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    Until this afternoon, I had four controllers, of which I really only used three in PF:

    1. Saitek ST290 joystick
    2. CH yoke (not used)
    3. CH pedals
    4. Nostromo N52 keypad

    This afternoon, I added a Saitek X45. I installed the current drivers, and Windows XP recognizes it fine. I've also tested it in Flight Simulator X. The throttle at least works fine, which is what I bought it for. But I can't get PF to recognize it. In the HOTAS section, I click on the power axis, move the throttle up, and...nothing. I've tried rerunning setup, and also letting PF rebuild conf.ini from scratch. No joy. Any suggestions?
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    Until this afternoon, I had four controllers, of which I really only used three in PF:

    1. Saitek ST290 joystick
    2. CH yoke (not used)
    3. CH pedals
    4. Nostromo N52 keypad

    This afternoon, I added a Saitek X45. I installed the current drivers, and Windows XP recognizes it fine. I've also tested it in Flight Simulator X. The throttle at least works fine, which is what I bought it for. But I can't get PF to recognize it. In the HOTAS section, I click on the power axis, move the throttle up, and...nothing. I've tried rerunning setup, and also letting PF rebuild conf.ini from scratch. No joy. Any suggestions?
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    Take out the yoke.

    No 5th controller in IL-2, AFAIK.
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    horseback's Avatar Senior Member
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    I normally use CH Combatstick, CH Pro Throttle, CH Pro Pedals, CH Throttle Quadrant and a Saitek Game Commander to play Il-2...I combine the first three CH controllers into one controller using the CH Control Manager program.

    If you still want to use your CH Yoke, combine it with the Pro Pedals and you're back down to 4 controllers.

    cheers

    horseback
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    Thanks for the quick response, gentlemen.

    Combining the yoke and pedals seems like it would work. If possible, though, I'd prefer not to go that route, because it would mean reprogramming my other sims.

    Is there anything I can do in conf.ini that would make PF skip the yoke and recognize X45 as the fourth device?
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    Cajun76's Avatar Senior Member
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    Unplug the yoke temporarily, run PF and then plug it back in? Problem is, if it works, it might not work after reboot....
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dswo:
    Thanks for the quick response, gentlemen.

    Combining the yoke and pedals seems like it would work. If possible, though, I'd prefer not to go that route, because it would mean reprogramming my other sims.

    </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


    YOu can simply switch the ch control manager to direct mode when your are playing your other games, no need to reprogram or unplug anything.
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    Problem solved! Thank you again.
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    raaaid's Avatar Senior Member
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    sigh and me who flies with a mouse, keyboard and saitek evo only
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">sigh and me who flies with a mouse, keyboard and saitek evo only </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I bought the X45 on Ebay for US$20 with shipping. No real promises from the seller, except that Windows would recognize it, and I assumed that the joystick would be in bad shape. Which was right! But the throttle is smooth, and I really like the trim dials. I've got one of them for elevator trim, and the other I'm using for prop management.
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