SDL Updates Game Controller Support With Nintendo Switch Pro & More
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 4 April 2017 at 08:45 PM EDT. 5 Comments
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Sam Lantinga updated SDL tonight with support for several more game controllers. The most notable perhaps is the Nintendo Switch Pro controller now being handled by mainline SDL, the library that's widely-used by a majority of Linux games.

In addition to supporting the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, other new additions to SDL's controller database include the Revolution Pro Controller, Saitek P2500 Rumble Pad, Razer RAIJU, Xbox 360 Wired Controller, and others.

This updated controller database listing for use by SDL can be found via this commit. This addition will be found in the next release, SDL 2.0.6.
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