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How to prevent Standard.XML (Joy stick control assignment) from getting corrupted

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I hate the fact that the system assigns buttons and axis on its own.


I have so many controllers that this is driving me insane


Everyday its something or the other. I it assigns Axis to my Go flight modules... all my USB devises are treated like joystick.


How do I prevent this from happening?


How do you all manage this insanity?


Once I set my things up, can I make the standard.xml read only and prevent P3D to write on it?


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in FSUIPC you can assign a letter to each joystick -  that means you can plug them into any USB port and the settings will remain.

Gerry Howard

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Manny, any time you go to Settings Controls ( even if you dont change anything ) P3D will write to the Standard .xml. It wont change anything if you did'nt.


Read only won't work, as probably it will create a new one.


Best way is to have different "standard.xml"  Look in prepar3d.cfg and look for Controls here is my entry


Controls_Current=Standard_Helo     <<<<<<<<<<<< name of my Helo control set
//Controls_Current=Standard_Hotas  <<<<<<<<<<<<name of my HOtas control set


now in C:\Documents and Settings\Jorge\Application Data\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\Controls I have  4 files







before starting a flight I decide what setup I will use and change prepar3d.cfg accordingly...done


Make a backup of the files and done , the GUID of the devices should not change and that is what identifies them.''Jorge

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I cleaned out all the joystick configurations except for my controller and made both standard.xml and standard.xmlx read-only




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Set them up the way you want. Save them to a new folder. Create a batch file to swap them in and out when needed. Problem solved.


or use FSUIPC and basically ignore standard.xml




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