Help with profiles & saitek evo stick for FH? -1 reply

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HonoredShadow

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#1 14 years ago

I have just bought a Saitek Evo stick. You can confiure it somehow with profiles/battlefield menu.

How?

Has anyone got a profile already made for BF1942/DC/GC/FH? I dont understand how to get the rudder and hat switch to work at all. Any help would be great!

Also... Does anyone know how to stop server messages covering the whole of the friggin screen when im playing? Any way of turning them off either perminent or temp?

I installed the latest driver from Saitek (not the one with the stick so its better), i installed the profiler software (from website) so that i can change the stick how i want.

Its reconginsed etc and fully installed and up to date. That is not the problem. The problem is i dont know HOW to get the rudder to work, throttle and hat switch.

If i use the BF controls option and push the throttle nothing happens as the throttle is analogue not digital.

Thanks for your help but i think the only people who are going to be able to help me is someone with this stick i fear.

Thanks all (desperate for your wisdom)!




sirpsychosexy

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#2 14 years ago

I have a saitek, non evo. Call me dumb, but did you try setting your throttle to increase/decrease speed in the BF controls screen? Bf doesn't just set these things automatically. Same for the rudder, and my throttle is also analog, and I don't have a single problem.




HonoredShadow

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#3 14 years ago

Strange.... i reset the computer again and it works! HUURAH! Right my next questions (thx all so far!):

1) how do i get the look left right etc working? what is it called? hat switch or something like that?

2) I find it toooooo sensitive to fly helis and a little to sensitive to fly planes. what should i do?

Whats happening is what i guess should happen but what i 'feel' is that by the time ive pushed over the stick its already to far gone that way so i counter steer and then i counter again and again and again... u get the picture. to sensitive.

thanks all




Frederf

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#4 14 years ago
HonoredShadow 1) How do I get the look left right etc working? What is it called? Hat switch or something like that? 2) I find it toooooo sensitive to fly helis and a little to sensitive to fly planes. What should I do? 3) Whats happening is what i guess should happen but what i 'feel' is that by the time ive pushed over the stick its already to far gone that way so i counter steer and then i counter again and again and again... u get the picture. to sensitive. thanks all

1) You cannot. There is no battlefield controls for looking around. It might be possible to use a small freeware program that controls your mouse with the hat switch (like NView) and then hold shift and use the hat switch to move around the mouse and thus your view. It also may be possible to make pressing any hat direction to also press shift automatically for you. I'd have to look into it. Myself, I bind up right left and down hat keys to the F9/F10/F11/F12 views which serve me well. 2) Make 2 different player profiles in BF and use one for DC/EoD and the other for FH. You can then set one to sensitive (there is a sensitivity slider in the control options) for flying planes and one to less sensitive for flying helos. Personally, I just learned how to fly everything as is. 2) Blame this on the mod makers who coded such sluggish airplanes and helicopters where controls have WAAAY to much inertia. And ultimately blame DICE for making airplane coding so impossible to get right that this seems to be that this is the most responsive mod makers can make their air vehicles without having the effects show up as bigger unrealisticicies in other areas. If you're referring to say the DC Apache, you'll just have to get used to thinking ahead of it and countering your control movements half way through your roll/turn/pitch whatever.




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#5 14 years ago
HonoredShadow1) how do i get the look left right etc working? what is it called? hat switch or something like that?

Pretty sure you can't have side views in BF42 engine. Best you can do AFAIK is chase, cockpit, nosecam (if allowed by server), and reverse chase. Also flyby, but I don't think that's too useful except for screenies)

2) I find it toooooo sensitive to fly helis and a little to sensitive to fly planes. what should i do? Whats happening is what i guess should happen but what i 'feel' is that by the time ive pushed over the stick its already to far gone that way so i counter steer and then i counter again and again and again... u get the picture. to sensitive. thanks all

Practice, practice, and then practice some more. Every stick I've tried seems to have a slightly different feel. I've gotten not too bad with my broken Wingman Extreme (it doesn't self-center anymore and makes a crazy grinding noise when you move it :D ) Just use that stick a lot, and exclusively, and you'll get used to it. (Unless it has sensitivity settings or something) I actually like FH flying better than vanilla flying, because the planes aren't so twitchy. My accuracy is far better (which doesn't say much :D)




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#6 14 years ago

The Evo is very sensitive, you have to be very careful with it. I have one and I love it but its not that great for BF/Fh, I prefer my older (RIP) M$ Sidewinder Precision Pro. Its more of a casual flight stick for sims. Many people use them with the X45 throttle. You'll get used to it, just be patient.

BTW, I don't use the profiles at all, just the ingame profiles.