There could be a number of reasons for your joystick not being detected on Infinite Flight:
The axes have not been assigned (see the Setup Guide for instructions).
The correct drivers may not be installed - try “calibrating” your joystick on Windows, as this will tell you if it is detected (see HowToGeek’s guide on joystick calibration).
You’re using a gamepad and haven’t enabled Gamepad Mode on macOS (top menu bar - “LiveFlight Connect” - tick “Gamepad Mode”).
You’re using an incompatible joystick/gamepad: if you’re using macOS, you can configure it with the instructions below. Contact us if you are using Windows.
Setting up a custom configuration for a joystick (macOS only):
Go to the Joystick tab.
If your joystick is recognised (should say “your joystick is setup correctly!”), skip this step.
LiveFlight Connect will try and auto-map axes if your joystick isn’t recognised. If something isn’t working right, tap reset axes. You will need to manually assign axes.
-> For each primary flight control (pitch, roll, rudder, throttle), press Assign, then move the corresponding axis on your joystick, like this:
- Press Assign next to Pitch, then move your joystick up and down (not side to side, or anything else).
- Press Assign next to Roll, then move your joystick from side-to-side (not up and down, or anything else).
- Press Assign next to Throttle, then move your throttle lever up and down.
- Press Assign next to Rudder, then twist your stick (or however rudder inputs are inputed on your joystick).