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stick_sensitivity_mode=0 in P3Dv4

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in FSX, I added stick_sensitivity_mode=0 to the FSX.cfg file to improve joystick characteristics.  I always felt that it gave better performance and response that was closer to the real airplane. 

Does P3Dv4 still include the option to add stick_sensitivity_mode=0 ?  

Thanks,

Rich Boll 

Wichita KS

 

 

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In which section of prepar3d.cfg is this line to be placed?

 

Thanks,

Hans

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1 hour ago, hvw said:

In which section of prepar3d.cfg is this line to be placed?

 

Thanks,

Hans

[controls]

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Where exactly do you change the "sensitivity" to the stick in FSUIPC?  I've looked and can't seem to see that parameter anywhere.  I love my Microsoft FF2 joystick, and I want it to be a stiffer feel and non-sloppy.  The tweak above helped quite a bit, but I want it to have an even stronger almost "return to center" feel to it.

 

Stan

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You can assign slopes to an axis in FSUIPC. They change the ratio of stick deflection vs. control surface deflection from the default linear profile to a sloped profile with more or less sensitivity around the center, while still being able to reach full deflection at the extremes.

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17 hours ago, spilok said:

Where exactly do you change the "sensitivity" to the stick in FSUIPC?  I've looked and can't seem to see that parameter anywhere.  I love my Microsoft FF2 joystick, and I want it to be a stiffer feel and non-sloppy.  The tweak above helped quite a bit, but I want it to have an even stronger almost "return to center" feel to it.

 

Stan

Stan,

in FSX, "stick_sensitivity_mode=0" is added to the fsx.cfg file under the [CONTROLS] section.  This is from the FSUIPC Users Guide for FSX:

(2) For more predictable responses from your joystick, consider editing the FS CFG file and adding:

STICK_SENSITIVITY_MODE=0

To the [CONTROLS] section. This makes FS treat the raw joystick readings in a linear fashion. By default, since FS2000,
FS has applied a time-change formula to the axes that, in my opinion at least, can give rise to some unwanted behaviour.
You will need to edit the CFG file before running FS, as any changes you make whilst FS is running will be overwritten.
[Note that this is actually still applicable in FSX]

Rich 

 

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27 minutes ago, richjb2 said:

This makes FS treat the raw joystick readings in a linear fashion

Actually, it doesn't. If you really want to know what this setting does you can look at my Saitek Cessna yoke video, starting from 3:30.

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Interesting thread.

Could you please briefly describe such modification which sensations/feedback it outputs, compared to the default ones ? 

I always have the feeling the joystick speaks a different language than the surfaces it is supposed to dial with in a fluent way.

 

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16 hours ago, MarkDH said:

Actually, it doesn't. If you really want to know what this setting does you can look at my Saitek Cessna yoke video, starting from 3:30.

Interesting demonstration.  Have you shared with Pete D.?

Thanks,

Rich 

 

 

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On 9/6/2017 at 6:45 AM, MarkDH said:

Actually, it doesn't. If you really want to know what this setting does you can look at my Saitek Cessna yoke video, starting from 3:30.

Great video.
Makes it hard to think of a situation where stick_sensitivity_mode=0 would be of any advantage?

gb.

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