I have been a flight simmer for 25 years and consider myself to be a competent virtual pilot. I purchased MSFS 2020 directly from the Microsoft Store. I have Honeycomb Alpha and Bravo peripherals. They work perfectly well with X-Plane 11 & 12. However, despite attempts and viewing multiple video tutorials from reputable vloggers, I have not been able to get the flight controls and yoke bindings configured with the MSFS Controls. This appears to be a common problem with simmers. Is there a fix for this?
Your situation brings me back to the early days of flight simming where it sometimes felt like the tech itself was an integral part of the challenge. First and foremost, I empathize with the frustration of having hardware that functions flawlessly with one sim platform but presents challenges with another. Let's get into the nitty-gritty of this.
1. Recognized Device Check
First off, make sure that Windows itself recognizes your Honeycomb peripherals. While this may sound like a rudimentary step, it's essential to ensure that your devices are recognized and working at the OS level.
2. Update Device Drivers
3. MSFS Specific Settings
Within MSFS 2020:
4. Third-Party Tools & Profiles
There are a few community-driven tools and profiles that can assist with binding configurations.
5. Seeking Further Support
If the issue persists:
From my knowledge, while MSFS 2020 is a remarkable simulator with its visually stunning graphics and intricate flight mechanics, it can sometimes have quirks with certain peripherals, especially if they're not part of the initial device compatibility list. But with patience and a bit of technical troubleshooting, most challenges can be overcome.
I hope this helps, and wish you clear skies in your virtual endeavors.
Ian, Thanks for your extensive answer. I've checked with Windows and all devices are recognized. The latest drivers from Honeycomb have been downloaded and installed. I've gone through all rerlevant bindings in MSFS Cointrol Panel but the sliders still do not work. I have installed SPAD.neXt and am currently working through how to use it. I hope this will solve the problem. Thanks again.
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