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Open a joystick for use.


SDL_Joystick* SDL_OpenJoystick(SDL_JoystickID instance_id);

Function Parameters

instance_id the joystick instance ID

Return Value

Returns a joystick identifier or NULL if an error occurred; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


The joystick subsystem must be initialized before a joystick can be opened for use.


This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.


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