MSFS2020 vs FSX Joystick and Keyboard set up Complexity

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MSFS2020 vs FSX Joystick and Keyboard set up Complexity

Postby wairoaboy » Sun Aug 20, 2023 11:44 pm

Hi Folks

after around a four-year respite from flight simming, I've returned in the hope of mastering the MSFS2020 sim

Alas, the complexity of setting up the keyboard and joystick compared to FSX is simply mind-boggling

Does anyone know if there is a pre-made cfg file that can be pasted for the keyboard settings to MSFS2020 that would otherwise be similar to the FSX set-up?

Am running a Logitech G940 system, I would be most grateful to try someone's settings....just for the basics

Many thanks in Advance :bow:
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Re: MSFS2020 vs FSX Joystick and Keyboard set up Complexity

Postby Charl » Mon Aug 21, 2023 5:39 pm

Well the sim should assign all the default mappings to your hardware.
But I agree it's all rather daunting.
I ended up creating new profiles, deleting all mappings as a first step, and simply assigning the things I needed to a place I could remember!
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Re: MSFS2020 vs FSX Joystick and Keyboard set up Complexity

Postby emfrat » Mon Aug 21, 2023 7:47 pm

Decades ago, after many battles with default settings, I found the best solution was to buy an FSUIPC licence , wipe out all the Windows keyboard and joystick settings and re-map everything via FSUIPC. It just works.
http://www.fsuipc.com/
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Re: MSFS2020 vs FSX Joystick and Keyboard set up Complexity

Postby Charl » Mon Aug 21, 2023 8:40 pm

Well you could always go for this one which I first saw on this Forum.
But MSFS 2020 recognises standard mapping from any plugged-in control device.
And then also allows you to custom map every command directly from within the sim.

I currently use only a twistgrip joystick which does everything I need:
Engine/flight controls/brakes/flaps/POV hat/switch & reset view.
I still have half a dozen functions available which I will no doubt use up as time goes on.

I tend to use TrackIR and then mouse things peculiar to a particular model, like prime the fuel pump, tailwheel lock, clear the plugs(!) etc.
This actually adds to the immersion I find.
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