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Can't get the Saitek Radio Stack to work in P3Dv4

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I installed the plugin and added the entry in the exe.xml but the radio stack is not working. All I get is 000.00 on all the displays. Worked fine in v3.

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Unless it was released in the past 2 days, there is no plugin for P3DV4.  Now, I know that after using the Radio Panel it's really, REALLY hard to live without!  Especially given that it's likely the best and certainly the most cost effective Radio Stack in flight sim.  I'm not familiar with anyone who has been able to hack this, so I believe what you'll need to do is either wait for Logitech to produce a driver/purchase  you can pick up a copy of SPAD.NEXT.  I did the latter and I'm very happy I did as not only do all my panels work (Radio, Switch, Multi-Panel) and I can reassign any of the the switchs or rotary knobs to whatever functions I want - in any aircraft including third party payware aircraft.

The software is not expensive at all.

Even better, people have uploaded profiles for a variety of aircraft so you may not have to make assignments yourself - or at the very least you can quickly learn from what they did. Also, in addition to the manual (which is very good), there are excellent SPAD.NEXT video tutorials.

 

Best wishes.

 

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+1 here Dave, I installed SPAD Next recently & find it's now an indispensable utility I can't be without as is FSUIPC.

Love the way it gets my Saitek panels working with the PMDG NGX & T7. 

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SPAD.NEXT is the way to go! I fought this issue for many days, fellow flight simmer suggest - rock solid! Good luck!

erv

 

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Hey guys, regarding SPADneXt.  I purchased it a long time ago back when I was with P3Dv3 and to be honest I found it for me to be "mentally challenging" (ie: me stupid),  to even get a single Saitek switch assigned.  After hours I gave up and went back to SPAD.

Now that I am in P3Dv4 I need to look at that program again.  So the question I have is do they have basic Saitek profiles I can download and run just to start with?  If so how/where?

Any direction would be most helpful.

 

Clutch

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You can download profiles from within spad next. Go to profiles then online profiles. Check the boxes to search etc. pretty sure you will figure it out from there.

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I have also just given up the fight....I pulled down spad.next and will give it a try.

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I try spad.next but you need to dig inside profile and sincerely paying for a tool that doesn't do automatically it's unconventional.

Lynda do the same but you need to buy a copy of FSUIPC but then again you need to dig on setting the things.

Right know with the plugin from Logitech in P3D V4 it works just add  the code on EXE.XML

http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/flight-sim-cockpit-radio-panel/downloads#

  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Saitek Panel(s) Plugin for FSX</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\FSX Plugin\LogiFlightSimX.exe</Path>
    <CommandLine>-run</CommandLine>
  </Launch.Addon>

The radio this way works perfectly.

The problem is the multipanel

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Great info SimBio, thanks for sharing that!

After using Spade.Next I have to say how tremendously please I am with it, and after just a little reading or watching the assignment done on one of their videos it proved to be pretty simple. But I agree, if someone only needs the Radio Panel then I'd go with the plugin.

Beat wishes.

 

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1 hour ago, simbio said:

I try spad.next but you need to dig inside profile and sincerely paying for a tool that doesn't do automatically it's unconventional.

Lynda do the same but you need to buy a copy of FSUIPC but then again you need to dig on setting the things.

Right know with the plugin from Logitech in P3D V4 it works just add  the code on EXE.XML

http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/flight-sim-cockpit-radio-panel/downloads#


  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Saitek Panel(s) Plugin for FSX</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\FSX Plugin\LogiFlightSimX.exe</Path>
    <CommandLine>-run</CommandLine>
  </Launch.Addon>

The radio this way works perfectly.

The problem is the multipanel

Thanks a million Simbio. That is  exactly what I was looking for. My initial problem was I was using the Saitec plug-ins when I should've been using the Logitech plug-ins  since they took over production. Once I did that and added the lines to the EXE.XML I was good to go. Seeing I only have the radio stack all I wanted was the plug-in to make it work. Thanks to the others for the suggestions also.

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On 7/19/2017 at 0:01 PM, simbio said:

I try spad.next but you need to dig inside profile and sincerely paying for a tool that doesn't do automatically it's unconventional.

Lynda do the same but you need to buy a copy of FSUIPC but then again you need to dig on setting the things.

Right know with the plugin from Logitech in P3D V4 it works just add  the code on EXE.XML

http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/flight-sim-cockpit-radio-panel/downloads#


  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Saitek Panel(s) Plugin for FSX</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\FSX Plugin\LogiFlightSimX.exe</Path>
    <CommandLine>-run</CommandLine>
  </Launch.Addon>

The radio this way works perfectly.

