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About vesticus

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    Raleigh, NC
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    Axis
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    Air Force
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  1. Guilty as charged. I wish I could take credit for being honorable, but (embarrassingly) I simply ran out of ammo. I have a very bad habit of holding the trigger even when I know that my ammo isn't going to hit the target. I had no clue that I was running low on ammo until it was too late. I also wanted to let you know that you're a better tailgunner than most pilots. You were eating me up and I wouldn't have been surprised if you had received a kill credit. Your tailgunning skill is probably what stressed me out enough that I wouldn't take my finger off the trigger. The only thing I can take credit for is not calling for backup and reporting your exact location. Honestly, I probably would have if there had been other people on my mission (another friendly lifted from Abbeville but wasn't on my mission and you had gone pretty far south by that time). Thanks for the message. I didn't think I would ever find out who you were. I'm glad that you had fun, and it was fun for me as well even though it was slightly embarrassing to me to run out of ammo. I'm sure we'll meet again and maybe work as teammates at some point because I switch from Allied to Axis on different campaigns. Salute to you Sir.
  2. Thanks. Makes me feel better.
  3. With today's patch, did anyone else get a popup message saying that a Readme file failed to overwrite? I'm not overly concerned because the game seems to be functioning properly and Readme files tend to be nonessential, but I've been having several problems with Windows 10. Just wondering if a lot of people had the same experience or if the problem is only my computer.
  4. Before you try my first recommendation, did you first try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers/programs that were working for you before you upgraded to the Anniversary version of Windows 10? That worked for me after my TrackIr stopped working after my Windows 10 upgrade. My X-55 throttle wasn't that simple though.
  5. The only CH product I use is their rudder pedals, and they are working for me with no problems in Windows 10. However, I'm guessing you're talking about a joystick and/or throttle? I have had quite a few problems of my own since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10. http://forums.wwiionline.com/forums/topic/405932-x-56-rino/ This is a link that tells of the steps I went through in order to get my X55 throttle to work with Windows 10 (it had previously been working perfectly with Windows 7). Read all the posts in the topic because all of my suggestions are somewhat scattered around. I know what I suggested worked for 3 or 4 other people. To somewhat summarize the above link, I uninstalled drivers that I had manually downloaded from the manufacturer's website, and then Windows 10 found drivers on its own that worked perfectly. Good luck.
  6. I got my new license plate in the mail yesterday. I doubt many people will understand what it means, but maybe a few people will ask. Although I don't play nearly as much as I'd like, I love this game. In a related story, my car has almost 200,000 miles and hasn't been doing too good lately. S!
  7. You just made my day. You're welcome, and I'm glad it worked for you. One thing I wanted to add. Every time I turn my computer on, and before logging into the game, I go to "Devices and Printers" and make sure each of my controllers are working correctly in the "Test" tab of "Game Contoller Settings" (you should see each button of your controller listed). If your "Test" tab is clear/empty, there is probably a problem and the controller probably won't work in-game again. This has happened to me 2 or 3 times, unfortunately. However, the fix is much, much easier now (you won't have to go into the registry and all the other crazy stuff). Simply go into "Devices and Printers", select the controller that isn't showing up properly in the "Test" tab, and then select "Remove Device". Windows will automatically delete everything on it's own now (since you didn't manually download anything). Unplug the device from your computer. Reboot your computer. Plug the device back in and Windows will install everything on its own again. I have no idea why Windows stops recognizing the controller sometimes, but the fix is now much quicker and has worked for me each time. I haven't had to do this in awhile either, so I'm hoping my problem is completely fixed now. Once again, glad I could help. I know how frustrating it can be. I was so frustrated with my controller that I almost just quit playing the game. I'm glad that it didn't come to that though. I absolutely love this game.
  8. Here are 2 other links to use as reference: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/504/how-to-uninstall-hidden-devices-drivers-and-services/ http://www.techerator.com/2010/05/how-to-remove-hidden-duplicate-copies-of-usb-device-drivers-in-windows/ **These links basically tell how to further uninstall USB devices from your system. I deleted hidden stuff in the "Human Interface Devices" folder and the "Univeral Serial Bus Controllers" folder. If you don't delete these items (specifically the items related to the problem controller), I think your computer might try to open them in the usual, incorrect way. I think the ultimate goal is to have a completely fresh install of the device and drivers. **The "cmd" or Command Prompt as discussed in these link might work, but I never use the Command Prompt and simply open Device Manager and go from there (in Device Manager, click on VIEW/SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES). I keep remembering things that I did in order to get my X-55 throttle working. It was a complete pain, but hopefully I can save someone the headaches that I went through. To summarize: use the above steps to delete everything from your computer that is related to the troublesome device. Next, reboot your system. Finally, plug in the troublesome device and let Windows automatically download the correct drivers.
