[chuck-users] hid related "illegal operation"

Loscha loscha at gmail.com
Tue May 29 20:35:13 EDT 2007

Greetings Kas & ChucKs;

 Interesting you bring up the PS3 controllers.  Ross Bencina (Audio
Mulch) gave a talk at Melbourne Dorkbot last month about wanting to
interface the PS3 controller to the computer. Most of the Bluetooth
implementation is standard, but, the thing that he (and everyone else,
it seems) is they can't quite crack how to get certain modes of the
Accelerometers transmitting data, that making it no better than a PS2

 The problem people are having is the ridiculous cost of air-borne
packet sniffers (which is something I noticed on sites trying to fully
decode the Wii protocol, too).

Re: Wii
Has anyone tried using ChucK with a Wii controller? I've been looking
at getting one, but, they're still $60au new in stores, and they're
not quite new enough to turn up 2nd hand in hock shops yet. I'm
realistically hoping to hit that second objective in about 2 months
from now. Should be about $25 for one then. I've seen lots of programs
for the PC to interface with the Wii Remote, so, one way or the other,
I'll be able to make it do "Something".

 I've not seen specific mention of Wii on any ChucK sites as of yet.
Is it like "special:dope" and hiding somewhere behind the curtains?



On 5/30/07, Kassen <signal.automatique at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear ChucKists,
> A possible HID issue...
> Since a while I'm using a new (for me) PS2 => USB converter for my game devices, it's by a brand called "EMS" and it has some advantages over other ones like being able to accomodate two devices on one USB connector, it has support for dancepads (meaning you can push left&right at the same time, something that some other converters tend to crash on) and it can map buttons to keyboard keys. Overall that means it's good and usefull, it was recomended by some sites about those dance games and those sites are quite demanding on converters since both timing and this dancepad-issue are very important to them.
> However, it also has "modes" called "compattible" and "normal". I'm not at all sure right now what those do exactly (sparse English documentation by Asian manifacturers...). Here comes the problem; ChucK will crash outright upon initiating the device if those aren't set exactly right. Hence, in my interpertation of the situation, there is something, somewhere, in our HID device amis. It would be fine with me for ChucK to complain about bad settings but simply crashing completely with no notification seems wrong.
> Clearly; "it sometimes crashes" isn't enough, so; should I find and send more data and if so what? Spencer?
> Also; has anybody tried hooking up a PS3 "Sixaxis" to ChucK on Windows with working motion sensing? That one looks nice for modulations and rocking the Shakers but I'd like to know it'll work because that's the only thing I'd use a Sixaxis for right now since so far nothing else about the PS3 tickles by fancy to the tune of 600 bucks.
> Cheers,
> Kas.
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