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18th April 2005, 20:33
Has anyone had problems getting both the Gaming keyboard and their saitek joystick (x-45) in my case to use the same SST programming software? It seems to me I can either use the X-45 or the Keyboard, but can never use both. Is there something I can do where both devices will show up in the software? Granted I haven't tried the newest version of the software for fears of screwing things up like I did orginally, which took me forever to get back in working order. As it stands right now I'm using the software that came with the keyboard, so I am not able to program my x-45, I have been doing so through in game control settings.
Anyone out there deal with this already?
18th April 2005, 21:27
Have you tried re-installing the SST software? I thought it would recognize ALL Saitek products that it could support, which would mean that you should see 2 separate icons in your taskbar--one for the keyboard & one for the joystick.
I don't think you can program them both at the same time, but if you see both icons, you could at least program them each separately.
Support, am I totally wrong here?
18th April 2005, 21:52
from the FAQ:
"already have one Saitek controller installed using the SST software. I now want to purchase an additional Saitek controller - do I have to install the software again?
No you don't need to. If you are using Windows 98 or ME then simply plug your second controller in and it should install automatically. If you are running Windows 2000 or XP then plug the controller in, let Windows install it using its own drivers and then open up Control Panel and open up the System icon at the bottom. Click Hardware at the top of the window that comes up and then click Device Manager.
Click the plus sign next to Human Interface Devices and you might see a couple of listings called HID Compliant Game Controller or USB Human Interface Device. Right click on it and choose Update Driver from the drop-down list of options.
On the window that comes up select Install from a list or specific location and then click Next.
On the next window select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install and then click Next.
On the next screen you should have two options, one of which is the name of your controller *. Select it and then click Next, then click Continue Anyway on the Windows driver signing warning and then finally finish when it has finished installing.
You should now have an icon for your controller next to your clock, provided you have installed the Advanced option on the install.
* If the name of your controller wasn't there then click Have Disk and point it to the C:\Program Files\Saitek\Drivers\Inf directory and click OK - you should then have the option of your controller there for you. "
UKSupport has a newer way of doing this now but this has always worked for me.
19th April 2005, 17:20
I have already tried reinstallign once, I will try to do so again. I will download the newest sst software first. Should I remove the current and remove all devices.. Or can I just remove the SST software and reinstall?
20th April 2005, 11:30
The best way to do it is to do a drivers-only install for the X45. Then install the Gamers' Keyboard, doing a full software install. The programming software should then cover both.
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