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darkhorizon11
12-29-2005, 11:43 AM
As a matter of fact my buddy just gave me his X45 joystick for free that he never really used that much. I'm pretty psyched, but a little intimidated since its quite a beast compared to my old logitech wingman. I was looking for some advise for key mapping and what you guys do. Also the thing seems to "stick" I didn't see anything about this in the readme and its quite a pain at time when your trying to but in minute control inputs like landing.

Any ideas?

dieg777
12-29-2005, 01:58 PM
Hi - with a very little work you should be able to get used to this no problem- for profiles- Tully has one in his sig see here
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m...541006093#9541006093 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/5121025093/r/9541006093#9541006093)


or see here

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#065

for adlabs6s profile.

make sure you download the latest drivers and mapping program from saiteks support site and use this to tune these profiles.

foottrottles stick program will allow you to experiment with stick settings

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#087

mine are

1X=0 40 45 52 58 65 72 77 83 88 95 30
1Y=0 40 45 52 58 65 72 77 83 88 95 30
1RZ=0 40 45 52 58 65 72 77 83 88 95 30

The stick does sometimes seem stiff and rough but the trick is to rub candle wax on the shaft below the ring thats below the spring. use a good quality candle high in beeswax and it will transform it- watch what you use as a lube as some lubes will eat into the plastic or could run into the electrics.

good luck

Waldo.Pepper
12-29-2005, 04:30 PM
I have a spare for when mine packs it in.

JG52_Cyanide
12-29-2005, 04:50 PM
If you think it's not smooth enough, here's a mod which I used on my own and my son's X-45.....very happy about it:

http://members.chello.at/dolphin6/mod_spring/

Taylortony
12-29-2005, 05:04 PM
if it is sticking clean the seat with a little detergent and water only on a DAMP cloth and then rub a little candle wax or wax crayon around the lip and seat and wipe off the excess........ DO NOT USE OIL ETC IT WILL ATTACK THE PLASTIC..

I use the settings in game and mine are below, if you back up your settings file try them then if you do not like replace it with your originals again by replacing the settings with the back up...... the settings is in the user folder then doe or what ever your pilot is named...this will alter the settings in the controls window in game (HOTAS)

