Joystick Problem: Pacific Fighters

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Hi all, Joystick works fine with IL2 and Aces High II (using a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold USB). But...on PF for some reason the default position is about 1/4 left rudder. Full right rudder gives me only partial right rudder. Hardware set-up offers no clues, and adjusting the slides does not sort the problem. And as I said, stick works fine on other sims. I did not used to have this problem flying on PF. I have re-loaded the game, same result. Running XP Home, AMD 1.4, 768mb RAM, Geforce 2 Ti rtl graphics, 3gb hard drive space left. Any help appreciated.
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Hi all, Joystick works fine with IL2 and Aces High II (using a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold USB). But...on PF for some reason the default position is about 1/4 left rudder. Full right rudder gives me only partial right rudder. Hardware set-up offers no clues, and adjusting the slides does not sort the problem. And as I said, stick works fine on other sims. I did not used to have this problem flying on PF. I have re-loaded the game, same result. Running XP Home, AMD 1.4, 768mb RAM, Geforce 2 Ti rtl graphics, 3gb hard drive space left. Any help appreciated.
Hi Seafuryfan, Have you tried re-installing PF? I did have the problem with FS and with my ailerons, only I re-calibrated my joystick and it works again (Thrust GM-2500 USB) And did you have to install a special driver or is it plug and play??
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Hi Taylorman, thanks for replying :) Yes, I did re-install but had the same problem. a mate mentioned to me today that I should calibrate the joystick on XP before doing so with any game - now that's a new one on me. As for drivers, I installed the Saitek driver on CD ROM.
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Is the driver compatible with XP? That could be a problem
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I have tried to calibrate the joystick using windows XP, but I am having the same problems in yaw. Could this indicate a joystick problem do you think? Taylorman, I have previously loaded the joystick using the Saitek CD ROM and it was compatible with Windows XP. Cheers,
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If you tried to calibrate the joystick with XP AND the Saitek one, and if it still doesn't work, I don't know a solution. You could try the Saitek support (if there's any). Good luck!

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I've found Saitek support to be a littel hit and miss in the past. Have you tried the joystick on another computer or tried another joystick on yours ? Bruce
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Hi again all. Success! I reloaded the driver using the CD ROM again, and this time it is working fine. Not sure why though, seems to me it could be anything from having Zone Alarm running in the background (which I switch off now) to simple PC tempramentals. Thanks for all your posts- now, on with Seafire carrier landings practice :)
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Good Luck! I hope you don't crash too much :D ;)