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  1. Can't get mine working in FS2020 with or without the Control Manager. Without the Control Manager, Win10 can't see the 12 switches in the axes. And with the Control Manager calibrating the Quad, FS2020 can't see any of the switches - they show up when binding, but do not register when activated. If there are any tricks anyone knows, I'd really appreciate it.
  2. Sorry that I'm not an active VATSIM member yet, but I highly recommend any of the Razer headsets. I have a Razer Electra V2 (USB) that I use for all of my online gaming, and it holds my TrackIR Track-clip perfectly. Not sure if Razer still makes it, but if you get one of their wireframe headsets, it should work fine with the TrackIR. The mic is detachable (I never take mine off), just in case. And the mic quality is excellent, too!
  3. That's all I needed to know. Figured as much! Will wait a few more days and will try again. Thanks!
  4. I have a different problem: after quite some time away, I came back (for FS2020) and read where I should just recertify my old account, which I did. Then I went to login again, and couldn't get in, because of the wrong password. No matter what I tried, and I had logged in before, it wouldn't take. So I went to the "Forgot password" screen, typed in my VATSIM #, and my e-mail, and VATSIM said that within 24 hours, I'd get an e-mail with my new password. Well, 24 hours later no password, so I went back up and tried it again. Waited 48 hours...nothing! And I can't put in a ticket, because you have to be logged in to do so. I'd just like to get back online and start setting things up. Is VATSIM having problems with membership issues? My VATSIM # is 1243475.
  5. I wondered what you were talking about, as I never heard of the USB ports shutting down before. But then I realized that my gaming machine never goes into "Sleep" mode. I've got it set up so that it never even goes into Screen Saver mode. I reboot it every few days, and turn off the monitor when I'm not using it, but it runs 24/7365 otherwise!
  6. Okay! I'm a bit ahead of you, but still no joy! I gave up trying to use the quad without the Control Manager. The Win10 calibration was a joke! I re-installed it, moved my quad to a USB 2.0 connection, recalibrated it with the Manager (everything worked perfectly), and then went to FS2020. I did exactly what was suggested here - I created an "Empty" profile for my X-56 throttles (no programming of anything), and went to the quad to set it up. The axes seemed to work fine, and when I went to program the switches (axis and front panel), they showed up in my profile with their number. However, when I went and tried to use one, the profile didn't light up the chosen switch - none of them seemed to be active. To be sure, I launched the C152, and tried clicking on one of the controls (flaps, on the first front switch) - nothing. Tried all of them, nothing worked. The axes were working seemingly fine, but no switches. So now I'm back to my X-56, having made an "Empty" profile for my Quad. The quad works perfectly in FSX/SE and DCS, so I know it's not the controller. What else can I try? BTW, all of my controllers are showing up - X-56 throttle, X-56 stick, CH throttle, both Cougar MFDs, Orbweaver, X-Box controller, TrackIR, and of course keyboard and mouse.
  7. Well, no CH Throttle Quadrant yet! FS found my "clean" throttles (no Manager), but nothing seemed to work. Buttons programmed but didn't work when used. All 6 axes registered, but showed half set at the neutral position, and full when clicked down. And when I tarted the sim, the controls were all ove rthe place. Should I reinstall the Manager? Hmmmm... I really want this to work, but still haven't figured out how.
  8. I uninstalled the Control Manager (which requires unplugging the device), then re-booted. Then plugged in the device. Nope! Soo I re-booted again, with the throttles plugged in, and they now appear. I haven't tried using them yet, but I was checking the buttons and axes in Win 10. Everything worked with the exception of the switches on the levers. Win 10 can't see them. Any ideas?
  9. Maybe it's the HDMI. Do you also have DisplayPort in/out on your graphics card and your TV? I don't know if TVs even come with DP inputs, but if yours does, try switching.
  10. Ever heard of the Flying Cowboys? Or follow Trent Palmer and his Freedom Fox on YouTube? Those guys are always flying low and slow in their Carbon Cubs and Kit Foxes and landing in out of the way wilderness spots. That would be a cool thing to do! I'm in!
  11. I know that FS2020 recognizes the Warthog, like it did my X-56 HOTAS, but I'm still trying to have it recognize the Cougars. They DO show up in my Peripherals list, but I can't program them. I got into Squirrel's tutorials immediately, but so far, I didn't see them mentioned in his Peripherals video #2. Did you do anything special?
  12. I'm going to try this today! I also have DCS World, which uses part of the Quad for switches, but I can live without that. I'll let the group know what happens. Now, if someone can tell me how to get my Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs working... Strangely enough (and probably because it's just a keystroke copier), my Razer OrbWeaver is so far working fine. I'm using it for all of the camera shots.
  13. I had previously posted that my Throttle Quad worked, but when I fired up the sim the other night, although the device showed up in the sim, and the previous programming was still there, nothing worked. Even when I un-programmed and re-programmed them. Then I launched the Control Manager, which crashed, and the quad disappeared from the sim. I haven't tried to re-boot yet, but I thought I'd browse the forums and find out if others had a solution. Should I uninstall the Control Manager? Not sure, but I'm game to try anything.
