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I am a new developer and want to write a game that uses a gamepad like the dualshock 3 I want to write it in python although am willing to learn a little C/C++

I need to identify the buttons and rotaters and send feedback like haptics not to mention the motion control

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You can: http://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/joystick.html

Also: http://thp.io/2010/archive/joystick-gstreamer.py

Extract:
Control GStreamer filters in a pipeline using analog sticks of gamepads Copyright (c) 2010-12-22 Thomas Perl

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Well, SDL has support for controllers (joysticks) and pygame is a python wrapper for SDL so in theory it should support joysticks. There does seem to be support (http://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/joystick.html) for joysticks but I cannot say how well a dualshock 3 controller maps to it. (Theres some issues around mapping the Xbox 360 controller for example)

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