i've got a weird problem with my joystick that primarily presents in FS2O and i'm trying to determine if its the joystick or maybe some problem it has with FS2O that could be corrected.
ok, the problem: seemingly at random my joystick (a saitek x52) gets its center messed up (so x0 y0 becomes x12 y1 for example, there doesnt seem to be a pattern in the mistake). thus i drift at center which can be a major problem in the middle of a dogfight. i've figured out an easy fix, but it requires pausing the game so i can't do it in multiplayer.
what i've tried: i've tried 3 different versions of the x52 software/drivers and i've tried using and not using a profile. i've tried running it directly into my computer and running it through a powered USB hub (in case its a power problem). i have NOT tried an older version of FS2O because i'm capped for downloading with my current ISP so its not currently possible to get the older files. i've tried running the 3.6.9 and 3.6.10 with and without command line options.
what i think i know: i have no reason to suspect a power or a driver problem, i've tested/updated both many times. i am pretty sure its related to FS2O because i've tested it extensively in the following games: mechwarrior 4, starlancer and xwing alliance. none of them ever seemed to present the problem.
what i'd LIKE to know: is there anything in FS2O that could be causing this and if so how could i fix it.