Key file query
Having spent many weeks several years ago refining my X52 profile and associated 4.32 key file (and now forgotten how I got there!), I’m loathe to start again from scratch. And whilst I have tried reading the 4.33 documentation, I haven’t got a PhD in key file programming, and embarrassingly I have to admit that I could make very little sense of it.
iIf I use my 4.32 key file, are there any 4.33 commands that I need to have on my keyboard or joystick that I won’t be able to access?
Your 4.32 keystrokes file should be 99% ok. I know several people who haven’t changed it.
I however took the time to update mine. The BMS guys made some neat tools for setting up the keys now. The excel file in the docs folder has a BMS keyfile editor.xls file that makes the process easier. It even outputs your entries as a text file ready to be used by BMS and a graphic showing all the commands on a keyboard.
If you go to the excel file go to the keystroke editor tab on the bottom and scroll to bottom, there is a list of outdated callbacks. There is also a list on the import tab. You can use that to make sure you are not using any of them.
I’m afraid the excel editing tool is a bit beyond me…
I’m not so worried about outdated callbacks, I’m more worried about not being able to access some new commands on keyboard/stick.
I also tried importing my old keyfile and most of the stuff worked, however I decided to start from scratch using a pre-made profile (Dunc_DX in my case) and I was up and running better than before in an evening or two.
I also could not get Kolbes generator to work as expected, but the error may well have been on my end.
I spent yesterday getting my HOTAS up on 4.33. While I started the process with a whole new SST profile(for my x-65) I actually had more success with a simpler approach.
I have changed over to the BMS keyfile for 4.33 (was using modified keystroke) . What I ended up doing was to write down each key command(Controller screen in BMS), then go into SST and simply change the command on the profile. Just right click on the profile entry, select delete all, and renter the new command.
I also had issues getting TMS, DMS, and CMS to work properly. I don’t know if it was an issue with my HOTAS, or if 4.33 is more “sensitive”, but it doesn’t seem to like combination commands (ex: shift + home). So, if you resassign the commands to single entry, it works fine.
Cloud 9 was very helpful advising me to copy the key file from 4.32 into 4.33 and it works very well indeed with minor changes. Thank you Cloud 9!!!