Using your guitar hero controller - It's easy, I promise.

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Postby Miglin » Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:38 am

There's only 2 things you really need for this to work. One is your guitar hero controller ( http://www.redoctane.com for those of you who are already missing the first item) and a ps2 to usb adapter.

Since I couldn't find the official adapter from RedOctane like the one I have, I found this one via Google.

http://baysoftgames.stores.yahoo.net/superdualbox.html

However, upon plugging in my guitar controller, I found that the fret buttons worked just fine, but the game did not accept the strum bar as a gamepad button, so I used a program called "Joy2Key."

http://www.electracode.com/4....4en.zip

Using this program I was able to set the strum bar motions (down-left and up-left) both to be read as a keystroke of the "enter" key (you can set the actions to any key).

Thats about it. Good luck.
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Postby Mugmoor » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:21 am

You can get an adapter for any controller at pretty much any electronics store. RadioShack and Best Buy both have some decent ones.
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Postby Miglin » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:26 am

Mugmoor wrote:You can get an adapter for any controller at pretty much any electronics store. RadioShack and Best Buy both have some decent ones.

I'm glad you brought that up, actually. I haven't tried one from Best Buy, but certain key combinations (especially evident when trying to use a DDR pad) will NOT be picked up by the RadioShack ps2 to usb converter. I can only assume something similar might happen with the guitar controller. The RadioShack converter is about $5 cheaper than most, but stay away from it.
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Postby regnetS » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:41 am

Thanks for searching the mapper programm, i searched something like that yesterday for hours but could find it.
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Postby Pwnguin » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:23 pm

Any similar setup for linux? Like perhaps an alternative to joy2key?
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Postby Caine » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:44 am

[quote="Pwnguin"][/quote]
I used a program called "AutoHotKey" and it all worked perfectly for me. All of it works, the Fret's and the strumming.

Heres a video to show you guys how slick it works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdYhwS0weZA
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Postby Too Late For Roses » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:23 pm

Here's the official RedOctane one that you were looking for...

http://www.redoctane.com/universaladapter.html
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Postby Pwnguin » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:02 pm

Yea, AutoHotKey doesn't have a linux version. But I've found a small odditiy: calibration programs can find the guitar and such, but FoF doesn't. Even stranger, I know it's trying to open /dev/input/js0 twice, despite working the first time.
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Postby Pwnguin » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:19 pm

Actually, it seems I was using an older build of FoF somehow. But it still has the problems recognizing the guitar's strum. Perhaps they should build support into the game for using an axis as a strum?
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Postby Bandy » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:04 am

Hey guys!

I am from Germany and unfortunately they don't sell GH controllers without the game here, at least I didn't find out anything. I don't have a PS2 so I only need the controller, so if anyone has a clue if there is a way to get one without buying the game, just tell me.

Maybe I could buy the game, get the controller und sell the game at eBay, but I bet nobody will want to buy it without a controller ^^
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Postby coolcheeze » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:11 am

does the redoctane.com site sell out of country ?
they sell just the controller.
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Postby coolcheeze » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:17 am

i use my gh controller in linux.
build 192 of FOF required a key mapper
i used this one for linux as its very easy
its called
Qjoypad

with the new 225 build... i no longer require Qjoypad in linux to use my strum bar.
also .. i use the radio shack usb converter with is automatically detected and setup with zero configuration just like in windows.

in fact i find that FoF plays better in nix than windows!

those using windows and looking for a very user friendly distro check out [url=http://www.freespire.org]Freespire
[/url]

hereis a review of freespire that i wrote over at Gotux.org
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Postby Bandy » Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:39 am

coolcheeze wrote:does the redoctane.com site sell out of country ?
they sell just the controller.

They do but shipping from the US to Europe is really expensive >_>
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Postby armbar » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:25 am

I find these programs to be very confusing. joy2key and autohotkey that is.
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Postby Wal » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:11 pm

Any aussies out there find that ps2->usb adapter in stores? i didnt really want to order one online. Perhaps Dicksmith

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