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Dann757y
04-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Hi, I just installed IL2 Sturmovik on my pc. It's from 2001. OK, problem is, it's really hard to control the plane. My pc has a p4 3gig cpu, intel d865gsa mb, adequate memory and vid card. I had to put in an old generic pci sound card to get a game port (AudioExcel). I have an old Gravis Blackhawk joystick, rev.3 0699. It's a 2 axis 4 button with throttle.
How can I make the plane more controllable? It starts out flying itself, say on a single mission, but becomes impossible to control! I am wondering if there is something in the hardware setup that is causing this, or an adjustment I can make to prevent having to bail out! Thanks if anybody knows what I'm talking about.

Dann757y
04-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Hi, I just installed IL2 Sturmovik on my pc. It's from 2001. OK, problem is, it's really hard to control the plane. My pc has a p4 3gig cpu, intel d865gsa mb, adequate memory and vid card. I had to put in an old generic pci sound card to get a game port (AudioExcel). I have an old Gravis Blackhawk joystick, rev.3 0699. It's a 2 axis 4 button with throttle.
How can I make the plane more controllable? It starts out flying itself, say on a single mission, but becomes impossible to control! I am wondering if there is something in the hardware setup that is causing this, or an adjustment I can make to prevent having to bail out! Thanks if anybody knows what I'm talking about.

Urufu_Shinjiro
04-22-2011, 03:38 PM
Can you check the controller in the Windows Game Controllers screen before and after flight? Does it stay calibrated? Have you tried calibrating it in windows?

Tully__
04-25-2011, 10:00 AM
I think the answer will be in this bit...
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...I have an old Gravis Blackhawk joystick... 2 axis... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You really need that 3rd (rudder) axis for any decent level of control on takeoff. Buy a new joystick, there are several good USB options with 3 or 4 axes and reasonably cheap:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI>http://www.cyborggaming.com/prod/v1stick.htm
<LI>http://www.thrustmaster.com/product.aspx?ProductID=153&PlatformID=5http://www.thrustmaster.com/product.aspx?ProductID=153&PlatformID=5 (http://www.thrustmaster.com/product.aspx?ProductID=153&PlatformID=5)
<LI>http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/gaming/joysticks [/list]
are some examples to start with, plus a bunch of cheap chinese stuff.