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3 replies to this topic
Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:30 AM
HI,SPAD drivers are free drivers for the Saitek panels (switch, radio, MCP). They are available here: http://fstools.weebly.com/They work great and are a very useful replacement for the Saitek drivers which are useless. One of the major issues being the inability to fine tune the knobs. I've always been surprised by Saitek shortcomings regarding their software which make their nice panels nearly useless. Now they even recommend the SPAD drivers. A good move which made me buy their otherwise great stuff.I have one issue though. When I have the radio panel only, it works fine. the same with the MCP only. But when I have both, the panels seem to freeze. Actually they don't because when I make a change from the cockpit, it shows on the panels, while the opposite is not true. I am not sure it is caused by the drivers because it seems that I am the only one to have this problem on the Saitek and the Spad forums. It can also be FSUIPC related , I don't know. It looks like a communication problem ,sort of saturation issue. Any idea?Thanks.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:58 PM
Hi,I have windows XP so no problems with administrator rights.I've made a strange discovery. I can make my two panels work when I put FSX in the task bar. I am totally baffled!!! Has anybody experienced that? There must be a display conflict of some kind. Any idea?
I never have any problems, might want to make sure you either don't have UAC or you enable to run as admin. ALso make sure you delete the standard Saitek drivers.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:31 PM
I've found what caused my problem. I had installed an add on to the task manager which allows to set a priority to a running application. I had selected high priority for FSX. When I installed the SPAD driver I did not set any priority because I did not remember my priority software. SPAD was set to the normal priority by default. As a consequence there was a conflict between FSX and SPAD due to the different priority levels. I restored FSX to a normal priority and that was it; Everyting works fine now.I am surprised that I am so clever...