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#2845025 - 08/20/09 09:54 PM Saitek X52 SST programming question  
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If you're not an X52 user, read no more...

I'm trying to use a new Saitek X52 throttle along side my trusty MS-FFB2 joystick. One of the things I want to use the "Fire D" button for is Press-to-talk on Teamspeak 2. Ideally, I'd like to switch this button from being mapped to F3 (my TS talk button), to F4 (a TS key set for my squad) and F5 (a TS key set for my wingman) depending on the circumstances.

Because I'm not using the X52 joystick I don't have the "Mode" switch available, but the profiling software seems to offer the ability to switch between Modes by assigning a key for that mode.

So I fire-up the profiling software, programme the F3 keystroke in Mode 1, then all the other Modes inherit it. So far, so good, it works. Then I set the Mode 2 "Fire D" button to F4, clear the mode/shift button selection box (3rd from top) and put, say, "Fire E" as my Mode 2 selector button.

Save the profile, clear the throttle profile, load the new profile...

Press "Fire D", get F3... fine...
Press "Fire E" (hoping to change to Mode 2)... ziltch... MFD still says Mode 1, "Fire D" still gives me F3!

Am I missing something? Is there some subtlety of Modes and Shift States I'm being dense about?

Happy to post .pr0 files if anyone can help.

Thanks,
smoker1963

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#2847032 - 08/24/09 09:31 AM Re: Saitek X52 SST programming question [Re: smoker]  
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Hi, I am not a Saitek user so can't help but perhaps if you post here Saitek Forum you'll also get some nice advice.

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#2847883 - 08/25/09 06:01 PM Re: Saitek X52 SST programming question [Re: pato_mareao]  
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Thanks pato, I've raised a query with Saitek but no reply so far.
Like you suggested, I recently registered with the Saitek Forum, but it took a while to get the moderators to approve it.

If I'd don't get anywhere with the query, I'll try the forum.

If I get an answer I'll post it here in case anyone is interested.

I do wonder if it won't switch mode because it tries to access the LEDs on the stick, which isn't connected. Maybe an X52 owner could quickly try a mode change from a throttle button for me?

Cheers,
smoker1963

#2849341 - 08/27/09 08:31 PM Re: Saitek X52 SST programming question [Re: smoker]  
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smoker,

-I'm not positive, but I think you do need the joystick connected in order to change modes.

I have the X52 as well, but right now the joystick is not working ( all the lights come on, but pressing the buttons does nothing in the joystick properties GUI, I am expecting a replacement soon) So, recently I have not been able to switch modes as well, hopefully that will end when I get the replacement from Saitek. Why not connect your X52 joystick and see if the mode selector works there? I use the MSFF2 joystick for my main joystick too, and I the X52 throttle for other controls, the X52 joystick just sits to the side for when I want to use those buttons for other controls and mainly for mode switching (when I get one that works!).


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