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Old 07-29-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Joy to Key or Xpadder for "button release"?

I hate the TARGET software for so many reasons... I've spent 7 hours straight trying to find another piece of software that I can use instead. Then I remembered how much I liked using Joy to Key back in the day. So I fired it up... but the crucial function I need to map for my Warthog's 3-way switches is the "button release" function. Much to my surprised I couldn't find a way to set a "on button release" function.

So I went to Xpadder... same problem. Not anywhere was I able to find a "button up" option.

Am I just stuck with TARGET? Or am I missing something simple?

Thanks in advance, guys.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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Thats a real Problem . I found also no tool/prog to Map the off positions.
So i have to stick with the lua editing ... Works like charm but Takes some Time to Set up.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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The 3rd part keymaper software that have "Mapped key on Press" and "Mapped key on release" is:

SVMapper
Hidmacros

JoyTokey and Xpadder no.

Keep in mind that all, but Hiddmacros (C++?), dont support advanced macros, just the basic Windows modifiers plus button.

Most are created to allow program console gamepad (few buttons) on Windows.

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:21 AM   #4
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"Thats a real Problem . I found also no tool/prog to Map the off positions.
So i have to stick with the lua editing ... Works like charm but Takes some Time to Set up."

Thanks for the response. I was reluctant to to try the lua editing, because I thought it would be such a pain if I wanted make changes later on. Do you happen to have a goodlua editing tutorial?
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:22 AM   #5
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Thanks Sokol1, I'll check those out!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
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The 3rd part keymaper software that have "Mapped key on Press" and "Mapped key on release" is:

SVMapper
Hidmacros

JoyTokey and Xpadder no.

Keep in mind that all, but Hiddmacros (C++?), dont support advanced macros, just the basic Windows modifiers plus button.

Most are created to allow program console gamepad (few buttons) on Windows.

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While I can't figure out how to CLEAR an entry for a button, SVMapper is going to work for me! I'm able to map all my presses and releases! So strange that a near-perfect piece of software would be hindered by the fact that you can't clear an input!!

Thanks again!
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:41 PM   #7
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...how to CLEAR an entry for a button
Put 0 (zero) on REPEAT fields - left and right - until you dont remapping the button used for another key press.

Or - not practical - delete the input for joystick Button# in "Name of profile.ini" in SVMapper folder, e.g.

Quote:
[Joystick0\Button7]
OnDownCount=1
OnDown=34
OnDownRepeat=1
OnUpCount=1
OnUp=34
OnUpRepeat=1
Description=Toggle Landing Gear
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:36 PM   #8
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Put 0 (zero) on REPEAT fields - left and right - until you dont remapping the button used for another key press.

Or - not practical - delete the input for joystick Button# in "Name of profile.ini" in SVMapper folder, e.g.



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Thanks! That'll work!
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:42 AM   #9
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Found another solution that works pretty well.

If you want to CLEAR a cell, just bind the key to "CTRL", it won't hurt anything, and will release a split second after it's sent.
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Fwiw I can confirm that xpadder now supports actions on "button up", at least in the current version (from May 2017 I believe). It's a bit tricky to find, somewhere under the "advanced" section of a button assignment, but it's working well. I used this to simulate a keyboard key press for each neutral position of the warthogs throttle switches, so I can easily map them in DCS without ever installing TARGET.
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