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Offline Terashell

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360 wireless controller support?
I just finished installing FSO on the steam version, since I lost my CD version years ago. I'm looking to play both campaigns again now after so long but I don't have a joystick and mouse/keyboard or just keyboard don't really work well for it.

I'd like to make my 360 controller work for it so I can pilot my spacecraft like I'm used to piloting my fighter jets in ace combat. I feel like it would be the perfect experience then. I don't have a lot of programming knowledge or troubleshooting ability, so I'm hoping there's an easy option out there compared to installing three programs and fiddling with 9000 settings.

Any ideas?

 

Offline z64555

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Re: 360 wireless controller support?
There's an antipodes upgrade in the works that should address this, at least to an extent. I'm not how SDL 2.0 handles the the Xbox controllers, whether it uses Xinput or DirectInput drivers.

In either case, I've got some things I've been wanting to experiment with controls-wise, one of them to take advantage of the analog nature of the triggers and create a 2-stage trigger control.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: 360 wireless controller support?
This game plays great with mouse/keyboard or just keyboard, though of course if that isn't your favored style that's cool.

 

Offline deathspeed

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Re: 360 wireless controller support?
Some people have had good experiences using xpadder, ppjoy, or other software to get their 360 controllers to work.  I prefer a joystick myself, since for me it adds to the immersion, but in multiplayer I'm sure I would get owned by the likes of Battuta using the mouse & keyboard.  :)

If you go to the main forum page (click "home" just below "news" above and search for "xbox 360 controller" there are a number of threads.  Here are a couple to get you started:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=77130

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82028.0
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Offline Terashell

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Re: 360 wireless controller support?
Some people have had good experiences using xpadder, ppjoy, or other software to get their 360 controllers to work.  I prefer a joystick myself, since for me it adds to the immersion, but in multiplayer I'm sure I would get owned by the likes of Battuta using the mouse & keyboard.  :)

If you go to the main forum page (click "home" just below "news" above and search for "xbox 360 controller" there are a number of threads.  Here are a couple to get you started:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=77130

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82028.0

Thanks for the link, I'm not sure how mouse and keyboard would work since I ended up just throwing the mouse around trying to maneuver. I mean if it were controlled like Air Rivals or War Thunder that'd be fine but...

 
Re: 360 wireless controller support?
Doesn't FS2 have native gamepad/joystick support as long as you select the right one in the Audio/Joystick tab? I Have a Logitech F310, works in both dinput and xinput mode(although the triggers don't work in xinput). Is there something specific about the Xbox360 pad that makes it different(aside from the idiotic hat stick placement)?

EDIT: Are you even using the launcher or just starting the game directly from the exe? Because you really should use the 5.5g launcher.
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Offline Terashell

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Re: 360 wireless controller support?
Doesn't FS2 have native gamepad/joystick support as long as you select the right one in the Audio/Joystick tab? I Have a Logitech F310, works in both dinput and xinput mode(although the triggers don't work in xinput). Is there something specific about the Xbox360 pad that makes it different(aside from the idiotic hat stick placement)?

EDIT: Are you even using the launcher or just starting the game directly from the exe? Because you really should use the 5.5g launcher.

I'm not even sure where the launcher is, the FSO installer just did its thing and then went away.

 

Offline Lorric

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Re: 360 wireless controller support?
For me, the launcher is inside my Freespace 2 folder. I would imagine it will be in yours too. It is called "Launcher" as you would expect. The icon looks like a dog paw.