I've had calibration problems in WC Armada using dosbox .63 so I downloaded the pre-compiled CVS snapshot from 2-13-05. I copied the files in the zip to my existing Dosbox .63 directory and again attempted Wing Commander Armada.
I'm still able to pass the joystick calibration within the game but joystick movement is still erratic and pulls toware the bottom right.
I'm using an older digital joystick (Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro) which is attached via gameport.
Based on what I've seen both on these forums and the Wing Commander forums here's the situation:
1. Some joysticks never pass calibration in WC Armada. Those that do pass calibration still do not function properly.
2. Most people (myself included) don't experience these issues in other Wing Commander games of a similar vintage (such as Privateer). With Dosbox .63 WC Privateer works great with my joystick.
I realize that WC Armada isn't necessarily a major priority but I'd be happy to help in any way I can including running debug binaries, etc. I miss this old game 😀