The Ur-Quan Masters Home Page Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 01, 2022, 10:59:04 am
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

+  The Ur-Quan Masters Discussion Forum
|-+  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release
| |-+  Technical Issues (Moderator: Death 999)
| | |-+  Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues  (Read 2873 times)
teknomusik
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6


Hey.


View Profile
Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« on: March 06, 2003, 06:56:09 am »

When I try to press a direction on the pad, it works, but then it's as if the game thinks I'm holding down that direction on the pad (It continuously cycles & gradually accelerates in the same direction).
I have the original Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad (Not USB).
My settings are posted below.  Am I doing something wrong?

Here is a copy of my starcon.key file:

# Pause
"F1"
# Exit
"F10"
# Abort
"F12"
# Player 1
<Joyport0-threshold0>
"Left" <Joy-A0->
"Right" <Joy-A0+>
"Up" <Joy-A1->
"Down" <Joy-A1+>
"Enter" <Joy-B0>
" " <Joy-B1>
"RCtrl" <Joy-B3>
"Esc" <Joy-B4>
"LShift" <Joy-B6>
"RShift" <Joy-B7>
# Player 2
"s"
"f"
"e"
"d"
"w"
"q"
"a"
""
""
""
Logged
Defender
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 815



View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2003, 07:30:39 am »

try increasing the threshold to 1000. if that doesnt work try different higher values.
Logged
teknomusik
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6


Hey.


View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2003, 07:53:26 am »

Ok, it's a digital pad, but I guess it's worth a shot.
Logged
teknomusik
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6


Hey.


View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2003, 09:49:52 am »

Ok that fixed the repeating issue, but now I can't seem to get the buttons or directions setup correctly.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2003, 10:12:32 am by teknomusik » Logged
Defender
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 815



View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2003, 04:51:34 am »

try reentering the axis "#s" and "+","-" using the number pad. if that doesnt work try going to "gamepad help" post on this forum. its all in there. any ways thats how i got mine to work.=fingers crossed= hope it stays that way.~DEFIANT
Logged
teknomusik
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6


Hey.


View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2003, 05:49:39 am »

I tried using the number pad to enter the values, and that had no effect.
Logged
Defender
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 815



View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2003, 06:50:58 am »

hmmm,
post your starcon.key and then post what your controller does when you press buttons.ie:
i press (this way)=it does(this action)
dont forget the starcon.key, i need to use that to compare it what your controllers doing.~DEFIANT
Logged
teknomusik
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6


Hey.


View Profile
# PauseRe: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2003, 07:36:58 am »

Here's what's happening:

Note: I've tried to reconfigure starcon.key to make the buttons work correctly based on what happens in game, and the buttons all do completely different things.

Control Button = Action In Game
Up = Up (Correct)
Down = Right
Left = Left (Correct)
Right = Nothing
Button 0 (A) = Down
Button 1 (B) = Enter
Button 2 (C) = Not Assigned (Correct)
Button 3 (X) = Space
Button 4 (Y) = RCtrl
Button 5 (Z) = Nothing
Button 6 (L) = LShift (Correct)
Button 7 (R) = RShift (Correct)
Button 8 (Start) = Not Assigned (Correct)
Button 9 (M) = Not Assigned (Correct)

starcon.key
# Pause
"F1"
# Exit
"F10"
# Abort
"F12"
# Player 1
<Joyport0-threshold1000>
"a" <Joy-A0+>
"d" <Joy-A0->
"w" <Joy-A1+>
"s" <Joy-A1->
"Enter" <Joy-B0>
" " <Joy-B1>
"RCtrl" <Joy-B3>
"Esc" <Joy-B4>
"LShift" <Joy-B6>
"RShift" <Joy-B7>
# Player 2
"Left"
"Right"
"Up"
"Down"
"b"
"n"
"m"
""
""
""
« Last Edit: March 07, 2003, 07:39:00 am by teknomusik » Logged
Defender
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 815



View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2003, 04:46:41 am »

this is how mine looks:
"left" <Joy-AO->
"right" <Joy-AO+>
"up" <Joy-A1->
"down" <Joy-A1+>
there is a space that seperates the "dierction" from the <joypad>. it seems there is no difference between the + or - on keypad or keyboard. if this doesnt work im at a loss. as im not sure any more how i actually got mine to work? dumb luck i suppose? keep trying im sure youll get it.~DEFIANT
« Last Edit: March 08, 2003, 04:48:15 am by DEFIANT » Logged
teknomusik
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6


Hey.


View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2003, 07:07:28 am »

I guess I'll have to wait for the next version to use my controller.

I tried another control last night with the same results.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm running WinXP Pro.
Logged
Defender
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 815



View Profile
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2003, 10:50:43 am »

try this:
"left" <Joy-A0+>
"right" <Joy-A1->
"up" <Joy-A1+>
"down" <Joy-A0->
once you get the directions working the buttons are a peice of cake. if that doesnt work, post using the new config (the one i just gave you in this post) does when you press "direction"="it does this"
well go from there...im not giving up just yet...~DEFIANT
« Last Edit: March 10, 2003, 10:53:36 am by DEFIANT » Logged
Vindicator
Guest


Email
Re: Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Issues
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2003, 12:37:48 pm »

Ok, when I had the exact same problem, this is what eventually worked for me:

<Joyport0-threshold2000>
"Left"
"Right" <Joy-A0->
"Up" <Joy-A0+>
"Down" <Joy-A1->
"Enter" <Joy-A1+>
" " <Joy-B2>
"RCtrl" <Joy-B0>
"Esc" <Joy-B1>
"LShift" <Joy-B5>
"RShift" <Joy-B7>

Every Joystick definition is shifted one down, except for the ESC, which does not work at all.  The last two buttons work as they are defined.  I am running with a Gravis Gamepad Pro (non USB) with WinXP Pro.  Joystick 2 is the same story.  If you're stuck, give this a try and see what happens.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!