Third party Steam Controller software. Part 2 – My take on it.

In part one of this two-part article, I went over what we have seen in the first year and a bit since the Steam Controller has launched, in terms of hardware mods and (mostly third party) software for it.

One of the programs discussed was my project “GloSC“, that I want to go more in depth on in this part two.

You’re going to see code and assembly here.
If that’s up your alley you might wanna grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable as it’s gonna be a bit of a read.
Otherwise, you’re welcome to stay, too!

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Third party Steam Controller software. Part 1 – State after a year

It’s been well over a year since Valve has released their little beasty of an input device dubbed “Steam Controller”.
When Valve first announced it and stated that this thing should be as hackable as possible, I naturally got excited about the device and so I’ve picked one up short after launch.

About a month after launch, I wrote up a general overview of the controller here.
In the article I briefly touched on the software development side of things, stating that I’d wish for an open API.
I concluded that it’s going to be interesting to see how things shake out,
and ended with this quote from Valve from the original Controller announcement.

“The Steam Controller was designed from the ground up to be hackable… We plan to make tools available that will enable users to participate in all aspects of the experience, from industrial design to electrical engineering.”

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Steam Controller – Perspective of a computer science student

I really got excited about the Steam Controller and the kind of gaming it could enable, when Valve first announced it and stated that this thing should be as hackable as possible.

My excitement didn’t change through all the revisions it went trough, but I’m still disappointed that the touchscreen was scrapped, for better or for worse.

I recently received mine, and no doubt, it’s an amazing piece of hardware Valve has put together.
And I’m pretty sure the lack of a touchscreen is for the better.

In this blog post i will give a general review in terms of gaming, address some issues, also regarding emulators, and finally touch on the more technical developing side of things and the inner workings of this piece of hardware.

Going to be a lot to read, so make yourself comfortable and maybe grab some coffee.

To clarify: computer science student means, I am currently getting a degree in computer science at a university of applied sciences.
The title is meant to indicate that I’m not afraid of tinkering and that I will also touch on a bit more technical side of the Steam Controller.
As it stands right now, there isn’t all that much to say about this, though.

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