Sign in to follow this  
rufowler

assigning 1 command to 2 joystick buttons in FSUIPC

Recommended Posts

Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but I couldn't the answer in the forums and I didn't see it in the manual....

 

Is it possible to assign one command to two buttons -- pressed simultaneously -- on a joystick with FSUIPC?  Basically, I'd like to reassign the trigger button (which it seems is often used for brakes) as a kind of Shift or Control key for other buttons on the joystick.  The idea is to be able to perform actions by simply just pressing the trigger and then another button with one hand and thus not have to use my other to press a separate key on the keyboard, which something I know how to do already.

 

Hope that makes sense.  Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Hello

I am not sure if I can help.

But I use a freeware (you can donate if you want ,but optional) program called 'joy to key' .I use it because the programming software that comes with my joystick Thrustmaster hotas X does not allow you to program one of its keys to open FSnavigator.

Joy to key HAS enabled me to do this though.

I am not saying it will do what you want, but could be worth having a look at.

Its a very small program and has zero effect on FS performance.

 

Thoughts

Socks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is an automatic message.

 

This topic has been moved from "MS FSX Forum" to "Hardware Controllers & Drivers". This move has been done for a number of possible reasons.

  • The most likely reason is that the post was off topic.
  • The topic could also have contained images or a video that were not appropriate to the original forum it was posted in.
  • The images might not have been "illustrative" or "explanatory" in nature.
  • The topic could have been moved because we deemed it to be more appropriately placed elsewhere.
Please ensure that your posts are "on topic" and contain illustrative images or videos as appropriate. Do not post videos or images just for entertainment purposes anywhere but in the screen shot or video forums. See our image posting rules here.

 

Members who continue to post off topic posts can be denied entry to specific forums in order to reduce and remove the practice. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but I couldn't the answer in the forums and I didn't see it in the manual....

 

You need to read FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf specifically these pages

 

Button Programming 17

Format of button definitions  18

Sequences, combinations and mixtures  21

Compound button controls 22

Adding offset conditions . 25

Errors in button parameters 27

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is an automatic message.

 

This topic has been moved from "MS FSX Forum" to "Hardware Controllers & Drivers". This move has been done for a number of possible reasons.

 

Whoops!  My bad.  Didn't realize there was a sub-forum for these sorts of issues.  I'll keep my eye out next time.  :)

 

You need to read FSUIPC4 for Advanced Users.pdf specifically these pages

 

Button Programming 17

Format of button definitions  18

Sequences, combinations and mixtures  21

Compound button controls 22

Adding offset conditions . 25

Errors in button parameters 27

 

Thanks, mad dog!  I hadn't read the advanced users guide yet (just started with the basic/general one) but this is definitely helpful.  Looking at it right now.  Cheers!

 

Might this link help?

 

http://fsxtimes.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/169-one-press-two-actions/#more-6358

 

I subscribe to Tom Tsui's blog and he really has some great tips/tricks

 

I'll check it out.  Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this