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Author:  indrajitsg [ Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

I am facing this issue and is one of the primary reasons preventing me to fly on vatsim. Whenver I switch to v-pilot and switch back - my joystick stops responding. I searched online and the only solution they are suggesting is registering joystick through FSUIPC. It seems, I need to pay for a registered version. Is there any alternative to this? I am using Windows 8.1 with FSX on Steam.

Author:  mhooner [ Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

Ah yes, win 8.1 and joystick problems.
I tried everything and the only solution was to upgrade? to win 10.
I also replaced my joystick: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00009 ... UTF8&psc=1
I am not sure if it was a Win 8.1 problem or the fact that I couldn't update the driver on my old stick.

Author:  indrajitsg [ Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

Should I switch to FSinn and Squawkbox?

Author:  mhooner [ Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

Worth a try. Try FSINN first and then squackbox.
I think FSINN is a little more intuitive.

Author:  CVA7769 [ Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

If I remember correctly you do not have to pay to register FSUIPC unless you want some additional features / support. I think you can register it regardless but honestly for the cost it is not a lot and well worth the support to the developer.

It's been a long time since I looked at this so maybe others can comment?

Cheers! :mrgreen:

Author:  indrajitsg [ Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

There is one more alternative that I need to test. Run vpilot on another machine over network. It is a bit confusing as you need to configure simconnect. I have a feeling it is nothing to do with vpilot. It is about switching tasks from fsx to another window. That is causing this issue.

Author:  indrajitsg [ Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

Works like a charm :D. On my first CVA Vatsim flight!!!!

Author:  CVA7769 [ Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

AWESOME!!! How did you get around the joystick problem Indrajit? Did you did what you mentioned running V-pilot on another machine?

Cheers and glad to see your first of many flights to come!!! :mrgreen:

Author:  indrajitsg [ Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

Yep. I had another laptop running Vpilot v2 in client mode. In my FSX machine, I ran Vpilot as host mode. Connects seamlessly over LAN. No need for any simconnect tweaking / configuring. That way I never had to alt-tab out of FSX.

FYI - My second flight on vatsim I chose a busy airport Toronto Intl. Almost got screwed up with the ATC instructions - very difficult to hear properly. Got scared a bit but thankfully, the FMS guided me properly to the right approach :)

Author:  CVA7769 [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joystick disappears when switching between v-pilot

Excellent! Yes CYYZ can be very busy at times for sure but glad you got it sorted out and really happy for you everything is working well now!

Cheers! :mrgreen:

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