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OIS         A fine, neat and easy to use Object Oriented Input System

A cross-platform library that supports many different human interface devices, in three basic device categories:

  • keyboards
  • mice
  • joysticks


It is an open source library, so you can make changes and alterations as you see them to fit. The creator and maintainer is pjcast.

OIS is used in OGRE since version 1.4 (Eihort).

Note: The download seems to be rather old, it's probably a good idea to grab it directly from cvs:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@wgois.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wgois login

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@wgois.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wgois co -P ois

Paramlist:
If you are wondering about the string parameters that go into the paramlist when calling inputManager->createInputSystem(paramlist), here's how to find out about them:

- Download the OIS Source (eg from https://sourceforge.net/projects/wgois/)
- Recommended: Have a look at createInputSystem in OISInputManager.cpp, you will see that a derived InputManager object is created depending on your system.
- Look at the derived Input manager class in the specific folder; eg. for windows, look at win32/Win32InputManager.cpp
- Look at the methods _initialize and _parseConfigSettings, and all will be made clear :-)

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