Cougar World

Cougar World

HOTAS Cougar


Known Issues/ Mods




Tips and Tricks


Welcome to Cougar World, buddy!
"Finals ... gear down .... "

Touchdown! You've just landed at Cougar World, the ultimate resource centre for the Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar. If you're wondering what on earth I'm talking about, then cast your eyes down to this photograph. You are looking at the World's most advanced PC gaming controllers - the Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar - a joystick and throttle modelled directly from those found in the real F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit, and so realistic, it is to be used by the USAF, other Air Forces and aircraft manufacturers. This is what a Ferrari is to a Ford Escort 1.6L hatchback (yeah ... no prizes as to which one I drive) ....

What can you expect to find here at Cougar World?

You're going to find everything you need to get the most from your Cougars. A constantly evolving site, initiated by the developers and beta testers, Cougar World is designed to foster the Thrustmaster flight simming community that made Thrustmaster what it is today. So initially, we've designed it to:

  • Provide information about the Cougar. Specifications, features, photographs, reviews, awards ... if we don't have the information here, no-one will.

  • Act as an information service for those of you who own a Cougar (or two!). You'll be able to benefit from a wide range of tutorials and examples explaining how to get the most from your controllers, along with Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers!) to help you out with any problems you may enocunter. It is the Cougar owner's complete resource centre, where you can download updated software, firmware, and of course joystick/macro files for the latest games.

  • Focus Cougar related questions on one site so that the developers and those involved in beta testing the Cougar, as well as those very knowledgeable about it, can address issues directly. You'll get the answers quicker and directly from source, and everyone will benefit from the shared knowledge here. We also welcome suggestions regarding features you'd like to see implemented or to suggest improvements in the software that shipped with the Cougar.

Do have a good rummage around - the menu's pretty well laid out so you should be able to find what you're looking for, but if not, jump into the forum and ask. We're here to help you get the most from your Cougar, and to have a lot of fun along the way. One last thing, please take a quick peek at the Netiquette and Credits section down the bottom - that way you can help us better to help you ;)

The Cougar World Team