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LeChuck59
06-12-2004, 11:46 PM
I convinced a friend of mine to get IL2 FB Gold and he'd like to use his old, but sturdy Thrustmaster F-22 Pro joystick. His and my question to you is, is there a program available somewhere to help him set up his F-22 within WinXP so that IL2 will recognize it?
The F-22 was designed to be programmed from within DOS and although there is a chip that can be bought separately and added to the stick to achieve Windows compatability, we were hoping the old timers here on the board might now of an easier fix.

Thanks.

LeChuck59
06-12-2004, 11:46 PM
I convinced a friend of mine to get IL2 FB Gold and he'd like to use his old, but sturdy Thrustmaster F-22 Pro joystick. His and my question to you is, is there a program available somewhere to help him set up his F-22 within WinXP so that IL2 will recognize it?
The F-22 was designed to be programmed from within DOS and although there is a chip that can be bought separately and added to the stick to achieve Windows compatability, we were hoping the old timers here on the board might now of an easier fix.

Thanks.

arcadeace
06-13-2004, 01:10 AM
I do not believe there is. Even the software for the chip is beta although it should work.

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Spectre-63
06-13-2004, 04:02 AM
There's a couple of things he can do:

1.) build a boot disk and put the f22load software on it.

2.) purchase the Stickworks digital upgrade chips for it. (http://www.fscentral.com/thrusf22digu.html)

I ran into the same problem with my old FLCS/TQS set before I bought my Cougar. The root cause of the problem is that XP (along with Win2K) see the gameport on a different I/O address. As a result, the TM software is unable to program the EEPROM on the stick. The Stickworks upgrade chips are a guaranteed solution. I know a lot of people who've used them and they work like a charm.

Lemme know if you have any more questions, I'm more than happy to try and help.

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LeChuck59
06-13-2004, 10:17 AM
Thanks arcadeace and Spectre.

My friend isn't a die hard sim fan (yet) and so I don't think he's going to go to the trouble making this old stick work which is too bad because it's a fine piece of hardware. I see an X45 in his future.

Slammin_
06-13-2004, 11:38 AM
The F-22 with Bob Church's chips is infinitely better than the X45. Coupled with Foxy for programming, you have the next best thing to a Cougar IMHO. You also get to remove that keyboard cable from the stick as an added bonus!