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#2268209 - 07/25/07 01:00 PM SAR4 keyboard problem.
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Fancied having a go at SAR4 recently but i've found a strange problem. At the start or the missions all is well then after about 5-10 minutes it develops a problem with the keyboard input. Sometimes i press a key and nothing happens for a few seconds then sometimes i press a key and it goes super sensitive and repeats the command dozens of times!
Any ideas??
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#2269414 - 07/26/07 05:32 PM Re: SAR4 keyboard problem. [Re: syncro]
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Hi M8,

Yes, I had the same problem and its a real pain. The problem for me turned out to be my USB bus exceeding its max bandwidth. If you have USB messaging turned off, you may not even realise its going on. The device causing the USB to overload was my joystick/pedal combo setup (I have an old set of thrustmaster pedals and a saiteck stick that both connect through a rockfire USB converter) once I ditched the stick and pedals for a Logitech extreme 3d pro, all the problems faded away and peeps started getting rescued.

Im not sure if I would have had the problem if I was not using USB keyboard and mouse, so other options I could have had were to use a non usb keyboard or put an additional usb controller card in my machine and run the stick and pedals through that.

Hope you get it fixed as SAR 4 is an awsome sim.

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#2269732 - 07/27/07 04:40 AM Re: SAR4 keyboard problem. [Re: Utwig]
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Hmm. That sounds worth a try. I've got a powered USB hub with nearly all the ports filled. I'll give it a go.
Cheers.
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#2269867 - 07/27/07 02:47 PM Re: SAR4 keyboard problem. [Re: syncro]
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You wouldn't believe it!! I've sorted it by applying the patch. Now before anyone rolls their eyes and sighs hear me out.
When i first had this sim (about 2 years ago)i tried everything to get my joystick throttle to work, but when i applied the patch it stopped the joystick working altogether. I haven't a clue whats different now but i applied the patch and it all works. No keyboard problem and i've got the throttle for a collective. Dont ya just love pc's!!!!!
I dunno, maybe they patched the patch.
I tell you one thing i'd forgotten how good this sim was. Might even try and track down a copy of Vietnam Med Evac. Same type of thing i believe.
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#2272941 - 07/31/07 09:47 AM Re: SAR4 keyboard problem. [Re: syncro]
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Hey syncro, yes, I know what you mean about the patch. I had a graphical problem with the game's shadows and the patch buttoned up the problem real quick. Vietnam Med Evac is very much the same thing just with the Vietnam setting and the Huey. Certainly worth it if you enjoy SAR4. I purchased my copy from Just Flight and with the points that they give you for registering, I ended up getting it for about three dollars.
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#2273270 - 07/31/07 03:25 PM Re: SAR4 keyboard problem. [Re: Coot]
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Just flight dont appear to stock it anymore but i think its available cheap on amazon.
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