View Full Version : Help! x52 Setup

03-16-2011, 11:28 AM
Hi there,
I'm relatively new to the combat sim scene, and very new to IL:2.

I just purchased a Saitek x52 HOTAS and I need help with a beginner configuration.

I have searched the forums for help on this and due to inconclusive results I decided to post here.

I did see "The Nuggets Guide to Getting Off the Ground" thread and it talks a little about stick setup, but those example setups aren't working well for me.

So basically I am asking for help with setting up my stick, and possible common keybinds for the stick itself.

03-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Use 100% sliders on the il2 setup. It will seem to responsive at the beginning but after that you will find yourself at home.
I program it entirely with it's software. The keymapping is a matter of fighting style and can be different if you have track ir or pedals. In the first case you don't need to map the inenr views.
Also is different if you fly closed cockpit or not.

03-16-2011, 04:38 PM
Don't bother with the Saitek software, it seems to cause problems. IL2 sees the stick just fine.

03-16-2011, 04:53 PM
You will need the Saitek magic mouse software to allow full use of all the buttons and sliders etc...