I sometimes receive questions asking me “Why the knobs on one of my FIPs don’t work? They used to be working fine.”
It is a bug in the Saitek driver. When the SaiFlightSimX.xml builds up to a certain number (most likely over 15 from my experience), the knob command assigned to the last gauge (or the last two gauges) becomes not functioning.
Suggested fixes are follows:
- Move a gauge (or two gauges, or even more) that doesn’t have knob assignments to the end of the list.
- If solution 1 doesn’t work, further reorder the gauges in the SaiFlightSimX.xml. It might help.
- If both 1 and 2 don’t help, you’ll probably need to cut down the number of gauges in the SaiFlightSimX.xml.
I neither have found the real cause nor a single workable solution to this problem yet.
But solution 1 suggested above works most of the time. If not, solution 3 might end up to be the last resort.
Lastly, I am building up a Common FAQs section regarding FIP gauges in my store. Hope they help.