View Full Version : Nedd joystick help
16th August 2005, 22:28
I got a evo force and i cant get bf2 to detect it when my saitek keboard is in use but if i unplug it and use another keyboard bf2 detects my joystick then any ideas how i can fix this ?I have windows xp 64bit
17th August 2005, 12:43
anyone ?please help
17th August 2005, 14:47
I know that the saitek keyboard is identified as a joystick (at least that is what I recall UKSupport saying). If that is the case, can you get the keyboard to work when both the evo and the keyboard are plugged in?
I know you are going to say yes, so here is my theory. EA/DICE messed up again. I believe that you will have to edit the .con files to make both work. Unfortunately I don't have a saitek keyboard, so I can't help you out on this one by making the file for you. But I can tell you that it would involve opening the .con file and changing the controller ID on the lines that you use the stick for.
21st August 2005, 01:24
Okay, I have the same exact problem. I'm using Cyborg 3D Rumble Force stick and the Gaming Keyboard. I tried to edit the .con files. Here is a nice description of all of the commands: http://www.forumplanet.com/planetbattlefield/topic.asp?fid=7419&tid=1671636
So I mapped all of the joystick controls to IDs 0 through 5 and nothing worked. I tried dxdiag to see which ID my joystick is on and it says 0. Please Help! I love this keyboard, but I love BF2 as much. I don't want to have to ditch my keyboard.
22nd August 2005, 01:42
Yea i dont want to ethere but looks like im gone to have to
22nd August 2005, 03:41
Okay. I solved my problem... Sorta. A couple other posts just provided a link: http://www.saitekusa.com/usa/supp/gamersk_support.htm# to Saitek's faqs for the gamers keyboard (with no explanation; just the link). I finally found one that referred to question 3. That particular answer recommended disabling the gamer's keyboard in HID devices in Device manager for windows xp. I tried this several times; and the entire time, I was wondering why, between the keyboard and the joystick, there were so many devices listed in the Device Manager. Nothing seemed to work. I didn't have my programming software for the keyboard installed originally, because I had lost the CD and I couldn't find the software for windows xp anywhere on the site. Finally, I just picked one of the downloads from one of the gamepads (p2500, I think) and installed that. They do have DLs for XP 64, too. Now, I had 9 devices in my HID devices list. I went through all the devices (double-clicking on all of them to see if they say gamers keyboard next to it- I think there were 4 or 5) and disabled all of the gamers keyboard ones, and left ALL of the others (the ones that said nothing or referred to my joystick) alone. One of them said gamers keyboard next to it, but did not give an option to disable it- I ignored it. After I did all that and restarted my computer, 5 devices remained in the HID list with 2 of them disabled. And it worked... sorta! I couldn't use my command pad in the game, but that's okay with me. Give it a shot, nighthawk. Make sure you read the instructions in the link I put there, too.
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