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Problem in BOS with my controller not getting recognized
« on: March 24, 2018, 09:45:21 am »
Problem in BOS with my controller not getting recognized.
I use two Cougar MFDs from Thrustmaster. One of them stopped working,
as did my rudder controls.
After much consternation and removing/reinstalling my controllers to no avail,
I was assisted by Thrud with getting rid of the CH Program Manager and going
solely on the windows setups for the sticks.
Reviewing multiple posts on the Internet, I learned that Windows provides up to 10 controllers
available for programs to use. My BOS recognized one of my MFDs as Device #10,
but although I could make assignments to this device in the key mapping screen, the
buttons would not function once I returned to the cockpit.
Thanks to Thrud, I learned that BOS has a folder "IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\input
that helps handle the controllers used in the game.
One of the files in this folder is a text file, devices.txt, which shows up to 10 controllers recognized in
my install.

configId,guid,model|
1,%22c6662340-c3cd-11e1-0000545345440280%22,F16%20MFD%202|
2,%22c6662340-c3cd-11e1-0000545345440180%22,F16%20MFD%201|
6,%22b9e23160-2a27-11e8-0000545345440680%22,CH%20Pro%20Throttle%20USB|
7,%22bb15a850-2a27-11e8-0000545345440780%22,CH%20Fighterstick%20USB|
9,%22b51a07b0-2a37-11e8-0000545345440180%22,F16%20MFD%201|
10,%22b51a7ce0-2a37-11e8-0000545345440280%22,F16%20MFD%202|
3,%220fcb2bf0-2bad-11e8-0000545345440180%22,CH%20Control%20Manager%20Device%201|
4,%22eca5fea0-2c44-11e8-0000545345440180%22,CH%20Control%20Manager%20Device%202|
5,%2267e8a0b0-2a27-11e8-0000545345440280%22,CH%20PRO%20THROTTLE%20USB|
8,%2287988150-2a27-11e8-0000545345440380%22,CH%20PRO%20PEDALS%20USB|
0,%224f5bfd80-2a27-11e8-0000545345440180%22,CH%20FIGHTERSTICK%20USB

As you can see, the 10 devices are listed, but there are duplicate entries, specifically the MFDs,
which are both listed twice. One of these is assigned #10, whioch is actually the 11th device listed.
As such, it is not recognized when trying to fly in the game.
I removed the devices #9 and #10, which then allowed the game to see the same devices as #1 and #2.
The problem was then fixed. I also removed devices 3 and 4, since I no longer use CH Program Manager.

Hope this is found to be useful.

Gos


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