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I'm brand new to the Forums so I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question.

I am a Mac user (yes, believe it or not) and generally fly X-Plane for flight simulation. I recently bought Enemy Engaged for the Mac (Razorworks & Feral, V1.0) and have been unable to get my CH rudder pedals to work for yaw control. This, of course, makes it impossible for me (helicopter novice) to fly. My CH Combatstick seems to work just fine.

Here's my set up:

20" iMac G5 PPC, i.8GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, OS10.4.10

CH Pedals, CH 568 Combatstick

The Input Calibrator seems to recognize the Combatstick and the pedals but only the stick seems to control the helicopter in the sim.

I've checked and rechecked the Control Settings in the Options menu. Here's their settings- Cyclic: Joystick, Collective: Throttle, Pedal: Rudder Pedals, Device: CH Combatstick USB, (the alternative is CH ProPedals, but that inactivates the stick if set), Reverse Throttle:Off, Keyboard Assist: On

My Dynamics settings are all OFF

Realism Difficulty is Easy.

If I change the Control settings so that the Keyboard controls the Pedals. it (and the stick) work but I find it impossible to fly that way.

I've tried changing the pedals' USB port but no difference.

By the way, this setup works perfectly in X-Plane so I don't think it's a Mac/OSX issue.

I've sent an email to Feral Support about this but haven't heard anything back.

Any help would be appreciated; as it is, the sim is unusable for me without the stick and the pedals both working.

Best regards,

cush

San Diego

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I'm brand new to the Forums so I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question.

I am a Mac user (yes, believe it or not) and generally fly X-Plane for flight simulation. I recently bought Enemy Engaged for the Mac (Razorworks & Feral, V1.0) and have been unable to get my CH rudder pedals to work for yaw control. This, of course, makes it impossible for me (helicopter novice) to fly. My CH Combatstick seems to work just fine.

Here's my set up:

20" iMac G5 PPC, i.8GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, OS10.4.10

CH Pedals, CH 568 Combatstick

The Input Calibrator seems to recognize the Combatstick and the pedals but only the stick seems to control the helicopter in the sim.

I've checked and rechecked the Control Settings in the Options menu. Here's their settings- Cyclic: Joystick, Collective: Throttle, Pedal: Rudder Pedals, Device: CH Combatstick USB, (the alternative is CH ProPedals, but that inactivates the stick if set), Reverse Throttle:Off, Keyboard Assist: On

My Dynamics settings are all OFF

Realism Difficulty is Easy.

If I change the Control settings so that the Keyboard controls the Pedals. it (and the stick) work but I find it impossible to fly that way.

I've tried changing the pedals' USB port but no difference.

By the way, this setup works perfectly in X-Plane so I don't think it's a Mac/OSX issue.

I've sent an email to Feral Support about this but haven't heard anything back.

Any help would be appreciated; as it is, the sim is unusable for me without the stick and the pedals both working.

Best regards,

cush

San Diego

Welcome to the forum mate. :)

Bear in mind I drive a PC, so What I have to suggest may not work. is the input calibrator part of the MAC OS, or part of the sim?

Either way, it seems that the sim has problems dealing with multiple controllers. Don't panic! You haven't just spent a load of cash on an expensive door stop. CH have some control software (For PC at least, I would imagine for MAC as well) which will combine the controllers you have into one virtual unit. Do this and your problem should be solved.

This is a good place to check out. Most questions regarding CH Kit have already been asked and answered here:

http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/index.php

:)

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Welcome to the forum mate. :)

Bear in mind I drive a PC, so What I have to suggest may not work. is the input calibrator part of the MAC OS, or part of the sim?

Either way, it seems that the sim has problems dealing with multiple controllers. Don't panic! You haven't just spent a load of cash on an expensive door stop. CH have some control software (For PC at least, I would imagine for MAC as well) which will combine the controllers you have into one virtual unit. Do this and your problem should be solved.

This is a good place to check out. Most questions regarding CH Kit have already been asked and answered here:

http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/index.php

:)

Thanks for the fast reply, Stag. The meaning of your Member number is not lost on me. I saw the original runs of "The Prisoner" and "Danger Man" Did you know that Patrick McGoohan was born in America?

The Input Calibrator is a separate application furnished as part of the the DVD. Don't know if it comes with the PC version.

I will research the CH controller combining software possibility but I am not sanguine about it- CH seems to only really support Windows and diavows any support of Mac OS. The software extras furnished with their products only work under Windows. The products (so far) are "plug and play" for Macintosh, thank goodness.

My existing set up works flawlessly in X-Plane, which I fly often. Don't know why "Enemy Engaged? should require a virtual single device since the mouse input is always active and the keyboard works (mostly) while the joystick is active. I suspect the sim will turn out to be unusable for me. I will not try to fly rotary wing aircraft with a keyboard! Perhaps the sim's adapters (Feral) will reply to my question with a solution but I'm not holding my breath.

I joined the CH Forum, thanks for the tip.

Cheery 'bye,

cush

San Diego

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Multiple controllers is still in the "New Fangled" Stages (About five Years) in PC software titles, so I wouldn't be too surprised about any MAC software.

The thing about the CH hangar is that you can also see stuff done by third parties, so even if support isn't 100% from CH themselves, you may find a guru there that's constructed his own fix.

Good Luck. :)

McGoohan born in America? Thought I detected a bit of New England, but I thought it was him acting.

Er, it was New England, wasn't it?

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Multiple controllers is still in the "New Fangled" Stages (About five Years) in PC software titles, so I wouldn't be too surprised about any MAC software.

The thing about the CH hangar is that you can also see stuff done by third parties, so even if support isn't 100% from CH themselves, you may find a guru there that's constructed his own fix.

Good Luck. :)

McGoohan born in America? Thought I detected a bit of New England, but I thought it was him acting.

Er, it was New England, wasn't it?

Spot on. Astoria New York

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I got an answer back from Feral Tech Support, the publisher of the Mac version of EE. It only supports one input device at a time. If you want to fly with a stick (with no twist yaw control built it) you have to use the keyboard to control yaw! Use the pedals- no joystick. This makes the game unusable for me, especially a combat sim.

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