Hi all I’m trying to get a setup going to try out IL-2 to see if I like it and I can’t seem to find a setup that will work with what I have. I am running XP 64 bit Sp2 and have an old Force Feedback Pro I am having 2 issues... I have found mixed answers for whether or not I can find a joystick to usb adapter for this model and or a driver for the old pci Aztech sound/game port card any drivers I find say it is not for this OS and idea for a minimal cost solution I have full intent if I enjoy the game of getting Cliffs of Dover in march and perhaps working toward getting the Saitek x52 setup but for now don't want to dump a ton of cash (per the wife) if I don’t stick with it. The sound card is an AZTECH PCI 338-A3D i've even tried running the drivers in compatability mode and get the same error
Thaks in advance for any and all help
I had a similar issue but with Win7 x64 and Force Feedback Pro.
Short answer = there doesn't seem to be a solution.
See my earlier thread - http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...971067448#9971067448
This is probably a completely long shot in the dark but I have been thinking about and researching flight sim motion platforms etc. There is an excellent websit worth visiting called X-Simulator.
You can download some free software which, as I understand it, comes in two parts. One part reads the game data (a bit like devicelink?) and sends it to the second part which controls a hardware device such as a control board including force feedback joysticks etc. The only thing you need is a second monitor or even a networked computer. You point the software to the game .exe and run the game. All the output data produced is desplayed on screen and the data streams you require can be selected. This is then passed to the device via the second part of the software.
I have got as far as downloading and installing software and it certainly recognizes my FFB Sidewinder but I have yet to dig out an old monitor I have stored in a shed to see if it all works.
My stick is USB rather than gameport and picks up force feedback from Windows 7 but because drivers don't work I just get what I'm given with no means of adjusting levels which, to be honest, aren't that bad. I'm pretty sure the software recognizes other ports such as serial and gameport. It might just be worth a look if you like a challenge and a bit of tinkering.
The programme can also be used for working both hardware and on screen instruments and guages so I don't know if it would suffer from the same online restrictions as devicelink.