Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Philips Electronics
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.7 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.1984.1 / 07/23/1999
The 3-axis, 4-button joystick is a type of game controller which allows the computer user to interact with the various elements of the software application. Normally these types of hardware components are considered as input devices mostly for computer gaming programs. The computer user can use these type of hardware component to control the gaming character and invoke certain commands. The axes represented by the controller corresponds to specific coordinates within the gaming environment. The device driver is partially responsible for detecting the physical movements of the computer user based on the position of the joystick sensor in relation to its axes. These movements are then translated into movements within the computer gaming environment. Usually the device driver of the 3-axis, 4-button joystick assists the host operating system in calibrating the movement to accurately represent the computer user's actions. The process of calibration makes sure that the actions of the computer user remains confined within the limits of the gaming environment.
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The calibration process involved with the 3-axis, 4-button joystick also allows the computer user to define the actions that are associated with the buttons on the joystick. In a way the calibration process supported by the device driver allows the computer user to reprogram the supported hardware component so that the buttons would match commonly used actions in the computer gaming environment. In some computer systems joysticks are also used to control elements that mimic human actions. The buttons may be configured by the computer user either from a control panel applet or within the configuration menu of the host software application. Like most hardware settings, those invoked within a specific software application remain active only which the program is active. Switching to a different software application or terminating the active program may result in the restoring of configuration settings prior to the execution of the program. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3-axis, 4-button joystick errors before installing any driver updates.