I know both softwares, and Ghost's statement is accurate.
I'm sure Ghost can speak for himself and answer my questions directly.
However, if you truly believe that "Foxy is where Control Manager was at v2.0" then by all means, let's discuss. You are both mistaken and I think that's because neither of you understand what Foxy offers.
Let's pick up on the statement: "Foxy is where Control Manager was at v2.0." which I questioned the factual basis of.
How can it be?
Can Foxy hide controllers from Windows and create virtual devices? No
Could it ever? No
Will it ever? No
Does Foxy dictate the programmability of the Cougar? No
Can a user program his Cougar fully without Foxy installed? Yes
Now can a CH user combine his controllers into one and program them without Control Manager installed? No
So I ask you ... how can these two ever be equivalent, either then or now?
Therefore the statement:
"Foxy is where Control Manager was at v2.0." cannot possibly be true, and it follows therefore that the statement "I know both softwares, and Ghost's statement is accurate." by definition is not true. Quod erat demonstrandum.
Where users make such comparative errors is in their use of Foxy to describe the programmability of the Cougar. If they want to make a statement based on the capabilities
of CH controllers vs. the Cougar, then they show their ignorance of the facts by using CM vs. Foxy as their comparators. You could equally compare CM vs. Notepad for what that's worth.
So it would seem that I'm happily denigrating Foxy here. Not at all. What Foxy does, it does very well, and I've not used any controller software that offers anywhere near the number of features Foxy offers. If they did I wouldn't have bothered developing Foxy
So if you want to drag posts up that are almost 3 months old
In general my online time is spent either with the 87th StrayDogs or directly with Thrustmaster on upcoming projects. The only forums I review regularly are those of the squadron I fly in and to a lesser extent, Viperpits and Frugal's forums. So I only picked this post up recently when searching for something else. However, knowing SimHQ prides itself on forums containing accurate information, I felt the need to rectify a statement that wasn't correct. It may be a case of dragging posts up for you, but some of us don't have the time to dedicate to forum watching as others do.
I suggest you don't select arguments for which your preference is on the unfavorable side.
Foxy ... which side would that be on other than my own side given I am its developer?
Anyway, please don't feel the need to suggest how I select my arguments bud. As a word of advice to you, you generally only want to offer to do that for people less intelligent and less knowledgeable than you.
Suffice it to say that Thrustmaster and CH both have HOTAS hardware and accompanying software that have much to offer to their fan base, and that's a good thing.
As do Saitek, Logitech, RealSimulator, Microsoft, Suncom ... all having produced great products for simmers .... but to CH fans, it's always just a CH vs. TM thing.