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Hi guys i recently got this re-downloaded after a bit of a hiatus from gaming anyhow's i wanted to use my old usb sidewinder joystick as it has been for a long time one of the most comfortable and reliable joysticks for me to use, however i do have a small issue, i don't have a roll axis only pitch and bank + throttle is there any way to either enable or mod a file to allow auto roll ? Thanks in advance

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What do you mean by "auto roll"?
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I suspect he means automatically roll back to level, aka autoleveling. Either that or he means he wants to make it so that when he yaws, his craft rolls into the turn and rolls back to level when he stops turning.
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    Press F2 to bring up the options menu in-game
    Click on Control Config
    Select Ship

Check if anything is bound to the roll and what is bound to the throttle. It's possible the game got confused and didn't bind roll to the twist control on your joystick.
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I suspect he means automatically roll back to level, aka autoleveling. Either that or he means he wants to make it so that when he yaws, his craft rolls into the turn and rolls back to level when he stops turning.

This was what i meant when i yaws i wanted the craft to auto roll with the yaw and roll level when i stop my yaw as i say the old sidewinder joystick does not have a twist function so there is nothing to bind the roll to, hence why i was wondering if there was an option to auto roll, either that or somehow bind the roll and yaw to the same axis ?

 

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I suspect he means automatically roll back to level, aka autoleveling. Either that or he means he wants to make it so that when he yaws, his craft rolls into the turn and rolls back to level when he stops turning.

This was what i meant when i yaws i wanted the craft to auto roll with the yaw and roll level when i stop my yaw as i say the old sidewinder joystick does not have a twist function so there is nothing to bind the roll to, hence why i was wondering if there was an option to auto roll, either that or somehow bind the roll and yaw to the same axis ?

Late, but I know what you're referring to. In the FreeSpace engine, yawing left or right automatically generates a roll, which is better than XWA's engine of perfect X rotation. You're asking for a straight turn with a small amount of roll, akin to "negotiating the turn" as it's known in atmospheric craft. I believe that is impossible to do. You cannot bind roll and yaw to the same axis, either, and even if you could that would never work.
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