Old Spacepilot button configuration

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Old Spacepilot button configuration

Post by joel280986 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:56 am


I have an old Spacepilot (fw3.12) which I am trying to run with Windows 10. I have the 10.4.9 driver which works fine apart from a couple of things

1. The driver keeps stopping after i go into panel, which means I have to restart the driver. This is annoying but I can deal with it
2. this is the real problem, I cant seem to customise the buttons they just come up with 1 = virtual numpad 2=2 3=3 4=4 5=5 6=6. When i try and change the buttons in the configuration it saves it but the button doesn't work and the display stays the same. I have attached screen shots to show this.
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I know there is not support for this model anymore but I was hoping to see if anyone had found a solution to this

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Re: Old Spacepilot button configuration

Post by jwick » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:07 am

Could be a cfg format issue.
Make sure you don't try to mix in plugins/cfgs from a more recent version (e.g., the current version).

The driver's log file may say something about what is going wrong.
Turn it on with the 3Dx systray icon. The file is: %localappdata%\3Dconnexion\3DxWare\3DxService.log.

I'd save all the user cfgs off somewhere, and then delete them (%appdata%\3dconnexion\3DxWare\Cfg. See if that resets it to the point that it starts working again.

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Re: Old Spacepilot button configuration

Post by luping » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:27 am

I would suggest you invest on a newer model of 3Dconnexion devices like the SpaceMouse Pro or Enterprise to reap the benefit of productivity gain and repetetive strain injury risk reduced comfortable two-hand operation. As the 3DxWare driver updated periodically to support newer version of applications, there's definitely a need to buy a new 3Dconnexion device.

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