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Daytraders
10-06-2004, 09:53 PM
hi, i just got a ff2 joystick and i use xp pro os, so my question is what do all you ff2 users use, the drivers built into xp or the version 4 software that comes on disc with ff2 as the 3.2 software on the official site is old and says only for win98 ? the reason i ask is am i missing out by only useing the built in xp drivers, also what's the best game commands to assign to buttons 1 to 8 and the hat switch, also i have a set of steering wheel pedals i use for rudder so any other good ideals what i can assign the stick twist to, any cfgs will be great also http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif thx

Daytraders
10-06-2004, 09:53 PM
hi, i just got a ff2 joystick and i use xp pro os, so my question is what do all you ff2 users use, the drivers built into xp or the version 4 software that comes on disc with ff2 as the 3.2 software on the official site is old and says only for win98 ? the reason i ask is am i missing out by only useing the built in xp drivers, also what's the best game commands to assign to buttons 1 to 8 and the hat switch, also i have a set of steering wheel pedals i use for rudder so any other good ideals what i can assign the stick twist to, any cfgs will be great also http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif thx

slickvic1963
10-06-2004, 10:54 PM
I use a FF2 and XP pro. I only use the FF drivers built into XP. Your not missing anything because FF implementation in IL-2 is very good. As far as assigning buttons, I set the left and right buttons on the joystick base to select left and right engine. Forward base button to "select all engines" (handy when flying multi-engine jets) and rear base button to "extend/retract airbrakes" The hatswitch is set to default direction view. Also I just use the stick twisting for rudder. Sorry, I have no pedals. My only complaint game-wise is that the FF force is annoying when taxiing on a grass runway. The FF transmits thumps which are supposed to represent the separations in a concrete runway. (imagine cracks in a sidewalk) I dont know what the actual concrete construction term is. Sorry.

Udidtoo
10-07-2004, 12:47 AM
Setting the twisty to rudder trim can give you that last little fine tuning you need on long range deflection shots.

As was said already, just use the XP drivers and your good to go.

B16Enk
10-07-2004, 03:18 AM
I beg to differ.

Use the V4.0 Sidewinder application, you can then map your buttons to key combinations at will.

Having said that it probably is only of value if you have a separate throttle (or an X45 as I do) with buttons.

There are a few of us here who use the MSFF2/X45/CH Rudders combo and find the Sidewinder software invaluable.

If you do decide to install it remember to unplug the stick first http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Phalcon51
10-07-2004, 03:23 AM
Where can the v4.0 software be downloaded from? I'd like to give it a try.

Spitf_ACE
10-07-2004, 04:42 AM
I have assigned button 8 to the shift key, and the others to Enter, Space, Backspace etc. So I can use them in combinations to get 14 functions out of the 8 buttons.

ie.
button 5 + button 8 = wide view
button 6 + button 8 = medium view
button 7 + button 8 = zoom view

I used the V4.0 Sidewinder application to set this up.

B16Enk
10-07-2004, 08:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Phalcon51:
Where can the v4.0 software be downloaded from? I'd like to give it a try. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sadly it is only available on CD, such is the Microsoft way....

ASM 1
10-07-2004, 10:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by B16Enk:
I beg to differ.

Use the V4.0 Sidewinder application, you can then map your buttons to key combinations at will.

Having said that it probably is only of value if you have a separate throttle (or an X45 as I do) with buttons.

There are a few of us here who use the MSFF2/X45/CH Rudders combo and find the Sidewinder software invaluable.

If you do decide to install it remember to unplug the stick first http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

couldnt agree more when my PC is unbuggeredhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (i.e. normally) I use the sidewinder version 4 software - I find it offers more precise feedback (dont ask me how... better drivers?) you can also adjust the tension in the stick which you cant do with standard XP..... There is also the not insignificant matter of Profiling- 20 odd functions on the stick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

'nuff said

Daytraders
10-07-2004, 11:25 AM
thx for all replys lads, so i take it you use the 4 buttons on stick for weapons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Udidtoo
10-07-2004, 12:58 PM
Daytraders, I suppose I should have clairified a bit. If you can find a CD and if you can install without problems then do so.

A great many threads have been posted here about trouble with the MSFFII and the drivers from the disc. It seems to be a rather hit and miss problem and for me on my other machine sadly it was a problem. By just useing the Xp drivers I got very smooth functioning and to be honest I haven't tried the disc with my new rig, just let XP recognize it.

With it sitting next to my X45 throttle and useing the X45 stick as a button bay I don't really have the need for further mapping.

Since you did ask for whats best mappings I'll tell you mine and no, that doesn't make them best just what I use. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

1.Mg's, 2.bombs/torpedo's, 3.Cannon, 4. Rockets, 5.supercharger next, 6.supercharger prev., 7.normal view, 8.gunsite view, Hatswitch pan, Twisty.Rudder trim, Throttle rocker....broken off during a 2:30 am disorientated trip to the bathroom along with the USB port it was plugged into http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

PF_Coastie
10-07-2004, 02:46 PM
You can try the settings I have on my site. 20+ functions possible. You must have the software installed though.

Try These Settings (http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/coastie0/Downloads.html)

Just go to the above page and look for the link.

I believe I may still have the software somewhere that I extracted from the disc minus all the bloatware that was on it. Let me look around for it.

MADMANofMOH
10-08-2004, 02:30 AM
Spitf Ace, **** fine idea man, have me thinking bout it now

PF_Coastie
10-08-2004, 04:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MADMANofMOH:
Spitf Ace, **** fine idea man, have me thinking bout it now <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Madman, Take a look at the profiles on my site. Assigning just a shift Key will allow at least 21 functions on your stick. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Beirut
10-08-2004, 04:53 AM
Great flightstick!

I'm just using the XP drivers and all seems fine compared to the ones that came with the stick originally.

7-8 padlock and front view
6-5 close up- normal view

ASM 1
10-08-2004, 10:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
Madman, Take a look at the profiles on my site. Assigning just a shift Key will allow at least 21 functions on your stick. You may be pleasantly surprised. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif Yeah should have mentioned that I got my profiles from Coastie's site (and modded them to my taste) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Daytraders
10-09-2004, 07:35 AM
thx PF_Coastie i take a look m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Daytraders
10-10-2004, 08:32 AM
nice helpful info on your website coastie thx m8

choxaway
10-10-2004, 05:15 PM
I recently installed the v.4 (from disc) drivers onto my XP machine and have encountered probs since. I debated uninstalling the software but wondered if, in so doing, I might accidentally uninstall the whole lot - those pre-loaded into XP included.
Prior to installing from the disc I couldn't locate any M/Soft controller files anywhere in the system, which is why I assumed I needed to install the v.4 ones, so are such files hidden from view?

WTE_Galway
10-11-2004, 01:36 AM
i just use the XP drivers they work fine

i use a FF2, track ir, ch-pro pedals

assignments are

joystick and main buttons .. default

twist .. unassigned

hat.. up-down FOV
left .. icons
remainder unassigned

base buttons .. flap up, flap down, gear, ignition (only really use these when doing touch and goes and circuits)

pedals .. rudder
right brake .. IL2 wheel brakes
left brake .. unassigned