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3.8.0 not detecting joystick
Hi there!

I have recently downloaded FS Open version 3.8.0. It looks lovely, but I cannot play it as my joystick (Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS) is not recognised by it. It works fine with 3.7.2 and 3.7.4. I notice that in both 3.7.2 and 3.7.4 the joystick drop down menu detects 'Microsoft PC-joystick driver'. 3.8.0 does not. It only shows 'V Joy Virtual Joystick' (from when I installed joystick curves I assume.) Clicking detect does not help. I have tried using the joystick with joystick curves running and without it, but it makes no difference.  :banghead: Any suggestions?   :confused:

NB apologies for posting this twice, I'm a forum noob. I accidentally posted this earlier in 'getting started'.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 03:18:21 pm by Mongoose »

 

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Re: 3.0.8 not detecting joystick
Have you installed wxLauncher 0.12.0-rc.2?
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<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
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Re: 3.8.0 not detecting joystick
Yep, that worked great, thank you  :)

I have encountered another problem however which has started affecting 3.4.7 and 3.8.0. Freespace 2 no longer recognises the buttons on my mouse, or the buttons on the joystick - so I can't shoot. The buttons on the throttle  part of the HOTAS work ok however.  :confused:

It used to work fine. It started happening after I re-ran the open installer recently. I tried running it again so see if that would fix it but no joy???

Anyone have any ideas???

 

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Re: 3.8.0 not detecting joystick
Is the throttle a separate device?
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Codethulhu GitHub wgah'nagl fhtagn.

schrödinbug (noun) - a bug that manifests itself in running software after a programmer notices that the code should never have worked in the first place.

When you gaze long into BMPMAN, BMPMAN also gazes into you.

"I am one of the best FREDders on Earth" -General Battuta

<Aesaar> literary criticism is vladimir putin

<MageKing17> "There's probably a reason the code is the way it is" is a very dangerous line of thought. :P
<MageKing17> Because the "reason" often turns out to be "nobody noticed it was wrong".
(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

<@The_E> Welcome to OpenGL, where standards compliance is optional, and error reporting inconsistent

<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

<IronWorks> I am useful for FSO stuff again. This is a red-letter day!
* z64555 erases "Thursday" and rewrites it in red ink

<MageKing17> TIL the entire homing code is held up by shoestrings and duct tape, basically.

 
Re: 3.8.0 not detecting joystick
Nope, all one unit. Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X. Any ideas?

 

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Re: 3.8.0 not detecting joystick
I got the same unit, and I can use and bind all buttons. Can you verify that all the buttons on your stick actually work?
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Re: 3.8.0 not detecting joystick
Yep they all work. They all work on FS Port titles, AS1, Inferno, Vassago's Dirge and other mods. But not FS2 it's self. Even though it used to work fine.  :confused: :confused: :confused:

 

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Re: 3.8.0 not detecting joystick
If it works fine with other mods/campaigns selected with the same executable, that probably means you need to redefine your joystick binds for the FS2 campaign.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Codethulhu GitHub wgah'nagl fhtagn.

schrödinbug (noun) - a bug that manifests itself in running software after a programmer notices that the code should never have worked in the first place.

When you gaze long into BMPMAN, BMPMAN also gazes into you.

"I am one of the best FREDders on Earth" -General Battuta

<Aesaar> literary criticism is vladimir putin

<MageKing17> "There's probably a reason the code is the way it is" is a very dangerous line of thought. :P
<MageKing17> Because the "reason" often turns out to be "nobody noticed it was wrong".
(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

<@The_E> Welcome to OpenGL, where standards compliance is optional, and error reporting inconsistent

<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

<IronWorks> I am useful for FSO stuff again. This is a red-letter day!
* z64555 erases "Thursday" and rewrites it in red ink

<MageKing17> TIL the entire homing code is held up by shoestrings and duct tape, basically.