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Very frustrated! Really liked P3D until now.

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I finally installed P3D 2.5  on a separate drive with its own Windows 7 and was very impressed.....until now.  I'm using CH FlightSim Yoke and CH Pro Pedals.  I have done all of the setups (NI, .cfg, P3D settings) and was going to take a flight to check out everything. Now the problem:  I can't get P3D to remember any of my button settings.  Everytime I shut down a flight it goes back to, apparently, the default settings.  I've tried deleting assignments before I reassign a button, but that doesn't work either.  This seems like it would be Programming 101 to have the assignments remembered. 

 

I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or not.  I've searched and seen others with the same problem, but never have seen a definitive solution.  I don't know how the rest of you are even using this sim with this problem.

 

I would greatly appreciate any tips on how to get my button assignments to be remembered.  It's hard to believe that LM could let something like this slip by.  That's why I keep thinking I'm just missing something.  I've used MSFS for years with no problem with assignments..

 

Thanks very much in advance.

 

Jeff

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Hmm - sounds weird...

 

Have you tried running P3D as Administrator? 

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Thanks for the reply, Anders.  Yes, everytime I run it as Administrator.  I really can't believe something this simple is not working.

 

Jeff

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If you have the paid version, have you tried programming them through FSUIPC? You'll probably have better luck!!

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Yes.  I have the paid version.  I guess that may be my next approach, but it I can't believe that LM doesn't have this right.  I'm just wondering if everyone else is having to use FSUIPC, too.

 

Jeff

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I am having a problem with my saitek X52 Pro not holding a CERTAIN key command ,mainly the virtual cockpit shortcut,I have uninstalled drivers reinstalled drivers but this one command (all others seem to work ) will not function,it seems to be since I performed the last hot fix!,it has always worked fine up till then,I am thinking of carrying out P3d repair,I have never had an issue with P3d not responding before,I have a paid version of FSUIPC but have not used it,P3d and Saitek worked well together up till now 

peter

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Although I don't have the problems, an option for you might be to save your settings and import them every time.. I do that because I use CH yoke and thrustmaster and switch when I fly Airbus or Boeing....

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Once you program them through FSUIPC, you'll, almost certainly, never go back.  There's more flexibility there.  FSX used to forget which controller was which on my rig a long time ago so I switched to using FSUIPC and never had the problem again.  A few days ago, I installed P3D 2.5 and the first thing I did was disable the controls and go into FSUIPC and set them up. 

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Yes.  I have the paid version.  I guess that may be my next approach, but it I can't believe that LM doesn't have this right.  I'm just wondering if everyone else is having to use FSUIPC, too.

 

Jeff

I use FSUIPC4 to, and have all buttons and joysticks assigned and calibrated. And yes do have this problem of p3d controls settings getting reset,

same as isaiah suggested export your settings and import when they get altered. Not to sure what causes this , unpluging a device or just some re - assignment in fsuipc4 or in my case perhaps a adjustment of a camera view in ezdoc,

 

bob

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Could be when you set your controls up they are not saved over the actual P3D files and are maybe saved to a temp folder instead, possibly due to insufficient permissions on the

 

"C:\Users\[you]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\Controls"

folder.

 

However, I can't think how that can happen on a standard install of P3D unless some kind of mess with the Windows user profile had arisen at some stage earlier.

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Thanks to all of you.  I will go to FSUIPC and try that.  First I'll try the export/import thing.  This is all sooo disappointing.  LM should have been able to prevent this kind of stuff.  I don't have a fancy setup and it's a fresh install of everything....drive, Windows, P3D, no add-ons.  I just don't understand it.  I never had this problem in FSX.

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I had the same problem with P3D. This is what worked for me:

Start P3D and go to the controller settings. Delete all axis assignments. Exit P3D and restart it. When I now assign all the axis it also remembers any new button assignments. Hope this helps.

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I recently started using FSUIPC for my axis and button assignment and will never go back back to the P3D utility.

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Could be when you set your controls up they are not saved over the actual P3D files and are maybe saved to a temp folder instead, possibly due to insufficient permissions on the"C:\Users\[you]\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\Controls"folder.However, I can't think how that can happen on a standard install of P3D unless some kind of mess with the Windows user profile had arisen at some stage earlier.