[HotKey pilot]
Joystick19 JoystickDevice0=EngineToggleRight
CloseBracket=EngineSelect2
BackSlash=EngineSelect3
OpenBracket=EngineSelect1
Z=RudderLeft
Joystick4 JoystickDevice0=Gear
X=RudderRight
W=Boost
V=AIRCRAFT_FLAPS_NOTCH_DOWN
Shift Z=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_R_0
Joystick20 JoystickDevice0=AIRCRAFT_FLAPS_NOTCH_DOWN
R=Radiator
Ctrl NumPad-5=AIRCRAFT_TAILWHEELLOCK
N=AIRCRAFT_STABILIZER
I=AIRCRAFT_TOGGLE_ENGINE
Ctrl Z=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_R_MINUS
G=Gear
Joystick21 JoystickDevice0=EngineToggleLeft
F=AIRCRAFT_FLAPS_NOTCH_UP
Ctrl X=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_R_PLUS
B=Brake
Ctrl T=AIRCRAFT_DROP_TANKS
Joystick6 JoystickDevice0=Weapon1
Equals=AIRCRAFT_POWER_PLUS_5
Joystick14 JoystickDevice0=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_R_0
9=Power90
8=Power80
7=Power70
6=Power60
5=Power50
4=Power40
3=Power30
2=Power20
Joystick7 JoystickDevice0=Weapon2
1=Power0
0=Power100
Joystick15 JoystickDevice0=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_R_PLUS
Slash=AIRCRAFT_RUDDER_CENTRE
Shift 4=Step90
Period=AIRCRAFT_RUDDER_RIGHT_1
Shift 3=Step60
ScrollLock=EngineFeather
Shift 2=Step30
Comma=AIRCRAFT_RUDDER_LEFT_1
Shift 1=Step0
Shift 0=StepAuto
Joystick0 JoystickDevice0=Weapon0
Down=ElevatorDown
Right=AileronRight
Up=ElevatorUp
Left=AileronLeft
Joystick16 JoystickDevice0=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_V_PLUS
PageDown=AIRCRAFT_GEAR_DOWN_MANUAL
PageUp=AIRCRAFT_GEAR_UP_MANUAL
Space=Weapon1
Shift Up=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_V_0
Shift Left=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_H_0
Joystick1 JoystickDevice0=EngineExtinguisher
F12=AIRCRAFT_TOGGLE_AIRBRAKE
Joystick17 JoystickDevice0=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_R_MINUS
Ctrl Down=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_V_PLUS
Ctrl Right=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_H_PLUS
Quote=EngineSelect4
Ctrl Up=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_V_MINUS
Ctrl Left=AIRCRAFT_TRIM_H_MINUS
Underscore=AIRCRAFT_POWER_MINUS_5
NumPad/=AIRCRAFT_DOCK_UNDOCK
Enter=AIRCRAFT_CARRIERHOOK
NumPad-=AIRCRAFT_BRAKESHOE
Joystick18 JoystickDevice0=AIRCRAFT_FLAPS_NOTCH_UP
NumPad+=COCKPITDOOR
NumPad*=WINGFOLD
Joystick3 JoystickDevice0=Weapon3
Alt Space=Weapon3
[HotKey gunner]
MouseLeft=Fire
[HotKey aircraftView]
Ctrl F8=NextViewEnemyFollow
Ctrl F2=NextViewEnemy
Ctrl F1=CockpitShow
Y=PadlockViewPrev
Alt F7=ViewEnemyDirectGround
U=PadlockViewNext
Alt F6=ViewEnemyDirectAir
Joystick5 JoystickDevice0=cockpitAim
C=changeCockpit
Joystick22 JoystickDevice0=CockpitView
End=fov70
Joystick24 JoystickDevice0=OutsideViewFly
Delete=fov30
Joystick25 JoystickDevice0=OutsideView
F8=OutsideViewFollow
F7=ViewEnemyGround
F6=ViewEnemyAir
F5=PadlockViewGround
F4=PadlockView
F3=OutsideViewFly
F2=OutsideView
Shift F8=NextViewFollow
F1=CockpitView
Shift F7=ViewFriendGround
Shift F6=ViewFriendAir
Shift F5=PadlockViewFriendGround
Shift F4=PadlockViewFriend
Shift F2=NextView
Shift F1=cockpitAim
[HotKey SnapView]
NumPad-4=Snap_m2_0
NumPad-3=Snap_3_0
NumPad-2=Snap_0_m2
NumPad-1=Snap_m3_0
Pov90 JoystickPov0=Snap_2_0
Pov135 JoystickPov0=Snap_3_0
Pov180 JoystickPov0=Snap_0_m1
Pov225 JoystickPov0=Snap_m3_0
Pov270 JoystickPov0=Snap_m2_0
Pov315 JoystickPov0=Snap_m1_0
F9=SnapPanSwitch
Pov0 JoystickPov0=Snap_0_2
NumPad-9=Snap_1_0
Pov45 JoystickPov0=Snap_1_0
NumPad-8=Snap_0_0
NumPad-7=Snap_m1_0
NumPad-6=Snap_2_0
NumPad-5=Snap_0_2
[HotKey PanView]
NumPad-4=PanLeft2
NumPad-3=PanRight3
NumPad-2=PanDown
NumPad-1=PanLeft3
Pov90 JoystickPov0=PanRight2
Pov135 JoystickPov0=PanRight3
Pov180 JoystickPov0=PanDown
Pov225 JoystickPov0=PanLeft3
Pov270 JoystickPov0=PanLeft2
Pov315 JoystickPov0=PanLeft
Pov0 JoystickPov0=PanUp
NumPad-9=PanRight
Pov45 JoystickPov0=PanRight
NumPad-8=PanUp
NumPad-7=PanLeft
NumPad-6=PanRight2
NumPad-5=PanReset
[HotKey orders]
9=order9
8=order8
7=order7
6=order6
5=order5
4=order4
3=order3
2=order2
1=order1
0=order0
Escape=deactivate
Tab=activate
[HotKey misc]
BackQuote=chat
T=toggleSmokes
S=onlineRating
M=pad
A=autopilot
Ctrl M=showMirror
Ctrl L=cockpitLight
Ctrl E=ejectPilot
Ctrl D=cockpitDim
Backspace=toggleLandingLight
[HotKey timeCompression]
NumPad-0=timeSpeedDown
P=timeSpeedPause
NumLock=timeSpeedUp
Pause=timeSpeedPause
Joystick2 JoystickDevice0=timeSpeedNormal
NumPad.=timeSpeedUp
[HotKey move]
JoystickDevice0 AXE_Y=elevator
JoystickDevice0 AXE_X=aileron
AXE_RX JoystickDevice0=-trimaileron
AXE_RZ JoystickDevice0=rudder
AXE_U JoystickDevice0=-power
AXE_V JoystickDevice0=-trimelevator

darkhorizon11
12-29-2005, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the advice fellas I will try this stuff tommorrow!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif