Can you describe the method you are attempting to bind the axes to appropriate controls? I'm just asking this to eliminate problems.
Just clicking on a control isn't enough; you have to either click "Bind" button on the top row of the interface, or double-click the control, then move the joystick controls.
Yup. Double-click, say, "Turn left", it goes into binding mode; move stick to the left, no response from game. Just sits there in binding mode.
If that's not working...
Can you confirm axis controls movement in the Control Panel, or in another game? Or, in general, to check that the axes are actually working.
Do you have the drivers for the stick installed? Can you rule out driver corruption?
Control panel calibration works flawlessly. I haven't tried it in another game in ages (most of my games don't use a stick), but perhaps this is a good reason to fire up Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries...
If the controller works on other games and on the Control Panel, I can only think of some weird controller ID problem that makes the game expect control inputs from another ID, but you say you can bind buttons to the controls...
I haven't tried binding buttons. If I can bind the axes, I'm not concerned with the buttons, since I can use the SD6 profiling software to map the joystick buttons to the pre-bound keyboard buttons.
Are you using any profiles? Do the controls bind themselves as "Button0", "Button1" etc. or does it assign keys to them?
I've tried both with no profile active, and with a brand-new, *blank* profile active. No change.
You could try connecting the controller to another USB port.
Unlikely cause, but I'll give it a shot.
If none of these works... things become more complicated. Hope you get things working, I'm using Win7 x64 with Saitek X52 (the non-pro, blue version) and it works without problems (well, excluding the controller's own quirks but those aren't functionally debilitating like your issues).
Yeah, mine's not the Pro either (kinda want the Pro, though; the return-to-center tension on this one is weaker than I'd like).
Thanks for the help.