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Joystick OEM Name DLL

Controller name as in Control Panel


This DLL contains one function that returns the OEM product name of a joystick. This is an alternative to the built-in function joystick_name(id), which always returns "Microsoft PC-joystick driver". However, this DLL returns the name of the game controller as it is shown in the Windows Control Panel that can be recognized by the player. Using this DLL, you can help your player understand which game controller has id 1 and which one has id 2 by showing their names to the player.

Version 1.0a (stable)

Release date: 6 June 2008
Language: English
System requirements: Game Maker 5.0 or later (Pro/registered edition required)

Project status

A stable version of this product has been released. The project was announced at 28 April 2008.


This DLL was written by Jeroen van der Gun in C++ and is based on code from Microsoft. Thanks to Ronald Middendorp for testing it on Windows Vista.

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