Xbox 360 Controller Input in C++ via XInput

So you have that Xbox360 controller laying around and want to connect it to your game? On XNA this is an out of the box option but if you’re using C++ you have a bit more work to do first. First of all, you will need the DirecX 9.0+ sdk. The includes. #define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN // We don't want the extra stuff like MFC and such #include <windows> #include <XInput.h> // XInput API #pragma comment(lib, "XInput....

April 15, 2012 · 4 min · 842 words · David Amador

What are your target platforms for games?

I decided to run a little poll to track what platforms do you target as a game developer. I think this should be interesting. Please share this post link or the direct link to the poll ( so that we can have more accurate results. The poll closes in about 6 days and you can select various options of course.

July 26, 2010 · 1 min · 60 words · David Amador

We need XBOX Live Indie Games in Portugal!!

See the little black country on the map? It’s Portugal. The green zone are countries around Portugal that have XBOX Live Indie Games. We are surrounded by countries that can place their games on Creator’s Club but we were left behind. I won’t say there aren’t many others but they can speak for themselves. I’m tired of watching developers from other countries being able to place their games there and we have to sit and watch....

June 22, 2010 · 1 min · 198 words · David Amador

R.I.P. laptop hdd

This weekend was a longer one, 3 days =) but still it was a bad weekend. My old acer aspire 2000 died on me. I was starting to watch a movie when a sudden blue screen pop up. I tryed to reboot it but with no success, the problem? The hard drive is broken, when I boot it starts to make this strange mechanicall sounds and the hdd isn’t showing on the bios....

May 4, 2009 · 2 min · 243 words · David Amador