In case you haven't noticed the world has been taken by storm by Pokémon Go. So You are probably sitting there thinking to yourself...damn I wonder if Wiki is playing Pokémon Go (Probably not, but I like to think of myself as that important). Well I'll submit, I have downloaded the game and captured quite a number of Pokémon, however due to restrictions by my job and not being a munchkin out of school (or Teacher like my girlfriend), drug dealer, or unemployed person I can't really play the game. So you may have gotten into this post because of the misleading top photo and this intro but it is however...
Another. Fucking. MechWarrior. Post.
So while the rest of the word has been chasing their inner 90's kid dream of becoming a Pokémon master I have been toiling away hoping to achieve my childhood dream of being an interstellar mercenary stompy robot pirate. This cycles back around to my post relating to my bulldozer simulator sticks. So in making my simulator chair I decided to start with a relatively simple task. Mapping a stick to control the legs of the mech.
What's great about this step is that just about everything needed to map a plug and play USB stick to the legs is native support to the game. Basically all you have to do is plug the stick in allow the drivers to install and change some settings inside the game.
Inside the Control Settings pane in game, go to the Controls tab (as opposed to the keyboard tab) and unbind the joystick from the torso control. Then simply calibrate it for the Analog Leg Control in the same section and you are good to get walking.
Now as I said, this was the easy part. The next step is to get a second more sensitive joystick to serve as torso control. This will have to be modified utilizing an AutoHotkey script to behave like a mouse.
In addition to that finding the correct way to bind this Torso control stick I will also need to start devising a way to mount the sticks to my Playseat...I have an idea, but I will save it for another post when I actually execute. Additionally I am already considering expanding this project past just two joysticks.