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joystick drift

Post by byronarn » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:48 pm

I use Ollite 1.74.2 on Windows 7. Today, I bought a Gigaware PC 10 button gamepad. However, there's a problem. When I use it with Oolite, the screen will drift to the right. I will be pressing no buttons or axis, and it will drift to the right.

What gives? And more importantly, how can I fix it?

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Post by Cmd. Cheyd » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:09 am

Go into the Windows Control panel.
Choose "Devices and Printers".
Right click the icon bearing the name of your joystick and select "Game Controller Settings".
Click the 'Properties' button.
Select the 'Settings' tab.
Click the 'Calibrate' button.
Follow the on-screen directions.

There likely is a faster way to get to the functionality, but that is how I just meandered into it myself while looking to answer your question.

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Post by byronarn » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:19 am

Cmd. Cheyd wrote:Go into the Windows Control panel.
Choose "Devices and Printers".
Right click the icon bearing the name of your joystick and select "Game Controller Settings".
Click the 'Properties' button.
Select the 'Settings' tab.
Click the 'Calibrate' button.
Follow the on-screen directions.

There likely is a faster way to get to the functionality, but that is how I just meandered into it myself while looking to answer your question.
That fixed it! Thanks!!!

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Post by byronarn » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:21 pm

There are two things I would like to do with my joystick. Can anyone tell me if it is possible? First, I would like to find a way to \navigate the menus while docked using my gamepad. Second, I would like to assign one of my buttons to activate the witchspace drive. Does anyone know if these things are possible? It would be great to be able to use my gamepad for almost everything that I do in Oolite.

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Post by Kaks » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:49 am

In windows you should be able to use something like joytokey to map any key to any joystick/gamepad button:

http://www.brothersoft.com/joytokey-106303.html

Haven't tried it though, since I don't have a joystick/joypad to test it with... :)
Hey, free OXPs: farsun v1.05 & tty v0.5! :0)

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