Thanks for your reply SteveW, I have always followed you advice on permissions on all your post but I will check again.

 

bob

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Thanks to everyone for their responses.  Carlito, I'm getting ready to try your trick and see what happens.  I hope it's that easy.  Thanks.

 

Jeff

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Well, Carlito, every time I tried to delete an axis it would still be there when I reloaded P3D.  That led me to believe that changes simply weren't being saved  (back to the original issue). 

 

Well, I think I found the problem and fixed it, but I'm not really sure if it's the proper way to do it.  I went to the Standard.xml file and unchecked "Read Only" in Properties.  That seemed to take care of it. 

 

Also, when I went to export the controller settings it asked me where I wanted to save the exported file.  I pointed to the Standard.xml file and then I was asked if I wanted to overwrite it.  I didn't do anything at that point because I wasn't sure.  Maybe it should be saved in the Controls folder instead.  Please let me know where to save the exported controller file.

 

Thank you very much for the help.

 

Jeff

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Mine is saved in the Documents folder as bob4.XML

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I went to the Standard.xml file and unchecked "Read Only" in Properties. 

 

Standard.xml file is never set to "Read Only" ... only time I've seen that is if P3D was copied from a BD or DVDs which LM don't distribute?

 

Rob.

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Thanks for jumping in, Rob.   Yes, once I learned what the Standard.xml file was used for I thought it was strange that it was marked "Read Only".  Oh, and what about the Standard.xmlx file?  Should I uncheck "Read Only" on that one, too?  Judging by what I'm seeing in that file I'm thinking it should NOT be "Read Only". 

 

I just saw this posted by someone in another forum:  "Go into Appdata/Roaming/Lockheed Martin/Preper3d/Controls, make a folder called safe or vault, move the file Standard.XMLX into this folder. That will leave you with Standard.XML which you can change in sim and it stays changed. For some reason they left a file that will reset control back to a set configuration unless you save a specific aircraft with a specific setup."     Does that sound reasonable to you?

 

My P3D was a download directly from LM on July 31.  BTW, was "BD" in your post for "bad download"?  Just guessing.

 

Onebob, thanks for the "save" location tip.

 

 

Jeff

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BD (Blu-Ray Disk) ... it sure sounds you have some user permission issue.

 

When you installed from the downloaded file from your LM account, did you extract the zip file first before attempting to run the setup.exe (installer)?

 

There should be Nothing in any of the primary Prepar3D directories (list below) that are set to Read Only.

 

C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

 

I'd recommend you uninstall and re-install (on your extracted .zip not from within the zip) ... if necessary do a "Run as Administrator" on the Setup.exe.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Thanks, Rob. I think I extract the zip, but maybe not.   I had considered doing a re-install, but was trying to avoid it if possible.  It seems like things may be working OK  now and I will check those locations for any more "Read Only" files that need to be changed.  BTW, when you installed P3D did you have UAC on or off?  And if it was off did you then leave it off after the install?  Maybe that's a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.  :)

 

Thanks very much for your help with this.

 

Jeff

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I use all CH Products hardware. A few things to remember if you are not using FSUIPC, like me:

 

1 - Map all of your buttons in the CH Manager and save the map.

2 - Load the map before launching the sim.

3 - Launch sim and assign all of the buttons in P3D.

4 - Enjoy the fine hardware.

5 - You must open the saved map the CH Manager, and click the DOWNLOAD button before launching the sim. You must do it again if you reboot the computer. Every time.

 

Good luck finding a solution.

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BTW, when you installed P3D did you have UAC on or off?

 

UAC is never really "off" ... but I have it set to minimal level.  But again, if you have lots of files flagged as Real Only when they shouldn't be, you will probably run into more problems down the road.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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That's my thinking now so I will uninstall and reinstall.  I looked and apparently I did not extract for some reason.  Not much of a size difference, but probably some important files are missing.

 

Once again, thanks for your help.

 

Jeff

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I looked and apparently I did not extract for some reason.

 

That's probably your issue as the files will be flagged read only from within a Zip ... extract the Zip first then "run as admin" the Setup.exe.  Never install a product from within the Zip.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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