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Offline SirSam

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Joystick/Controllers Show Up In wxLauncher But Don't Work In Game
I have a SideWinder Precision 2 Joystick and a XBOX One Controller and both are detected in the wxLauncher, but do not work in game.

I have read everything here: https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=56279.0

Which then lead me here: https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=91694.0

None were able to resolve my issue. Is there code I can maybe copy paste into a config file somewhere that it is missing to use the controllers in the game maybe? My mouse works, but not any controller.

I am using FSOpen 19.0.0 SSE2.

Thank you!

 

Offline Novachen

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Re: Joystick/Controllers Show Up In wxLauncher But Don't Work In Game
wxLauncher is using an outdated SDL2.dll by default which creates different Device Identification numbers than the newer one FSO is using.

So you have to use simply a more current SDL2.dll.

Extract the attachement into the wxlauncher/bin folder and it will work again.


Well, i think i should repackage my Installers which includes everything for an easy to use manual installation. The last package was from 2020 with MVP 4.0.0  :nervous:
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Re: Joystick/Controllers Show Up In wxLauncher But Don't Work In Game
Knossos doesn’t have this problem. Is there a reason you’re using wxLauncher instead of Knossos?
If you don't have Knossos, you need it.

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Re: Joystick/Controllers Show Up In wxLauncher But Don't Work In Game
Is there a reason you’re using wxLauncher instead of Knossos?

I used wxlauncher instead of Knossos for a long time because at the time (and to my knowledge, currently) there was no way to easily transfer my existing installed mods to Knossos.  I did not want to download multiple gigabytes again over my DSL connection.  Eventually I did install Knossos to get new/new to me mods, and once I got fiber i started replacing mods using Knossos.
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Offline SirSam

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Re: Joystick/Controllers Show Up In wxLauncher But Don't Work In Game
wxLauncher is using an outdated SDL2.dll by default which creates different Device Identification numbers than the newer one FSO is using.

So you have to use simply a more current SDL2.dll.

Extract the attachement into the wxlauncher/bin folder and it will work again.


Well, i think i should repackage my Installers which includes everything for an easy to use manual installation. The last package was from 2020 with MVP 4.0.0  :nervous:

Worked like a charm, thank you so much!

 

Offline SirSam

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Re: Joystick/Controllers Show Up In wxLauncher But Don't Work In Game
Knossos doesn’t have this problem. Is there a reason you’re using wxLauncher instead of Knossos?

I haven't tried Knossos, I have it installed now and will test out it's functionality as well.

Thank you!