Noted by Jack Pickett, Saitek has released a newer driver 7_0_42_12 for the FIPs. It updates all “DirectOutput.*” files under “C:\Program Files\Saitek\DirectOutput” directory. As usual, you won’t get any idea from the company regarding what’s been fixed and changed in the new driver. Anyway, it works without a problem.
In addition, Paul Racines sent the link of a coming simulator by NGIS (Next Generation Interactive Software). Watched the video at the bottom of the page. Very impressive. Not sure what it will bring to general flightsimmers yet.
Thanks Jack and Paul.