I am able to use my keyboard to operate the flight simulator in Google Maps, which enables you to "fly" and "land" anywhere in the world using Google Earth imagery. However, I cannot figure out how to use my Saitek AV8R-01 joystick with Google Earth's flight simulator. Every time I click on "Enable joystick" in Google Earth, it blows me out of the program. Is there a setting I need to change on my computer, to solve this problem?
Re: Use of AV8R-01 with Google Maps flight simulator
My blackwidow joystick would not work in google earth, the sim would just crash. I tried a surgestion to remove the blackwidow software and just run it with the ms hid driver. It now works fine, even the throtle and rudder controls.
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Make sure, that your Joystick is compatible with the version you are having problems with. If not, make sure that it's enabled in the configuration of MCFS. If none of those work, you will most likely have to purchase a more compatible Joystick.
Ensure you have installed the drivers for it. If you don't have them, go to Saitek web site, download and install the correct one's for your operating system. Also ensure that the yoke is plugged into the USB port on the rear of the PC as these USB sockets give the most power. Additionally, you have to set the yoke up in FSX\Settings so it knows what to do with it with regard to calibrating it and assigning what buttons do what.
Ensure that you have the usb lead from the yoke plugged into the rear of the PC as these give the most current. Ensure the drivers for the yoke are installed properly and they are the latest for your operating system. If this still does not work, then the yoke is faulty. Good luck!
Some joysticks are not compatible with certan games for expmple when i am using flight simulator and change to my combat flight simulator i have to change joysticks
the only other thing i would think is try deleting the currently installed driver for the joystick and then download a driver for a joystick that is surported, it wont work as well but at least it might accully work
No download disk is required. Your PC will automatically 'find' the joystick after it has been plugged into a USB port.
You can just about play any flight sim with this joystick, jat, prop plane or helicopter. The buttons do what ever you program them to do through your game's control settings.
I am farmiliar with most flight simulators and know that you have to go to settings on the main menu the controls and select joystick, enable joystick and/or calibrate joystick. If this doesn't wok then in gameplay push "alt" on your keyboard if the task bar for flight simulator isn't at the top. Once or if it is allready there select settings and then enable joystick. If this doesn't work then call or contact or google microsoft flight simulator.
I have a Saitek X-45 that I use. It comes with a throttle and joystick. It's controls are very smooth and can be adjusted for increased firmness. There are a lot of programmable buttons that work great for FS2002. The only draw back is the joystick does not have aileron control by twisting it, you have to program a rocker button on the throttle. Unless of course you go all the way and buy foot controls. It looks like the X-52 is the updated version of my controller but it isn't cheap. The X-45 works good for what I need it for.