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I'm a casual flyer and have now upgraded to FSX and a Logitech G940 joystick/throttle/pedals setup which I find quite nice. However, can't find anybody out there who has published profiles for that setup. I only fly single-engine planes, gliders and occasionally try out helicopters. What I would like to do is be able to save configs for each of these different machines so that I don't have to spend so much time just setting up the system before I can fly. It seems like FSX always reverts to something not quite the same as I left it, don't know if the fault is just of FSX or of the Logitech gear. The Logitech profiler does not seem to work with FSX, but apparently I need to have it open to set calibration and other characteristics. The .cfg files created by FSX are simply no good, they hold no information that I can see on the joystick axes and buttons, the only data I can see there seems to relate to scenery details and such (see attached file)

Any feedback on the subject is welcome and my question is: does FSUIP solve my problem and is it easy to use ?

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my question is: does FSUIP solve my problem and is it easy to use ?

It includes facilities to assign and calibrate controls separately for each aircraft, or, better, named "profiles", with those settings automatically reloading when you load the relevant aircraft. Profiles are flexible in that once you've created one you can assign any suitable aircraft to it. So you only need as many profiles as you want different settings, not for every variation of every aircraft.

This applies not only to control settings, but also buttons and keypresses, as needed.

As to whether it is "easy to use", that's really not for me to say. I think it is, but then I wrote it. I did intend it to be easy, but opinions will vary through the user community. I suggest you install it anyway, which will also install the documentation which you can then peruse to see what you think. Bear in mind also that you can always ask questions here.

Regards

Pete

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thanks Pete. Just one more question: I have a Logitech G940 kit. The Throttle has a 3-position switch that allows it to assign 3 different values to the same keys and the Joystick has a Shift function that also allows to assign different functions to the keys. I have the impression FSX does not support the 3-position switch. Any feedbacks about this?

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Peter

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I have a Logitech G940 kit. The Throttle has a 3-position switch that allows it to assign 3 different values to the same keys and the Joystick has a Shift function that also allows to assign different functions to the keys. I have the impression FSX does not support the 3-position switch.

If the switch is local in effect to the device then no software in the PC will be able to deal with it. If, however, it is seen by the Logitech driver than maybe it can be handled by other programs too. But if, without the Logitech driver, it doesn't look like a normal joystick switch (i.e. is not seen in FSX), then it would need special programming if you wanted to dispense with the driver. The HID programming facilities in the Lua package part of FSUIPC (and WideClient) could no doubt handle it, but it is a programming job then, albeit not that complex, not a simple assignment.

Pete

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