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juryman03
12-27-2006, 11:21 AM
I was lucky enough to get a CH Fighterstick, Pro Throttle and rudder pedals for Christmas. I finally got adventurous enough to take a look at the CH Control Manager software and try to create a map. But I'm stuck at step 1.

You have to pick either a Direct or Combined map. Apparently Direct is preferred, but Combined is necessary for some games that will only recognize one controller. Which one applies to IL2/Pacific Fighters?

In the game, I've mapped buttons and axes (axises?) from all three controllers (without involving the CH Control Manager) and they all seem to work. So it is recognizing all the controllers. But I've also seen references in this forum, to problems if Windows starts up the controllers in the wrong order.

Thanks for your help.

juryman03
12-27-2006, 11:21 AM
I was lucky enough to get a CH Fighterstick, Pro Throttle and rudder pedals for Christmas. I finally got adventurous enough to take a look at the CH Control Manager software and try to create a map. But I'm stuck at step 1.

You have to pick either a Direct or Combined map. Apparently Direct is preferred, but Combined is necessary for some games that will only recognize one controller. Which one applies to IL2/Pacific Fighters?

In the game, I've mapped buttons and axes (axises?) from all three controllers (without involving the CH Control Manager) and they all seem to work. So it is recognizing all the controllers. But I've also seen references in this forum, to problems if Windows starts up the controllers in the wrong order.

Thanks for your help.

zoinks_
12-27-2006, 12:31 PM
i just did this the other day. used this guide:
http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2017

page 35 talks about the wizard.
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juryman03
12-27-2006, 09:24 PM
Thanks! That was very helpful.

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-28-2006, 11:24 AM
In this sim, you don't necessarily need to use a CH-CM map to realize all the functionality of the controllers as the control interface in-game allows for most assignments to be easily assigned.

However, there are some things that can be more effectively accomplished with a good map and cms script. Even if you're daunted about dipping into it yourself, there is usually someone that will send you one of their own scripts/maps that you'll be able to use and tweak to your own preferences.


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Duff4r
12-29-2006, 09:53 AM
Not really true...There is much that can be done. I have total differential braking. I also have 2-stage WEP. The CH Throttle doesn't have a "detent" for WEP/Afterburner.

I would be willing to send my setup maps to anyone but they are for Control Manager 3 not 4.

If you search the CH-Forum site the instructions to do this are there.
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lechiffre
01-03-2007, 08:36 AM
One thing I did find was that I could only use the axis response utility in PF for device 1, so that meant I couldn't set up the rudder, because the rudder was on device 3. But there's a get around; you just transplant it to device 1 in control manager

Duff4r
01-03-2007, 07:12 PM
You can also use IL2-Joy Control utility here: IL2 -Joy Control (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1021)

I find it very accurate and easy to use http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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