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Microsoft Force Feedback frame rates

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I started fs2004 last night and was amazed by the frame rates. Were maxed out at 26 where I put the slider. Noticed my sidewinder force feedback was not plugged into my sound card.(I just cleaned the inside of the computer). Frame rates went back to around 10-12 fps like before. Are there newer drivers for the original force feedback, should I get another sound card? I want the 26 fps back and would appreciate any help anybody has. Thanks Jeff

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Hey Jeff, I've never owned one, but FWIW I've read numerous accounts of FF causing FPS loss - to the point that some people would remove all FF references in the device.cfg file (doubt it really accomplished anything...) Wished I had a better answer other than to use a different stick.Regards, Kendall#1: E6750@3.2GHZ/Coolermaster HyperTX2 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 4GB Ballistix Tracers PC6400 EVGA 8800GT - 174.74 beta Seagate 250GB 7200.11 CH Yoke/Pedals/Saitek Throttle Dual Monitor: Dell 2405/1905 #2: Dell 8400 3.2 H.T. 3GB PC4200 - X800XT Diamond Xtreme/Logitech X-530's

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Thanks. I went out yesterday and bought a $20 Saitek joystick and got the frame rates I've been after for 5 years. Was almost ready to get a new computer. The FF never really did what it was supposed to do. Maybe I didn't have it set up right, and I was always configuring it for different aircraft. I see that you have the CH yoke/Pedal does that affect frame rates at all?Jeff

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Sorry for the delay in responding Jeff. No FPS problems with the yoke and peddles - IMHO they really are a "must have". If I were looking at some entry-level units now, I would also consider the Saitek combo. I've had some wiring issues with the CH flavor and would hope the Saiteks would be better in that regard. Regards, Kendall#1: E6750@3.2GHZ/Coolermaster HyperTX2 Gigabyte P35-DS3L 4GB Ballistix Tracers PC6400 EVGA 8800GT - 174.74 beta Seagate 250GB 7200.11 CH Yoke/Pedals/Saitek Throttle Dual Monitor: Dell 2405/1905 #2: Dell 8400 3.2 H.T. 3GB PC4200 - X800XT Diamond Xtreme/Logitech X-530's

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