494: Abnormal FIP Knob Adjustment Fix

Not sure how many of you have occasionally encountered a bizarre situation in which all functions, such as OBS and heading bug, that are controlled by the knobs on the Logitech/Saitek FIPs (Flight Instrument Panels) suddenly move faster in 10-degree (step) per turn than the default 1-degree (step) per turn.

The cause of the issue is unknown but generally it can be cured by warm-booting (or in some cases, cold-booting) the computer.

In the last six months, I encountered the issue once or twice.  Instead of rebooting the computer, Continue reading


486: SL Migrator Lite Version

In response to some friends requests, a simplified version of the SL_Migrator is created to help other non-FSX Times Gauges users to convert their “exe.xml” files after the Logitech Drivers migration.    Similarly, it is good for FSX, FSX-SE, P3Dv3 and P3Dv4 and can handle more than one simulators simultaneously if exists.

The utility is called SL_Migrator_Lite and it can be downloaded from the Freeware section in my Store.


485: SL Migrator v1.1 Update

The SL_Migrator has just been updated to version 1.1, which helps further speeding up and simplying the Saitek-to-Logitech migration.

Besides the FIP Gauges copying process, the new utility can now automatically modify ALL the “exe.xml” files found in the computer’s simulator cfg folders for the necessary Logitech conversion, including FSX, FSX-SE, P3Dv3 and P3Dv4.

In other words, Continue reading

484: FIP Customizer Logitech Version

Alexey has added a new version of his FIP Customizer for the Logitech FIP drivers.   To refresh what the utility does, read my Post 264 here.

Note that this new version is good for the Logitech FIP drivers only.   Anyone interested could click on the image to download it.

Link for the FIP Customizer for the Saitek FIP version is still valid in Post 264.



483: SL Migrator & FIP Driver Toggler

In the last Post about migration from Saitek to Logitech FIP drivers, I put a divider right after Step 9 in the article.  It is because the succeeding process mainly is the copying of previous FIP gauges to the new locations.

Here’s the new utility SL_Migrator (Saitek-to-Logitech Migrator) I just wrote to help do the job efficiently.   Especially, it will copy and convert the original SaiFlightSimX.xml and SaiFlightFip.xml to the appropriate Logitech version if they are found, so that users can quickly restore the gauges they were running before the migration. Continue reading

465: CFG Spacer Utility

I always add an empty line between each section in the fsx.CFG and Prepar3D.cfg so that their contents can be easily read.  It is in particular helpful when doing a search.   Here’s the CFG_Spacer utility that I recently wrote to speed up the task.

The utility is good for FSX, FSX-SE and Prepar3D, and can be downloaded from Continue reading

455: Affinity Mask Calculator Enhanced

The Affinity Mask Calculator has just been enhanced to include the conversions from Affinity Mask values back to CPU combinations.   Operation is as simple as entering the Affinity Mask value in decimal via the keypad provided.   To choose between the calculators, just click on the title bar for the conversion required.

Note that the maximum Affinity Mask value Continue reading

448: Affinity Mask Calculator

Affinity Mask is commonly recognized as one of the most useful features that allows flightsimmers to improve system performance by altering the combination of running CPUs assigned to the simulator.

Here’s my Affinity Mask Calculator (with redesigned interface) version that I hope it could give you some helps during your search for the best possible value.

Using the calculator is simple and intuitive — just select the CPUs you want to assign to FSX or Prepar3D based on: Continue reading

416: Find the Pits in Your System

Are you sure you have your system set up properly?   I thought I did until two days ago I found out that my 2133 MHz memory actually had been running at standard 1333 MHz for over a year.
Obviously I somehow missed the configuration the last time when I upgraded the system BIOS.  And too bad I didn’t aware of it at all.

The problem was spotted by a free utility Continue reading