Cannot connect joystick. Win95 / AWE32
Posted on 1998-11-18
Can anyone suggest what's wrong here. I bought Microsoft Flight Simulator 1998 and a Logictech Digital Extreme Joystick. It never occurred to me I would have difficulty installing the joystick but it just won't work for me. The Game controller window always says "not connected" and no matter what I cannot get it to say OK. I have tried everything I can think of, including buying a cheapo $10 analog joystick and trying to get that to install. It does not work either. My sound card is AWE32. I use DirectX5 as provided by the M /S FLightsim 98 CD. I tried autodetect and nothing is detected. I install a Microsoft Gameport Joystick and again the controller window always says "not connected" no matter what joystick I try to install.
I have heard rumors that AWE32/SB16 does not support digital sticks, is this true? But still no joy with the analog stick. I have not taken the cover off the PC to check jumpers. The AWE32 manual says the default is game port enabled.
This is driving me crazy, especially since the flight sim is a really fine piece of software, but almost impossible to control the airplane in turns using the keyboard. At least I can't make it happen.
One thing I plan to try is installing DirectX6 software & drivers.