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QC1705120359
Why "Joystick-To-Mouse"?

Originally requested by 3M for a disabled user, the story of "Joystick-To-Mouse" dates back to 1995. Using technology created by IMG & recognizing the need for software with the capability of using the joystick device to act like a mouse, "Joystick-To-Mouse" was created in conjunction with RJ Cooper & Associates. Continually improving the product and reacting to the interest, needs, and requests of customers, the latest release of "Joystick-To-Mouse" presents a completely new way to interface with Windows based PC's, much like IMG's My-T-Soft product line. With cross-over acceptance, Joystick-To-Mouse is used not only for providing accessibility to PCs for disabled users, but by all types of users who enjoy the "game-like" approach to running internet browsers & windows programs.
Original ID: QC101273
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120360
How do I know it will work for me? Where can I learn more about "Joystick-To-Mouse"?

Download a demo - we strongly recommend that users try any of our enhancement software by using it with our free, limited run-time demos. Everything is contained in the demo, including context sensitive help, advanced notes, configuration options, details, feature list, etc., etc.
Original ID: QC101274
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120361
What is the difference between the regular version and the LS version? What happened to the LS version?

Nothing, except the type of support offered by IMG. Both versions deliver the same software, but IMG will not field any technical support or product support questions for the LS version once the product is installed. The LS Version is IMG's response to those customers who felt the price was too expensive - of course, they never had to answer questions like: What is the StartUp group? Does this turn my mouse into a joystick? What is USB? I don't have a joystick installed, so why doesn't Joystick-To-Mouse work for me? For sophisticated Windows users who do not need any type of technical assistance, the LS version is a great option.

The 2.60 version had an LS version. With the release of Joystick-To-Mouse 2.70, and support for Windows Vista and Windows 7, this limited support version of Joystick-To-Mouse is no longer available. Note that Joystick-To-Mouse is part of the IMG Personal License, a low cost individual license option.
Original ID: QC101275
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120362
Will it work with any joystick?

Yes, or any device that connects via the game port or the USB port and seen by Windows as a joystick or game controller. It also will work with any device that interfaces into Windows that uses a joystick driver, such as New Media's Basics Game Port PC Card for notebooks / laptops.
Original ID: QC101276
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120363
Doesn't Windows already work with joysticks?

No - although some Windows programs & games allow use of a joystick, the joystick cannot by itself move the mouse cursor, or point & click within Windows. "Joystick-To-Mouse" is the first software that provides complete emulation of the mouse input device for joysticks.
Original ID: QC101277
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120364
Do I have to disconnect my mouse?

No - "Joystick-To-Mouse" works concurrently with the mouse and keyboard.
Original ID: QC101278
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120365
I like my mouse / trackball - Why do I need "Joystick-To-Mouse" ?

"Joystick-To-Mouse" enables users who cannot use a mouse, trackball, or other pointing access to run Windows & its applications. And because joysticks are commonly used within games, using the joystick device makes running Windows more game like and enjoyable for all types of users.
Original ID: QC101279
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120366
Will "Joystick-To-Mouse" work with a joystick controller plugged into the Serial Port?

The issue is how Windows deals with the joystick - if you can calibrate / test the joystick via the joystick icon (Game Controllers / Gaming Options) in Control panel, then "Joystick-To-Mouse" will work. If the device actually plugs into the serial port (and NOT the game port), then it may possibly / or with the right drivers from the manufacturer, act like a mouse. Primarily "Joystick-To-Mouse" expects a standard game port joystick or USB joystick.
Original ID: QC101280
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120367
Do I need special drivers?

No - everything you need is included with "Joystick-To-Mouse" for all versions of Windows. Your joystick or game controller may require special software from the manufacturer - check with the device's manufacturer for more information.
Original ID: QC101281
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120368
Does it work with DOS programs?

If you are running a DOS based game, you most likely are NOT running Windows (or it is not recommended). As "Joystick-To-Mouse" is a Windows application, it will have no effect.

