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Hi guys,

I'm currently trying to play the Special Edition with a T.16000m Joystick, which works out of the box (thankfully).

But it doesn't run very well, since only 2 of 16 Buttons seem to work (primary fire & targeting).

Since OS X does not come with an Joystick control panel (at least, not for this model i'm afraid), I stuck with this.

Can anybody help me out?
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klowz: Can anybody help me out?
You could try running it in the full version of Boxer by copying out the embedded .boxer (Right-click - Show Package Contents a few times). Believe that has a joystick UI to see what does what.
Otherwise, it might just be a matter of changing the joystick type in one the config files in the .app.
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klowz: Can anybody help me out?
Thrustmaster should have a mapping software that allows you to associate keyboard keystrokes with the stick buttons for games that don't let you use them out of the box, all joysticks over a ceratin budget tend to have one.

Of course it's possible it won't work on OSx, usually playing games on any form of Mac is a bad idea, though it really surprises me that Apple didn't make at least some kind of app to use joysticks more complex than the old two buttons of the early 90s.
Post edited January 10, 2016 by Det_Bullock
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Det_Bullock: Of course it's possible it won't work on OSx, usually playing games on any form of Mac is a bad idea...
Ahhaa haaa ha.
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klowz: Hi guys,

I'm currently trying to play the Special Edition with a T.16000m Joystick, which works out of the box (thankfully).

But it doesn't run very well, since only 2 of 16 Buttons seem to work (primary fire & targeting).

Since OS X does not come with an Joystick control panel (at least, not for this model i'm afraid), I stuck with this.

Can anybody help me out?
I use USB Overdrive ( http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html ) on my Mac to map the buttons on a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick. The only thing this won't map to well is the sliding throttle control; I gave up on that. It is just too glitchy.
i know this is an old thread but I thought I would add my recent experiences with trying to use the T.16000M joystick with X-Wing on a Mac.

My goal was the same: remap the joystick buttons. I tried with and without USB Overdrive, and with/without Boxer.

* Without USB Overdrive enabled for the device, the joystick works in the game, but only a couple buttons do anything.
* With USB Overdrive, I can map buttons but the joystick works strangely: continues turning in the last direction I pointed the stick. To get it to go back to straight I have to move the stick in the opposite direction.

USB Overdrive should not interfere with movement if the joystick axis are not mapped to anything. And mine aren't. I tried various Boxer joystick settings but no luck. Not sure if the problem lies with USB Overdrive or with how X-Wing/Boxer reads the joystick (or maybe I'm still doing something wrong, but its hard to see what.)

In the meantime, my plan is to use USB Overdrive to map the most important X-Wing/Tie Fighter keys to the keyboard's number pad instead of the joystick buttons. Better than nothing.

Hope this helps somebody.

A USB Overdrive tip: USB Overdrive has a generic "Any Gaming" device profile as well as any specific devices you set up. So when experimenting with settings, it's best to have only one profile of type "Gaming" active at a time. Otherwise, you may waste time making changes to one device profile only to have the other one get in the way. Either put your joystick settings in the generic "Any Gaming" device profile, or disable Any Gaming when you create a new Gaming profile.
Post edited June 28, 2018 by MattDiamond
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klowz: Hi guys,

I'm currently trying to play the Special Edition with a T.16000m Joystick, which works out of the box (thankfully).

But it doesn't run very well, since only 2 of 16 Buttons seem to work (primary fire & targeting).

Since OS X does not come with an Joystick control panel (at least, not for this model i'm afraid), I stuck with this.

Can anybody help me out?
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DWHodges: I use USB Overdrive ( http://www.usboverdrive.com/USBOverdrive/News.html ) on my Mac to map the buttons on a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick. The only thing this won't map to well is the sliding throttle control; I gave up on that. It is just too glitchy.
I don't remember TIE Fighter or X-wing working very well with the circular throttle control on joysticks back in the day. The throttle was basically mapped to the {, ], and \ throttle keys.
Besides the useful tip of using Boxer (possibly compiling a more recent version to enjoy nifty screen effects), a very reliable utility I have been using for all my DOSBox configuration need is Enjoyable.

https://yukkurigames.com/enjoyable/
And it is free.

The only drawback is that the utility doesn't supercede any existng mapping. An example: if you use a 360 pad and the default simple joystick mapping of dosbox, both the cursor and left stick share the same input. IF you remap the cursor to either keys, they will press those keys, but also input a slight movement. This can be solved by using a Thrustmaster mapping for instance, but it is a bit tricky.
Still, I play a lot of games with minor issues using it.