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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 5 of 16, 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.

From
Windows 9x DOSBox Guide (Not officially supported)

Windows 9x resources for German systems (service packs, drivers & NUSB)

Reply 8 of 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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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Reply 15 of 16, by Sebiohazard

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Good evening everyone !

I tried a Windows 95 install to see if my joystick is recognized but I have the same problem as with Windows 98... here is the conf file I used:

[sdl]
autolock=true
usescancodes=true

[dosbox]
title=Windows 95
memsize=64
vmemsize=8
vesa modelist width limit=0
vesa modelist height limit=0

[dos]
ver=7.1
keyboardlayout=sf

[cpu]
cputype=pentium_mmx
core=normal
cycles=30000

[sblaster]
sbtype=sb16vibra
irq=5

[joystick]
joysticktype=auto

[ne2000]
# If you want networking in Windows, set ne2000=true.
# This also requires that you set realnic= to a suitable value for your PC
ne2000=false
nicirq=10
realnic=list

[fdc, primary]
int13fakev86io=true

[ide, primary]
int13fakeio=true
int13fakev86io=true

[ide, secondary]
int13fakeio=true
int13fakev86io=true
cd-rom insertion delay=4000

[render]
aspect=true
scaler=normal3x

[autoexec]
imgmount 0 boot.ima -t floppy
imgmount 2 win95.vhd -t hdd -size 512,63,64,520

Did I forget something ?

Greetings !

Last edited by Sebiohazard on 2020-09-24, 22:13. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 16 of 16, by Dominus

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Please use either the DOSBox-x thread or its github issues page (not sure about that, though).
These forums are for DOSBox only and not for the forks.

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