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So, I came home from work this afternoon, had a shower, fired up P3D v3, loaded the PMDG 737-800 NGX......and after a few seconds I noticed that my joystick hat switch controls were not working. At first, I thought that the USB connection to the joystick had not initialised, so I rebooted the PC and tried again. Still no luck. It took me a few more minutes to realise that all of the control settings (keyboard and joystick) had been reset to default!!

How the hell does that happen?? :huh:


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I had the same thing happen   I haven't figured out why


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Yes it use to happen to me on ver 3, the best way to avoid going through the complete control set-up  again is to 'export'  your settings through the controllers menu.

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20 minutes ago, onebob said:

Yes it use to happen to me on ver 3, the best way to avoid going through the complete control set-up  again is to 'export'  your settings through the controllers menu.

bob

 

Even importing an export didn't restore things when I tried though


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Sometimes, especially if you switch USB ports all your controls will be reset - Windows uses a unique identifier for each device and that is mapped to your settings. When you change plugs, you change identifier and mappings disappear. Also sometimes things just glitch.

Unless you use a program lke FSUIPC to map all your controllers, the settings are contained in a file called STANDARD.XML

%APPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D\Controls\Standard.xml

You can make a backup copy of this file and when your controls get reset, just restore the backup. This requires that you always plug the controller into the same USB port.

Vic

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Or, if you don't change your settings much, go here and make the XML file "read only " in windows. That way P3D can't mess with it.If you do want to make a change, you have to go back and uncheck read only.I never change mine, so it works out fine. Users/appdata/roaming/LM/V3/controls.


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As Bobsk8 said. Works great😀


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Talking of joystick re-setting itself, can anyone shed light why my Logic3 USB joystick is working incorrectly? In that, if I move the slider fully back,I get the reverse thrust engine cowls displaying on the Airbus A319.If I move the slider forwards, instead of a gradual throttle creep, the aircraft just goes into a full-on mode and I have to use F1 to cut the throttle.

Despite setting the slider on the joystick within P3D as the Z axis, I am baffled by this weird behaviour.

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit; P3D V4.3.29. FSUIPC but no Joystick axis set .

Any help, appreciated. Thanks


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