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 FreePie keeps dropping its connection to vJoy 
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One Eyed Hopeful

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Please can anyone help me with this problem.

I have been putting together a setup to play Elite Dangerous to try to take my mind off my health problems which have been getting worse and worse since Christmas. I have put a lot of work into this project, and the last of the money I have been saving which inhereted from my dad a few years ago. It's quite a beautiful setup: I have collected an Oculus Rift, a X52 Pro joystick, Saitek Pro Flight Combat Rudder Pedals, a 3d SpaceMouse, a Razer Tartarus, a Genius MaxFire Pandora Pro mini-gamepad, a Kensington Orbit Trackball, all mounted on Monstertech Table mounts. I am recovering from a stroke and I have a nodule on my thyroid which is making extremely sick (cancer?), I feel worse every day, and and all I want to do is finish this project.

Here's the problem. I have been tying together all these controllers with an extensive Python script using FreePie and vJoy. When it works it is wonderful, I just can't get it to get it to work consistently. It will run for a few minutes, sometimes about a half and hour, and then the inputs into the game stop working. The only I can do then is to reboot FreePie, which for some reason used to take a few seconds but now seems to take up to half a minute. Maybe it's running slower now I'm running on VR. This is is plenty of time to die/crash/get killed etc. and it's basically ruining the game.

I have found some advice online which told me to set all the Human Interface Devices and USB controllers so they are not managed by windows. I thought this would fix the problem, but alas no. It seems that the problem is with vJoy. I have set up a watch window on FreePie and it is recieving input from the physical controllers themselves (the joystick, pedals, etc.), but for some reason the virtual joysticks I have set up with vJoy no longer work.

I found a thread on ... -with-vjoy which seems to outline the problem, but recompiing FreePie to fix it is a bit beyond me at the moment since I am recovering from a stroke. From what I gather from this link, however, it does seem like a fix is possible.

I would be incredibly grateful for any help, I seem to have come to a dead end and I really don't know what to do from here.

Thanks everyone.

Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:31 pm

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Hi, sounds tough man, hope you get well!

Here try this compiled version of the plugin, its from the branch you mentioned.

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Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:17 am
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