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boussh 09-18-2001 03:59 PM

Original X-wing Joystick trouble

Just bought a saitek Cyborg 3D Gold USB joystick for i-Mac.

Works great with Starfleet Academy but not recognised at all by X-Wing.

V. frustrating..

Any thought greatly appreciated!

edlib 09-18-2001 10:03 PM

Hmmm... I didn't even know you could play X-Wing on a Mac. PC emulator mode perhaps?
I'm sorry, but I'd have no clue how to solve this.
Anyway, try moving this to the 'Tech Center' forum, I'm sure you'll get a quicker and more in depth response there. That's where the hardcore techies hang.
Good luck.

Keyan Farlander 09-18-2001 10:22 PM

X-Wing is not compatible with USB control devices. That's straight from the Lucasarts website. Sorry

boussh 09-20-2001 06:15 AM

To Edlib: Playing both 'Original X-Wing' and 'Rebel Assault: The Hidden Empire' on stright forward mac OS, NOT PC emulator. Bought both about 3 years ago as collectors edition special pack.

Dont know if its still available anywhere though! Thanks for the reply though.

boussh 09-20-2001 06:18 AM

To Keyan Farlander:

Downloaded $20 Shareware called USBOverdrive (see that has solved it. Allows you to build specific drivers for USB joysticks and gamepads for older games that dont recognise USB devices.

Tell that to LucasArts !!!!!!!!!

I'm back in business.

thanks for the reply though!

RobHoth 09-20-2001 09:20 AM

I'm using that exact joystick on X Wing Alliance on the PC with no problems at all. I haven't tried it on either the original X Wing or TIE fighter, though...

edlib 09-20-2001 10:37 AM

Glad to hear you got it working. I'll keep your solution in mind if I ever encounter this problem again.
Now let's see,... I have an iMac at work... Heh heh heh...

Rogue15 09-20-2001 07:02 PM

i've got a saitek cyborg 2000.

I came. I saw. I Invaded.

boussh 09-23-2001 08:43 AM


Keyan Farlander 09-23-2001 09:12 AM

That's a nice utility. I'd love to tell Lucasarts about it, but their policy is not to listen to anyone for any reason

RobHoth 10-03-2001 03:22 PM

I've just tried to play the original X Wing on PC with that Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold USB joystick, and it was OK, apart from the fact that the throttle button wouldn't work, and the 'twist' function wouldn't work. Never mind.

That Farrow bloke you executed today, are you sure he's dead?

Well, I chopped his head off, that usually does the trick.

Keyan Farlander 10-03-2001 06:13 PM

I'm pretty sure those functions aren't supported by X-Wing, regardless of what joystick you are using. I know for a fact the twist stick is not.

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