posted April 27, 2000 09:06 AM
Joysticks are problematic in Tread Marks as a rule. I've seen many posts complaining about them. The most common being the "rotating turret" syndrome.
If you have a SideWinder, I'd try to configure it to not send axis info for handle pivot. I have a SideWinder Dual Strike, and it is totally configurable. I disabled joystick in TM and then configured my Dual Strike to send the keystroke equivalents (i.e., left arrow for joystick left, etc.).
As a last resort, disable joystick and then download RB-Joy. RB-Joy is a utility program that translates joystick movements into keystrokes. I tried to use this product with my Act Labs ForceRS Steering Wheel, but had only limited success.
Direct X 8.0 is supposed to have improved joystick support -- perhaps this will help when it comes out?