|Joystick-To-Mouse: for Windows; Run Windows with a Joystick!; Version 2.80 Release 3; User's Guide|
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To Calibrate the Joystick, from the Joystick-To-Mouse menu, Click on the Calibrate button.
When you click on the Calibrate button, Joystick-To-Mouse will allow you to select which Calibration Method you wish to use to test/verify or re-calibrate your joystick / game controller.
Joystick-To-Mouse Custom Calibration
If you have successfully installed your joystick according to the manufacturer's instructions, click on Joystick-To-Mouse Custom Calibration to fine tune operation within Joystick-To-Mouse.
Standard Windows Calibration
If not, you should verify / re-calibrate your already installed joystick with the Standard Windows Calibration process. You will be asked to move the joystick to its four corners (top-left, bottom-left, etc.). This process will record the extreme coordinates so the software can properly measure the joystick position. Wizard's Helpers are available to walk you through the Windows Joystick Calibration.
Unfortunately for the user, there is little consistency in the various versions of Windows for how the joystick is handled. Control Panel icon names have included "Joystick", "Game Controllers", and "Gaming Options." Once into the Control Panel Applet, there are also inconsistencies. For newer version of Windows, Calibration can be handled via the Properties of a selected Controller. For USB connected joysticks & controllers, often calibration does not need to be performed more than once. If you have a game port (analog) joystick, calibration may need to be done on a regular basis.
During calibration, you can also test the joystick to verify its operations and which buttons are available to you.
From time to time, you may wish to calibrate your joystick especially if you notice any of the following:
You cannot reach the edge of the screen (Absolute Mode)
The cursor moves when the joystick is centered (Relative Mode)
The cursor moves at different speeds when going up & down, or left & right
If you constantly need to calibrate the joystick, you may wish to set the Automatically Calibrate Option on in Program Options .
When Joystick-To-Mouse is first run it is necessary to Calibrate the Joystick to establish values for the joystick.
To Calibrate the Joystick, Joystick-To-Mouse cannot be On.
Joystick-To-Mouse requires the Controller ID to be 1 (or primary joystick device). If you have only 1 device installed, then this will be the default. However, if you install more than one joystick, or have multiple devices connected, then the IDs may be mixed around. Joystick-To-Mouse will indicate a problem if it cannot start the joystick, and give you the option to open the Control Panel applet where you can modify the controller ID. In Windows XP, this is handled in the Advanced Dialog, where you can select the preferred device (the preferred device is set to be on Controller ID 1).
The slider trim adjustment controls on the joystick itself could be the cause of what appears to be improper calibration. Refer to Troubleshooting for more details on joystick calibration.