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    Does the Saitek X52 work under Windows XP64?

    I'm sick of my Sidewinder FFB. Without the self-centering it's very difficult to recover from stalls since patch 4.01. I am thinking of buying the Saitek X52. If there's a better joystick out there, that works under Win XP64, please let me know.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Taylortony's Avatar Senior Member
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    try asking on the saitek site or in the community help/technical forum
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    Time for an upgrade me thinks...

    Just curious Ivan, what joystick do you use? And what joystick settings?
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    I use MS FF2 with X45. I can post joystick settings later when i get home. From X45 i only use throttle.

    Running XP64 as well. A bit of a hassle installing stuff...but runs pretty nice overall.
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    Ah you're still using a Sidewinder as well! I have the MS Sidewinder FFB Pro 2 too, but nearly gave up on it. I simply can't find a proper set of joystick settings for it, since patch 4.01. If you can help me, I would be VERY happy!
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    Here mate, this is what i use:

    [rts_joystick]
    X=0 1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100 0
    Y=0 1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100 0
    Z=0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
    RZ=0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0
    FF=0
    U=0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0
    V=0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0
    1X=0 39 52 60 66 71 77 82 88 94 100 0
    1Y=0 31 44 58 69 76 79 84 91 96 100 0
    1RZ=0 35 44 54 60 68 74 85 89 97 100 0
    1U=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1V=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1X1=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1Y1=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1RX1=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1RZ1=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1U1=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
    1V1=0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0
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    Thanks Ivan! I gave it a quick go and can now do a barell roll below 350 km/h in the Fw 190 A-9 (with MK 108 and 50% fuel). Before I always stalled for some off reason...
    Odd reason may be force feedback, actually (which is off now)...

    I also did a quick mission against two La-7s with height advantage and 25% fuel. Managed to shoot em both down. Now the ultimate test... online...
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    Glad it could help, let me know how it goes. Keep in mind that FFB2 is probably the best stick ever made and it`s a true shame that they are off production. Don`t get read of it too soon... buy X45 and use throttle from it It`s an awesome combo.
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