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Hi Pete,

 

Setting up FSX for the first time in over a year.

 

I seem to remember a comment you made about disconnecting/reconnecting controllers settings being forgotten by FSX. (I could be wrong)

 

I currently have several controllers - Connected Warthog and Peddals (Thrustmaster MFDs too if that matters) - But use these only for DCS -will diconnect before running FSX.

 

However I also have the full lot of Saitek - Yoke, 2 throttles, all panels ect. But only want to connect them when I fly FSX on weekends.

 

Once I go through the process of configuring the Saitek controllers in FSUIPC while connected, will they be forgotten the next time I run FSX if I have not left them connected?

 

Can I save (backup) a FSUIPC file or something to keep the settings?

 

Thanks!

 

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I seem to remember a comment you made about disconnecting/reconnecting controllers settings being forgotten by FSX. (I could be wrong)

 

Not so much forgotten, but mixed up.  Each time you reconnect USB devices they may get assigned a different number (FSUIPC uses Windows assigned IDs from 0 to 15).  If this happens your assignments to one device can be mistaken for those from another, resulting in chaos.

 

FSUIPC offers a way around this by letting it use letters instead of ID numbers. It then matches the letters to the ID numbers on each reload, using device names and things called GUIDs which should (?) be unique.

 

There's a chapter about this in the User Guide (look for Joy Letters). You can just change one line in the FSUIPC4.INI file to make it assign letters automatically, but then those will be letters of its choice (A, B, C ...). You might find it better if you choose them so you can have Y for Yoke, T for Throttle, P for Pedals and so on.

 

Can I save (backup) a FSUIPC file or something to keep the settings?

 

 

Good idea to keep a safety copy of the FSUIPC4.INI file in any case, as well as your registration (FSUIPC4.KEY file) and any other extras you have in the FSX Modules folders such as Lua plug-ins (*.Lua) and macros (*.mcro). But this is a normal backup safety measure, not to protect you against ID changes.

 

You need a buy me a beer donation button  :)

 

LOL! My wife says I drink too much of the stuff in any case! ;-)

 

 

Pete

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