joystick install problems

  hugh-265156 17:37 24 Apr 2003

hi all i have a saitek st50 joystick that i use for fs2002 its connected via the gameport and is a 3axis 2button jobby but i cant get it to work.ive got xp and in game controllers set up i can add anything from a 2axis 2 button to a flight yoke etc and it finds the driver for them ok but when i select 3axis 2 button the wizard pops up as normal but says cannot find the software.all other selections it can find apart from the one i need.any ideas folks?thanks.

  hugh-265156 19:44 24 Apr 2003

ive been at this for a while now and am still no closer to getting it sorted.i think there is a problem with device manager also as no matter which device i click on and try update driver is says cannot find the nessesary software.normally i get cannot find a more up to date version than you already have message.

  hugh-265156 22:40 24 Apr 2003

anybody?before i throw out the window.

  PA28 22:55 24 Apr 2003

Have you got XP drivers specifically for your Saitek? Personally I use a Wingman Extreme for FS2002 and it's magic for less than 30 quid (and connected via USB - now there's a thought, have you tried that?).

  fly2hi 22:58 24 Apr 2003

Has it ever worked on your xp?
I can't get a sidewinder forcefeedback to work on my xp, but ok on the win98 machine

  hugh-265156 23:03 24 Apr 2003

yes it does normally work it has no drivers of its own as is cheap n nasty gameport device but xp has a list that i can choose from it just says when i choose 3axis 2 button cannot find software?? this driver comes with xp.i had a check in device manager and it says the same also noticed that all devices say cannot find software when update is clicked.normally it says cannot find a better match than currently installed.could the drivers be missing?

  hugh-265156 23:05 24 Apr 2003

ive just spent some time at windows knowledge base and there are loads of listings about sidewinder problems and fixs ya might want to check it out.

  Starfox 00:29 25 Apr 2003

Have you tried Custom setting (game controllers,add game controller,custom)this worked with my cheapo p.c.line gamepad.

Hope this helps

  hugh-265156 03:41 25 Apr 2003


  fly2hi 22:16 25 Apr 2003

had a quick look at the Ms forum and noticed someone over there can't get the forcefeedback pro to work with XP. Guess I'll take their word for it for the time being. At least I'll be able to keep the kids off this pc for a while longer.

  hugh-265156 22:25 25 Apr 2003

i should have ticked resolved as i got it working again did a system restore and said it could not be restored to any point?? in a fit of rage reinstalled windows.

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