I may need to change more in the code.
The file is here.

I also uploaded a version using a new skinning technique - you can give that a whirl too. The download for that is here
RibShark
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

22 Mar 2015, 11:38

Would it be possible to assign a joystick axis to a button, or is that something that I would have to wait for UCR to be released?

Either way, great job with UJR, and I'm really looking forward to UCR.
Eduardolicious

Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

22 Mar 2015, 16:27

so, this thing is great. I just got an X55 hotas which is two seperate throttle/stick devices, and this has been perfect to 'merge' them into one device for older games that don't know what to do with two

have just one question: has anyone figured out a way to make UJR start at windows startup, but like..invisible? or maybe minimized to tray instead of taskbar? trying to figure out a way to make it 'always on' in a hidden manner. tried making a windows service out of ujr.exe using windows' SC utility but it doesn't seem to start that way
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evilC
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

26 Mar 2015, 19:38

No further features are planned for UJR, but my ultimate goal for the new UCR app would be to offer this kind of functionality.

However, it would not be hard to script this kind of behavior for UJR with AutoHotkey.
Just make an AHK script that launches the UJR exe and minimizes it, and place a link to the script in the Startup folder in your Start Menu.

The AHK script would look something like this (untested code):

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Run C:\Some\Path\To\UJR.exe
WinMinimze UJR
You may need to tweak the title, and use a winwait to wait for the window to appear, but it should be a couple of line script at most.
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

27 Mar 2015, 05:14

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Run C:\Some\Path\To\UJR.exe,,,PID
WinWait, ahk_Class AutoHotkeyGUI ahk_pid %PID%
WinMinimize
Otto ClaySho

Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

15 Apr 2015, 00:32

I would like to add a little pause-script option to ujr.ahk:

NumpadHome::Suspend

But it says I need the vjoy library and the ADHD library, presumably in order to compile the modified script. I'm afraid I do not quite understand how to go about getting these things? Where do I put them once I've got them, and how do I include them in compiling?

Thanks for your attention,
Otto CS
Otto ClaySho

Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

15 Apr 2015, 01:16

I downloaded adhdlib.ahk and VJoy_lib.ahk, and put them in the default path: C:/program files/Autohotkey/Lib, and also in the folder where I have ujr.ahk. I *think* the compilation is finding them, but it says "the script contains syntax errors" even when I recompile the original ujr.ahk.

I think I'm getting a step or two closer to proper compilation, but I'm still doing something wrong. Can anyone see my error, or perhaps point me to the proper documentation?

By the way, I tried this in a different script which does not need the ADHD or Vjoy libraries, and it worked:

NumpadHome::Suspend

(I would like to add this to ujr.ahk, as I mentioned previously)
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evilC
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

15 Apr 2015, 10:56

UJR does not send any hotkeys, so the suspend command will not do anything.

If it is saying the script has syntax errors, then I dunno what would be wrong - maybe you have the wrong version of AutoHotkey?

Intended way to use the source would be to make a folder (Any folder) and put ujr.ahk in it.
Then make sure that adhdlib.ahk is in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Lib
cm961

Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

29 Apr 2015, 19:20

evilC wrote:So when you start UJR, does it say "Failed to Load Interface DLL"?

If so, what folders did it look in? It should say like "Looking in C:\Program Files\vJoy\x86\ ..."
What version(s) did it try to load?
Hi, I am getting the "failed to load interface DLL". I've tried a few things but run out of ideas. Any clues?

Thanks,
cm961
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evilC
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

30 Apr 2015, 12:15

Please check your registry to see if the following key exists:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8E31F76F-74C3-47F1-9550-E041EEDC5FBB}_is1\InstallLocation

If this key does not contain the vJoy install folder, then your copy of vJoy is not installed properly.
Make sure you are using vJoy from http://vjoystick.sourceforge.net , not http://www.headsoft.com.au
rbt

Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

03 May 2015, 13:36

Hello,

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I can't get UJR to work.
I have tested a few other dlls you posted somewhere else, but using those the z-axis is missing.
The registry keys are correct.
Do you know any incompatibilities on Windows 8.1 x64?

Thanks
OttoClayShow

Make Mouse Emulate Joystick?

21 May 2015, 11:51

Is it possible to make the mouse emulate joystick behavior, such that the mouse's initial position is the 'dead zone' and moving it away from the centre -- its initial position -- corresponds to moving the joystick away from center?

As you know, when you push a joystick away from center and hold it in its new position, corresponding game movement (or whatever) will also hold that new position, whereas a mouse recenters itself when it stops moving.

Can this be done with ahk - ujr - vjoy? Of course I'm not asking for anyone to write scripts for me, but I'm only kind of advanced-beginner skill with ahk, and if anyone could tell me what to start reading it would be much appreciated.
Noesis
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Re: Make Mouse Emulate Joystick?

22 May 2015, 01:32

Yes you can do this. I don't use UJR as I don't believe it's designed to do such a thing but I do it with a combination of Vjoy & AHKHID. The vjoy aspect should be relatively straight forward (i.e. it's the joystick part) and the ahkhid library is used for getting the mouse input. I use ahkhid as I have two mice connected to the computer, one acts as a mouse and the other as control for some of the virtual joystick axis. The biggest issue is you can't block mouse movement inputs but you can block the windows mouse cursor movement so make sure the game you're using it with doesn't use the mouse for any of it's controls (remap them to buttons keyboard or joystick axis) and you'll also want the game to use the hardware cursor for any cursor type control it may have in it's settings.

Also with regard to re-centering, the mouse doesn't really re-center when it stops moving either it's just at a new position relative to it's initial position, depending on how you program it, you could make it recenter the joy axis after it has stopped moving or make it akin to a throttle axis where it needs to be moved back to center (I tend to do the latter as I use it as the throttle part of a makeshift hotas - I have gaming keypad which sits on a clear plastic sheet which the joystick mouse also sits on, so I move the keypad and the sheet and mouse moves). I also find it helps to have a representation of the joystick position, so I use a Gdip overlay window for that.

So check out those ahk libs (Vjoy, Ahkhid, and possibly Gdip). Good luck.
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evilC
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Re: Universal Joystick Remapper (UJR)

22 May 2015, 06:19

I have some proof of concept code for mouse to joystick that I am writing for use by disabled people - please see here: https://github.com/evilC/OneSwitch-Utilities

You want "mouse to joy" or "absolute mouse to joy", depending on how you wish the mouse to control the stick.
Currently these scripts have no GUI settings etc, but this will be added soon.

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