08-19-2006, 03:44 PM
I have been checking out the forums and have followed several of the advices given here but still i cant get the throttle to work on my transmitter.
I bought a game port to USB adapter with three switches labeled P W S. P is for Game controller W is for Wheel joystick and S is for Joystick which i had it on.
When I try installing the game controller driver manualy (Realflight_ControllerW2K) I get the following message (your gameport drivers are not properly configured, please consult the device manager).
I also installed the update from the website and nothing. any help would be appreciated.
08-19-2006, 04:32 PM
There are 2 things you didn't mention.......what brand of USB adapter you have and which Windows operating system you're running. I ran across a post that appeared on the Knifeedge forum. I will attach it to the end of this note. I am running Win XP and using a Radio Shack USB adapter. Although I run RF G2, the issue is how you install the controller. The directions are for 2 different brand of adapters(Radio Shack and Rockfire). Let me know if this helps solve your problem.
Here are the instructions for a Radio shack adapter. **Rockfire instructions at bottom:
Once you have the Radio Shack USB Gameport Adapter, here are the instructions on properly setting up the adapter and RealFlight Classic to use your controller through this device:
1. To ensure the best possible conditions for installing the USB Gameport Adapter, temporarily disconnect ALL other game controllers from your PC (regardless of how they connect to your PC). Once ALL your other game controllers are disconnected from your PC, restart your PC using the Windows Start menu.
2. Once Windows has completely re-booted and you are idle at your Desktop, make sure you disable or otherwise turn off your virus scan(s) and system protection/monitoring utilities to ensure they will not cause any conflicts with the proper installation and configuration of the USB Gameport Adapter. Also, DO NOT start up RealFlight Classic or RealFlight Deluxe, as RealFlight should not be running while you are trying to install a new hardware device on your PC.
3. Move the mode selector switch on the USB Gameport Adapter to Mode 4: Wheel. Make SURE that the adapter is in Mode 4: Wheel BEFORE you first plug in the adapter to your PC. This will ensure that the correct device mode is properly recognized by Windows.
4. Once the selector switch is in Mode 4: Wheel, attach the RealFlight Futaba Controller to the adapter. Make sure the RealFlight Futaba Controller is plugged firmly into the adapter and not sitting loose on the adapter gameport.
5. With the RealFlight Futaba Controller attached to the USB Gameport Adapter and the adapter is set to Mode 4: Wheel, plug the adapter into an open USB port on your PC. Allow Windows a few seconds to recognize the device and load any necessary software support for the device.
6. Once Windows appears to have loaded any necessary support for the new device you have just plugged in (this should have gone fairly quickly), you can check to see if the adapter is being properly recognized by Windows from the Windows Control Panel.
To access the Windows Control Panel from Windows 98 FE, Windows 98 SE, Windows Millennium Edition or Windows 2000, select the Start menu, then Settings, then Control Panel. To access the Windows Control Panel from Windows XP, select the Windows Start menu, then Control Panel.
Once you are at the Windows Control Panel, select Gaming Options (if your PC has Game Controllers instead of Gaming Options available, select that, as that is the same thing). Under Gaming Options, look to see that you have a "USB Adapter" listed there and the status of that device is "OK". You will also see the RealFlight Futaba Controller listed there, but the status will be "Not Connected". This is correct because Windows does not "see" the RealFlight Futaba Controller as the "RealFlight Futaba Controller", Windows "sees" the USB Gameport Adapter instead which is what you are using. In short, if your Gaming Options shows the USB Adapter as status "OK" and the RealFlight Futaba Controller as status "Not Connected", then you should be in good shape.
7. Now you can start RealFlight Classic or RealFlight Deluxe. To properly set up RealFlight so it can "see" the RealFlight Futaba Controller through the USB Gameport Adapter, select the Simulator Settings button from within RealFlight itself, and then select the Controller tab. Form the Controller tab, click the drop down arrow for Controller Type and select "USB Joystick Manual" as this is how RealFlight will "see" the RealFlight Futaba Controller.
8. Once you have "USB Joystick Manual" properly selected for Controller Type in RealFlight, you will need to calibrate the RealFlight Futaba Controller before you can use it. Click the Calibrate button at the bottom of the Controller tab and go through the calibration procedure one time. After you have competed the calibration process, you should be able to use your RealFlight Futaba Controller as you would normally in RealFlight without any loss of function.
Since this device is sold by a third party we cannot provide any specific support or guarantees for this device, however we do strongly recommend it since so many users of RealFlight have tried and tested this USB Gameport Adapter worldwide under all the versions of Windows RealFlight Classic and RealFlight Deluxe was developed to run under and found it will work with the RealFlight Futaba Controller when properly installed and configured. We regret any inconvenience this situation may cause you. For any specific questions regarding this device, please refer to Radio Shack help and support.
To properly install the Rockfire for using the RealFlight Futaba Controller with RealFlight G2, please do the following:
1. First make sure the Rockfire is in Mode 3 before you do anything else (very important).
2. Plug the Rockfire into your PC through any open USB port when your system is turned off (make sure the RealFlight Futaba Controller is not yet connected to the Rockfire).
3. Turn your PC on.
4. Once your PC is completely booted up, connect the RealFlight Futaba Controller to the Rockfire.
5. Go to your Start menu select Settings, then Control Panel, then Gaming Options. From Gaming Options, make sure you have a 4 axis 4 button device listed in the Gaming Options dialog box and that its status says "OK". The RealFlight Futaba Controller should be listed there too, but it should say status "Not Connected".
6. If there are any other game controllers except those two, highlight them in the list and select Remove.
7. Once you have only the 4 axis 4 button controller listed as status "OK" and the RealFlight Futaba Controller listed as status 'Not Connected" in the Gaming Options, then close out of the Gaming Options and the Windows Control Panel.
8. Start RealFlight G2.
9. Once RealFlight G2 is completely booted up, go to the Options menu and select Controller Calibration.
10. From the Controller Calibration dialog box, make sure you have the 4 axis 4 button device selected for Controller Type, NOT RealFlight Joystick (Automatic).
11. Make sure you have Mode 2 U.S.A. selected for Stick Mapping.
12. Select the Calibration button on the Controller Calibration dialog box and calibrate the controller.
13. Once the calibration process is complete, you should be able to fly normally with full control over the aircraft.
08-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Hi jrpnde ,
forgot about that. I have windows XP home edition and the adapter reads Super Joy Box 6 not to familiar with this brand. Thanks for your response and any help :) .
08-25-2006, 04:36 PM
It worked I put the switch on W for wheel and now the throttle works. Thanks for your help.
Mike G. :)
09-02-2006, 11:18 PM
My new motherboard doesn't have a gameport either. So I bought a USB adapter.
I have the ROCKFIRE RM-203U and the process above worked for me with XP Pro.
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