I'm confused by the questioning in the news post... FS2 has a graphical mission editor called FRED. Always did since launch. How else do you think all those mods/games get made? I know people around here aren't fond of FS2 but it's not THAT bad.
I found something I could replicate twice on different systems....
...Some screens the X-axis is off by a random distance when you try to find a hotspots in a room, then log on to the mission computer and afterwards it behaves normally...
Joystick and mouse go randomly do their own way.
...but in flight the throttle(Z-axis) messed up in a weird way. Could it be possible that the controller somehow gets "locked" when it's not centered during a transition
Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!
Since you liked our screenshots let my give you some taste of the quality differences between version 0.6.5 and the one that will follow...looks nice!
Your svga specifications, the resolution you are playing the game and your platform (Win, Mac, Linux).
We would really like to know some more specific information about the joystick problem. Does your joystick features a throttle-controller that you are trying to use? If yes. Try to avoid using it by assigning this axis to your stick handle or on two available buttons on your joystick.
On the mission/campaign editor front: Vector Thrust has a built in GUI for building your own missions. its very similar to FRED2 at least in function (drag and drop asset placement, briefing text, etc.), but its a bit more limited as it restricts the user to existing and downloaded assets; it also doesn't currently support custom audio files for briefings etc. what's different is that the editor is built directly into the main menu, the devs want the community to build and publish content. I personally like that approach since it opens the mod tools to anyone who wants to give it a shot without the need to download a series of tools (Yes, I know FRED came with FS) but it was pretty obscure for most gamers. its probably a boat-load more work for the div team, but I personally would like that as a feature.