I have a USB foot pedal for transciptionists that I am trying to get working with a radiology archiving and retrevial system (RIS). RIS takes its input from the game controllers portion of the OS which is typically configured to use the DB15 connector on the sound card's game port. It gets plugged in and configured just like a typical 2axis, 4button joystick.
I found a refrence to a driver which is supposed to make this pedal appear in the game controllers applett and refers to it as a "Galy USB Joystick"
Does anyone know where I can get a Galy USB joystick driver? Or if not, how about a 4 button-2 axis game driver for a USB joystick?
THe website where I found the snippet of instructions on how to use the USB foot pedal is here: http://www.nch.com.au/hardware/setup/pedals.html#VPEUSB
. I called and talked with the support guy and he doesn't have the Galy driver. Here is the instruction on the website for this pedal:
Professional Foot Pedal by VPE (USB)
Setting up the FPVPEUSB for Express Scribe is easy. Just follow the instructions below. It is a two step process, but if you have already completed USB setup or Games Port setup then please ignore Stage 1.
To setup your VPE / VPedal USB pedal, you must firstly ensure that the pedal is talking properly to Windows:
Download and install Express Scribe.
Plug in the foot pedal to an available USB port on your computer.
Go to Start Control Panel and select Gaming Options. On the Controllers tab click on Add and Enable Galy USB Joystick.
Click OK and from the Controllers tab select Properties and choose the Test tab.
Press Play on the foot pedal, the display will light Buttons 1 & 2.
Press Fast Forward on the foot pedal, the display will light Button 2.
Press Rewind on the foot pedal, the display will light Button 1.
The foot pedal is talking to Windows correctly.
To setup your VPE / VPedal USB pedal, you must now ensure that the pedal is talking properly to Express Scribe:
Open Express Scribe.
Go to Settings and choose Settings.
Click on the Control tab and select Use Foot Pedal Playback Control under Foot Pedal Control.
From the drop down box next to Port: choose GamePort1 or USBGame1.
From the drop down box next to No. choose 3-Pedal
Click on the "Foot Pedal Control Setup Wizard".
Follow the instructions on the screen.
The pedals should now be correctly installed.
For Mac OS X just plug them into the USB socket and run Express Scribe and they will be detected normally.
I think this may be some Windows 9x referrence but I'm not sure.
Thanks for your help!