I'm trying to relearn the Freespace controls - when I noticed something truely terrible. None of the buttons on my joystick allow me to barrel roll. When I tried to change the control schemes - it seems you need to map two seperate buttons (one to roll left, one to roll right) which is the most utterly absurd thing I've ever seen.
Is there a way to correct this - or did I just miss something again and profess to my own idiocy?
Bind the key called: "Bank When Pressed" under Config -> Controls -> Ship.
That should let you roll whenever you have that pressed and hit the stick.
This is typically left unbound because 3-axis joysticks are more common than not these days, I guess and the name's a little off since it's not really banking per se when you have no air.