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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 08:54 PM
Hey Guys, My X45 Stick and Throttle will be here tomorow. Was just wondering if I can just plug it in, go into FB, controls, HOTAS, move the throttle, then click my buttons and rock n roll. Or am I dreaming? Do I need to DL the latest softwear and do lots of crying, kickin, and screaming, befor im back in the cockpit hammering away at the ever presisstant "axis of evil?".

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 08:54 PM
Hey Guys, My X45 Stick and Throttle will be here tomorow. Was just wondering if I can just plug it in, go into FB, controls, HOTAS, move the throttle, then click my buttons and rock n roll. Or am I dreaming? Do I need to DL the latest softwear and do lots of crying, kickin, and screaming, befor im back in the cockpit hammering away at the ever presisstant "axis of evil?".

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 10:30 PM
You should get the latest software and drivers. W/ the programing software you can assign multiple functions to each button, emulate the mouse, and program advanced commands and Macros.

To get you started, DL my "blank" profile. All the commands are programed in but none are assigned so you can set up you stick however you like.

Or if you prefer, you can DL my personal profile w/ everything the way I like it. This profile can give you some idea how the software works.

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 10:41 PM
Toopacked wrote:
- Hey Guys, My X45 Stick and Throttle will be here
- tomorow. Was just wondering if I can just plug it
- in, go into FB, controls, HOTAS, move the throttle,
- then click my buttons and rock n roll. Or am I
- dreaming? Do I need to DL the latest softwear and do
- lots of crying, kickin, and screaming, befor im
- back in the cockpit hammering away at the ever
- presisstant "axis of evil?".
-
-
-
-
-

You may be dreaming...

You can set the buttons directly in FB, you'll see something like JoyButton13. The Rotaries can be set for trim or prop pitch under HOTAS. Not sure about all the hat switches. You are limiting yourself by not programming the X45. It takes a little getting use to the profile editor, but is well the effort. Note: READ THE MANUAL COMPLETELY AND CARFULLY.

I highly recomment you visit the The Official Saitek forum at www.saitekforum.com (http://www.saitekforum.com). go to Joysticks then X45. The people in the forum are very helpfully, especially Richard from UK Tech Support. But, RT*M, some people get a little testy if ask a question that is answered by reading the manual./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I got my X45 about two weeks ago and installed it without problems. I DL the lastest drivers and software and installed them over the original install..without problems. My OS is XP Home. But, some people recommend that you NOT install from the CD, but DL the latest drivers and software then install. Some people have had problems with their USB connections.

I'm enjoying mine, makes it easier to hit what your aiming at.

Good luck and happy hunting.

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adlabs6
10-16-2003, 11:16 PM
It should be quite easy to get set up. I have no idea whether the newest Saitek drivers come in the box, but you can download them at the saitek website, and they have been trouble free for me.

Also, I have my Saitek profile for FB avaliable at my webpage, the link is in my sig. There are several profiles there, be sure to get the ones for the Saitek program.

Enjoy your X-45!

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XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 12:33 AM
I second the advice to download latest drivers off the web rathee than using the CD. That way you know you'll be OK.

Don't feel you have to get sucked into profiling if you don't want to. It's actually pretty easy, but I don't find I need it. I would rather not have the X45 profiler running as a backround process, and just set the axes and buttons using the FB control setup. I've still got buttons going spare.