How to calibrate my Gladiator joystick? Can I use my Gladiator stick in MacOS or Linux?

Yes, you should be able to calibrate a VKB Gladiator without the need for the Windows-based VKB WIZZO Config Software or VKBDevCfg Config software.

The Gladiator Mk.I/II and Gladiator Pro Mk.I/II joysticks come with a “non-software” calibration function; here’s how to use it:

  1. Plug your Gladiator into a USB port
  2. Within 5 seconds, press both EJECT+Flaps buttons simultaneously
  3. The stick goes into calibration mode (LED starts flashing)
  4. Calibrate by moving all axes (pitch, roll, yaw & throttle) through their full ranges
  5. Press the trigger (the joystick will restart)

For the Gladiator NXT (or GNX), please refer to this video on how to calibrate:

Now, you should be able to go to your respective MacOS- or Linux-based flightsim and assign axes and buttons from within.

PS: This function is not available on other VKB controllers besides the Gladiator series at this time.