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  1. Dear Therion i am most embarrassed to tell you that: - the LaGG-3 machine gun only works when the aircraft’s engine is running - the cannon does not require that (that fixed me!); and - I’d forgotten that I’d taken the aircraft off complex engine management (in the Custom mode) and hence the fuel mixture and RPM levers would not respond to key depressions!! i feel such a bloody fool! Sorry about all that!
  2. Thanks, Therion. I will be trying what you suggested - I've just done a fresh download and install of "IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles" because the joystick attempts again screwed up the machine command in "IL-2 ….. " - the machine gun button (on the screen/in the sim) depresses (one can see that!) but no firing - on the other hand, the cannon fires 100%?! Will report back tomorrow - don't want to rush things at this late hour. Btw, when you said that you didn't use the X-55 profile software, does that mean that you simply plug the joystick and driver into the USB ports (without installing the Mad Katz software AND drivers?) and allow Windows to identify these and install software/drivers for them? If so, presumably one can't have the 3 modes on the throttle? Btw, I inadvertently posted my query twice - I clicked "submit" when I was closing my various Windows down, not realising that the first "submit" had gone through … and I couldn't delete the second post (there's obviously a way to do it, but I couldn't find it). Regards
  3. I tried the I-16 and LaGG-3 but both were working with the key depressions (combination of keys/single key) but not when I went to the joystick/throttle buttons/switches and the back to the actual keys.
  4. I’ve had a Saitek X-55 Rhino joystick/throttle HOTAS for some years now and, after some initial teething problems, it’s served me reasonably well. However, and I believe that since the most recent “IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles” update, I’ve had problems with my X-55 HOTAS which now APPEARS to have affected the flight sim itself!! Let me explain: - after having the problems, as described above, I decided to uninstall the software and driver for my X-55 HOTAS and ‘IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles’ - after downloading and reinstalling ‘IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles’ I tested the ‘machine guns’ - that was by pressing the RAlt + Space keys on the keyboard - it worked perfectly, firing a burst of machine gun fire for us long as I held down RAlt + Space keys. - I then downloaded and installed the software and drivers for my X-55 HOTAS - I then programmed RAlt + Space to the trigger on the X-55 joystick (usin* the X-55 HOTAS profile software). - Saved the settings on the X-55 HOTAS and restarted my PC - Booted up ‘IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles’ and set up a Quick Mission - Pressed the joystick trigger and there was an audible click ... but nothing else - funnily enough, one can see the firing button on the joystick, on the screen/in the sim being depressed, but no firing! - I then tried the key combination on the keyboard (RAlt + Space) and, again, no firing but the same as with the joystick ie a click, depression of the gun button, but no burst of machine gun fire. - I then uninstalled the X-55 HOTAS software and drivers, restarted my PC and then again tried the key combination (RAlt + Space) - no difference - the keys NOW don’t get the machine gun to fire! - Changed the key for ‘Machine Guns’ (in “Key Settings” of “IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles”) to a single key (I can’t remember which one) and again the machine guns don’t fire! A BIG MYSTERY!! Any ideas on this?
  5. I’ve had a Saitek X-55 Rhino joystick/throttle HOTAS for some years now and, after some initial teething problems, it’s served me reasonably well. However, and I believe that since the most recent “IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles” update, I’ve had problems with my X-55 HOTAS which now APPEARS to have affected the flight sim itself!! Let me explain: - after having the problems, as described above, I decided to uninstall the software and driver for my X-55 HOTAS and ‘IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles’ - after downloading and reinstalling ‘IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles’ I tested the ‘machine guns’ - that was by pressing the RAlt + Space keys on the keyboard - it worked perfectly, firing a burst of machine gun fire for us long as I held down RAlt + Space keys. - I then downloaded and installed the software and drivers for my X-55 HOTAS - I then programmed RAlt + Space to the trigger on the X-55 joystick (usin* the X-55 HOTAS profile software). - Saved the settings on the X-55 HOTAS and restarted my PC - Booted up ‘IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles’ and set up a Quick Mission - Pressed the joystick trigger and there was an audible click ... but nothing else - funnily enough, one can see the firing button on the joystick, on the screen/in the sim being depressed, but no firing! - I then tried the key combination on the keyboard (RAlt + Space) and, again, no firing but the same as with the joystick ie a click, depression of the gun button, but no burst of machine gun fire. - I then uninstalled the X-55 HOTAS software and drivers, restarted my PC and then again tried the key combination (RAlt + Space) - no difference - the keys NOW don’t get the machine gun to fire! - Changed the key for ‘Machine Guns’ (in “Key Settings” of “IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles”) to a single key (I can’t remember which one) and again the machine guns don’t fire! A BIG MYSTERY!! Any ideas on this?
  6. I'm having problems with the sim AND my flight controllers and have decided that the best thing would be to uninstall and then reinstall the software for BOTH of these. However, when I try and uninstall 'IL-2 Sturmovik : Great Battles' I get the attached ERROR MESSAGE - essentially stating that I don't have the file "….\unins000.dat" (I do have the file "....\unins000.exe though and clicking on that file also asks for "...'\uninsta000.dat"). Any assistance on this would be appreciated. Thanks
  7. I'm not sure what's happened but when a depress the key combination for "machine guns", it fires a single shot and that's that ie it does not "repeat"? I've changed the key setting (combination) for this action (machine guns) and it makes no difference - any ideas as to why it's doing this? Thanks
  8. I'm having a similar problem - Rhino X-55 joystick and throttle - machine gun and cannon now firing single shots only - other switches on throttle not functioning but were before.
  9. Am I correct in saying that there isn't a way of changing the skins of the other aircraft in one's flight, to have the same skin as one's own aircraft? I presume that this can only be done in multiplayer?
  10. I've done a 'search' on this subject and couldn't find anything, so my apologies if this has been raised elsewhere on the forum (I also didn't know what sub-forum to raise this on). With the 21-day lockdown that we're currently in (down here in South Africa), I've decided to try and get a handle on "complex engine management". I've done some research on the matter and, from what I can make out, one needs to deal with the following items: - fuel mixture controls - propeller pitch controls - supercharger controls - engine boost - oil radiators (and temperature) - water/coolant radiators (and temperature) Is that all? Many thanks in advance.
  11. I'm interested to see whether I'm in the minority who don't usually "fly" using 'complex engine management'.
  12. I have been told that when VR first came out, "IL-2 : Greatest Battles" would display activity as a single screen (and not as a split screen which is the default mode for VR headsets such as Oculus Rift S). For some reason this was changed and after the opening splash screen (as a single screen) one now gets the menu screen (and subsequent screens) as a split screen. Is there a way of getting the display activity to show as a single screen on the monitor (and not the split screen that it currently displays)?
  13. So, are we saying that there is no way to eliminate the split screen display (on the monitor) when using a VR headset?
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