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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:30 PM
Hi!

So I'm having these tomorrow and I would like to know your suggestions on input settings and positions.

Thanks in advance /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:30 PM
Hi!

So I'm having these tomorrow and I would like to know your suggestions on input settings and positions.

Thanks in advance /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:42 PM
And another question:
Does either PRO throttle or fighterstick have a second USB port so I can connect the one to the other and use only one USB port of my PC?

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:05 PM
No one has this combo?

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:16 PM
Zen_Fighter wrote:
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- And another question:
- Does either PRO throttle or fighterstick have a
- second USB port so I can connect the one to the
- other and use only one USB port of my PC?
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-

i dont think the CH throttle can plug into the CH stick like with the X45 w/throttle. im not sure on that though cause i dont have the CH Pro stick and throttle but the ones i've seen just have seperate USB connections but you can order a game card that fits into your PCI slot that will give you an extra USB port to plug into.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:31 PM
Hi! I use the combo sw ffII and CHpro throttle, so I don,t know about the USB story...I recently got the throttle so I,m experimenting madly right now, I will look into this thread some more time, maybe we can exchange expeience, what is clear up til now is that there is a VAST number of different possibilities....will take some time to get things optimized...
S! nightnight



Message Edited on 10/20/0302:33PM by nightnight

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:39 PM
Here is a link to a page with much info on this: http://www.chproducts.com/retail/Maps.htm

Also here are some of the basic key-maps I've done with mine for "Mode 1". "Mode 2" is set up for bombing.

At the bottom of the page in the link is a link to print out a kneeboard which will help you map and keep track of your settings until they are second nature.

Hope this helps.

TB

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:41 PM
DOH! forgot to resize the image...sorry.



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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 11:32 PM
I've had the CH Pro Throttle and Combatstick (USB) for some time, and I'd recommend getting a USB hub with 4 or so inputs, which is what I use for my CH stuff, which includes the rudder pedals. Works fine for me, and the hub only cost me about $12 US.

As for the settings, I recommend setting the throttle POV hat as your POV hat (the hat switch on the stick is a little hard to reach for people with normal sized thumbs), and if you lack Track IR or the like, you may want to set your 30+ buttons available to you for things like views, and if you're deeply into CEM, think about what adjustments you use most. The CH Controller Manager program allows you to create One Big Game Controller combining stick, throttle, and rudder pedals with up to a half gajillion buttons before you even start FB or Il-2. Play with it, experiment freely, and satisfy your deepest game controller fantasies.

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" - LCOL Don Blakeslee, CO, 4th FG, March, 1944

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 09:47 AM
Thanks all!

A couple of questions more: Is the mini-joystick in the throttle ready to be used as mini-mouse or do I have to program it to do so? And if I have to, how is this done?

Do I have to download any different drivers than these included on packages?

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 10:33 AM
Go to www.chproducts.com (http://www.chproducts.com) to download the latest version of CH Manager software, then go to http://chmaps-spidey.freeservers.com/maps.html to download a great programmimg guide and various maps for your controllers. BTW, you have to program your throttle to use the ministick as a mouse, and it's explained in Spidey's programming guide available on the website listed in this post. Enjoy!

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 01:46 PM
Thx all contributors, will be of great help to me also...cheers thunder-b!
S! night

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 02:08 PM
Zen Fighter after you get the Stick and throttle

Call CH Products tech support they will answer all of your questions quickley & easily there very good.

You will be have to setup all of the stick/throttle & I imagine you will be making a map as well.

I seriousley recomend that you get an Intel chipset or NEC chipset USB 2.0 PCI card & install it its real ez.

Ch sticks are Pickey about wich USB chipsets they will run on again ask the tech support they will tell you everything.


And NO the throttle dosnot plug into the stick.


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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 02:48 PM
Thank you all!
It's amazing how helpful is this community and it really adds to the game/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Locust, why would I need this "Intel chipset
- or NEC chipset USB 2.0 PCI card & install" (I don't know a lot about computers...)?
I bought a USB hub. Isn't it OK?

Thanks again all!

PS. And yes, I think I will have to call them late at night (from my country) in order to clarify any details.

Cpt.LoneRanger
10-21-2003, 03:14 PM
CH rulz /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I own a Fighterstick x Throttle, both gameport, and I use them for 7 years now, and I'm still very pleased with it - Only problem is you cannot program gameport-versions in XP /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

have the following layout:

Throttle:
3 knobs on front:

1. 2. 3.
/\ /\ /\
=================
1. Rudder left (full)
2. WheelBreaks
3. Rudder right (full)


O 4. 9.
/\
O 5. 7.< > 8.
\/
O 6. 10.

4. WEP
5. Radiator
6. Drop Bombs
7. decrease Prop-Pitch
8. increase Prop-Pitch
9. no function yet /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
10.Dive break


O 4. 9.
/\
O 5. 7.< > 8.
\/
O 6. 10.

Stick:

ThumbCoolie:
up - Gunsight (FOV)
lft - Normal (FOV)
dwn - Wide (FOV)
rgt - ToggleGunsight

LeftCoolie:
up - Flaps Up
dwn - Flaps down
lft - Gear Down
rgt - WEP

LowerCoolie
ViewPan

Upper Coolie
(still testing some engine settings, but I have enough buttons for IL2 allready mapped /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif - used to be radar-cursor in F4.0 )

PinkieButton - CenterView
UpperButton - Rockets
IndexFinger - SecondaryWeapon
Trigger - Fire all

Especially with modern flightsims, I made the experience, that freeing up buttons is very helpfull. Therefore I didn't map the HOTAS to the buttons of the FSim, but mapped odd combinations like CTRL-NumPad# to the coolies or buttons, to free up the orignal keys for not so often needed tasks, like comms and engine settings, that may be used in emergencies, or something like that.

But well, that's my personal preference /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

On the other hand, a word to modding:

I replaced the springs by rubber bands. They are a lot less resistant now and still center perfectly.

greets
Cpt.LoneRanger


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