02-02-2012 09:20 AM - edited 02-02-2012 09:21 AM
Right, so my Speedlink Black Widow joystick started playing up. I'm not sure when it started it, but I noticed that the PC was determining the axis had reached full deflection before the joystick had got all the way to the end of its range of movement. I get 'full lock' according to the data at around about 80% of the physical X, Y and Z axis, although that's not exact and it varies a bit.
Anyhoo, as I've started playing Il-2 again and you can't do HOTAS on the Black Widow, I got hold of a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro - and it did exactly the same thing. The old Microsoft Sidewinder I've got lying around, however, works fine. I've installed drivers, reinstalled drivers, downloaded the Logitech calibration settings removal tool and it's still doing it. My Google-Fu is also weak and I can't arrange the words "joystick calibration axis range of movement limit problem" in any way that doesn't throw up a million different issues.
So... Any ideas, dudes?
03-17-2012 10:56 AM
I have a similar problem, except my data readout never reaches the extreme edge when i pull back on the joystick all the way.
I would say the crosshair in the calibration window moves back 75% of the way from the center to the bottom of the calibration square when I have the joystick pulled all the way back.
Would love to know if there is something I can do or if my joystick is kaput...
08-04-2012 11:04 AM - edited 08-04-2012 11:05 AM
OMG, Logitech - answer the people on this one. I had to dig this up on CNET...
HOW TO CALIBRATE THE LOGITECH EXTREME 3D PRO JOYSTICK
I just figured out how to calibrate this joystick. I am using Windows XP. I assume it will work with all Windows operarting systems though.
Go to Control Panel, click on "Game Controllers", or however you get to your joystick settings. Hold down the "Ctrl" (control key) and the "Shift" key together - at the same time, THEN click your mouse on the "Properties". This should take you to a different calibration screen that you would get to without holding the two keys together. IMPORTANT - Click on the "Test" tab first. If you go to the settings tab first, it likely will not work. Without doing anything else after clicking on the "Test" tab, next click on the "Settings" tab. Then click on the "Calibrate" button below. Click "next". Click the thumb button on the left side of the joystick which should bring you to another screen. Then follow the prompts......
* On the "axis calibration", move your joystick in full circles, making sure the "+" symbol moves around the far margins of the square. After a few complete circles, click the "next" button with your mouse.
* On the next screen, click the left button on the joystick again, which should bring you to the next screen. Move the throttle lever back and forth a few times. Then click "next" again.
* On the "Z rotation screen", move the joystick to the left and right (rotate it) a few times. Then click "next" and then "finish" then "ok". Thats it. It should be calibrated now. Hope this helps everyone with problems.
For Windows 7...
Go to Devices & Printers
Right Click on Extreme 3D Joystick
Click on Game Controller Settings
Ctrl+Shift Click on Properties Here to get to Calibration
If it's not working quite right, plug the joystick into a different USB port and try the directions above again (I had to do this - worked like a charm!!).