How do I use a joystick with Rainbow Six?
Rainbow Six and Eagle Watch only support keyboard and mouse configurations - no joystick support is available for these two games. All other Rainbow Six titles(Rogue Spear, Urban Ops, etc) provide full joystick and gamepad support for standard devices. Certain USB game controllers may not be compatible with our games. To use a joystick or gamepad with Rainbow Six or Eagle watch, your Joystick / Gamepad must include software that allows you to assign keyboard strokes to movement and buttons. For example, using one of Microsoft's Sidewinder line of controllers, you could use the Sidewinder software to assign keystrokes to joystick buttons. Contact your controller manufacturer for instructions on assigning keystrokes to movement and buttons. This is only possible through the use of the controller software and not through Rainbow Six or Eagle Watch. Please keep in mind that this is not supported by Red Storm Technical Support! The following is intended for advanced users only. Please contact your joystick manufacturer for more help with this procedure. Only for Advanced Users: If your joystick includes software to map keystrokes to the joystick buttons and directional pad or joystick movement, this is most likely the best option. NOTE: before trying this, check your joystick / gamepad documentation to ensure your controller has this ability to assign keystrokes to movement and that you are able to change these configurations. The following is a loose guideline of how to accomplish this task: Using the joystick software, assign keystrokes to the directional pad or joystick, as well as all of your joystick buttons. Start Rainbow Six, go into options, and turn all joystick options off (uncheck use joystick). Rogue Spear should continue to think you are using a keyboard. Start a training mission to get used to the feel of the controls. If you have trouble mapping keys in this manner, you should contact your joystick manufacturer for help in assigning keystrokes.