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I finally got G2 to install on W2K ( after reloading W2K ).The problem now is that the transmitter interface doesn't seem to work. I have tried using all the port IRQs and port types to no avail. Anyone have any ideas? The system is an ASUS K7V with an 800Mhz Athlon and Matrox G400.
12-15-2000, 07:26 PM
WOW !! You had to reinstall W2K ?
what the heck happend. I have W2K and im waiting for the upgrade. Did you already have RFD installed or what?
12-21-2000, 10:28 PM
I'm in the same boat.
After getting the G2 upgrade, I've tried every mode, interrupt and io address for lpt1 but it is still not working under Win200.
Of course that is after the install locked up my Win2000 workstation 4 times! It required me to nstalled another CDROM that liked (I'm up to three CDROMs due to RF now).
Support has been NO help. Feels really GREAT to blow $100 on top of the original RDF price of $200 to still not have a working system.
Yes I'm venting, but after $300, I should have just bought more fuel and stayed with CSM.
12-22-2000, 06:37 AM
Joel - trying emailng Scott directly at:
as he's sure to be able to help.
Stick at it, you'll get there!
Same boat here....dissapointed after all the work I did to get the new system up and running...but can not get the transmitter interface working at all..no matter what I have tried..
12-26-2000, 10:11 AM
Just adding my two cents, from past experience with KniefEdge, it might take a while, since their probably busy as HECK, but they will rectify any problems you have. Hang in there. :rolleyes:
12-26-2000, 10:33 AM
With all respect, just also wanted to add this. The more specific or detailed you can be with explaining exactly what steps you took in attempting to get your controller to be recongnized by G2 or any other problems you might be experiencing with G2. The better your chance's would probably be to get a quicker solution. :confused:
12-26-2000, 07:42 PM
Adding to my last message. Also with a detailed explanation, providing information about whether you installed the latest driver's for your 3D card to be able to work with directX 8,etc. What if any componants did you add to your computer such as Ram, a hard drive, DVD, new 3D card etc., etc., etc.,. What is your system comprised off? Giving this information would probably also help in making it simplier to help in trying to figure out what could be causing any problems you might be having with G2. Just trying to make things simplier.
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12-26-2000, 09:41 PM
You may have to go into your BIOS to set the proper port. There are usually 3 choices. In my case, only one worked and it wasn't PPP.
12-27-2000, 01:33 AM
For anyone who might not know how to get to your bios setup for your computer. You will probably have to hold down either the F1 key or the F8 key on your keyboard while your computer is booting up. At least the F1 key works for my computer. The key you need to use for your computer may be different. If you think you made a mistake while in the bios setup, just choose to not save changes when exiting the bios setup.
12-27-2000, 07:34 AM
Be careful when your in the bios setup for your computer. If you make a mistake in there you just might end up with a big time headache.
12-27-2000, 07:52 AM
You guys having any luck? :rolleyes:
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I have tried all the combinations of IRQ's and Parallel port settings, normal, ECP, EPP.....to no avail...even reinstalled SP1...nothing...frustrating...any other suggestions...I am not having fun...
thanks in advance..
12-27-2000, 09:40 PM
Ok guys, here's my config under windows 2000 ...
It works perfectly here. here:
ECP printer port on LPT1 . in the port settings tab, in the filter ressource method, the checkbox ''never use an interrupt'' is checked. the ''enable legacy plug and play detection'' box is unchecked. in the ressource tab, there is : Inpout/Outpout range: 0378-037F
Inpout/Outpout Range: 0778-077B
Direct memory Access: 03
The ''use automatic settings'' checkbox is checked.
that's all about my config. Try this and report if it worked for you.
Hope this helps!
Happy landings !!!
12-28-2000, 07:42 AM
Jim, If your still stuck, think it's time to email Scott, It might be faster that way.
I myself am kinda in the dark on this one because I'm not using Windows 2000 or the transmitter interface.
realfreak and others...any Futaba 6XAs being used?
I am also wondering at this stage if my xmitter interface is hosed, have two different 6XAs I am workig with...wish there was a simple diag test to do..
I spent a lot of time working with Scott during the beta ironing out problems with w2k and the TX interface.
Firstly disconnect any printer or scanner you may have connected to the pass-thru. I found that when my HP scanner was connected the interface wouldn't work.
On my system it works whether it is set to normal/epp/ecp in the BIOS, but I know that with others, one setting would work, but others wouldn't. The Realflight interface doesn't need an IRQ, so there is no need to assign one using device manager. I actually bought an ISA parallel port card for about $20, which I use just for Realflight.
Make sure that you have entered the Transmitter interface serial number when installing the software. The number is needed to install support for the interface. You should get a message after RFV2.DCK has copied to the hard disk, saying something along the lines of "The transmitter interface has been installed but you must reboot to continue"
Check that there is a "Realflight" entry in device manager. If not, then run through the "Hardware Wizard". If the software has been installed correctly in the first place then the detection phase should pick up the driver whether the interface is connected or not.
If it still doesn't work try an uninstall followed by a re-install. There are some programs that interfere with the timing routines during the install process. I have problems if the Diskeeper Service of Diskeeper 6 is running while installing - the installation hangs.
I hope that this helps. If you need more, then Scott Kemp can often be found hanging out in the RFG2 chat room in Knifeedge chat.
12-31-2000, 01:10 AM
I finally got my upgrade and got it installed just fine under 2k but I can't get it to launch. It gives me a joystick initialization error. I don't see the Tx interface in the device manager either. I have tried reinstalling and the hardware wizard and still nothing.
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