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First post, by Sebiohazard

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Good morning all !

I installed Windows 98 SE with DOSBox-X.

When I connect my controller, it is not recognized by Windows 98 ? Is there an option to enable in DOSBox-X or a line to write to the config file ?

Greetings !

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Reply 1 of 14, by 1541

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What kind of controller?
Has it been recognized in the host-system and configured properly -> keyword "joy.cpl"?

Windows 98 SE inofficial Service Pack & NUSB (German)
Windows 9x device drivers and tools (German)

Reply 2 of 14, by Sebiohazard

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Hello !

Yes it is well recognized & functional under Windows 10.

It is a clone of a PS3 controller... how to proceed ?

[EDIT:] in this article it is mentioned that to configure a controller you have to press the Ctrl + F1 keys... but nothing happens ?

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Reply 3 of 14, by _Rob

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Either you pass it through as a Joystick to DOSBox, look at the [joystick] section in the config file.

Or you can map the joystick (ps3) controls to keyboard buttons in dosbox with the mapper editor.

Reply 5 of 14, by 1541

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Did you try

JOYSTICK […]
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JOYSTICK

Joystick needs to be set manually
Windows wants to use address 200-207, but it needs to be 201-201.

Go to Device Manager->Joystick
Switch from "Basic Configuration 1" to "Basic Configuration 0" in "Resources" in device properties for joystick.

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Windows 9x DOSBox Guide (Not officially supported)

Windows 98 SE inofficial Service Pack & NUSB (German)
Windows 9x device drivers and tools (German)

Reply 6 of 14, by _Rob

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Sebiohazard wrote on 2020-08-28, 18:56:

OK thanks

But how do you start the mapper editor ? The combination of Ctrl + F1 keys does not work ?

From the menu select Main > Mapper Editor or use the key combination listed there.

Reply 8 of 14, by Sebiohazard

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Hello !

I added this line in the DOSBox-X config file:

[joystick]
joysticktype=auto

When launching DOSBox-X I launch the Mapper editor with the keys F11 + m the joystick is detected & works well but with Windows 98 it is not detected ? Why & how to proceed ?

Greetings !

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Reply 9 of 14, by Sebiohazard

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Hello !

I also tried with this line:

[joystick]
joysticktype=4axis

Unfortunately it is always the same problem in Windows 98, the joystick is not recognized:

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I also tried changing the address as mentioned in the tutorial:

JOYSTICK […]
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JOYSTICK

Joystick needs to be set manually
Windows wants to use address 200-207, but it needs to be 201-201.

Go to Device Manager->Joystick
Switch from "Basic Configuration 1" to "Basic Configuration 0" in "Resources" in device properties for joystick.

Unfortunately I cannot change it, Windows refuses:

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How to do ?

Greetings !

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Reply 13 of 14, by Wengier

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You can check if the joystick works in DOS using the test programs in the attachment (previously uploaded by rfnagel).

There are 3 test programs included in it, namely JOYCHECK.EXE, JOYTEST.EXE and TMSCOPE.EXE.

If it works, then it means something is wrong with the configuration of your Windows 98 guest system.

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Reply 14 of 14, by Sebiohazard

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Hello thank you for your help !

I started Windows 98 under DOS & ran the diagnostic tools for the joystick. It is recognized & the keys work correctly.

But under Windows 98 always the same problem I don't know why...

What is strange is that with PCem I have the same concerns !

Greetings !

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