In limited testing working with DOS programs running as a window (i.e. NOT full screen), "Joystick-To-Mouse" operates properly. In general, "Joystick-To-Mouse" is intended for Windows applications.
Original ID: QC101282
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120369
Will it conflict with other software that is running on the PC?

No - all software released by IMG is considered to be Windows applications, and operates above the hardware drivers - there is no possibility of conflict. "Joystick-To-Mouse" is more like a real-time macro program - it takes joystick action messages within Windows and converts them to the appropriate mouse movement actions.

The only issue in Windows are Windows based games & games that uses the joystick directly. In general, games are written from the viewpoint that you are using your computer for the game, and any other process or task is not available. Technologies like DirectX from Microsoft ensure that a cooperative multi-tasking environment is no longer available. Primarily JTM is intended to work with non-games, i.e. Internet browsers, working with documents, games like 'Solitaire', etc., etc. - anywhere you would use the mouse, you can now use your joystick.
Original ID: QC101284
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120370
What types of macros are available for assignment to joystick buttons?

There are over 80 different common keystroke commands, such as Alt-F4, Ctrl-Esc, etc. and you can make the buttons act like a mouse click, double-click, click & hold, toggle. You also have the option of creating your own macro of any keystrokes up to 128 characters. Also there is a "Toggle Motion / Keys" feature that turns the joystick into the cursor keys on the keyboard, so pulling the joystick down generates a continuous stream of "Down Arrow" keystrokes. This is great for working with Internet browsers. You can also move the cursor via the button settings. Support for up to 32 buttons is available! (if supported by the joystick)
Original ID: QC101286
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120371
What about pedals / throttles / POV hats?

Joystick-To-Mouse supports all types of driving wheels, flight controllers, advanced joysticks, multi-button game controllers, etc. These are all available in Advanced Settings, under Buttons / Advanced. In general, the features are designed to control Windows & make the joystick a powerful tool for manipulating browsers and standard windows applications. Joystick-To-Mouse does have options for the rudder & Z axis, but does not support the U or V axes (mainly because we couldn't think of anything else to add - let us know if you have a good idea for these axes!)
Original ID: QC101287
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120372
What are the differences between the demo version and the retail copy of the Software?

The demo runs for about an hour, and then pops up a "Demo" window, and will not operate unless it is closed & restarted. The licensed version runs without this interruption.
Original ID: QC101288
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1705120373
What about technical support and program updates?

Unlike shareware based or grant funded products, which cannot provide sufficient income to maintain a full-time company with adequate test and support capabilities (because the developer is holding down a full-time job, or the grant period ends), IMG has been providing onscreen keyboards and pointing device utilities since 1993. A large part of our business is in developing utilities that are ultimately bundled by pointing devices manufacturers under their own name. With international distribution on every continent, IMG's products are used by consumers, corporations, commercial and industrial manufacturers, educational institutions, and government agencies worldwide. This means quality products, with quality support, and timely updates.
Original ID: QC101289
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse



QC1715120820
Which joystick should I use with Joystick-To-Mouse?
Which joystick do you recommend?

Joystick-To-Mouse is written to operate with any type of joystick, game controller, driving wheel, or any device that interfaces with Windows as a gaming controller/joystick. Most devices are USB and categorize themselves in this particular way to Windows and can be configured and managed via Windows Control Panel (for best results, be sure to indicate the device you wish to use with Joystick-To-Mouse as the preferred / main device).

IMG does not recommend any particular type of device and strives to make Joystick-To-Mouse compatible with all game controllers. For individuals, we recommend you work with a device that is comfortable and provides the range of motion and buttons necessary. Please refer to Joystick-To-Mouse help and troubleshooting for settings to optimize usage with a device - center range sensitvity, speed & acceleration, etc.

For users with special needs who need a joystick as their input device to point & click, we suggest you contact RJ Cooper & Associates RJCooper.com, who works with special needs individuals and helped design and devloped features within Joystick-To-Mouse. Infogrip also provides special needs products.
Category: CommonType: Question/Answer Product: Joystick-To-Mouse

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