Aerofly FS2 "Steals" my joystick from FSX

  • Here is the sequence of events:


    1 - Boot into Windows 10


    2 - Start FSX Steam Edition Free Flight. Microsoft Sidewinder 2 Force Feedback USB-connected joystick is working OK.


    3 - End flight. Close FSX.


    4 - Start AFS2. Fly. Joystick is working OK.


    5 - Close AFS2.


    6 - Start FSX Free Flight. Joystick no worky. In Controls Settings it says "Your Joystick has been disconnected".


    7 - Rinse and repeat. I have to reboot the PC in order to re-connect the joystick to FSX!


    Has anybody else seen this behaviour? Is it a known bug?


  • It did happen to me too when I had both installed. Now I don't...


    Never found the culprit ...

    Use your flight simulators with a well defined purpose...


    Don't expect them to be "perfect" or to fully cover all aspects of simulated flight...


    Try to enjoy it instead of stressing... ( in few words - don't be like me ... )

  • I just had the same phenomenon yesterday, but switching from AFS2 to AFS1.
    I didn't try launching P3D or FSX, but I assume it would have been the same: it was like my USB controls were just unplugged.


    After PC reboot everything was fine again...
    Antoine

    Config : i7 6900K - 20MB currently set at 3.20GHz, Cooling Noctua NH-U14S, Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Extreme U3.1, RAM HyperX Savage Black Edition 16GB DDR4 3000 MHz, Graphic Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB, Power supply Corsair RM Series 850W, Windows 10 64 bit.

  • Does it help if you unplug and then reconnect the device? Maybe the driver software crashed but that could be restarted that way I think...?


    Dear Jan,


    Just tried it out again today, but this isn't even a workaround. Unplugging and replugging my yoke and pedals doesn't reactivate them, I had to reboot...


    Thanks and have a good week-end
    Antoine

    Config : i7 6900K - 20MB currently set at 3.20GHz, Cooling Noctua NH-U14S, Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Extreme U3.1, RAM HyperX Savage Black Edition 16GB DDR4 3000 MHz, Graphic Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB, Power supply Corsair RM Series 850W, Windows 10 64 bit.