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please help me! I COULD BANG MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL (throttle stopped working)

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Hi all!

please forgive my exasperate tone but I really am at a loss.

 

This morning I run the windows calibration utility fo my saitek x52 and after that, for some reason the throttle has stopped working properly.

It now gets stuck (sometimes straight away, sometimes after a couple of seconds) around 50% and doesn't respond to imputs (it moves slightly but then it resets to that awful 50%.

It looks like something is defaulting the throttle to that position as I've tried assigning other axes to it and it still does the same. Works fine with keyboard.

When calibrating through FSUipc the axis management sees the throttle but the calibration utility just keeps flickering in the range 250-350 (throttle range is something like -16000 to +16000).

Not sure if it could be a problem with FSUIPC but cannot test because I am unsure on how to uninstall it (and if it is advisable due to so many programs using it) and was unable to do anything about it despite trying for 2 hours.

Here's my (unresolving) trobleshooting so far:

1.tested the joystick on other platforms - works fine

2. updated the drivers - nothing happened

3.tried to map the throttle through FSUIPC - the axis management sees the range but the calibration just flickers between 250-350

3. tried mapping other axes to the throttle - same problem

4.tried deleting and re-generating FSX config file - same issue but joystick moved for the first 10 secs or so before reverting back to the described behaviour

5.tried disabling and re enabling the controller on pc - nothing happened

6. tried any possible combination of key/axes assignment on FSUIPC - nothing happened

7. tried disabling the saitek control panel and leave windows to "see" the throttle as a default one - nothing happened

 

The problem, in my opinion seems to reside in either FSUIPC of FSX itsef (but having deleted the config, shouldn't it be resolved)

 

In the hope that someone has some fresh idea, Thanks all!

A very frustrated Matteo Capocefalo MED1473


Matteo Capocefalo

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check the USB ports? Check the cable between the stick and throttle?


 

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Not sure if it could be a problem with FSUIPC but cannot test because I am unsure on how to uninstall it (and if it is advisable due to so many programs using it) and was unable to do anything about it despite trying for 2 hours.

 

Two points there:

 

In the FSUIPC assignment tab, the display is showing what is being received from the device through the same standard DirectInput methods that FS uses. Nothing more, nothing less. It isn't doing any processing, Nothing, simple reading a value and showing it.

 

If you don't assign in FSUIPC and don't calibrate in FSUIPC then FSUIPC is not touching the axis at all, it is the same as if it wasn't there. But if you want to test with it really not there, just temporaily rename the FSUIPC DLL module in the FS Moduies folder to something other than DLL. If you want to uninstall it, just delete it -- exactly as stated in the documentation.

 

Your problem sounds rather like a hardware or connection problem.

 

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