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Electronics Keyboard hacking

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Spaceraver, 7 Jun 2015.

  1. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

    19 Jan 2006
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    I'm playing a lot of DCS world at the moment and would like to mod a spare keyboard to use for that game, but still retain my normal keyboard settings.
    There are a lot of keyboard button combinations to use in that game and instead of pressing multiple keys at the same time I would like to have the spare keyboard show as a joypad controller so I can map it ingame, that would ideally give me the full 102 keyboard to map as I wish.
    Long story short:
    There are a lot of ways to make a joystick or pad act as a keyboard (Xpadder/Joy2Key) but there seems to be no way to do the opposite.
    Is there a way to mod the HID descriptor on the device or even the driver to identify the second keyboard as a joystick or a custom keypad?
  2. ferret141

    ferret141 Well-Known Member

    18 Oct 2010
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    I don't know much about it. But I think you might find some stuff if you look at building a joystick or keyboard using a Teensy/other micro-controller.

    Other guys from the Mechanical keyboard thread will probably have a better idea.

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