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charlesbian

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#1 11 years ago

As you old flight sim veterans will know, joystick connections used to be dominated by the 15 pin (also known as the midi port). Alas the days of old are gone and its all usb now. I drudged up my old logitech wingman extreme digital i used during my x-wing versus tie-fighter days and wanted to use it with my new laptop. Of course my laptop only has USB connections, so i went and bought a 15pin to USB connector.

I plug the damn thing in, download the logitech game profiler for the wingman (apparantly thats what they call their driver, correct me if im wrong) but the profiler does not detect the joystick. I tried auto-recognize through windows control panel, still no luck. Can someone tell me if theres a way to hook my old friend up? or is this a lost cause.




stylie

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#2 11 years ago

Seems like your not so sure on the software. Id recheck that.




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#3 11 years ago

Try this out:

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/JOYSTICK-GAMEPAD-WHEELS-and-TABLETS/LOGITECH/Logitech-WingMan-Extreme-Digital-460.shtml

I think, if I recall correctly, that the "game profiler" (I use the XP driver for my Wingman Extreme 3D) is just a bundle of config and calibration tools; Logitech seems a bit confused about what does what.

You may also want to have a look at sysinternals.com, specifically tools like regmon and psinfo -- they will show you what's going on as you plug the thing in.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/systeminformationutilities.mspx

Lastly boot the box in safe mode with boot logging enabled (hold down F8 while booting) with the joystick plugged in and check out the error messages:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222




charlesbian

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#4 11 years ago

that is the software i downloaded before, it wont recognize the stick. ill try the other stuff u mentioned but it doesnt look good.




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#5 11 years ago

noooo!!! i just bought a convertor, and theres so many memories with this! i can still smell the sweat!!




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#6 11 years ago
charlesbian;3407056that is the software i downloaded before, it wont recognize the stick. ill try the other stuff u mentioned but it doesnt look good.

Baaah! Look on the bright side! Maybe a new saitek on your horizon! :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:




stylie

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#7 11 years ago
charlesbian;3407128noooo!!! i just bought a convertor, and theres so many memories with this! i can still smell the sweat!!

:lol: May i suggest a little reading? vp_graphic.gif LOL Im sure you can fix it!




Fuzzy Bunny

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#8 11 years ago

Maybe the converter's duff?

Also, is that the Wingman with the hat? I recall there being some weirdness with that hat and the 15-pin port, as I had a similar one way back when.

How about trying it with a friend's PC? I know this is frightfully obvious, but still..




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#9 11 years ago

Go for a new one, if you can find one in the stores to to Christmas shopping. I bought a Xtreme 3D Pro Sunday and it was the last one on the shelf at Bestbuy. FYI - I was off calibration and I'll be damned if there was a way through XP to do it. Going to Logitech's website, I got an utility that cleans out joystick info out of the Registry. Right on, right on, right on.... Sad part is because of the use of that utility, there was probably nothing wrong with my old js....

Gift for Matzchisel...




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#10 11 years ago

The Extreme 3D Pro is an awesome joystick. I have the wired one, as friends have reported that the wireless has some reaction time problems (plus I don't want to deal with batteries.)

Only problem is, it doesn't always have enough resistance, meaning flying can be a bit imprecise (i.e. strafing.) You have to learn to have a very steady hand. Aside from that, perfect button layout, etc.




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