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LUFT11_Hoflich
03-01-2006, 03:16 PM
Hello Guys...

Is there a way to test this stick without a PC?
I'm about to buy one but the seller doesn't have a PC to test it.

Is the stick "soft" when unpowered? I mean if you plug it to the power outlet does it "come alvie" ?

Just want to know my chances as the stick he sells states AS IS.

Thanks a lot.
H¶f...

BTW.. I disassembled my old MS SW Presicion Pro, and now I can't put back the Throttle plastic part, I thought its controls were regular analog variable resistors, and when I opened it to my suprise all the contros of the stik are optical. Now I have no stick. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Lucius_Esox
03-01-2006, 03:27 PM
Yes the stick is "soft" until plugged in and installed. Bear in mind that the FF1's were gameport as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

How much you paying for it? If been used a fair bit there is a good chance the switches might be starting to go as well, incuding the hat switch.

Anything sold "as" especially a stick could be viewed with some scepticism imho,,, sorry.

LUFT11_Hoflich
03-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by Lucius_Esox:
Yes the stick is "soft" until plugged in and installed. Bear in mind that the FF1's were gameport as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

How much you paying for it? If been used a fair bit there is a good chance the switches might be starting to go as well, incuding the hat switch.

Anything sold "as" especially a stick could be viewed with some scepticism imho,,, sorry.

I'm paying around 25 bucks for it.

It plugged to the power, the stick gets hard?

Also if someone knows how to put the Throttle thing back inside the SW PP. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Thanks. It's an ebay auction btw.
H¶f... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

tigertalon
03-01-2006, 03:46 PM
I have FF1, bought it back in 98, still ticks as new. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Yes, if you unplug the cable (bear in mind it is not USB stick, it's gameport), the stick becomes soft. Hardness can be adjusted in preferences. However, I had great trouble finding WinXP drivers. WinXP recognises it and you are able to use it, but you can not fuly utilise it's capabilities. For example: it has shift button to assign every other button a secondary function (so instead 8 buttons you have 16). WinXP just adds another function to this shift, so instead 16 you now have 9 buttons...

LUFT11_Hoflich
03-01-2006, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by tigertalon:
I have FF1, bought it back in 98, still ticks as new. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Yes, if you unplug the cable (bear in mind it is not USB stick, it's gameport), the stick becomes soft. Hardness can be adjusted in preferences. However, I had great trouble finding WinXP drivers. WinXP recognises it and you are able to use it, but you can not fuly utilise it's capabilities. For example: it has shift button to assign every other button a secondary function (so instead 8 buttons you have 16). WinXP just adds another function to this shift, so instead 16 you now have 9 buttons...

Yeah.. your talking about the power cable right? (bear in mind we don't have a compuer to test it.. so we only have the stick, the serial cord and power cord... So if he plugs the power the stick should be hard right?>

Also.. have you tested using a Gameport to USB adapter? I don;t know if they work with MS FFB1 sticks.

Thanks a lot.
H¶f...

Sokol__1
03-01-2006, 05:39 PM
BTW.. I disassembled my old MS SW Presicion Pro, and now I can't put back the Throttle plastic part, I thought its controls were regular analog variable resistors, and when I opened it to my suprise all the contros of the stik are optical. Now I have no stick.


Strange, i desassembled two of these for cleaning/lubrification and is very easy assembled again. He just requests fitting of the parts. Broke something?

Sokol1

LUFT11_Hoflich
03-01-2006, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Sokol__1:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">BTW.. I disassembled my old MS SW Presicion Pro, and now I can't put back the Throttle plastic part, I thought its controls were regular analog variable resistors, and when I opened it to my suprise all the contros of the stik are optical. Now I have no stick.


Strange, i desassembled two of these for cleaning/lubrification and is very easy assembled again. He just requests fitting of the parts. Broke something?

Sokol1 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No.. I didn't break anything.... I just can't put the throttle plastic thing with the optic sensor back together.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

How did you do it? any chance of posting a pic in how is it assembled?

Thanks..
H¶f..

tigertalon
03-01-2006, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by LUFT11_Hoflich:
Yeah.. your talking about the power cable right? (bear in mind we don't have a compuer to test it.. so we only have the stick, the serial cord and power cord... So if he plugs the power the stick should be hard right?>

Also.. have you tested using a Gameport to USB adapter? I don;t know if they work with MS FFB1 sticks.

Thanks a lot.
H¶f...

Yes, I am talking bout power cable... Note that stick has optical sensor in front, and will only activate FF if you hold the stick. So, if you have stick pluged in, and just touch it with fingertip at the top, it may still be soft.

In general my experiences with this stick are great. The only flaw being lack of WinXP drivers...

Kajun442
03-01-2006, 08:12 PM
The Saitek Cyborg Evo FFB is $59.95 at Amazon with free shipping in the US. If it's in your budget buy a new stick. You won't regret it.

Kajun442