  9. Here are 2 other links to use as reference: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/504/how-to-uninstall-hidden-devices-drivers-and-services/ http://www.techerator.com/2010/05/how-to-remove-hidden-duplicate-copies-of-usb-device-drivers-in-windows/ **These links basically tell how to further uninstall USB devices from your system. I deleted hidden stuff in the "Human Interface Devices" folder and the "Univeral Serial Bus Controllers" folder. If you don't delete these items (specifically the items related to the problem controller), I think your computer might try to open them in the usual, incorrect way. I think the ultimate goal is to have a completely fresh install of the device and drivers. **The "cmd" or Command Prompt as discussed in these link might work, but I never use the Command Prompt and simply open Device Manager and go from there (in Device Manager, click on VIEW/SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES). I keep remembering things that I did in order to get my X-55 throttle working. It was a complete pain, but hopefully I can save someone the headaches that I went through. To summarize: use the above steps to delete everything from your computer that is related to the troublesome device. Next, reboot your system. Finally, plug in the troublesome device and let Windows automatically download the correct drivers.
  10. Here are a couple of websites that I used and recommend: http://madcatz.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/604/0/windows-10--saitek-hotas-beta-drivers-and-software-release **From this link, I did steps #1 and #2 in the "General Process to Ensure Clean Installation" section. The device I was having problems with was the X-55 throttle (I've never used the X-55 joystick). If you have a different device, you might want to see if this link discusses anything extra you should do. **To repeat my earlier post, I do not recommend manually downloading drivers from the Saitek website. After I uninstalled everything, I simply plugged my device in and it automatically installed the correct drivers. http://forum.simflight.com/topic/78117-fixing-problems-with-50-or-digital-onoff-action-with-saitek-levers/ **From this link, you can get information regarding the registry. I did everything that Pete Dowson recommended. Once again, I'm not 100% sure is this step is completely necessary. One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is that I deleted the folder C:\Windows\Temp\MadCatz This is where my computer installed the drivers when I manually downloaded them. My device is the X-55, so it's possible that a different device would install the drivers in a different folder. My single biggest piece of advice: Don't manually download and install the drivers from Saitek website.
  11. Here are a couple of websites that I used and recommend: http://madcatz.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/604/0/windows-10--saitek-hotas-beta-drivers-and-software-release **From this link, I did steps #1 and #2 in the "General Process to Ensure Clean Installation" section. The device I was having problems with was the X-55 throttle (I've never used the X-55 joystick). If you have a different device, you might want to see if this link discusses anything extra you should do. **To repeat my earlier post, I do not recommend manually downloading drivers from the Saitek website. After I uninstalled everything, I simply plugged my device in and it automatically installed the correct drivers. http://forum.simflight.com/topic/78117-fixing-problems-with-50-or-digital-onoff-action-with-saitek-levers/ **From this link, you can get information regarding the registry. I did everything that Pete Dowson recommended. Once again, I'm not 100% sure is this step is completely necessary. One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is that I deleted the folder C:\Windows\Temp\MadCatz This is where my computer installed the drivers when I manually downloaded them. My device is the X-55, so it's possible that a different device would install the drivers in a different folder. My single biggest piece of advice: Don't manually download and install the drivers from Saitek website.
  12. **The X-55 throttle definitely works perfectly with BGE*** Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 screwed mine up temporarily though. Good luck.
  13. This worked for me. I uninstalled EVERYTHING related to my controller, including registry items (give it a Google search) and all related software. After deleting everything I could find, I rebooted my computer, plugged in my device, AND *****LET WINDOWS FIND THE CORRECT DRIVER ON ITS OWN (I didn't go to their website and download drivers) ***** My controller is working correctly in Windows Device Manager and ingame, and I do not have the software installed on my computer. FYI: I have no idea if deleting items in the registry is completely necessary. A Google search of "VID_06A3" and "VID_0738" should land results that discuss registry items and Saitek products. My problem began immediately following my upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
  14. This worked for me. I uninstalled EVERYTHING related to my controller, including registry items (give it a Google search) and all related software. After deleting everything I could find, I rebooted my computer, plugged in my device, AND *****LET WINDOWS FIND THE CORRECT DRIVER ON ITS OWN (I didn't go to their website to manually download drivers) ***** My controller is working correctly, and I do not currently have the controller software installed on my computer. FYI: I have no idea if deleting items in the registry is completely necessary. A Google search of "VID_06A3" and "VID_0738" should land results that discuss registry items and Saitek products. My problems also began immediately following my upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
  15. I would like to start by saying that I absolutely love this game. I find it very challenging, and I enjoy a good challenge. I'm only offering my opinion in the hope of improving the game and acquiring and keeping new players. I think this game is heading in the right direction, and I most certainly could not do a better job myself. Here is my biggest gripe about the game currently: Incomplete Wiki help pages. I have only looked through the Air Force Guides mostly, but there are several links with nothing on the pages. I believe this makes the game look incomplete and unpolished to new players. Here is an example: https://wiki.wwiionline.com/view/Understanding_The_Range_Indicator This particular page should tell about the halos around aircraft and accurately determining how far away they are. I haven't been able to find this information anywhere in the help pages (I have been able to figure it out through trial and error and talking with other players). This is only one example. I believe that 1st impressions are very important. Broken links and incomplete help pages don't look good to new players. Especially in a game this difficult with such a steep learning curve. Again, I'm only trying to improve the game and offer constructive criticism. Thanks for all the hard work and the hours of fun while making new friends.