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Windows 10 Saitek thread, has to do with Saitek drivers.
« on: August 21, 2015, 09:27:32 pm »
Windows 10 thread, has to do with Saitek drivers.

Thread info has changed, as Saitek finally released Beta drivers for Windows 10.
Has link in the thread, the petition may no longer ben needed, for those with Saitek joysticks.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 08:08:43 am by AKA_Ramstein »

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Re: Please see my Windows 10 thread, has to do with Saitek drivers.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 04:35:46 pm »
possible reason why Saitek is not giving Win10 drivers.. I heard a financial report saying Saitek and MadCatz is in deep doo-doo financially and relying on a product to save them.. I heard this a couple weeks ago in a financial report.. here is an article with some info:
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Mad Catz(R) Receives Audit Opinion With Going Concern Paragraph
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13207...paragraph.html
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Re: Please see my Windows 10 thread, has to do with Saitek drivers.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 12:10:55 pm »
New Saitek Drivers:
http://madcatz.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/604/0/windows-10--saitek-hotas-beta-drivers-and-software-release
Knowledgebase

Windows 10 – Saitek HOTAS Beta Drivers and Software Release
Posted by Lalo Galvan on 04 September 2015 07:53 AM
The Saitek team has been hard at work developing software and drivers for our H.O.T.A.S.(X52, X52 PRO, X55 and X65F) products. We are making available to the public the Beta versions of these to get as many of you flying as possible.

These drivers are in beta, so whilst we are still bug fixing, these releases get the associated products functioning on Windows 10. There are some known issues that will be corrected in subsequent beta updates (listed below). We strongly recommend following the installation process that we have outlined to ensure there is no conflict with any older drivers or software that may be currently installed on your system.

 Current Windows 10 HOTAS beta drivers have been tested and confirmed fixed for:

•System/mouse slowdown when USB cable is unplugged.
•Macro Output – Unwanted multiple inputs from a single button press fixed. Complex macro strings not outputting correctly fixed.
•Profiles command not working at all – A software component was becoming unstable on old versions after a reboot.
•X52 Pro MFD Issues – Flickering text, profile commands not displaying correctly.
 

Please click on the link to download the software and drivers, also please remember to follow the directions below precisely.

Thanks,

Saitek

HOTAS Windows 10 Software and Drivers

 

General Process to Ensure Clean Installation.

In addition to this general process, please review Device specific notes below that will need to be carried out.

1.Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall:
1.Saitek/Mad Catz Programming Software
2.Saitek Direct Output, or any additional software related to your product from Saitek/Mad Catz.
2.Go to Control Panel > System > Device Manager:
1.Locate the section called Programming Support and open it by clicking the little arrow next to it.
2.Right click and uninstall each entry in Programming Support.
3.When prompted, select the option to delete the driver from the system.
3.Reboot your PC.
4.Plug in/connect your product.
5.Install the new product driver.
6.Install the new programming software.
 

 Device Specific Installation Notes

1.X52, X52 Pro and X65f - Windows 10, 64 bit – During stage 4 the driver may not over install correctly due to an older signed driver taking priority over the beta version. To resolve this:
1.Hold down the shift key on your keyboard, keep it held down.
2.Click the Start button, click power and then click restart.
3.You can release the Shift key.
4.You will be presented with a light blue screen with some options.
5.Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Start up Settings, then click restart.
6.When the Startup Settings screen appears press F7 on your keyboard.
7.Windows will continue to load as normal.
8.Rerun the driver installation.
9.When prompted, click the install driver anyway option, to get the latest version installed correctly.
2.Note! If you change USB port after carrying out this process, the older driver will again get installed. To resolve this, just rerun the driver installation program.
3.X52 Pro - Windows 10, 32 bit – During stage 4, Direct Output service may not get installed. This is crucial for the MFD to function correctly. To resolve this:
1.Go to the Windows folder on the main hard drive.
2.Go into Temp\Saitek\Saitek_X52Pro_Flight_Controller_7_0_41_10_x86_Drivers\Msi.
3.Double click the DirectOutput installer icon to install the service.
4.A successful installation will show DirectOutput 7.0.41.10 in Control Panel > Programs and Features.
4.All Device Software - Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit – If this is the first time you have installed software from Saitek, .Net framework will need to be installed by Windows. This will be asked for either during installation, or the first time you run the Profile Editor application. Once this has installed you may need to rerun the software installation application to get correct functionality.   
5.Testing Profiles on all devices and versions – If the profile editor window is open whilst testing profiles in games, this will impede the profiling as it causes an output conflict between the editor and the game. Best practise is to either:
1.Test profile commands using the test feature in the profiler editor.
2.Activate the profile, close the profile editor application, and then test commands in notepad, or directly in–game.
 

Known issues with 7.0.41.10 Release

•X52
◦MFD displays Mo instead of Mode 1, 2 or 3 depending on mode switch position.
◦MFD brightness display slider has no affect.
•X55
◦After reboot, the throttle input information will not be displayed in Devices and Printers > Game Controllers > Properties test screen. The input and controls will still work though, and can be confirmed on the programming screen of the Profile Editor.
◦Profile Editor not opening when system tray icon or desktop icon is clicked. Users have reported this, but we can’t replicate on our test systems. If this happens on your system, go to Program Files > Mad Catz > X55 Rhino, and remove the last ‘.’ (dot) from the H.U.D. application executable. Future releases will remove the dots entirely.
•X65F
◦The Devices and Printers > Game Controllers > Properties > Force Settings page for X65F will not read the force settings that have been applied to the device. All sliders will read 100%. Whilst we fix this issue, customers are advised to do all force setting adjustment from the Settings Page of the Profile Editor.
 
ftp://ftp.saitek.com/pub/software/beta/Windows10/
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 12:21:57 pm by AKA_Ramstein »

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Re: Please see my Windows 10 Saitek thread, has to do with Saitek drivers.
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 05:15:26 pm »
THis part of instruction is very important to avoid double key presses in DCS:

Device Specific Installation Notes

1.X52, X52 Pro and X65f - Windows 10, 64 bit – During stage 4 the driver may not over install correctly due to an older signed driver taking priority over the beta version. To resolve this:
1.Hold down the shift key on your keyboard, keep it held down.
2.Click the Start button, click power and then click restart.
3.You can release the Shift key.
4.You will be presented with a light blue screen with some options.
5.Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Start up Settings, then click restart.
6.When the Startup Settings screen appears press F7 on your keyboard.
7.Windows will continue to load as normal.
8.Rerun the driver installation.
9.When prompted, click the install driver anyway option, to get the latest version installed correctly.
2.Note! If you change USB port after carrying out this process, the older driver will again get installed. To resolve this, just rerun the driver installation program.

ASUS Z107 Pro Gaming
Intel i53570K 3.40 GHZ
G.Skill DDR4 ram 16 GB
Nvidia GTX1060 6GB Video Graphics
WD Black WD1002FAAEX 1TB
46" Samsung HDTV
Win10 pro x64
Silicon Power 240GB M55 M.2 2280 SSD
Saitek X52 Pro HOTAS, CH Pedals
CM HAF 922 pc case