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Where To Begin

Joystick-To-Mouse requires a Joystick or Game Contoller in order to operate. The device must be installed properly (according to the manufacturer's instructions), calibrated, and tested within the Windows Control Panel before attempting to run Joystick-To-Mouse.

Joystick-To-Mouse has various screens & Wizard's Helpers to assist you in verifying that your system has a Joystick or Game Controller configured for proper operation. If you cannot calibrate & test your device in the Windows Control Panel, do not run Joystick-To-Mouse.

IMPORTANT: Joystick-To-Mouse requires a Joystick or Game Controller in order to operate.

Note: The information below is for first time users who are reviewing help after the software has been installed.

Step 1

Open Control Panel, and verify you have a Joystick / Game Controller installed

If you do not have your joystick listed, follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing your joystick.

If you cannot calibrate and test your device in the Control Panel applet for the Joystick (Gaming Options / Game Contollers), then there is a strong likelihood that a joystick & the required software drivers are not installed (or not properly installed). Refer to the joystick manufacturer's instructions, or review Windows help for installing a joystick or game controller. Do not proceed to Step 2, do not attempt to run Joystick-To-Mouse.

Step 2

Calibrate, then Test your joystick (strongly recommended).

If you experience problems, you may wish to restart Windows, then return to the Control Panel & try again.

If you continue to have difficulties, or cannot successfully calibrate & test the joystick / game controller, then you cannot continue with Joystick-To-Mouse until you resolve this problem. Refer to the Troubleshooting suggestions for hints & suggestions to help point you in the right direction.

If during the Test phase, the joystick / controller responds as expected, then you may continue on to Step 3.

Step 3

Verify your Joystick is on Controller ID 1 (or the Preferred Device in Windows XP (Advanced button)).

This is accessible via the Advanced Tab or Controller IDs Tab in the Control Panel applet where your joystick is listed. In Windows XP, click on the Advanced button, and select your joystick as the Preferred Device (the Preferred Device is Controller ID 1).

Hint: If you see the Advanced Tab, changing the Controller ID setting can be confusing if you have 2 or more joysticks listed. It can be helpful to set the current ID 1 to None, then set the desired joystick to ID 1, then reset the original joystick to an unused ID number.

Step 4

Now you can run Joystick-To-Mouse!

The program icon is accessible through the Start Menu | Programs | Joystick-To-Mouse | Joystick-To-Mouse.

For more information while using Joystick-To-Mouse, see Joystick-To-Mouse Operation


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