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Newbaholic
05-22-2004, 07:16 PM
hello, I am sort of new to flight sim genre and would like to know if its possible to enable force feedback features for the game while retaining the return-to-center tension (I have sidewinder force feedback 2) Whenever I enable force feedback, the sticks RTC force shuts off and that makes it wierd and all to play. Does return-to-center conflict with other special force feedback features? Oh yeah, and how do I adjust sensitivity for different joystick axis? My roll is fine, but pitch and yaw are pretty damn low (maybe its meant to be that way for realism though)

That sounds stupid yes, but when I went into the input settings I kind of...zoned out at the various stuff.

Newbaholic
05-22-2004, 07:16 PM
hello, I am sort of new to flight sim genre and would like to know if its possible to enable force feedback features for the game while retaining the return-to-center tension (I have sidewinder force feedback 2) Whenever I enable force feedback, the sticks RTC force shuts off and that makes it wierd and all to play. Does return-to-center conflict with other special force feedback features? Oh yeah, and how do I adjust sensitivity for different joystick axis? My roll is fine, but pitch and yaw are pretty damn low (maybe its meant to be that way for realism though)

That sounds stupid yes, but when I went into the input settings I kind of...zoned out at the various stuff.

GuillermoZS
05-22-2004, 08:40 PM
Hi,

I have the same joystick http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif To activate FF go to Input in the Menu pannel and you will see it... The weird jtck is normal when u are on the ground because there is no force that make the alerons resist to movment but when you get speed you will notce how the stick gets hard...

To modify the axis sensitivities go to Input too and try different number variations... try an ascending curve with the setting instead the ascending line by default. Do you know what I mean...?

Hope this helps! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Newbaholic
05-23-2004, 08:00 AM
...I hardly understood what you just said.

But first off, I know how to activate FF. However, when FF is turned on, my joystick's return-to-center force (something that all regular joysticks normally have) gets deactivated and that makes it so much more difficult to play. I have to choose one or the other.

ASM 1
05-23-2004, 09:08 AM
There is a sensor on the stick.... When you hold it the tension is there, when you let go, the stick drops foward - If you hold it, the stick will spring back if not it goes "limp"... is that what you mean?

I have an FFB2 and I havent installed the Sidewinder 4.0 software on XP.....

S!

Andrew

http://home.comcast.net/~nate.r/ta152Hns-2.jpg

ASM 1
05-23-2004, 09:19 AM
the FFB2 doesn't have a return to centre force AFAIK - that is governed by the aforementioned sensor... At the moment I am sitting wiggling the stick around with my forefinger, as soon as I cover the sensor on the front of the "grip" the stick snaps to centre.....

If it doesn't do this then something isnt right - is the light on continuously on the base of the stick? (either green or red depending on which FFB2 you have) If it is then the stick is ok... if it is flashing then there is something wrong - usually when the light flashes on my stick, the power has been disconnected (however, the stick will still work, just really "mushy" and limp with no FFB) so it might be worth checking...

hope this has helped

S!

Andrew

http://home.comcast.net/~nate.r/ta152Hns-2.jpg

Newbaholic
05-23-2004, 10:57 AM
nevermind, I have it now. Not in the menus, but the RTC tension apparantly becomes active once the game starts (in the 2.0 demo. I was playing the older one before).