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Dear Peter,

Thanks to your great FSUIPC programme we have been able to make a lot of buttons work in our Airbus A-320 cockpit.

But for some reason the throttles and trim do not work .

We use so-called MJOY boards (4 of them) to connect our cockpit to the computer.

Every MJOY is recognized in Windows as a separate joystick with 8 axes and 32 buttons.

In Windows/Gamecontrollers, I select the MJOY for the pedestral. Than I see the 8 axes,

and when I move the throttles on the pedestral, they are immediately recognized as axes “Choose” for throttle 1 and “Slide” for throttle 2.

If the X and Y –axis are numbers 1 and 2, these will be the axes 7 and 8.

(Note: it is a Dutch version of Windows XP; I hope the translation Choose and Slide is correct).

However in FSUIPC the throttles are not recognized. First I thought that perhaps they would be recognized as different axes

(trim or mixture etc) but I see no movement in FSUIPC whatsoever.

I studied the FSUIPC manual, but I could not find a solution.

Can you give me advice how to make the throttles work in FSUIC?

We use Windows XP Professional (SP2), FS 9 and a registered FSUIPC version 3.71

Paul

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Every MJOY is recognized in Windows as a separate joystick with 8 axes and 32 buttons.

Okay, but unfortunately the original windows joystick interface (as used by FSUIPC until very recently) only supports 6 axes, not 8.

For FSX (FSUIPC4) I have changed the Axis Assignments to use DirectInput, so it does now recognise the original 6 axes plus the two "slider" axes added by the newer interface. But I'm afraid the changes are too severe to undertake at this late stage for FSUIPC3.

I studied the FSUIPC manual, but I could not find a solution.

Why are you assigning axes in FSUIPC in any case? What is wrong with assigning them in FS itself? If you assign the throttles in FS, then you can still use the Calibration in FSUIPC. The axis assignment facilities were a much later addition, and primarily intended for those who wish to assign different joysticks for different aircraft types - e.g. joystick for Airbus, Yoke for Boeing, G-stick for Helo. If you only want to calibrate throttles for the Airbus why aren't you using the straight-forward FS assignments?

Incidentally, FSUIPC version 3.71 is no longer supported. 3.72 is current.

Regards

Pete

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Peter, thanks for your quick reply!

Actually, I tried to assign the throttles via FSUIPC because they were not recognized in FS 9.

I did not understand that, because they are clearly detected by Windows, so why not in FS? :?

Could it be posible that FS has a 6 axis maximum also?

I have deleted the greater part of the existing joystick and keyboard assignments to prevent conflicts,

so at this moment I have deleted all joystick axis for the 4 MJOY's and also the throttle axis of the flightcontrol joystick.

When I select "Change assignment" for Joystick axis in FS and when I move the throttle axis of my flight joystick it is detected immediately,

but when I move the throttles of the cockpit, there is no detection at all in FS.

Note: I will install the upgrade to 3.72 immediately!

Paul

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Peter, thanks for your quick reply!

Actually, I tried to assign the throttles via FSUIPC because they were not recognized in FS 9.

I did not understand that, because they are clearly detected by Windows, so why not in FS? :?

I don't understand that either. Sorry. Is FS recognising the correct make/model? See if it has it listed with that name in one of its "devices.CFG" files, in the main FS folder.

Could it be posible that FS has a 6 axis maximum also?

No, it shouldn't have now -- FS2000 and before would have, but they changed to using DirectInput in FS2002.

When I select "Change assignment" for Joystick axis in FS and when I move the throttle axis of my flight joystick it is detected immediately,

but when I move the throttles of the cockpit, there is no detection at all in FS.

FS supports multiple devices -- were you ensuring that was being selected? You may have to scroll the device list to see it. I think you have to select the correct device before seeing any action.

Regards

Pete

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Peter, the problem is solved!

Because of your question whether the MJOY joysticks were there in devices.cfg of FS, I checked this file.

There were many joysticks mentioned, but no MJOY. So I decided to disconnect and reconnect the MJOY's once again.

To my astonishment they were now recognized in both Windows and FS !

So I started up the engines, applied throttle to start taxi and......nothing happened.

Than I remembered, having read somewhere in your Forum that you should also set "Joystick sensitivities".

And after setting them to maximum, there was the moment of glory: throttles (axis 7 and 8 ) and trim (axis 6) were all working!

I do not understand why the throttle and trim joystick axis were recognized this time, but it works, so this topic can be closed.

Thanks again for your replies.

Paul

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