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Smooth Stepper and USB PC Joystick Problem !
« on: May 20, 2011, 11:35:06 AM »
21 May, 2011.

Dear Smooth Stepper & Mach 3 Forum,

Can anyone explain to me, why my standard USB PC JoyStick works with my Breakout Board when connected directly to the Parallel Port using the standard "JoyStick Plug-in Art-Fenerty Ver. 1.0a - JoyStick.dll", but when I drive the same Breakout Board through the Smooth Stepper, the standard USB PC JoyStick fails to respond !

I have tried it numerous times, but I constantly get the same result each time !

Does it have anything to do with the XP Windows Environment, or is it related to the firmware of the Smooth Stepper, or some setting that I have overlooked ?

Any thoughts and/or suggestions ?


Re: Smooth Stepper and USB PC Joystick Problem !
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 10:38:26 PM »
I must have incorrectly mis-spelt my search request on "USB JOYSTICK AND SMOOTH STEPPER" as I initially did not get back any previous posts similar to my problem !

The following posts might help others with the same USB JoyStick and Smooth Stepper problem !




I will try the above suggested USB JoyStick Plug-Ins and report my findings !


Re: Smooth Stepper and USB PC Joystick Problem !
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 04:01:51 AM »
After looking at the two above posts I found that the following post providing the necessary documentation, plugins and macros supplied by Joakim Hjort (User Area51) fixed my Generic USB Joystick problem !


Well presented and detailed documentation !

Thank you Joakim Hjort (User Area51) !

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Re: Smooth Stepper and USB PC Joystick Problem !
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 11:19:16 AM »

I am very happy to hear it solved your problems with SmoothStepper :)

Please use the latest JoyPad plug in version 2.0 as it has a lot of improvements over the older JoyPad / GamePad / Joystick plug in and are much easier to use (link to download):


It is totally free! and includes a detailed User Manual, explaining the installation and usage.

Note: Version 1.0 has no support for SmoothStepper, only Parallel Port (PP).

- Joakim