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I upgraded to P3Dv5.1 & FSUIPC6 after uninstalling all previous P3Dv4 versions & addons. After clean install I tried to assign controls in FSUIPC, but my throttle device number was different than P3D and would not accept commands (device 1 in P3D & device 3 in FSUIPC). I noticed the same behavior in the Maddogx Load Manager (LM) with it's custom control options. In the LM if I manually changed the device number to match P3D it would work in the sim, however I can't see where I can do that in FSUIPC6. I've tried unplugging all controllers, restarting, and removing in the device manager. I noticed the device numbers in the registry matched the INI file so I manually changed the device numbers in the registry to match P3D: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\DirectInput. I tried removing the joynames from the INI file and even changing those numbers. No matter what I do the FSUIPC INI & LOG files always assign the wrong numbers. I tried autoassign letters, but it assigned "D" to the throttle, which would correspond to 3 and it didn't work. 

 

Where is FSUIPC getting the device number from in the registry? Is there a way to force FSUIPC to use a specific device number?

 

Just prior to upgrading I had one of my TM MFDs go bad. Not sure if this is contributing to the issue. To be sure I unplugged and removed both MFD from device manager and deleted the associated registry entries in directinput & OEM. 

 

[JoyNames]
AutoAssignLetters=No
0=Joystick - HOTAS Warthog
0.GUID={01BF0F90-487A-11EA-8001-444553540000}
2=TPR T.Pendular Rudder
2.GUID={1E9270D0-4901-11EA-8001-444553540000}
3=Throttle - HOTAS Warthog
3.GUID={01C88570-487A-11EA-800B-444553540000}

 

      156 Product= Joystick - HOTAS Warthog
      156    Manufacturer= Thustmaster
      156    Vendor=044F, Product=0402 (Version 1.0)
      171    GUIDs returned for product: VID_044F&PID_0402:
      171       GUID= {01BF0F90-487A-11EA-8001-444553540000}
      171       Details: Btns=19, POVs=(0, 0, 0, 0), Cal=x00000000, Max=R0,U0,V0,X65535,Y65535,Z0
      171 Product= Throttle - HOTAS Warthog
      171    Manufacturer= Thrustmaster
      171    Vendor=044F, Product=0404 (Version 1.0)
      171    GUIDs returned for product: VID_044F&PID_0404:
      171       GUID= {01C88570-487A-11EA-800B-444553540000}
      171       Details: Btns=32, POVs=(0, 0, 0, 0), Cal=x00000000, Max=R16383,U1023,V0,X1023,Y1023,Z16383
      171 Product= T-Pendular-Rudder
      171    Manufacturer= Thrustmaster
      171    Vendor=044F, Product=B68F (Version 1.16)
      171    GUIDs returned for product: VID_044F&PID_B68F:
      171       GUID= {1E9270D0-4901-11EA-8001-444553540000}
      171       Details: Btns=0, POVs=(0, 0, 0, 0), Cal=x00000000, Max=R0,U0,V0,X65535,Y65535,Z65535
      171 -------------------------------------------------------------------
      171 Device acquired for use:
      171    Joystick ID = 0 (Registry okay)
      171    0=Joystick - HOTAS Warthog
      171    0.GUID={01BF0F90-487A-11EA-8001-444553540000}
      171 Device acquired for use:
      171    Joystick ID = 3 (Registry okay)
      171    3=Throttle - HOTAS Warthog
      171    3.GUID={01C88570-487A-11EA-800B-444553540000}
      171 Device acquired for use:
      171    Joystick ID = 2 (Registry okay)
      171    2=TPR T.Pendular Rudder
      171    2.GUID={1E9270D0-4901-11EA-8001-444553540000}

 

 

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You should really be using the JoyLetters facility, as this was designed to prevent problems arising from when your joystick IDs change.
Please activate this facility by setting AutoAssignLetters=Yes  in your FSUIPC6.ini [JoyNames] section, start P3D, load an aircraft and then close, and show me both you FSUIPC6.ini and FSUIPC6.log files please. Attach them, do not post extracts - I need to see the full files.

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I tried again after turning letters back on. It is now showing "C" instead of "D" and it appears to be working now. I'll try a few more things to make sure it's good. I don't think I tried letters again after I removed devices, etc.  

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