First post, by joeljoel1947
So after a lot of work, and thanks to member "Stick" here, I have FINALLY gotten my old DOS version of Oldtime Baseball to run in windows 8.1 via DOSBox without the cd needing to be in my drive whilst playing! Yay! That in itself took a good few days of work for me, so a relative newb here. It's a difficult game to get going as it really demands a cd to be in your cd drive. If not---no game for you!
Crazy new problem has now surfaced in the aftermath of my new found glory---- My controller in dosbox now has a mind of its own. When I was loading off the cd in DOSBox, it worked fine, the controller was the least of my worries. Controller worked perfect (Logitech F310).
But NOW, sans CD, the controller really wants to only go up and left. Down and right just don't happen. I have tried both my Logitech analog/digital F310 gamepad and my iBuffalo classic USB gamepad and they both really only acknowledge 2 of the 4 axis----up and right.
My question is, even after trying 50 times to calibrate the thing in the Oldtime baseball setup, is there some calibration I am missing in DOSBOX that may be overriding what I am doing within the actual game?
Two mysteries have also emerged---
1) The game now "auto-detects" TWO gamepads when it loads (with only one plugged in) so I tell it to "disable gamepad 2" which is an option
2) When the game actually loads, even though I have disabled the 2nd gamepad it automatically is defaulting to a 2 player game and selecting 2 gamepads as if they are both "there"
I feel as if something to deal with that 2nd gamepad it detects might be the thing only limiting 2 axis on the 1st gamepad. Bizarre stuff.
Any help from anyone? May be something major I'm missing. Literally the 1st thing I've ever tried to run in DOSBOX just because computers now out date (in a positive way) my old DOS game.