Joystick Problems in DosBox 0.65
I am really stumped, I have printed out the various posts and suggestions on Joysticks and running WCIII on a Win XP system, and I have the game performing relatively well except I am having a Hell of a time with the joystick. I just installed DosBox 0.65 and tried everything I can think of from the other posts but no success so far. The problem is the calibration I tried setting the control to Keyboard in the WCIII set up (although I still get asked to calibrate every time I start the game even with WC3 -i) the stick seems to calibrate properly, but when I get to the opening sequence to speak to Hobbs the pointer jumps to the top left and I can't control it at all. I tried (with great effort) to go to the Main computer and recalibrate but that seems to make matters worse and even harder to control
. I have tried 2 sticks (making sure only one was connected at any time, and always doing the windows calibration before I start the game) an MS Sidewinder Persision Pro (connected to a USB port - could also be connected to Game port but I have not tried that yet?) and a Saitek X45 (USB only). Frankly I am stumped (not a totally unusual thing I admit
Here is what I can tell you about the set-up, I copied all the CD's to a folder on my D: drive and map to that as c: in DosBox ( I will include the DosBox Config to, sorry this is getting so long, but I figure if I want help I need to give you as much info as I can) I also get no sound which is no big deal for me - I am deaf so I don't miss much there - My System is a clone with an AMD Sempron 2600 @ 1.8 Ghz running XP SP2 with 512 meg Ram and an indignous Video. None of this seems to be a problem other than the joystick. Well there is one other small issue which I don't mind working around I can't seem to get the game to exit properly, when I touch Alt X to get the prompt it flashes then disapears, so I normally have to terminate DosBox from the task manager, not a big deal but I thought I would include it.
Anyway here is the DosBox Config, any suggestions will be much appreciated.
mount c D:\Wing_Commander_Old
mount d d:\
mount e I:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0 -ioctl
mount f J:\ -t cdrom -usecd 1 -ioctl