Two game controllers

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Captain Buffalo, May 26, 2002.

  1. Hello all;

    Using Xpro, I have two USB controllers, a Belkin n50 speedpad and a Saitek X36F joystick/throttle combo. The speedpad was installed first and functions fine. I installed the joystick today using the latest Saitek drivers, it is recognized by XP and seems okay. However, when trying to use it in a game, IWar2 in this case, it isn't recognised. Iwar2 doesn't have a way to select it as such, but when I tried to install the joystick sometime ago to use with MW:Vengence the same thing happened. With 98SE, all I had to do was move the controller to the #1 position and everything would be fine, but of course XP doesn't have this feature. ANY help would be greatly appreciated in this matter.
  2. Gnu

    Gnu OSNN Addict

    In the Game Controllers control panel applet, hit "Advanced", then select your stick as the preferred device. This effectively sets your stick as #1.

    The SpeedPad only plays nicely with certain other brands of controllers -- I've found that MS is generally okay, and Gravis is a pain in the arse. I had a Saitek stick once, but before I owned the SpeedPad.

    I cheated (since I don't use a true stick anymore) and got Belkin's dual-analog pad (the same as their PS2 pad, sans dual-shock compatibility) -- since it runs with the same software, it's much easier to handle. I figured it was worth it, since I can't live without my SpeedPad. Too bad Belkin doesn't make sticks.
  3. Thanks Gnu, worked like a charm. I even got the loadout SW working.