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I am a registered user of fsuipc4.

I have severe problems getting a new jetliner yoke from PFC to remain active.

After first installation of PFCFSX it showed up, then when renunning FSX it disappeared.

PFC appears in the menu bar in FSX, however when starting FSX I only get two green V, the remaining

test are red X. Dont know if that matters in this case.

I run FSX with the most recent service pack, so its up to date.

OS: XP, up to date.

The jetliner yoke did show up under game controllers as a 3 axis 4 button yoke. Now this does not happen anymore despite

og fresh intallation of PFCFSX. I recall after experiencing this the first time the selecting normal in the main FSUIPC window the yoke returned. Now this does not help anymore.

Level D 767 is installed, if that is of any help.

A Elite King air throttle runs without problems.

Kindly provide me with suggestion on how I can solve this problem.

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I am a registered user of fsuipc4.

I have severe problems getting a new jetliner yoke from PFC to remain active.

After first installation of PFCFSX it showed up, then when renunning FSX it disappeared.

How is the yoke connected? My PFC drivers don't support any yoke as such, they support the digital control systems in one of the PFC consoles. If you only have a yoke it is probably a normal joystick control, calibrated in Windows and assigned in FS normally. For my driver to see it it must be connected via a digital control system, and it has to be especially wired for that.

PFC appears in the menu bar in FSX, however when starting FSX I only get two green V, the remaining test are red X. Dont know if that matters in this case.

By "green V" I assume you mean green "ticks" as opposed to red "crosses". What are the ticks and crosses against? That's obviously what matters. I can't guess I'm afraid.

The jetliner yoke did show up under game controllers as a 3 axis 4 button yoke.

In that case please delete PFCFSX.DLL from the FSX modules folder. That yoke is nothing to do with anything I do. I only support the digital systems interface. Didn't your supplier provide any documentation at all? No instructions? Who told you to install PFCFSX when it is entirely irrelevant?

Kindly provide me with suggestion on how I can solve this problem.

Sorry, you'll have to ask the supplier of your yoke I'm afraid. I cannot support hardware which is nothing to do with my drivers.

Regards

Pete

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Thank you for your reply.

I am confused now. You claim "Sorry, you'll have to ask the supplier of your yoke I'm afraid. I cannot support hardware which is nothing to do with my drivers"

I this case I must refer to

http://www.flypfc.com/drivers.html

were one is being directed to use PFCFSX with FSUIPC4 in order to get their hardware to work.

I am confusing things here. Please apologise if I have done so but so far my understanding has been to use my hardware this way.

I will try to delete the .dll file you suggest but would like to get back to you with further question regarding you answer once time allows me to.

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I this case I must refer to

http://www.flypfc.com/drivers.html

were one is being directed to use PFCFSX with FSUIPC4 in order to get their hardware to work.

That's only if you buy one of their digital consoles, which connect direct to my PFC drivers and cannot be seen as a normal game device in Windows. You have got a normal joystick type of yoke which needs a normal Windows driver!

Surely, there must have been some sort of paperwork supplied with the device telling you how to use it? If not you should complain bitterly to your supplier!

There's really nothing more I can tell you about it. I don't have any PFC equipment here except for their range which connects via one of their digital controllers. I don't work for PFC and I cannot support their hardware -- I couldn't even do that for the stuff my driver does know about. I wrote the driver for my own use and they supply it by agreement. I support the driver, nothing more.

Please do refer to the documentation I supply with the PFC DLLs:

Introduction: what is PFC.DLL?

This program is a Microsoft Flight Simulator driver for the COM-port connected equipment produced by PFC Inc. It currently handles the following PFC products:

Any one control console out of these:

• Throttle Quadrant Console

• Cirrus II Console with built-in Jetliner, Beech or Mooney yoke

• Professional Flight Console, with or without hardware trim mechanism

• Jetliner Console with built in Avionics Stack and Jet-style “RIC” section

• Jet Cockpit, built to emulate a 737NG series aircraft

• PFC 737NG MCP with optional EFIS switch boxes and six-pack indicators

(The MCP can also be used in combination with one of the consoles provided the console is connected through the MCP and the latter is set to run at 9600 bps).

with the following connecting options:

• Rudder pedals, with digital or analogue toe brakes

• Avionics Stack, except for Jetliner console and Jet Cockpit, where it is built in

• Remote Instrument Controller (RIC), connecting to the separate Avionics Stack

• Separate yoke connected via the controller, except for the Jet Cockpit, Cirrus II and Professional Consoles, where one is built in

NOTE that this driver does not support Game Port connected controls, such as those also made and supplied by PFC. For Game Port connections you will need a normal joystick driver and will follow the standard installation and calibrations for joysticks in both Windows and Flight Simulator. The same applies to other USB connected controls.

Regards

Pete

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