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I was having trouble with my CH Products pedals brakes and differential brakes being far too sensitive. FSUIPC 4.52 (fully licensed) joystick settings #2 Prop, Mixture and Brakes calibration and sensitivity settings worked great to fix that.

Now for some reason my Saitek Pro Panel switch controls, Landing gear, switches etc. no longer work. The test panel for the Pro Panel Switch works fine but the switch no longer functions when I make a flight. This only occurred since I have implemented the sensitivity settings for the brakes in FSUIPC. It is probably important to note that I had FSUIPC installed but never used in FSX until I did the sensitivity settings for the brakes.

I must be missing something and not seeing the forest since the trees are in the way!!!

Thanks for any help

John

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I was having trouble with my CH Products pedals brakes and differential brakes being far too sensitive. FSUIPC 4.52 (fully licensed) joystick settings #2 Prop, Mixture and Brakes calibration and sensitivity settings worked great to fix that.

Actually there's no such thing as a sensitivity setting in FSUIPC, unless you are referring to the response "slopes"?

Now for some reason my Saitek Pro Panel switch controls, Landing gear, switches etc. no longer work. The test panel for the Pro Panel Switch works fine but the switch no longer functions when I make a flight. This only occurred since I have implemented the sensitivity settings for the brakes in FSUIPC.

I can't see how a completely separate device would have any interaction with another. Does this "Pro Panel Switch" have its own driver, something installed for it? Sorry, I really know nothing about it. How do you assign things to those switches?

I must be missing something and not seeing the forest since the trees are in the way!!!

Well, more information is needed. I've no idea what this Pro Panel switch is nor how it is connected nor how it has its functions assigned. You appear to have said FSUIPC isn't involved in any of that. FSUIPC most certainly won't start acting on devices you've not asked it to. Perhaps you are asking only after some coincidence of events?

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Pete

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Hi Peter

Thanks for the reply. I finally figured it out and of course it had nothing to do with FSUIPC.

It turned out to be a problem with EXE.XML which is a configuration file that has data that applies to the Saitec Switch Panel.

I received an update to Real Environment Extreme 2.0 over the weekend. In that update they wanted a new EXE.XML file to be created in the FSX folder. I did not check to see if such a file already existed (Stupid huh?) and the new one overwrote the old one. That was the problem and I have it fixed now. So I need to get with the Real Environment Extreme people to find a fix.

On the sensitivity of the pedals. I used the Joystick settings #2 brakes. I held the brakes at a point I thought was good then then clicked the set button. It seemed to make the brakes and differential brakes far less sensitive on the CH pedals. It seemed to work ok so I did not mess with it further. Maybe you have some better ideas for me???? That would be great if you do.

Again thanks for the input, I appreciate it very much and glad it had nothing to do with FSUIPC. I was pretty frustrated trying to find the problem and as you said it was a coincidence.

Thanks again

John

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It turned out to be a problem with EXE.XML which is a configuration file that has data that applies to the Saitec Switch Panel.

I received an update to Real Environment Extreme 2.0 over the weekend. In that update they wanted a new EXE.XML file to be created in the FSX folder. I did not check to see if such a file already existed (Stupid huh?) and the new one overwrote the old one. That was the problem and I have it fixed now. So I need to get with the Real Environment Extreme people to find a fix.

The REX thing. Yes, it was reported on theirs and other Forums within hours of the REX 2 update being available. They issued a fix for it a few days ago, but it won't restore your EXE.XML. Glad to see you've managed it anyway.

Mostly the complaints were related to UT2 which also needs and entry in the EXE.XML file or else you get no Traffic!

On the sensitivity of the pedals. I used the Joystick settings #2 brakes. I held the brakes at a point I thought was good then then clicked the set button. It seemed to make the brakes and differential brakes far less sensitive on the CH pedals.

Ah, that's not really sensitivity as such, simply ensuring there's a dead zone so that normal rudder use doesn't also trigger braking.

Regards

Pete

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