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e2michaelb
08-02-2005, 08:30 PM
My new rudder pedals don't work. Worse yet, they appear to compromise my existing X45 Joystick/Throttle controls, which now don't work either. I followed the pedal installation instructions to the letter; the pedals were detected, the proper driver(s) installed and they tested out perfectly on the Windows test screen. However, when I attempted to fly, nothing worked, pedals or Saitek HOTAS controls. Question: how do I get these two systems to work, and work together? I hope I'm not going to have to replace the X45 with a CH product.

knightflyte
08-02-2005, 08:39 PM
I've got a Saitek X45 and a Saitek EVO forcefeedback WITH CH peddles. All run on IL2/PF fine.

BEFORE I start IL2 I have to unplug and unplug the peddles. I don't know why. I only have to do this on FIRST boot of the computer. If I leave my computer on indefinatly I'd never have to unplug/ plug again. So I do it on each bootup of my PC.

Also, make sure you've asigned them in the IL2 controls panel under the HOTAS section.

Find a post by TULLY. In his SIGNATURE he has a link that may help concerning joysticks and control devises.

Good luck


PS. I didn't use the CH peddles software. I let Windows recognise the peddles and then asigned axis to the rudder peddles.

Riper-Snifle
08-02-2005, 09:32 PM
I have the CH rudder pedals and a microsoft joystick. Any flight sim that I install on my computer will have trouble with the two interface tools. What is wrong is that BOTH the rudder pedals and the joystick are assigned control of the rudder which confuses the computer. You have to assign control to one of the tools and make sure it is turned off on the other, if you don't then they will fight for control and cause you problems.

Tully__
08-02-2005, 09:36 PM
Click the "Joysticks..." link under my signature picture and read the sections about "Assigning controls" and "I added a second controller and..."

RxMan
08-03-2005, 09:09 AM
I'm not sure if it would help your situation, but CH has a startup utility that you can put in your startup folder and when you start your computer it automatically starts your controllers and loads the default profile.

horseback
08-03-2005, 02:07 PM
The usual problem in this sort of case is that the rudder pedals are now assigned the "Controller 1" position, your X45 is downgraded to "Controller 2" and all of your previous axis assignments are no longer valid.

Try going into the Controls menu in the game, and scroll down to the HOTAS section, and reassign the joystick and pedal axes the same way you would reassign a keyboard or joystick button.

There may still be some problems with the in-game sensitivities which may require an adjustment in the Config file. I haven't had that particular problem, so I can't say authoritively how to do that, but don't worry; another self-appointed expert will shortly come along and fill in the gaps...

cheers

horseback

han freak solo
08-04-2005, 08:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif Self appointed expert here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Vette-
08-05-2005, 04:53 PM
http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/

Check in here! Revvin, MichaelCHprod, and Bob "Sticky" Church as well as others will get you sorted quickly.

Tell 'em Dracon sent ya!
S!

horseback
08-05-2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif Self appointed expert here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Han, if you could see pictures taken of me 30 years ago, you could fully appreciate the irony of your avatar http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif and that message...

cheers

horseback

han freak solo
08-05-2005, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by horseback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif Self appointed expert here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Han, if you could see pictures taken of me 30 years ago, you could fully appreciate the irony of your avatar http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif and that message...

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Post some pics, Horseback! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif My avatar is just another rendition of Dave Grohl.

Just to be clear, I was agreeing with you and having fun with the self appointed expert thing. There are plenty in this world, they don't need my assistance.

han freak solo
08-05-2005, 09:32 PM
e2michaelb,

As Horseback stated, some people (me included) have senstivity issues with their CH pedals.

Since I can't afford a psychiatrist I adjusted my config like so:

1X=0 3 8 15 23 32 41 52 65 81 100 0
1Y=0 3 8 15 23 32 41 52 65 81 100 0
Z=0 0 2 5 7 14 28 42 65 85 100

This works well for me, my Sidewinder P2 stick, and CH pedals.

e2michaelb
08-09-2005, 07:07 PM
Thanks to all you responders, my set-up is now working fine. The one last touch was to switch from "OpenGL" to "DirectX" video mode. Now if I can only retrieve my config settings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

ElAurens
08-09-2005, 08:05 PM
Um, the game plays/looks much better in Open GL

FoolTrottel
08-10-2005, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by e2michaelb:
(...) Now if I can only retrieve my config settings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

If you are referring to the config settings regarding stick sensitivity: look here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9841036443)

Have Fun!

e2michaelb
08-10-2005, 09:02 PM
Regarding OpenGL vs DirectX video modes. I agree, OpenGL did look and play better, but for some reason, the rudder pedals respond better in DirectX. Given the state of my vision (floaters and developing cataracts) this is an acceptable trade-off.