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Hi folks.

 

Just installed DCS about a week ago. I'm still struggling getting everything setup.

I am using Saitek joystick with throttle and pedals. They all work fine in the sim, except I can't the it to recognizes the toe-brakes when I try to set it up in the setting menu. I am in the right column as you can see on the pic.

Any suggestions?

 

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You'll have to bind those in the axis, rather than systems.

I think what you're trying to bind them to there is more like a button or switch.

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Please keep in mind that not every plane has a toe brake. For example, the MiG21 has the brake at the stick...

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Su25 t don't have toebrakes.

 

Ah, good to know. I wasn't aware of that.

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Some planes in DCS like in FC3 one have the wheel breaks which you can turn on/off by "W" key (IIRC). In other words they work binary - applied or not. What can be done is to configure within Saitek software the pedals so that pushing a toe break triggers a corresponding keystroke. Planes like A-10C in DCS have progressive, separate left and right breaks which have axis assignments.

If you wish I can post screenshots illustrating how to do that later today when I'm back at home.


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Not if you make a "DCS-SU-25" profile in Saitek soft and load then only when play DCS.

 

A simple way to test the idea is use Joy2key for send the W.

This keymapper divide each axis in 2 bands, use Up (50-100) to send W.


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I can't get the Saitek software to launch properly, the software for the pedals not at all.

So what I did, was what I also did in Il-2 BoS. I assigned the second tricker on the JS as break. You have two were one is above another. I use the lower one as break. Works will for the Soviet aircraft's in Il-2.

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You may try to re-download and reinstall both drivers and software - http://www.saitek.com/uk/down/drivers.php. If I remember correctly while installing the drivers the pedals should not be connected.

 

As for setting up the toe breaks:

1. Run the Saitek Profile Editor from the tray menu

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2. On the Programming tab select select "Bands" for the left toe break. This will create 3 default bands for left toe: 0-33%, 33-67%, 67%-100%

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3. Place the mouse cursor in the grey area, below "Left Toe = Bands" title. Click on "Edit Bands" button.

4. Click on "clear" icon - which is second to the left

5. Click in the white area below "Left Toe 0%-100%" text. This will create a new band. Use slider to move the band up to create two bands 0-3% and 3%-100%. Click "OK".

6. Click inside the second band (3%-100%). This will show the cursor. Hit "W" key on the keyboard once. Accept by clicking on the green check box.

(Creating 2 bands may not be needed but this was the only way I could make it working - maybe due to dead zones. Obviously you may chose other value than 3%).

7. Repeat steps 3-6 for right toe break.

8. Test the profile, pushing the left or toe break should mimic W key being pressed.

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9. Save the profile. Select it from the tray menu! Otherwise it will not work. You may also run a notepad. Stepping on left or right toe break should have the same result as holding W key.

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11. Run the game, make sure that "W" key is assigned for the wheel breaks.

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12. Open Axis configuration. Make sure that the pedals are assigned only to the rudder axis.

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The configuration is done separately for every aircraft. Obviously, if its possible to assign breaks under axis configuration above steps are not needed.

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