file Change Strafing to Coolie Hat

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2 years 8 months ago #20514 by BarFly
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Hello,

as you surely guess, i'm new to this board and i want to start with a question about reconfig my joystick - ooops. And i have no idea how to do it.
My Joystick is a Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X.
Rolling, nicking, thrust - works well.
But i would like to use my Coolie hat different.
In my other games, Elite Dangerous, X3TC and even in I-War 1, the coolie is setup for the lateral thrust.
How do i manage this at the Bindings.ini (default.ini) to get this working?
because i don't have the mind to program i do nee some kind of xxx for dummies.
I tried, without success the following change at the default.ini:
[GUI.ControlFocusLeft]
Keyboard, Left

[GUI.ControlFocusUp]
Keyboard, Up

[GUI.ControlFocusRight]
Keyboard, Right

[GUI.ControlFocusDown]
Keyboard, Down

;  Thrusters

[icPlayerPilot.LateralX]
Joystick1, JoyPov1Right
Joystick1, JoyPov1Left, inverse
Joystick1, JoyXAxis, ALT

[icPlayerPilot.LateralY]
Joystick1, JoyYAxis, ALT

[icPlayerPilot.LateralZ]
Joystick1, JoyPov1Up
Joystick1, JoyPov1Down, inverse
Joystick1, Joybutton7
Joystick1, Joybutton8, inverse
Any help is welcome
Thanx in Advance

Something about myself:
I'm German, 63 years of age, not retired (2.5 years left) and i still like, besides some other things, to play computer games.
I played and completed Independence War 1 in the 90ies, purchased EOC also right after it came out, but because of some circumstances could not play it. Now, with more time again, i found it on Steam, purchased it again (alo I-War 1) at Steam and installed it yesterday. today i wanted to play the game and at the tutorial i fifigured out, that i would like to have my usually joystick configuration.

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2 years 8 months ago #20515 by IronDuke
O hey, my brother has this stick. Lemme have a look and see what I can do. B)

Just as soon as I figure out what the heck a coolie hat is... :silly:

Welcome to the forums, by the way! :cheer:

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I-War 2 Discord: discord.gg/RWaabWB
Very little about the game is not known to me. Any questions you got, throw them at me. :)

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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #20516 by BarFly
Replied by BarFly on topic Change Strafing to Coolie Hat
Hello,

Welcome to the forums, by the way! :cheer:

Thanx. I appreciate it very much, that there is still some community around this old games.
I-War 1 is, imho, the best space sim ever. Ok i haven't played I-War 2 yet :-)

IronDuke wrote: O hey, my brother has this stick. Lemme have a look and see what I can do. B)

That would be great!

Just as soon as I figure out what the heck a coolie hat is... :silly:
--IronDuke

Oooops thats the 8 way switch at the Top of the Joystick, which is normaly used with the thumb.
Edit: It is also called JoyHat

Ciao BarFly

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2 years 8 months ago #20517 by IronDuke
Right, I checked the stick, and its hat switch inputs exactly the same as my absolutely worthless piece of garbage Logitech Extreme 3d Pro. With that in mind, I opened the config file and added the underlined stuff:


; Thrusters

[icPlayerPilot.LateralX]
Keyboard, D
Keyboard, A, inverse
Joystick1, JoyXAxis, ALT
Joystick1, JoyPov1Right
Joystick1, JoyPov1Left, inverse


[icPlayerPilot.LateralY]
Joystick1, JoyYAxis, ALT
Joystick1, JoyPov1Up
Joystick1, JoyPov1Down, inverse


[icPlayerPilot.LateralZ]
Keyboard, W
Keyboard, S, inverse
Joystick1, Joybutton7
Joystick1, Joybutton8, inverse


Tested it and it works. I want to point out that X axis is left/right movement, Y axis is up/down movement, and Z axis is forward/back movement, so you did have something mapped incorrectly there. :P

Hat switch by default is bound to navigating the HUD menu. You might want to comment that bit out with the semicolon, like so:


;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; iWar2 HUD commands
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

[HUD.MenuLeft]
Keyboard, Left
;Joystick1, JoyPOV1Left

[HUD.MenuRight]
Keyboard, Right
;Joystick1, JoyPOV1Right

[HUD.MenuUp]
Keyboard, Up
;Joystick1, JoyPOV1Up

[HUD.MenuDown]
Keyboard, Down
;Joystick1, JoyPOV1Down

[HUD.MenuSelect]
Keyboard, Return
;Joystick1, JoyButton1

[HUD.MenuCancel]
Keyboard, Backspace
;Joystick1, JoyButton2


Let me know how it goes. :)

--IronDuke

I-War 2 Discord: discord.gg/RWaabWB
Very little about the game is not known to me. Any questions you got, throw them at me. :)
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2 years 8 months ago #20518 by Chessking
Also, you could use the keybinder that I made for EOC.

Oh wait... I haven't added joystick support yet. Forgot about that.

Anyways, IronDuke's explanation will do the job, and its always good to understand how the config files work for yourself.

Also, welcome to the forums!

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2 years 8 months ago #20519 by BarFly
Replied by BarFly on topic Change Strafing to Coolie Hat
Hello,

great! It works :)
Many thanx to IronDuke.
And also to Chessking for the warm welcome.
My next problem is, that i have a German keyboard. That means, a couple of things are different. But with the 'Keyboard Reference Card' and a printout of the English keyboard setup, i guess it will be not hard to get used to it
Another Problem that comes up is the zoom function. Originally it is at the NumPad, but my (gaming) keyboard has no NumPad.
I'm trying to get it bind to PgUp - ZoomIn and PgDn-ZoomOut
I choose one of this keyboards, because it is much smaller, throttle and stick are closer together, for me it is a much more comfortable position to sit and handle the controls ;) Hehh i'm quite old.
Anyways,thanx a lot and have a nice weekend. I'll be back!

Ciao BarFly

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