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Old 2010-08-21, 19:44   #1
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So I got a joystick and it works great with air, but I would also like to be able to control a tank turret with it and that's the problem. There is no setting that allows me to use the joystick in place of the mouse for land vehicles so I was wondering if there was any way.

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Old 2010-08-21, 19:52   #2
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Get the program "Xpadder" and set up your joystick to work as a mouse. That's what I do to be able to play with my 360 controller.

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Old 2010-08-21, 20:27   #3
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Default Re: Using a joystick in place of a mouse for land vehicles?

I thought Xpadder wasn't free?

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Old 2010-08-21, 20:33   #4
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Oh its free.

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Old 2010-08-21, 21:05   #5
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Erm you can set your joystick throttle for the tank, thats the only really useful feature of using a joystick to control the speed.

But yeah, doubt you can make the joystick control the actual turret.

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Old 2010-08-21, 21:13   #6
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Default Re: Using a joystick in place of a mouse for land vehicles?

How do I set up xpadder?

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Old 2010-08-22, 00:57   #7
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So... with Xpadder.... you cn control guns with a joystick!?!

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I'll look into this right now!
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Old 2010-08-22, 02:47   #8
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That 360 controller thing got me thinking and I got my ps3 controller and PRed it up on TG just now. What I learned. Keyboard+Mouse>Controller... by a lot. It's so hard to use a controller in PR, granted it's fun and different, you will die.

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Old 2010-08-22, 22:03   #9
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Default Re: Using a joystick in place of a mouse for land vehicles?

To make your joystick to move the cursor and thus controlling e.g. tank turret, you have to edit controls.con file manually and add 2 lines of code into it.
Code:
ControlMap.addAxisToAxisMapping c_PIMouseLookX IDFGameController_1 IDAxis_0 0 1
ControlMap.addAxisToAxisMapping c_PIMouseLookY IDFGameController_1 IDAxis_1 1 1
These lines have to be added into "ControlMap.create defaultPlayerInputControlMap" section of the file.

Values of "IDFGameController_X" and "IDAxis_X Y" depend on your game controller count and axis directions, respectively. You probably have to find correct values by trial and error. Values are zero based, so if you have only one game controller, the correct value for controller is "IDFGameController_0".
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Old 2010-08-23, 15:05   #10
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That would be interesting to see the joystick being used as the throttle. Fewer jerky starts, the ones that always seem to run down small children crossing the road in main bases.
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