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I have FSX Gold.

Win 7 64.

 

Saitek Yoke, throttle, & pedals all using FSX and Saitek SST software at present.

 

Just bought a Saitek X52 Pro.  Would like to use it for stick planes in FSX.

 

1. Do I need to uninstall the Saitek SST software for the yoke?  The Saitek SST software is not installed for the X52.  (Causes conflicts, hence possibly using FSUIPC).

 

2. Do I need to install just the Saitek drivers for these devices, when I plugged in the X52 Windows installed a driver for it so I imagine I need that correct?

 

3. I have the free version of FSUIPC, version 4.939u 24 June 2015 installed by Jetline, the people that built my PC.

 

4. Can I have all these devices plugged in at the same time?

 

5. I have seen many YouTube videos on setting up FSUIPC and they all say to uncheck "Enable Controller" in FSX, that's fine but will there still be some commands in the controller settings portion of FSX I can still use despite it being disabled?

 

6. I see when I bring up the FSUIPC module in FSX that in order to install the payware version I have to re-run it outside of FSX.  Where is this program, in what directory as I did not install it.  Will this install the latest version or will it license the version I currently have?

 

I am going to read the user's manual in a little while but it looks like a learning curve which isn't a problem, it'll just take time.

 

Thanks for answering my questions, PLEASE go easy on me as I have never even attempted using FSUIPC.

 

 

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1. Do I need to uninstall the Saitek SST software for the yoke?  The Saitek SST software is not installed for the X52.  (Causes conflicts, hence possibly using FSUIPC).

 

2. Do I need to install just the Saitek drivers for these devices, when I plugged in the X52 Windows installed a driver for it so I imagine I need that correct?

 

Maybe other Saitek users can help here, because I'm sorry but I don't know. I don't use Saitek.

 

3. I have the free version of FSUIPC, version 4.939u 24 June 2015 installed by Jetline, the people that built my PC.

 

Without paid registration there are no joystick assignment facilities available. The "free" installation is only an interface program for other programs. I assume they installed it because something else they installed uses it? 

 

Version 4.939u is many versions old. The earliest supported version at present is 4.947c. See the Download Links subforum.

 

4. Can I have all these devices plugged in at the same time?

 

If you don't pay for FSUIPC, I would say no, as FS would receive conflicts. With a registered FSUIPC you can assign different devices for different aircraft types, using Profiles.

 

5. I have seen many YouTube videos on setting up FSUIPC and they all say to uncheck "Enable Controller" in FSX, that's fine but will there still be some commands in the controller settings portion of FSX I can still use despite it being disabled?

 

No. If you disable controllers in FS then controllers are disabled in FS. Why would there be bits of controllers still usable there?

 

 

6. I see when I bring up the FSUIPC module in FSX that in order to install the payware version I have to re-run it outside of FSX.  Where is this program, in what directory as I did not install it.  Will this install the latest version or will it license the version I currently have?

 

When you download the currrent version of FSUIPC the ZIP contains the Installer. You run the installer to install AND register. Of course, there are instructions in the ZIP.

 

Pete

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Hello Pete, Jetline installed the free version because FSX or something else neded it.

I fully intend on buying the paid version as this will solve all my problems.

Can't I still use some of the button assignments in FSX settings when controller disabled is checked?

When I download and install the new one do I just install it over the older one or do I uninstall the older one first?

Thanks.

Paul

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Can't I still use some of the button assignments in FSX settings when controller disabled is checked?

 

No, when you disable controllers the controllers are disabled!  Assign buttons in FSUIPC.

 

You can still use FSUIPC with everythnig assigned in FS, but FS offers only a subset and doesn't provide facilities for different assignments for different aircraft.

 

When I download and install the new one do I just install it over the older one or do I uninstall the older one first?

 

 

Just install. There's never any need to uninstall, and in fact there's no option to.

 

Pete

 

 

Pete

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Pete, one more question.  How do I buy it?  I see it for sale on SimFlight's site but is that the latest version?

 

You don't buy a specific version. The SimMarket site sells just the Registration code. You must make sure only that it is for FSUIPC4, for FSX and P3D, not FSUIPC3 which is for FS2004 and earlier.

 

The registration code covers all versions from the original 4.00 back in 2006, until whenever the last version 4 will be. You are not only entitled to keep it up to date, you are expected to -- especially if you want support, because I can only support the current version.

 

So you can download and install from here (Download Links subforum), or using the link on the SimMarket site, and it will be the current version either way.

 

Pete

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