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caaront (Banned) Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:21pm
Joystick calibration is hidden in Windows 10, found it, here's how.
In the previous versions of Windows you simply went to Devices and Printers and right clicked on your joystick then on controls, then properties and there were two tabs, one being to calibrate it.

On Windows 10 it is not there so I had to add a dead zone, but all evening my ships have been slowly rolling to the right.

I discovered that if you hold ctrl and shift down while you click on properties it reveals both tabs.

So I was finally able to calibrate my stick.

Hope this helps another W-10 user.
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Agony_Aunt Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:46pm 
Wow, nice to know.

One thing i hate about later versions of windows is how MS keep trying to hide more and more.

The new settings section (as opposed to control panel) is missing loads of features. A lot of the time i have to launch control panel to do the things that should be in settings.
caaront (Banned) Feb 20, 2018 @ 9:46pm 
So true.
ReeNoiP Feb 20, 2018 @ 10:56pm 
You can also search for joy.cpl and run that. But yeah it's annoying how they hide things.
Aris Feb 21, 2018 @ 12:04am 
on advanced joysticks is not enough so the manufacturer has a util to calibrate the joy but sometimes you have to send an email to get it
Shadowdancer Feb 21, 2018 @ 12:08am 
*presses Windows key*
*enters "joystick"*

Damn that's so hidden.
caaront (Banned) Feb 21, 2018 @ 5:53pm 
I never had the second tab to be able to calibrate until I hit ctrl shift, I had done everything else, I am not stupid.

HairballHacker (Banned) Feb 21, 2018 @ 8:17pm 
My Thrustmaster has its own control panel plugin for both the stick and the thruster.
Originally posted by Aris:
on advanced joysticks is not enough so the manufacturer has a util to calibrate the joy but sometimes you have to send an email to get it
I did that with Thrustmaster for my T-16000M.
caaront (Banned) Feb 22, 2018 @ 6:02am 
The Windows calibration tool works great, my ship can have a slow roll, I calibrate it and it's steady as a rock.
Agony_Aunt Feb 22, 2018 @ 6:44am 
Originally posted by Shadowdancer:
*presses Windows key*
*enters "joystick"*

Damn that's so hidden.

Actually, just checked. That doesn't work. If you enter just joy it picks up Setup USB game controllers though.
Mael-1 Feb 17, 2019 @ 2:27pm 
OK - found the UTIL, I see where it lets you reset your X,Y a bit, manually, but holding CTRL-SHFT or not when clicking properties, no calibrate comes up.
I'm using X56 HOTAAS, installed correctly, but Logitech's util won'y let me correct teh Z-Axis drift I've developed. I'm certain I've used Windows calibratin before but seems to have completely vanished no matter where I look.
Mael-1 Feb 17, 2019 @ 3:27pm 
The Solution is here:
http://www.leobodnar.com/files/DIView.zip
you have to manually calculate your percentage from your max setting and enter that as your center, and Bob's your uncle - rock steady fix.
TAW | Psycho Yuri Aug 14, 2019 @ 11:04am 
Originally posted by Shadowdancer:
*presses Windows key*
*enters "joystick"*

Damn that's so hidden.
Still hidden for me.


Originally posted by ReeNoiP:
You can also search for joy.cpl and run that. But yeah it's annoying how they hide things.
This works.
Andrew Przelucki Oct 16, 2019 @ 10:49am 
There is a neat app to calibrate gamepads and steering wheels, it's called DXTweat and I got it from https://sethioz.com/download.php?view.80 . To use it correctly - and with results - first of all I have to open the Windows properties of my steering wheel where I can see how my device functions - which buttons I press and how the axis behaves. I have a dedicated driver installed for the wheel, so I also have in those properties the option to to set default axis ranges - for generic devices that Windows sets up, those calibration settings are in another tab that says Calibrate. Anyways, I set up my steering wheel axis rage with DXTweat and THEN I have to use 'Set default' and also 'Set' in the Windows joysticks that I previously opened to see the results of how my steering wheel behaves. After a few tires, really quick and effective to reduce the axis range, for example. For my wheel, the x axis ranges are by default 0-128-255 (first value is leftmost turn range, third value is rightmost turn range), so I can set up 96-128-160 to get a much narrower wheel range. Also playing around with deadzone helps sometimes. I HIGHLY SUGGEST WRITING DOWN YOUR DEVICE AXIS RANGE VALUES BEFORE USING DXTweat by using the default Windows joystick properties, on Linux with jstest (now in linuxconsoletools package on some distros) or other program, so that you can revert the changes. DXTweat will screw up your settings when you use its default ranges setting - so beware!
One Eye Jack Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:56pm 
Originally posted by Shadowdancer:
*presses Windows key*
*enters "joystick"*

Damn that's so hidden.
When they just arbitrarily move crap from where it had been for ages then it's hidden as far as I am concerned. Windows is continually moving crap and hiding settings that used to be obvious. I have a rough time even finding where the dang screen saver program is now. Even simple stuff like file, edit, view, tools etc. that used to be at the top of nearly every single word processor and web browser have either been removed or replaced with a bunch of meaningless icons now. Oh yeah you can go into settings and look..... for ages sometimes...... and get them back but why should you have to?

Not happy at all with the direction computers are heading. And it isn't just Windows doing this stupid crap. Same kind of things happening on Macs as well.

Seriously...... why do they keep moving crap?
Last edited by One Eye Jack; Oct 16, 2019 @ 2:00pm
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