Can't switch joystick axis - workaround found.

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Spacelord-Xaffax
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Can't switch joystick axis - workaround found.

Post by Spacelord-Xaffax » Thu, 4. Oct 18, 16:43

I'm using:
X-Rebirth latest steam/linux version
Manjaro KDE Linux
No mods
Stick - Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X

The stick is detected by the game.
All buttons and axis work.
I can remap all buttons.
I can invert axis.

The problem:
I want to configure the axis airplane style (more or less since I don't have pedals.) That means X = roll and Z = rudder/left/right.
When I try to remap/switch the X to roll (or the Z to left/right) I can move the stick or press buttons all I want it won't register so all I can do is pres escape and it will go back to the original setting.

NewtSoup
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Re: Can't switch joystick axis.

Post by NewtSoup » Wed, 10. Oct 18, 17:05

I just fixed this by chance

It's in config.xml

you need to find the line

<gamepadmode>1</gamepadmode>

and change that nasty little numer 1 to a big fat friendly numeral 0

Now the stick can be remapped in game as normal. No more xml file editing.
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NewtSoup
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Re: Can't switch joystick axis.

Post by NewtSoup » Wed, 10. Oct 18, 17:31

Just discovered another thing

It doesn't tell you this but there are default profiles.

The game automatically uses Default Controller profile

I just happened to hit load profile and discovered

1) Default Controller
2) Default Joystick
3) Default Saitek X52 Pro
4) Default Joystick

I suspect if you pick a default and then go to Save Profile you may also get an unlocked an redefinable control profile.
I am a rock in the wind, watch how I plummet!
Mistress of Heavy Landings since 1984 (BBC-B Elite)

Corei5 3570k, 16GB Ram, Z77X-UD3H, ASUS GTX660 TI, Sidewinder FFB2, Windows 10.

Spacelord-Xaffax
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Re: Can't switch joystick axis.

Post by Spacelord-Xaffax » Mon, 15. Oct 18, 19:12

NewtSoup wrote:
Wed, 10. Oct 18, 17:05
I just fixed this by chance

It's in config.xml

you need to find the line

<gamepadmode>1</gamepadmode>

and change that nasty little numer 1 to a big fat friendly numeral 0

Now the stick can be remapped in game as normal. No more xml file editing.
Hey Thanks! :-)
For the first few days nobody replied so I was afraid there was no fix. I haven't tried your fix yet as I just read it, but it gives me a place to start . I'll will post my result soon.

Spacelord-Xaffax
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Re: Can't switch joystick axis - workaround found.

Post by Spacelord-Xaffax » Tue, 16. Oct 18, 05:06

Well I tried saving my own custom profile first. However I don't know if it had any effect. By accident I found out that if I want to bind an axis to another command I have to select the command I want to change with the fire button of the stick. If I select it with the mouse it will not register the axis I move. I also found that if I want to use the joystick in the game I have to fire one shot before it will do anything, so that may have something to do with it. Anyway it is working now.

Thanks for the tips! :thumb_up:

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