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On Linux, I can access my joystick with the following path: /dev/input/js0

Is there a similar way I can access my joystick on Windows?

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It might help to say exactly what you need to do. Windows and linux handle devices very differently – Journeyman Geek May 28 '10 at 7:19

It might be accessible under the \\?\Device\ tree, check with WinObj. However, not all Windows APIs are able to access "files" under \\.\ and \\?\, so this won't help much.

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AutoHotkey can access the joystick which you can use to trigger keyboard shortcuts and macros etc.

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