This is Not an Official Site

This site has nothing to do with Google Earth except that I am a big fan of the program, and the Flight Simulator module in it.

All of the information provided below is just what I have been able to figure out from using the program.

Landing at Pond Inlet, NU

Landing at Pond Inlet, NU

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Using a Joystick with Flight Sim

The Google Earth Flight Simulator supports about ten different joysticks, including several of the most common ones. I use the Logitech Attack-3 which I purchased for about $30 at Future Shop, the Canadian arm of Best Buy.

You can find the list of supported joysticks in the Google Earth folder here:



There is another possible place to look for  controller .ini files and that is here:



You will have to look through your Google Earth program folders to find the location of the drivers. It seems like my system has the drivers in two places and I cannot determine which is the definitive location the program uses, so I put my modified driver file in both locations.

It seems that Google Earth queries each .ini file in turn looking for a text string that matches the string returned by the joystick on your USB port. When the strings match Flight Sim uses that driver, so if you have saved your .ini file under another name you will need to move it to another directory somewhere so Flight Sim only finds the new and modified driver. In my case, I deleted all of the other .ini files in the folder as I didn't need them anyway.

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