How to play Galactic Starfighter with an Xbox 360 Controller


Galactic Starfighter… we never could have seen that one coming back in 2011 when SWTOR first launched. But we found a fun little nugget at that suggests that maybe they can use The Force.

This post they made about using an old Xbox gamepad with the old style rails space game is pretty interesting now that we have Galactic Starfighter. Many SWTOR players have been complaining about how the GSF doesn’t have a joystick capability. But this little trick the Darth Hater crew found out about years ago should work.

Note: You will need the JoyToKey software, our config file (right click/save as), an Xbox 360 Controller, an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver, and Windows for this to work.

They even have a video for us:

Text Tutorial from DarthHater:

  • Download JoyToKey.
  • Extract it somewhere you want it to live on your hard drive.
  • Download our cfg file.
  • Place it in the same directory as JoyToKey
  • Open JoyToKey.
  • Select our configuration file.
  • Click the others tab.
  • Set the ‘Threshold for input’ setting to 20%
  • Play and have fun

So has anyone tried this out yet? Let us know if you do!

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.