It is commonly known that SPAD.neXt and Saitek/Logitech drivers cannot be run simultaneoulsy; otherwise conflicts will occur.
Here’s how to avoid the conflict when running the new X-Plane FIP Gauges (using Saitek/Logitech drivers) together with SPAD.neXt; since the development of my earlier X-Plane gauges designed for SPAD.neXt has come to a stop for the moment.
Install the Saitek/Logitech FIP drivers (if they have been removed from the computer) — it is necessary for the Windows OS to recognize the hardware.
You could download the Flight Instrument Panel Drivers from Logitech’s support web page here. Or if you have the older version 7 on hand, it works fine as well.
Follow the instructions in Post 471 to install the X-Plane Plug-in.
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As early as in February this year, I released five C172SP gauges for X-Plane, which were to be run on the SPAD.neXt driver platform. I was optimistically hoping that a full C172SP gauge set for X-Plane could be done by the end of the year. Unfortunately, there was no progress at all regarding X-Plane FIP conversion support since then.
To be frank, it’s nobody’s fault, and we all know that plans don’t always catch up with plans. On the bright side, it is a good push on my new direction for developing X-Plane gauges based on the platform’s native datarefs and commands. Moreover, I still see many X-Plane flight-simmers running FIPs with the default Saitek/Logitech Plugins.
So, here it comes the new C172SP X-Plane (Logitech) gauges, plus the Wet Compass just completed.
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Whether you are using the Saitek or the Logitech FIP drivers for FSX and P3D at present, further adding FIP option to X-Plane is very simple:
Download the “X Plane Plug-in” from Logitech’s support page — No worry even if you are still using the previous Saitek drivers and not the recently renamed Logitech drivers.
Run the downloaded file to install the Plug-in — A new folder called “XSaitekProFlight” will be added to the “\X-Plane 11\Resources\plugins” folder automatically.
That’s all and you are now able to fly with the default gauges in X-Plane.
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