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    Xbox Controller Rudder Workaround

    So, I use TPR rudder pedals and the Boeing Thrustmaster Yoke Throttle edition for my home PC and for work I use my laptop and an Xbox controller. As many of you know, there is a problem taxiing with the controller. I was wondering if anyone has come up with a work around until the issue is fully addressed because this is literally the only thing keeping me from flying the lovely 737 on my laptop. If I have to tug her out all the way to runway center line, I’ll do it but landing is where I’ll need full rudder control. Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Rocky Jet Melendez; 14May2022, 21:43.
    Rocky Jet Melendez
    RTX Zotac Gaming 3090ti. -12 Gen intel core i9-12900K CPU. -MSI Z690 Force Wifi MB, -OLOY DDR5 32gb RAM EVGA 1300 Gold PSU
    Kraken 3 Fan Water Cooler with Crytoech. -Phantek Case-TPR Rudder pedals-Boeing Throttle/Yoke Edition pack

    #2
    It does work setting up the right and left trigger axis on the controller however you have to constantly feather the triggers to keep the rudder from returning back to center. The more I do it the easier it becomes. Maybe try taxiing around a large airport for awhile to get more familiar with it. I'm not going to let that keep me grounded.

    Also I find it easier with the rudder "auto assist" set to off.
    Daniel Anziano

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      #3
      I see what you mean and it’s not the taxi so much that bothers me as bugged as it is but landing is where the problem will be. Good idea though. Guess I’ll take her for a ground spin and get used to it and maybe do some touch and go
      Rocky Jet Melendez
      RTX Zotac Gaming 3090ti. -12 Gen intel core i9-12900K CPU. -MSI Z690 Force Wifi MB, -OLOY DDR5 32gb RAM EVGA 1300 Gold PSU
      Kraken 3 Fan Water Cooler with Crytoech. -Phantek Case-TPR Rudder pedals-Boeing Throttle/Yoke Edition pack

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        #4
        Originally posted by Rocky Jet Melendez View Post
        I see what you mean and it’s not the taxi so much that bothers me as bugged as it is but landing is where the problem will be. Good idea though. Guess I’ll take her for a ground spin and get used to it and maybe do some touch and go
        I've landed on two flights now and although the first one I did have some trouble keeping it on the runway, the second time was much easier. There was no wind though so that will definitely add some level of excitement. I'm hoping for a quick fix to the problem however I'm enjoying this plane too much to let it keep me grounded.
        Daniel Anziano

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          #5
          I have a workaround script if you have Axis and Ohs.

          Download aao_pmdg_737_rudder_fix.txt and change the file extension to .xml, then import via AaO.

          Next, assign your left and right rudder axis, select the appropriate script under simulator event
          and change the axis min value to 0 and the axis max value to 16383.

          Should look like this for the left axis:
          aao_left_axis.png

          Finally, move the red center triangle to the leftmost point:
          aao_assigned_axis.png

          The only drawback I've found is that the rudder doesn't react quite as smooth as the in-sim assignment, but it works well enough.
          Attached Files
          Last edited by MARSINATOR; 15May2022, 03:21.
          Marcel William

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            #6
            I have AAO but have not used it much. I've followed your above instructions and get as far as adding the 2 axis but I'm unable to zero out the Axis min. It is -16384 and I can't figure out how to change it. Can you advise?

            Never mind. I just went back in and changed it. Don't know what I was doing wrong earlier. I'll give this a go. Thanks for posting this!
            Daniel Anziano

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              #7
              Originally posted by MARSINATOR View Post
              I have a workaround script if you have Axis and Ohs.

              Download aao_pmdg_737_rudder_fix.txt and change the file extension to .xml, then import via AaO.

              Next, assign your left and right rudder axis, select the appropriate script under simulator event
              and change the axis min value to 0 and the axis max value to 16383.

              Should look like this for the left axis:
              aao_left_axis.png

              Finally, move the red center triangle to the leftmost point:
              aao_assigned_axis.png

              The only drawback I've found is that the rudder doesn't react quite as smooth as the in-sim assignment, but it works well enough.
              Thank you so much! Im buying the program as we speak and ill give it a try and report back!
              Rocky Jet Melendez
              RTX Zotac Gaming 3090ti. -12 Gen intel core i9-12900K CPU. -MSI Z690 Force Wifi MB, -OLOY DDR5 32gb RAM EVGA 1300 Gold PSU
              Kraken 3 Fan Water Cooler with Crytoech. -Phantek Case-TPR Rudder pedals-Boeing Throttle/Yoke Edition pack

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                #8
                Originally posted by Rocky Jet Melendez View Post

                Thank you so much! Im buying the program as we speak and ill give it a try and report back!
                You're welcome, though you should try the demo first to make sure that this works on your end.
                Also consider that PMDG might soon fix this bug anyway.
                Last edited by MARSINATOR; 15May2022, 02:37.
                Marcel William

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                  #9
                  It didn't work for me but I can't say for sure that I implemented it correctly. I've gone back to the in game settings and will live with it until they fix it.
                  Daniel Anziano

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                    #10
                    What exactly didn't work? Don't forget to remove all rudder key binds from the sim.
                    Marcel William

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by MARSINATOR View Post
                      What exactly didn't work? Don't forget to remove all rudder key binds from the sim.
                      Yes, used a blank controller profile but the rudder never moved.
                      Daniel Anziano

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                        #12
                        Try to open the rpn script editor under scripting, input the following code and click test. Should move the rudder left.
                        Code:
                        16383·(>K:AXIS_RUDDER_SET)
                        If this doesn't work, then AaO is probably not connected.
                        Marcel William

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by MARSINATOR View Post
                          Try to open the rpn script editor under scripting, input the following code and click test. Should move the rudder left.
                          Code:
                          16383·(>K:AXIS_RUDDER_SET)
                          If this doesn't work, then AaO is probably not connected.
                          I can't try this until tomorrow but I will, and let you know. Thanks for your efforts.
                          Daniel Anziano

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Flypops View Post
                            It does work setting up the right and left trigger axis on the controller however you have to constantly feather the triggers to keep the rudder from returning back to center. The more I do it the easier it becomes. Maybe try taxiing around a large airport for awhile to get more familiar with it. I'm not going to let that keep me grounded.

                            Also I find it easier with the rudder "auto assist" set to off.

                            so I have been feathering and taxiing now lol I’ve gotten used to it and it’s not so bad. The landings aren’t bad either. Although it’s not ideal and breaks immersion, it will do just great until a fix can be implemented. 3 medium haul flights and it’s been great. Here hoping for a fix soon.
                            Rocky Jet Melendez
                            RTX Zotac Gaming 3090ti. -12 Gen intel core i9-12900K CPU. -MSI Z690 Force Wifi MB, -OLOY DDR5 32gb RAM EVGA 1300 Gold PSU
                            Kraken 3 Fan Water Cooler with Crytoech. -Phantek Case-TPR Rudder pedals-Boeing Throttle/Yoke Edition pack

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