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PHilA
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posted 10-19-2000 12:41 PM     Profile for PHilA   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I too have had the frame rate drop using force feedback with a MS forcefeedback pro. But when I turn off the FF, I just get a dead stick; no tension is retained. In other applications you still get tension if choose to forego the effects. Is there anyway to turn down the forces from the .cfg file so I get some tension without the overboard effects? I am surprised Microsoft took an all or nothing approach (unlike EAW where you get adjust the level of feedback effects).

Also, the manual says there are panning views using cntrl-shift-backspace etc., but they don't seem to work. Is it me, or are only the snap views available, even in the virtual cockpit. Thoughts?


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Jws
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posted 10-19-2000 01:54 PM     Profile for Jws   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I just saw your post after posting my own message, I have the exact same issue with my joystick.

As for the panning, you can either use the hat on the stick or manually enter your own key assignments in the controls menu. CFS2 has default key assignments like FS98/CFS rather than FS2000 in regard to views.


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LiveOne
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posted 10-19-2000 02:48 PM     Profile for LiveOne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I just bought a Logitech Wingman Force 3d and in the settings menu of CFS2, if you click on calibrate, it takes me to the windows calibration screen. There I can check retain center point AND turn down the effects. The gun recoil was WAY too pronounced. Turned down the settings and its just fine.

You might want to try it, although I understand that different joysticks have VERY different personalities.

Mark


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Jws
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posted 10-19-2000 03:13 PM     Profile for Jws   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Unfortunately, the software I'm using right now (the original, dating from 1997) doesn't give much choice other than adjusting the overall feedback. I'm going to try searching MS's site for updated software (such as that which came with my SW gamepad) that will work with this stick.
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Chuckg28
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posted 10-19-2000 04:29 PM     Profile for Chuckg28   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Read my post in the "Force Feedback" thread.

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