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LEBillfish
07-21-2007, 11:20 AM
Hi All;

Tried posting this on M4T yet head is a bit too fuzzy to deal with it, so here goes in the zoo...

Profile Clear (http://www.geocities.com/pfv78thsentai/downloads/profileclear.zip) is a simple and very basic .exe that was at one time supplied by Logitech as a means of dealing with persistant joystick troubles. All joysticks after a while seem to lose their calibration, centering and so on, and the problem often just gets worse and worse as time goes on......

What the utility does, is actually go into the registry and finds "profiles" for "some" HIDS (human interface devices, that remain there even if you delete the hardware....and quite simply deletes them.

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Now this is a VERY raw utility. Meaning, if you have Hota's, pedals and so on, it may very well WIPE OUT their profiles as well, so use at your own risk.
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SImply place the file anywhere you want (better still make yourself once placed on a drive a shortcut somewhere), and click on it letting it run. You may need to run it a few times to find them all, eventually, your registry will remain at the level you currently use.

That done I suggest the following order to resolve a very fussy stick.

1. Disconnect the stick and/or delete it from Start/Settings/Control Panel/Game Controllers.
2. Run Profile Clear.
3. Set the stick somewhere "perfectly level" (this is very important, and should be that way everytime you start up your pc).
4. Reconnect the stick, and reinstall if needed.
5. Simply "check" to make sure it is all centered in Start/Settings/Control Panel/Game Controllers/Properties......If not calibrate.

That is a one time thing to do...After that, simply insure the stick is always setting level when you start the pc, and if it starts getting fussy again simply unplug it, run profile clear, then plug it back in.

Setting Level is very important...Over time, a sticks springs weaken, and even the weight of the grip can shift the stick from center if on even the slightest incline (setting on its own wire say)......What happens is (don't ask me why)....The stick seems to assume that position is then center, hence the loss of calibration and throw.

Utilizing this utility, yet most importantly KEEPING THE STICK LEVEL AT PC START will make it so that old favorite gets a lot more use out of it before you assume it is junk......BTW, this is a primary reason most think their Logitech and old Sidewinder sticks are no longer any good.

K2

LEBillfish
07-21-2007, 11:20 AM
Hi All;

Tried posting this on M4T yet head is a bit too fuzzy to deal with it, so here goes in the zoo...

Profile Clear (http://www.geocities.com/pfv78thsentai/downloads/profileclear.zip) is a simple and very basic .exe that was at one time supplied by Logitech as a means of dealing with persistant joystick troubles. All joysticks after a while seem to lose their calibration, centering and so on, and the problem often just gets worse and worse as time goes on......

What the utility does, is actually go into the registry and finds "profiles" for "some" HIDS (human interface devices, that remain there even if you delete the hardware....and quite simply deletes them.

<span class="ev_code_RED">******WARNING******</span>
Now this is a VERY raw utility. Meaning, if you have Hota's, pedals and so on, it may very well WIPE OUT their profiles as well, so use at your own risk.
<span class="ev_code_RED">******WARNING******</span>

SImply place the file anywhere you want (better still make yourself once placed on a drive a shortcut somewhere), and click on it letting it run. You may need to run it a few times to find them all, eventually, your registry will remain at the level you currently use.

That done I suggest the following order to resolve a very fussy stick.

1. Disconnect the stick and/or delete it from Start/Settings/Control Panel/Game Controllers.
2. Run Profile Clear.
3. Set the stick somewhere "perfectly level" (this is very important, and should be that way everytime you start up your pc).
4. Reconnect the stick, and reinstall if needed.
5. Simply "check" to make sure it is all centered in Start/Settings/Control Panel/Game Controllers/Properties......If not calibrate.

That is a one time thing to do...After that, simply insure the stick is always setting level when you start the pc, and if it starts getting fussy again simply unplug it, run profile clear, then plug it back in.

Setting Level is very important...Over time, a sticks springs weaken, and even the weight of the grip can shift the stick from center if on even the slightest incline (setting on its own wire say)......What happens is (don't ask me why)....The stick seems to assume that position is then center, hence the loss of calibration and throw.

Utilizing this utility, yet most importantly KEEPING THE STICK LEVEL AT PC START will make it so that old favorite gets a lot more use out of it before you assume it is junk......BTW, this is a primary reason most think their Logitech and old Sidewinder sticks are no longer any good.

K2

LEBillfish
07-22-2007, 08:58 AM
bump to make the circut one more time then letting it go...

FoolTrottel
07-22-2007, 04:01 PM
TY, got it.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gifMight come in handy for my Guillemot stick, and for my homebuilt-control-box-rudder-pedals combo... (out of two joysticks and a gamepad) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif