Question from Razonyofthesw

Asked: 4 years ago

Joystick play?

How do I use my logitech joystick to play quake? I have tried going to controls and hit change key and press the button on the joystick to try to set it, but it wont recognize it.

Additional details - 4 years ago

OH and this is the quake registered version for the Mac osx

Additional details - 4 years ago

I think there is a way through command line but i havent tried it yet i will

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I'm not sure if there are any source ports available for the Mac version, but they usually allow Joystick use. The native executable (in my experience) wouldn't recognise any controllers other than keyboard/mouse.

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In order to enable your joystick for Quake 1, try opening the Quake 1 directory (usually C:\Program Files\Quake\), then open the "Id1" and create notepad file named "autoexec.cfg". Open this file and copy & paste the following (but not the "----") and save the file:

----
joyname "(put the name of joystick here)"
joyadvanced 1.0
joyadvaxisx 3 // assigns Strafing the left stick (x)
joyadvaxisy 1 // assigns Moving Forward/Backward the left stick (y)
joyadvaxisz 2 // assigns Looking Up/Down the right stick (y)
joyadvaxisr 4 // assigns Looking Left/Right the right stick (x)
joyadvaxisu 0 // not used
joyadvaxisv 0 // not used

joypitchsensitivity -0.4 // change these settings to suit your taste
joypitchthreshold 0.05 // change these settings to suit your taste
joyyawsensitivity -0.8 // change these settings to suit your taste
joyyawthreshold 0.03 // change these settings to suit your taste
joyforwardsensitivity -1.5 // change these settings to suit your taste
joyforwardthreshold 0.2 // change these settings to suit your taste
joysidesensitivity 1.25 // change these settings to suit your taste
joysidethreshold 0.125 // change these settings to suit your taste

+mlook
joyAdvancedUpdate
----
Start Quake 1 and press the tilde key (~) and type "exec autoexec.cfg" and press enter.

If you want a better understanding on using joysticks for Quake 1, open the JOYSTICK.TXT file in the Docs folder (usually C:\Program Files\Quake\Docs)

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