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VXB77016
01-08-2010, 08:07 PM
In other flight sims, WWIIonline for instance, I used to use my steering wheels pedals for rudder pedals. Is there any way to do the same in IL-2? This twist stick rudder business is getting old in a hurry!

Appreciate your time and thanks.

VXB77016
01-08-2010, 08:07 PM
In other flight sims, WWIIonline for instance, I used to use my steering wheels pedals for rudder pedals. Is there any way to do the same in IL-2? This twist stick rudder business is getting old in a hurry!

Appreciate your time and thanks.

AndyJWest
01-08-2010, 08:18 PM
The short answer is yes.

In fact I believe it is possible to use 4. Just connect both controllers, and configure them using the normal 'controls' menu options: The program distinguishes between them with no difficulty. My current setup uses a Saitek joystick for primary controls, and a Saitek gamepad for the remainder. Other than the problem of remembering what all the buttons do, ther are no problems at all. As a bonus, The Stick hasn't got force feedback, but this works on the gamepad instead. I've fixed both controllers to a bit of plywood so I don't need an extra arm. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

You may find steering-wheel pedals a bit awkward to configure and use - IL-2 needs to recognise them as a single control axis, rather than two. If you let us know what you are using, maybe somebody will have figured out the best way to do this.

Choctaw111
01-08-2010, 08:24 PM
You can use up to 4 controllers in Il2.
If you add a TrackIR as a controller, than it is FIVE!
I have 4 controllers.
A stick, two throttles, and pedals...plus a TrackIR.
Each CH stick that I have has 24 buttons, plus 3 modes.
Just plug them in and using the Controls menu, simply press the buttons and operate the axes for any function you wish.

Dang Andy. Don't you ever sleep? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Sillius_Sodus
01-08-2010, 08:48 PM
As long as you're up Andy, why don't you come fly with us again? We're doing a co-op on Sunday 1800GMT.

Bearcat99
01-08-2010, 09:00 PM
Yes

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
You can use up to 4 controllers in Il2.
If you add a TrackIR as a controller, than it is FIVE!
I have 4 controllers.
A stick, two throttles, and pedals...plus a TrackIR.
Each CH stick that I have has 24 buttons, plus 3 modes.
Just plug them in and using the Controls menu, simply press the buttons and operate the axes for any function you wish.

Dang Andy. Don't you ever sleep? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://file.walagata.com/w/bearcat/my_rig_2.jpg

http://file.walagata.com/w/bearcat/100_2686_0.JPG

AndyJWest
01-08-2010, 09:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Dang Andy. Don't you ever sleep? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I should be so lucky. Insomnia rears it's ugly (bleary, bloodshot eyed, bad tempered) head. My sleep 'pattern' at the moment can only be explained by an in-depth study of Chaos Theory. If I'm lucky, I alternate between 4 hours sleep one night, and 10 the next. If I'm lucky...

Sillius_Sodus, I'll try to join you guys again sometime, when I'm capable of flying full-real(ish), but at the moment, I'm struggling on easy settings, for the aforementioned reasons. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

SeaFireLIV
01-08-2010, 10:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Yes

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
You can use up to 4 controllers in Il2.
If you add a TrackIR as a controller, than it is FIVE!
I have 4 controllers.
A stick, two throttles, and pedals...plus a TrackIR.
Each CH stick that I have has 24 buttons, plus 3 modes.
Just plug them in and using the Controls menu, simply press the buttons and operate the axes for any function you wish.

Dang Andy. Don't you ever sleep? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://file.walagata.com/w/bearcat/my_rig_2.jpg

http://file.walagata.com/w/bearcat/100_2686_0.JPG </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice jacket, Bearcat, just my style. I have one like it (two in fact), but obviously not with all the pilot stuff on it.

As for controllers I have also been hooked up with pedals, joystick and even a throttle quadrant.

VXB77016
01-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Thank you very much.

Getting some pedal action into IL-2 is something worth looking forward to!

Thanks also for letting me know about the hunt for the missing Z axis, I'll certainly report back if that Snipe accidentally falls into my lap.

Thanks kindly for your time! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PS: Andy, I do hope you get some rest. I used to have a really exciting job that encouraged the same sleep paterns, so I know how lousy it feels--especially after lunch. Good luck with it.

VF-17_Jolly
01-09-2010, 09:42 AM
If you dont have a separate throttle then this is a good option

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WN5EsrXjL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Saitek throttle Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Pro-Flight-Throttle-Quadrant/dp/B000TCEU4Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1263055250&sr=8-1)

VXB77016
01-09-2010, 10:03 AM
If I wasn't so cheap, I'd be tempted by the Saitek or CH quadrants. But as it is my 5 year old X-52 continues to put in accurate inputs, both on the stick and throttle.

Unfortunately, I'm cheap--hence the question regarding my 10 year old steering wheel's pedals http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I now have my rudders on the floor, where they belong.

Again, thank you each and all!