- Can they be used as a game controller or as some other HID for either a Windows or Linux-based PC? If it is detected as a game controller, how do the keys map over? In the case that it isn't detected, are there any drivers or programs out there to make them more useful?
- Is there a limit to how many you can hook up (other than the number of USB ports you have)?
- If I use a USB hub, will it need to be powered (i.e. have an external power supply)?
Thanks for any help... scouring the net hasn't been too helpful (especially when PS2 is close to PS/2 and the word "Buzz" is hardly a uniquely identifying keyword).
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That's a good idea to check on the UK boards... they've probably had lots of time to tinker with the buzzers given how long the game has been out there.
however, I don't know where they are or if they can also work with our buzzers.
I'm sure there's one out there somewhere, and that they'll work with any BUZZ! buzzers.
Sorry, and good luck!
Good luck - it can be done! I haven't tried it with 3 sets (12 controllers) but maybe you can and let me know.
As far as software is concerned, I work in Flash a lot and started building my own program. I found a utility that converts controller input into keystrokes (since Flash doesn't support controllers). All I have right now is a simple test program that provides really basic buzzer functionality for three people. I could do some really fun stuff using it (intergrate games, custom buzzer sound effects, etc.), but I just haven't had the time to play with it.
And I imagine you could keep hooking up buzzer sets until you run out of USB ports... and I'm not sure if Windows has a limit on the number of game controllers one can connect.
Has somebody tested the new wireless buzzers on a PC? I connect the receiver and Windows recognizes as a game controller named wbuzz with 20 buttons, but when I pressed any of the buttons of the buzzers, nothing happens. Do you know if Sony has put some type of protection?