  14. Yes I did! Matter of fact, that was one of my first attempts. I clicked to check off all the extras, but never got the choice to download them. I will tell you that I did finally succeed! Funny, but I was told that if I set up another Win10 account, and downloaded there, it would work. It didn't...but in the frustration to move all of my peripherals to the second account, I deleted both the sim and the account. And when I persistently decided to give it one more shot, I discovered that, this time, it worked. My surprise was that there is nothing that tells you what you've downloaded. The first place to look is the hangar. I had repeatedly had 20 aircraft, but now I had 30! Eureka! I'm as happy as a pig in slop now, although I need to get a few more peripherals working. My CH Throttle Quad and my Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs need to be worked in somehow. But it'll happen. I'm still not flying...it's a lot of work fine-tuning this thing.
  15. I can't speak to the other devices, but I use the CH throttle quadrant, and although it only shows a generic silhouette in the Controls section, I can program all of the levers and switches. The one thing I learned is that I don't use the CH Control Manager at all. Just program everything in the sim. I even have a Razer Orb Weaver and a pair of Thrustmaster MFD Cougars, and all of them are programmable. My standard controls are the Logitech X-56 HOTAS and Logitech G-Pro rudder pedals.
  16. I've got a better one! I was an alpha and beta tester for MSFS2020. I had no problems participating, downloading and installing every update. So when MS came out with the pre-purchase, I paid for it 2 weeks in advance and purchased the Premium Deluxe version. One August 18th, I went to the MS Store and downloaded what was supposed to be the PD version. Funny, but it was only 97 Gb, which was the file size for the Basic version. The download was successful and I fired it up, only to find out it was the Basic version. Since then, I have filed at least 3 tickets with Zendesk (all 3 of which got the same "canned" response), been all over the FS2020 forums, and the MS Store, uninstalled and reinstalled the sim 3 times...and I still cannot download and install the PD version. I mean, what is so hard about furnishing a download site just for the PD files? As I said, from the alpha days through 8/18, I had no problems participating and transferring the files to run the sim. Why is it I cannot do so now? BTW, in the MS Store, it shows that the PD version is OWNED and INSTALLED! So there's no question about what I paid for.
  17. If it wasn't also for Dovetail Games and Steam, FSX would have languished. But it has been improved, and works very well with today's higher-end video cards and SSD drives. The only thing lacking, IMNSHO, is 64-bit processing. And I have most of the pertinent add-ons...everything short of VR! A whole lot of money to throw out if I were to switch to the new MSFS. We'll see...
  18. Well, I won't be participating in the new FS. My own personal decision. I've already branched out, as it were, to other simulations which are multiplayer online situations, like DCS World. As I mentioned, I'm an old fart with set ways. I have 4 TB of storage with tons of FSX stuff, and a bunch of other sims. I think I'll stop right here!
  19. Did you not read what I wrote? "...since this is ALSO being aimed at X-Box." Funny how the X-Box logo is splashed all over the teaser, eh?
  20. I have been flying with Flight Sim since the Sublogic days. And since FSX came out, I have been flying the latest "realistic" aircraft from PMDG, A2A, Flight 1, RealAir, etc. I've been flying with FSDT airports, Active Sky real weather, FS2Crew, Navigraph charts and FMS data, ORBX scenery. On Saitek HOTAS, rudder pedals and TrackIR. So I've had over 30 years of amazing flight simming, and now have a machine with a lot of speed, graphic power, and RAM. And in 20 years, I'll be 92 years old. Sorry, but I've had it all for a long time. I don't need to pay a monthly fee to do what I love to do.
  21. People are now gaming on laptops and tablets. They don't use joysticks, HOTAS controls, rudder pedals, etc. X-Box uses a controller. Personally, I have no use for keyboards when flying. But then again, I want reality, not a game.
  22. Only problem is that monthly fee. Right now, you can't "own" a lot of software. MS Office is a good example. You can't own and install Office once. You have to pay a yearly fee or it stops working. I don't want to subscribe to Flight Sim. And that IS the way all this is going.
  23. First off, did you see the PMDG response to this? Seems that they were originally interested in purchasing FSX from MS, but MS included a contractual statement that gave them the right to "recapture" the code and re-enter the market. PMDG backed out. Secondly, since this is also being aimed at X-Box, I'm making an educated guess that it will be a subscription deal. Hopefully, it will at least now be a 64-bit app, as it's pushing 4K video and real-world scenery. I doubt any of the current FSX add-ons will be transportable to the new app. I've personally invested a lot of money on my FSX add-ons, which is why I haven't gone to P3D. I think it's time to be satisfied with what I've got.
  24. I did do a search on this and the results dated back to 2003 or so. So I'm asking again: has anyone created a fix for the runways 9/27 becoming 10/26 at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, and where can I get the fix? I'm running FSDT's KFLL airport, too, and they've been talking "fix" over there for a long time. When you're using Navigraph and Aivlasoft EFB, it sucks to be using a SID or a STAR and using 27 instead of 26, if ya know what I mean. Since I use this as my home airport, it's the only one I know with changed runway numbers, but I'd like to get it right, if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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