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Offline Brennus

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Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Game Controllers > Advanced Settings: Select "Preferred Device"

wxLauncher for Diaspora > Basic Settings > Joystick: Select Appropriate Joystick Driver ("Microsoft PC-joystick driver")

Diaspora > Options > Control Config ...

... Ship: Bind "Absolute Throttle Axis" and "Bank Axis" (Note: "Turn (Yaw) Axis" and "Pitch Axis" will be pre-defined by default)
« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 07:31:45 am by Brennus »
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Offline jr2

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
RE: Logitech Dual Action (PSX2-a-like) controller.

Almost "works", as in the left analog stick and all 12 buttons are acknowledged by Diaspora but the right stick is not recognized or configurable within the options as far as I can tell.

Without the Right hand stick the numberpad is the only choice available for pitch/Roll etc, making it impractical to use the controller at all.

I have tried vibmod 3.0 in various set ups but with no joy.
XPadder most likely could be used but the precision from analogue input is preferable for pitch & roll.

Is there a fix or will Diaspora support plug n play of popular controllers?

Even if its 'only' Xbox360 controller support that will suffice as there are adequate quick fixes for the Logitech controllers using Vib mod - found here http://rumblepad2.blogspot.co.uk/ -  to utilize the xbox360 input. direct x.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 07:42:45 am by AuralVirus »

 

Offline Brennus

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
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"You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til ya understand who's in ruttin' command here."

- Jayne Cobb, "Firefly"

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)

 
Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
well, i downloaded diaspora, cranked it up and after playing the first 5-6 missions and failing miserably due to sloppy mouse and keyboard controls, i decided to hook up my rumblepad and give it another shot...

well, none of the control mappings respond to the controller...

even went through and set up the controller as the preferred device, nothing changed, it still doesnt work in diaspora even though it is recognized by the launcher...

this is really irritating, makes me wonder if they really thought things out in windows seven before they released it...the only reason i went from vista to seven is because of the unresolved bugs in vista that caused a huge system failure and a complete wipe and reinstall, and now i regret upgrading

its causing more than just problems with controller recognition, it also means weird workarounds just to get a game to run (like forced compatibility) and i cant even change the TTS voice from microsoft anna either...

but anyway, is there a way to make this controller work at all? i would not be posting this if any of the listed suggestions even worked...

i also have installed the latest diaspora patch if that means anything...

EDIT:

YMMV, but what worked finally for me was to install the logitech drivers, and extract the xbox controller files into the game directory...now i can fly with the best of them, pitch and yaw work great...also dont forget to map the right stick, which is not mapped correctly initially...all i did was click on the default settings and that seemed to fix it to the rx axis...
« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 03:56:20 am by zaxx_kredda »

 
Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
well, i downloaded diaspora, cranked it up and after playing the first 5-6 missions and failing miserably due to sloppy mouse and keyboard controls, i decided to hook up my rumblepad and give it another shot...

well, none of the control mappings respond to the controller...

even went through and set up the controller as the preferred device, nothing changed, it still doesnt work in diaspora even though it is recognized by the launcher...

this is really irritating, makes me wonder if they really thought things out in windows seven before they released it...the only reason i went from vista to seven is because of the unresolved bugs in vista that caused a huge system failure and a complete wipe and reinstall, and now i regret upgrading

its causing more than just problems with controller recognition, it also means weird workarounds just to get a game to run (like forced compatibility) and i cant even change the TTS voice from microsoft anna either...

but anyway, is there a way to make this controller work at all? i would not be posting this if any of the listed suggestions even worked...

i also have installed the latest diaspora patch if that means anything...

EDIT:

YMMV, but what worked finally for me was to install the logitech drivers, and extract the xbox controller files into the game directory...now i can fly with the best of them, pitch and yaw work great...also dont forget to map the right stick, which is not mapped correctly initially...all i did was click on the default settings and that seemed to fix it to the rx axis...

eh what driver? version?
what "xbox controller files"? where are they?
can you post links & any screenshots etc if useful, please?
would be nice to have this info so others may benefit.

thanks.

 

Offline DinoCow

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
Using a Saitek X45 dual joystick and can't get it to recognize the left hand throttle. I can't increase or decrease thrust with it. I don't want to have to reach over to press A/Z every time I want to change speed. Any suggestions on how to get it to recognize the throttle?

For reference:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826102501

Also, noticing that there are a lot of commands to bind in this game... which are the truly necessary ones in-game?

Thanks in advance.

 
Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
Using a Saitek X45 dual joystick and can't get it to recognize the left hand throttle. I can't increase or decrease thrust with it. I don't want to have to reach over to press A/Z every time I want to change speed. Any suggestions on how to get it to recognize the throttle?

~S~

I had the 45 and the slider on the throttle was what worked, sorry cannot remember how I fixed it but bought the x52pro.  All I did was remap the throttle ingame works fine.

For reference:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826102501

Also, noticing that there are a lot of commands to bind in this game... which are the truly necessary ones in-game?

Thanks in advance.
~S~
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Offline newman

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
Using a Saitek X45 dual joystick and can't get it to recognize the left hand throttle. I can't increase or decrease thrust with it. I don't want to have to reach over to press A/Z every time I want to change speed. Any suggestions on how to get it to recognize the throttle?

For reference:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826102501

Also, noticing that there are a lot of commands to bind in this game... which are the truly necessary ones in-game?

Thanks in advance.

Kind of an obvious question, but did you try to bind the absolute throttle axis to the actual throttle? I ask because I have a full HOTAS setup and never had an issue getting the throttle to work on my G940. It does need to be manually bound to the proper axis in-game though.

As for necessary commands, I'd say you need the basic ship controls (yaw/pitch/roll/throttle + full throttle key for tube launching), glide (there are two versions - glide toggle and glide while pressed - either will do, it depends on what you prefer), fire primaries, select and fire secondaries, countermeasures, and basic targeting controls (cycle through all targets, cycle through enemy targets, nearest hostile).

Not strictly necessary, but nice:

- escort list targeting (covered in the tutorials);
- thruster control (for sideways motion; up, down, left and right);
- padlock view (if not using something like trackIR - it locks your view to your current target);
- comms (easy enough to use and arguably in the necessary category, but it is possible to finish the game without using it; it can be quite helpful though).
- external view (default *) - not really for actual combat, but good for taking screenshots and goofing around :)
You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til ya understand who's in ruttin' command here! - Jayne Cobb

 
Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
I followed this guide to the letter.It keeps asking that I have unbound controls.
THen it goes back to the menu again argh.

I'm using an xbox  360 gamepad.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
Which control is it saying is unbound? Have you installed the latest patch? Also did you play Diaspora and then install the patch? Cause that could possibly cause issues (Just make a new pilot and try it again).
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Offline Gremlin

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Re: Controller Configuration Guide (Windows 7)
If you're using the Saitek dual joystick/throttle setup make certain you have the control panel up and running before starting Diaspora.  If the control panel isn't opened, the program will not allow you to setup each button the way you want to.  This may also work for non-Saitek joysticks, see attached photo.

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