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I am running FSX on a Windows 8.1 64 with the latest updates along with Saitek X52 throttles and stick with the latest driver update from Saitek. I began experiencing controller dropout while running FSX in windowed mode and switching between FSX and EZDOK. I went through researching a solution and found out about turning off USB selective in power options as well as power management of each USB port in device manager. I also unchecked pausing the sim in the general options of FSX. However, the problem persists.

 

I installed FSUIPC4 and registered because I read so many good things about it keeping the controllers connected. However, FSUIPC4 didn't recognize my controller in the Buttons tab. I am confused because when I start FSX, without switching windows, the controllers are recognized. Then I deselect the controller from FSX options, go to add-on to start FSUIPC to program my controller in the Buttons tab but FSUIPC doesn't respond to any button input. Then I go back to FSX options and can re-enable the controllers and use them until I switch windows then I lose them.

 

So, what am I doing wrong so that FSUIPC4 doesn't respond to my controller?

 

Thanks

 

 

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I installed FSUIPC4 and registered because I read so many good things about it keeping the controllers connected

 

But I've read just as many reports that say it doesn't help. I really don't see any reason why it may help as it uses pretty much the same Windows options as FSX.

 

So, what am I doing wrong so that FSUIPC4 doesn't respond to my controller?

 

Sorry, I really don't know. It just uses the standard DirecInput interface to Windows, and there's really never been problems with Win7 or XP.  There seems to be many problems with Win 8 and Saitek devices especially. Have you tried using their software? 

 

Perhaps there'll be more help on the Saitek Forum?

 

Personally I'm steering well clear of Windows 8 (and Saitek, for that matter).

 

Pete

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Saitek software is MAD CATZ which works well. When the joystick is not working in FSX and I switch to Saitek control panel, the joystick/throttles work there. I don't think it is a Windows issue but an FSX issue. I read in Avsim forum that somebody wrote an applet code in Directinput to compensate for the dropout but I don't know how to do that. 

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Saitek software is MAD CATZ which works well. When the joystick is not working in FSX and I switch to Saitek control panel, the joystick/throttles work there. I don't think it is a Windows issue but an FSX issue.

 

Maybe, but it doesn't happen in Win7 and didn't in WinXP either. Microsoft is supposed to maintain DirectInput compatibility so there's somethng messed up in Win8.

 

Pete

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