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Solved: X-axis/Y-axis reversed on gamepad


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03-Oct-2008, 08:32 AM #1
Solved: X-axis/Y-axis reversed on gamepad
Hi there. I'd like to explain the title a bit more, since the problem really isn't with a gamepad, but rather with a usb controller adapter.

I got a cheapo PS2 controller adapter on amazon recently. When it came in the mail, I downloaded the drivers and plugged the baby in. Everything seemed to work fine until I realized that the axis..axises...axis's...whatever plural form of axis there is. Well, they're switched on the right analog stick.

Say I'm playing Tomb Raider on my PC. Trying to look up makes Lara look right. Trying to look left makes her look down. It's a very confusing issue, so I tried fixing it in the calibration mode found in the Game Controllers section in the Control Panel, but to no avail.

I'm really not sure how to configure make it work properly. Anyone have any advice before I decide to cut my losses and buy an Xbox PC controller?
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03-Oct-2008, 06:48 PM #2
Hi there,

Actually, this is very simple. All you should have to do is go into the Windows Control Panel, and choose "Game Controllers". From here, select the controller from the list and click either Configure or Calibrate", depending on your Windows version. This should indeed solve your problem.

Hope this helps.
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03-Oct-2008, 07:14 PM #3
...Okay...I kinda said I did that already...Soooo, I'm just gonna go buy a 360 controller.

And whaddyaknow, it works perfectly.
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