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buzzsaw1939
04-15-2007, 06:45 PM
I finaly installed 46, but I'm haveing probs, I haven't programed my cougar controls yet, as every thing seemed to work ok on PF 3.00, but the controls are responding too slow in 46 (elevator and ailerons mostly) I went out side the ac to look at them, and they realy are moveing too slow, I compared the config files between the two games, and the axis numbers are the same, so now I'm trying to calibrate the cougar, I've read through the manual till my eyes are crossed, I'm finding lots of referances to microstix and antenna stuff, aparently you can't calibrate unless you know what they are and where they are, I guess your just supposed to know that stuff. Help!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Chivas
04-15-2007, 08:50 PM
First go to your Cougar Control Panel then click on Viewer at the bottom. There you will be able to move your rotaries and see if they act normally. If not Manually recalibrate the Hotas.

buzzsaw1939
04-15-2007, 09:12 PM
Thanks for the quick reply...My problem is when I try to calibrate, it wants me to move the microstick axis's, I can't because, I can find no informatuin on what it is, or where it is, just a lot of technical info about it haveing something to do with the mouse, it appears to be a well done manual, except they didn't figure on an old noob like me getting into this stuff, I guess!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Chivas
04-16-2007, 12:30 AM
The Microstick(button 19 in the Viewer window) is on the throttle positioned at your left thumb and it moves like a small joystick. It can be programed as a mouse. Just move up down left right when asked. You don't have to be too accurate in your movement just four different directions.


Did your rotaries move correctly in the Viewer?

buzzsaw1939
04-16-2007, 02:49 PM
Thanks Chivas... that helped, but I've tried calibrateing 3 times now, and I keep getting an error message when I click apply, I'm suspecting that ant. pot thingy, I have to pull it out to feel the center ident, and when I'm calibrateing, the numbers go crazy, I rememmber reading some where in a thread that a lot of them are defective, but I don't even know what its for.

buzzsaw1939
04-16-2007, 02:54 PM
OH! ..I forgot, in the viewer that ant thing dosen't seem to work!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Chivas
04-16-2007, 05:31 PM
If you have Foxy...a program that comes with the Cougar or can be downloaded at the Cougar site...you can program the (Antenna)rotary to do anything you want. If the Antenna is defective you can replace it with parts available at Thrustmaster...it may even be on warranty.

~Salute~
Chivas

buzzsaw1939
04-17-2007, 01:25 PM
OK.... let me see if I'm understanding this, the ant pot on the throttle is defective, although I'm not useing it for anything, I can't calibrate my controls without it working, and I'm still trying to figure out what that has to do with slugish control response in 46, where they worked fine in PF v3.00, the config files seem to be the same in both games,all I want to do is increase the response rate in 46. I'm studying the manual, and slowly figureing this stuff out, but I didn't realize you had to be a programer, or I never would have invested in the cougar, and yes I've been to the cougar sites, they are all talking way over my head. I'm hopeing someone can help an old noob with a simple fix. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Chivas
04-17-2007, 02:52 PM
OK...first off check that X and Y axis of your joystick in the Viewer of the Cougar Control Panel has full deflection. If you have full deflection the joystick itself is OK.

Then go into Hotas Control Section of the Game and make sure you've assign the X and Y axis to your Cougar, and you can also see which ID# has been assigned.

In most cases the Cougar is assigned the first ID#, when you have more that one controller, so you will be able to use the ingame joystick settings. If its not the first ID# you will have to go the Config.ini to change input levels.

Go the Hardware Setup and then Input and you will be able to adjust the Pitch/Roll (x/y) axis. For faster input assign it to 100's across the board, this will be faster but can induce some unwanted wobble. I like to use 29 31 35 40 46 51 59 66 80 100 for both the X and Y axis. Play with the settings until you find something that suits you.

Hope that answers some of your questions.

~Salute~

buzzsaw1939
04-17-2007, 03:26 PM
Thanks Chivas...now (that) I understand, I'm going to try your settings, and see what happens, I'm not sure about the formula for spaceing, but at least I've got something to work with! I assume I can default if I get in over my head. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif