Category: Input device
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corp.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 139.7 KB
Operating System: Windows XP, 95, 98, NT, 2000 and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 2001
The 2-Axis , 4-button joystick driver is designed by Microsoft for use in the corresponding joystick. The device has two axis, with four button configurations. The device supports computer graphics, mapping, X-Y inspection table, electrical wheelchair, flight control and other vehicle control mechanisms. It can also be sued with robotics and industrial processing features. The installation of the joystick drivers sets up the platform for the necessary configuration. The joystick easily plugs into a 15-pin connector located at the back of the PC, usually on a sound card. The installation of the driver allows the operating system on the host PC to know how far the joystick travels in different directions. In addition, the drive communicates other functions of the joystick to the operating system thus ensuring proper functioning between the two. The driver is available for download from the Microsoft website.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The 2-axis, 4-button joystick controls the motions of features attached to the computer. However, the installation of the driver alone is not enough solution to ensure that the device works as is required. The user may need to re-calibrate the device controller to stop poor or erratic response. The re-calibration corrects the centre positions and motion range acquired by the joystick. The user should also check to ensure that all controls on the joystick are enabled. Otherwise, if any of the features are disabled, the program may report the joystick as “disconnected”. When using the joystick on PC games, the user needs to set the game for joystick use. As such, the user needs to check the game manual for the joystick use options. Problems experienced while using the joystick may be corrected by installing the game port driver again. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 2-axis, 4-button joystick errors before installing any driver updates.