The problem is the multipanel

 Thank you so much  this worked  awesome !!

Tom

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If you only want to use the software that comes with the Saitek panels it all works fine start them up in a batch file or from the P3D exe.xml

example C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\exe.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="AceXML" version="3,0" id="exe">
	<Descr>AceXML Document</Descr>
	<Filename>exe.xml</Filename>

	<Launch.Addon>
		<Name>Saitek Panel(s) Plugin for FSX</Name>
		<Disabled>False</Disabled>
		<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\Pro Flight Panels\SaiPanels.exe</Path>
		<CommandLine>-run</CommandLine>
	</Launch.Addon>

	<Launch.Addon> 
		<Name>ProFlight Plugin</Name> 
		<Disabled>False</Disabled> 
		<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\ProFlight Plugin\ProFlightPlugin.exe</Path> 
		<CommandLine></CommandLine> 
	</Launch.Addon>

</SimBase.Document>

 

If you are having trouble with panels not lighting up, run the APM fixer, check all items and exit. More here:

http://www.codelegend.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=575

 

 

 

 

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Is it me, perhaps I'm the only one, but I found Spad Next extremely unintuitive. To the point that I effectively gave up with it. I did get it working with some of my aircraft, but not all.

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I think it helps if you load a profile someone else has written and reverse engineer it.

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27 minutes ago, Rockliffe said:

Is it me, perhaps I'm the only one, but I found Spad Next extremely unintuitive. To the point that I effectively gave up with it. I did get it working with some of my aircraft, but not all.

Yes, for me it's the same, for a payware I find it strange it should be more straight forward.

IMHO, The software should apply a profile automatically after understanding your setup and the aircraft in use.

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21 minutes ago, simbio said:

Yes, for me it's the same, for a payware I find it strange it should be more straight forward.

IMHO, The software should apply a profile automatically after understanding your setup and the aircraft in use.

Absolutely. It really should not be difficult. You click a switch, then add an action, save a profile. Why has it to be so complicated! I suspect if it appears more complicated than it needs to be, then it somehow can justify the price?

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And I thought I was just a dummy, ha!  I got the program because I read you can perform a lot of customization but haven't gone back to it since.  It was not a fun experience so I think for now I will d/l the Logitech drivers and with FSUIPC I should be set at least for default operation of all my panels.  I'll come back to SPADneXt when I have a whole day to kill :biggrin:

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35 minutes ago, Clutch Cargo said:

And I thought I was just a dummy, ha!  I got the program because I read you can perform a lot of customization but haven't gone back to it since.  It was not a fun experience so I think for now I will d/l the Logitech drivers and with FSUIPC I should be set at least for default operation of all my panels.  I'll come back to SPADneXt when I have a whole day to kill :biggrin:

See, you're all coming out of the closet now and admitting failure with the rest of us dummies! :biggrin::biggrin:

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Still no luck for me.  I copied over the EXE.XML file from P2Dv3 to P3Dv4.  I edited it adding the new Logitech code. 

<Launch.Addon>
        <Name>Logitech Plugin for FSX</Name>
        <Disabled>False</Disabled>
        <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\FSX Plugin\LogiFlightSimX.exe</Path>
        <CommandLine>-run</CommandLine>
    </Launch.Addon>

Start the sim ...nothing.  I d/l - installed the panel test software too but I see no icon or exe to start that to have a look?

Has EXE.XML changed from v3 to v4?  What am I doing wrong?

 

Update - was able to find and test the panels with the Logitech test software

Radio (at least one of them) switches & dials work but no LED digits showing
Multi-panel works switches & dials work but no LED digits showing
Switch panel is not working.

From what I am reading it appears this may have something to do with Microsoft Windows USB Advanced Power Management.  I d/l link for the test/repair app but have no Idea how to run that - I see no instructions and the link refers to P3Dv1-3, not version 4.

Any help would be appreciated.

Clutch

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Any new solutions here?

I'm not sure how to go about the exe.xml process, but am hoping for a simpler solution (unless I'm missing something)

Installation of the new Logitech drivers seems to work, but I can't see where anything is installed, and the panel won't work in P3D v4. (I don't have older versions installed.)

No issues using it, even without having loaded drivers, in X-Plane.

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I just purchased. It will only let me download file 1 of 2. 

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