Joystick


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Metspitzer

I just dug out a Thrustmaster joystick. I plugged it in and I got a
message saying that the drivers had been installed successfully, but I
loaded up Skyrim and it doesn't seem to do anything.

I googled Skyrim and joystick and people are saying they got their's
to work by using some external programs. I don't really care too much
for installing anything extra on my machine. If I could figure out
how to use it natively I would like to give that a try. I don't seem
to find any game controller setup in the control panel. I read that
there is supposed to be something under USB setup, but I don't see
that either.
 
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Paul

Metspitzer said:
I just dug out a Thrustmaster joystick. I plugged it in and I got a
message saying that the drivers had been installed successfully, but I
loaded up Skyrim and it doesn't seem to do anything.

I googled Skyrim and joystick and people are saying they got their's
to work by using some external programs. I don't really care too much
for installing anything extra on my machine. If I could figure out
how to use it natively I would like to give that a try. I don't seem
to find any game controller setup in the control panel. I read that
there is supposed to be something under USB setup, but I don't see
that either.
Joysticks come in a couple of interface types. For example,
the gameport is addressed first.

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/219389-old-pci-sound-card-joystick-port.html

"The problem is that there is no longer support for gameports in
Windows since Vista. It is possible to get it to work, but only
in 32 bit Windows as there are no 64 bit drivers and using a
modded driver."

That article also includes a link to a modding method.

http://www.roychaffin.com/MIDI-Gameport-support-pack-for-Vista-32bit.html

Joysticks can also be USB based.

In this thread, Microsoft hides access to the "calibrarion" panel,
requiring the user to use a key combo. Not very intuitive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/193301-joystick-calibration.html

"I hold down <Shift><Ctrl> while I left-click the "Properties"
button, then I get a window with a "Settings" tab that has a
"Calibrate..." button.
"

The level of support, is pretty convenient. It's like they
want you to be able to use it... not.

Paul
 
P

pjp

I just dug out a Thrustmaster joystick. I plugged it in and I got a
message saying that the drivers had been installed successfully, but I
loaded up Skyrim and it doesn't seem to do anything.

I googled Skyrim and joystick and people are saying they got their's
to work by using some external programs. I don't really care too much
for installing anything extra on my machine. If I could figure out
how to use it natively I would like to give that a try. I don't seem
to find any game controller setup in the control panel. I read that
there is supposed to be something under USB setup, but I don't see
that either.
Look under Devices And Printers, then right click on the joystick and
choose Game Controller Settings.

Note - does Skyrim natively support a joystick? Wouldn't surprise me if
it doesn't and then if so the "other" people using a joystick are likely
just using some program to have a joystick mimic mouse movements and
button clicks.
 
M

Metspitzer

Joysticks come in a couple of interface types. For example,
the gameport is addressed first.

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/219389-old-pci-sound-card-joystick-port.html

"The problem is that there is no longer support for gameports in
Windows since Vista. It is possible to get it to work, but only
in 32 bit Windows as there are no 64 bit drivers and using a
modded driver."

That article also includes a link to a modding method.

http://www.roychaffin.com/MIDI-Gameport-support-pack-for-Vista-32bit.html

Joysticks can also be USB based.

In this thread, Microsoft hides access to the "calibrarion" panel,
requiring the user to use a key combo. Not very intuitive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/193301-joystick-calibration.html

"I hold down <Shift><Ctrl> while I left-click the "Properties"
button, then I get a window with a "Settings" tab that has a
"Calibrate..." button.
"

The level of support, is pretty convenient. It's like they
want you to be able to use it... not.

Paul
Thanks.
 
M

Metspitzer

Look under Devices And Printers, then right click on the joystick and
choose Game Controller Settings.

Note - does Skyrim natively support a joystick? Wouldn't surprise me if
it doesn't and then if so the "other" people using a joystick are likely
just using some program to have a joystick mimic mouse movements and
button clicks.
Thanks
 
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