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Where did my joystick go??

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skypilot2 First Officer

I was gonna go for a cruise in a chopper this morning only to find that FSX is not picking up my joystick. It was there yesterday. When I look under settings, controller type, all thats there is the yoke and pedals. The joystick had always been there in the past. I did unplug and replug and did a reboot. No luck. Flying a helicopter with a yoke just doesn't do it for me. LOL What do you suppose happened?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I'm sure MS has something about that, I would just load the software again or go into the configuration panel of both the stick and the sim.

Radar

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try going into the game controllers properties by going to the control panel then finding the icon. If the joystick is there go into flight sim x and during flight press ctrl+k to activate the controller. if it still doesnt work my guess is that its a problem with the software. try re-installing the joystick software

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skypilot2 First Officer

Help wrote:

try going into the game controllers properties by going to the control panel then finding the icon. If the joystick is there go into flight sim x and during flight press ctrl+k to activate the controller. if it still doesnt work my guess is that its a problem with the software. try re-installing the joystick software

I reinstalled the joystick. Problem is still there. The icon is in the tray and it also shows up in the add and remove files. When I check the control panel as you have described, it only shows the pedals and yoke as being installed?
Wierd deal is it was working just fine a couple days ago..

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RadarMan Chief Captain

skypilot2 wrote:

Help wrote:

try going into the game controllers properties by going to the control panel then finding the icon. If the joystick is there go into flight sim x and during flight press ctrl+k to activate the controller. if it still doesnt work my guess is that its a problem with the software. try re-installing the joystick software

I reinstalled the joystick. Problem is still there. The icon is in the tray and it also shows up in the add and remove files. When I check the control panel as you have described, it only shows the pedals and yoke as being installed?
Wierd deal is it was working just fine a couple days ago..

The yolk and pedals are CH is the joystick CH also, if not not should have it's own panel.
Is it a direct USB connection or are you using an adapter.

Radar

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skypilot2 First Officer

It is a direct usb connection with a microsoft sidewinder joystick. And yes the pedals and yoke are CH

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RadarMan Chief Captain

skypilot2 wrote:

It is a direct usb connection with a microsoft sidewinder joystick. And yes the pedals and yoke are CH

Load the sidewainder profile software so yopu can confiure it in that.
I use a sidewinder also.
See if this is for yours.
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/17246

Radar

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skypilot2 First Officer

Mine is the precision 2 4.0 version. I have lreloaded the software twice now. Actually when I get to the calibration page in the joystick software itself, the CH stuff is there too. ????????????

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