WoP Joystick Guide
- Joystick Setup
- Axis options window
- Deadzone, non-linearity and sensitivity
- Key Mapping
- Common Problems
- Key Mapping
- X-52 (Pro)
- Saitek Cyborg Evo
- Saitek SST Software
1. Joystick Setup!Be sure to check some videos made by Jason from 777 Studios with instructions on how to set up a joystick. LINK!
In most cases, problems with joysticks in Wings of Prey are caused by faulty settings of the axises. This can be easily solved by checking and setting them manually.
Joystick axises in Wings of Prey can be set up through the Profile -> Options -> Controls -> Devices menu. Here you'll see a list of all the different axises available for setup, like Elevator Axis, Aileron Axis and more. Assigning these in-game axises to joystick axises is very easy. When you double-click the axis you want to change, a small options window appears. To set an axis to the selected in-game axis, just move the appropriate axis with the joystick (e.g. when you've selected Elevator Axis, move the joystick forward and backward to set the correct axis). Make sure whether you need to invert it.
1.1. Axis options window
1.2. Deadzone, non-linearity and sensitivity
The best way to figure out how these settings work is to try them out, just looking at the green and red indicator in the Devices -> Double-click axis menu.
1.3. Key Mapping
2. Common problemsThis section will probably be needing the most updating. I can't do all of this from the top of my head, but I'll do my best.
Most problems are caused by axises set incorrectly in the Devices menu. If you've chosen a preset, check the axises anyways if you're experiencing problems. Pay special attention to the trim axises.
Try unplugging your joystick, and plugging it back in.
2.2. Key Mapping
Key Mapping doesn't always function correctly in Wings of Prey. Therefore, I advise using programming software (especially for Saitek and Logitech).
- No inputs recognized
Follow the instructions posted here:
2.4. X-52 (Pro)
- Axises set incorrectly
The pre-set for the X52 might be invalid. Try setting the axises manually.
2.5. Saitek Cyborg Evo
- Ailerons are stuck a little to the left
From the Saitek website:
Calibration isn't actually necessary with the Cyborg evo. If you're finding that the stick seems uncalibrated then simply rotate the handle in a full circle and this should 'remind' the PC of the stick's calibration.
If you find that the stick still seems to 'drift' then try downloading the latest driver for the stick from the downloads page.
If the stick still drifts then try the following:
Unplug the controller, click Start>Run, type
and click OK. In the Registry Editor browse to the following folders in order:
And delete the VID_06A3&PID_0464 folder. Plug the controller back in, rotate and twist the stick fully a couple of times and see if that has fixed it.
3. OtherHere I'll just add anything related to joysticks, but not applicable to the other sections.
3.1. Saitek SST Programming SoftwareA lot of new users have notified they don't have a lot of flight sim experience, but do own a X-52 and aren't able to use the Key Mapping correctly. I own a X-52 Pro myself, and use the SST Programing Software, which works like a charm. I advise anyone with a compatible joystick to use it. Here's a small explanation of how to use it. This explanation is very basic, and anyone who wishes to use the more advance functions, or just wants to know more, should google it .
The software can be downloaded from the Saitek site. I'm not sure which other Saitek joysticks can use it, but definitely the X-45 and X-52 (Pro).
I don't know anything about the Logitech Software, but I imagine it's similar. If anyone wants to write a small guide for that it'd be great.
Any questions, suggestions, comments, etc are welcome.
As said in the beginning, this guide is supposed to be updated, with either my or your content.
Hope it helps!