[jhb_airlines] Re: Saitek

  • From: "Peter Dodds" <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:27 +0100 (BST)

If you open the Controls.xml file (I think it's called) buried somewhere in
Usrs/program data/pyramid/burial_chamber/sarcophagus/mummy or similarly
obscure buried location, you will find the Saitek axes range parameters for
your second unit are set to zero to 64 instead of zero to 127.  Although I
haven't got my saitek connected to an FSX maxchine yet,   I have tinkered
with controls.xml for other purposes and that's how I know that joystick
parameters are in that file. In my Saitek-FS9 set up in aircraft.cfg, that
was the problem.


> *From:* "F FISHER" <ffisher991@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Date:* Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:31:35 +0100
> Just recently, I have noticed a problem with my Saitek twin 
> controllers.
> The engine controller one (which comes with the yoke) is fine. 
> Moving the levers, gets a corrosponding reaction on screen and 
> aircraft action.
> Controller two (quadrant), only the mixture lever gets a normal 
> onscreen and aircraft action, power and throttle, are half on, and 
> a small movement, flying twins is not recomended.
> This affected only FS9, not FSX on my old machine.
> Just installed FSX and updates on my new machine, and updated the 
> Saitek drivers to Vista 64, the problem is now on the new machine. 
> This before and after updating the drivers.
> Running the controller properties, reveals all is well.
> I can only assume, that an ini file or would it be the XML file 
> that is somehow being corrupted.
> Will have a look on the Saitek site later, but not right now, it is 
> getting late.
> Anyone who has an idea as to what is going one, seems strange that 
> it is FS9 on one machine and FSX on the other.
> Frank F

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