Joystick Tester is a handy application which allows you to check if your joystick is working according to its parameters. The program is designed to automatically detect the controller connected to the computer in order to provide information about its status.
You can use this tool if you find that the Windows Control Panel does not provide you with all the information about your device. Joystick Tester does not bring spectacular changes to the available data, but it provides some additional items. Its main goal is to check if your device is working correctly.
Basically, the main window of the application displays the same data that is reorganized in a slightly different layout. You can view the button led lights and the point of vision gauge that allow you to detect the ones that are malfunctioning when you use them.
The program can display the response for up to ten buttons and the point of view display allows you to view the stick trajectory. The right side panel displays the extra items such as the hardware capabilities and the range of a certain controller expressed numerically.
The numerical values allow you to estimate the sensitivity of a certain button and to view if the entire range of motion is available to the user. Knowing the numbers behind the gauges that describe the button’s actions can be used for comparing the controller performance.
Although it does not display very different controller details, the Joystick Tester app still allows you to check the functions of both analog and digital USB devices. It is easy to use and provides all the information in a single interface without requiring any configuration.
You should use this program when trying out a new game controller or checking the functionality of an older joystick.