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FifthColumnist
01-13-2011, 10:12 AM
I seem to have very erratic force feedback, the strength of the force feedback will change by quite a large amount for no apparent reason, its not due to battle damage or anything like that. The force feedback doesn't cut out, but suddenly gets very light.
I am using a g940 on win7 64 with 5.09.131 logitech drives and game version 4.09 with UP 2.01.

This doesn't happen in rise of flight or DCS or any other game, just IL2, has anyone else seen this or know a solution?

FoolTrottel
01-13-2011, 10:40 AM
No support for modded installations on these forums. That's against the rules over here.

However, Alt-tabbing out of the game, and back into it will cause the issue you mentioned.

Good Luck!

FishCookie
01-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Sometimes the G940 will cut-out if the motors are overheating, safety feature, if the stick base is getting noticably warm to the touch thats probably the issue. Ensure you haven't blocked the ventilation holes at the front side of the stick.

Engadin
01-15-2011, 01:57 PM
As additional info sources:

Good G940 thread at SimHQ regardless the title (http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2973351/My_G940_Throttle_Has_Turned_In.html#Post2973351)

Logitech forums_Thread #1 (http://forums.logitech.com/t5/PC-Gaming/G940-firmware-1-42-is-now-available/td-p/542496)

Logitech forums_Thread #2 (http://forums.logitech.com/t5/PC-Gaming/G940-quot-reversal-bug-quot-is-it-a-hardware-or-software-problem/td-p/445318)

Logitech PC Gaming Forum (http://forums.logitech.com/t5/PC-Gaming/bd-p/pcgaming)

Engadin

kimosabi79
01-15-2011, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by FishCookie:
Sometimes the G940 will cut-out if the motors are overheating, safety feature, if the stick base is getting noticably warm to the touch thats probably the issue. Ensure you haven't blocked the ventilation holes at the front side of the stick.

Quoted for truth. You could try to decrease the FFB strength OP. Worked for me and the motors don't have to work so hard.

What Engadin links you to, FifthColumnist, is also a known problem so if you experience spiking R1 & R2 wheels, and maybe some buttons on the right throttle stops working. The SimHQ thread has your solution and root to the problem.

major_setback
01-15-2011, 05:31 PM
Turbulance can cause strange effects.

On my sticks (2) it causes strong effects as if the stick is being hit by a hammer. They usually occur at low level, and stop suddenly as you fly above the set level, which can be 200-300m.