Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Aztech Systems
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 206.7 KB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.2187.1 / 11/18/1999
The 2-axis, 2-button joystick is a type of input device which is plugged into an interface port sometimes incorporated into the audio card of the host computer. This type of input device is commonly referred to as a game controller which allows the computer user to control specific elements within a gaming environment. The device driver of the 2-axis, 2-button joystick is responsible for communicating with the gaming software application to allow access to the functionality of the supported hardware component. A game controller essentially delivers a type of service that allows access to the output of a DirectInput device. In this context the device driver supports the implementation of the DirectInput Application Programming Interface of the underlying operating system environment. The interface allows the host operating system platform to listen to notifications sent by the hardware component and represent them into actual movements on the computer screen.
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The device driver acts as an intermediary that instructs the underlying operating system or the software application on the list of possible attached devices and if any changes in the status of the attached game controllers has been established. The device driver of the 2-axis, 2-button joystick is also partially responsible for identifying specific movements made on the axes during physical movement of the supported hardware component. From the communication link established by the device driver the active software application can accurately point out the specific current position and state not only of the axes but of the control buttons as well. The buttons on the game controller actually represents a Boolean value which can be reflected and interpreted by the device driver to the calling program. The value is indicated by the word Pressed and keeps track of the number of physical presses made by the computer user on the joystick button. The action of the computer user on the buttons has its corresponding action on the gaming environment. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 2-axis, 2-button joystick errors before installing any driver updates.