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About thep0lish

  • Birthday June 23

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    Youngstown, Ohio
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    90s flight sims, electronics, ham radio

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  1. I got a little lucky and found a tqs/F22 combo with the swf22 chips so I now haven a working set! That stick was broken (metal inside gymbal is busted/snapped but I might be able to fix) and the tqs is missing the t2-3-4-5 knob which I'm going to try and track down. My goal now is to have two working sticks. One will be usb like yours but using an atmega28 and the other will be serial using the swf22. On a side note, i did look at the swf chips in a pic reader, they DO have the copy protection bit enabled so it looks like short of Bob coming out of retirement to release his source code, the remaing chips in circulation are all that will ever be. The pic is a microchip pic16c65a if anyone has any insight.
  2. It is really appreciated. The guy over @ simHQ has been really helpful with his usb mod - Right now the biggest thing I'm missing is the mouse functionality (can't figure out why windows doesn't see the serial mouse). Only thing I can think of at this point is that w/o a true serial mouse passed through, windows can't configure it. My eraser mouse is not recognized AT ALL. As far as the swf22 - I can't imagine doing a full dump/copy would be that hard, it would be wonderful if I could either get ahold of a chip or if someone could do the dump with theirs. Any help would be great - I'm starting to amass files now - Fox Pro is the biggest piece I'm missing as I've tracked down everything else and started to build my own macros
  3. I was able to find some files (CTFJ and Macros) - I would update the main post but I can't seem to edit it. Still trying to get a dump of the SWF22 Chip and fox pro Macros CTFJ and other old software - links still let you download
  4. Wow thank you for the upload and the info! I will definitely reach out to him too! I just recently found that retro cities page and a lot of the links are still good for files! (I'm archiving them all for preservation) and small world eh? So far EVERONE in the flight sim community has been awesome and hopefully when I'm all done I can give back in one way shape or form! 73 Zach
  5. Hey all! I'm finally getting into flight sims again and reliving my glory days with the likes of Falcon, Jane's Combat Sims and some others. I never was lucky enough back then to have a setup like the TQS and F22, but now I do! I recently rebuilt an older machine (Windows 98 P4 2.8ghz with some modifications) and acquired an F-16 TQS from Syracuse NY and an F22 Pro stick from Scottsdale, AZ (God bless goodwill and craigslist!). I have managed to track down SOME software: Fox 2.3 F22 CCC software from Thrustmaster A Few Prebuilt Macros Other software I can't find yet: Fox Pro CTFJ More Macros! For the most part I have been able to program the stick and for the most part use it. I'm curious about a few things and hope the community may be able to help me. I reached out to James Hallows about the Fox Pro software (not digital foxy) and he let me know that all his old stuff isn't readily accessible, but he had released everything as freeware a ways back. He suggested I check here to see if anyone may have a copy of the Pro version since he isn't able to provide it. Additionally, I know the upgraded SWF22 sticks are pretty much the best experience with this - and Bob Church said it himself - the best way to get a hold of the chips anymore are to find them in old sticks on ebay or elsewhere. Well, I wasn't lucky enough to get a stick with the chip in it - but since Bob has since retired and I haven't found any recent posts from him anywhere as I've been researching - does anyone know if he ever did the same as Mr. Hallows and gave free reign over his programs? It would seem if he would be directing people to buy them second hand he has no intention of making any money off the product anymore (though I'd love to buy one if I could). It would be impolite to assume, but if anyone knows him could ask - or knows if he ever said - I would like to try and find someone who could "dump" the 40pin chip and avail the code to the public so we can make our own (burn our own chips). If that isn't an option or against forum rules - PLEASE let me know and I can edit this post - I do NOT want to step on any toes! It should easily be done with something like this Dumping Rom Chips Finally, Does anyone know if a serial mouse is REQUIRED to get the eraser head to work. I don't have one but I do have a serial connection TO the computer. It is the only input I can't seem to get to register in Windows or in games. Anyway - hope to be around more often and if anyone comes across this post and has questions on what I did to get everything working as far as I have feel free to message me! TLDR: Looking for fox pro software to program stick, any macros someone may have built and saved for F22/TQS and if its possible to dump the memory OFF an SWF22 chip and burn your own. Zach
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