Well, several failures in trying to use PGP v6.1.6 now with Battlefield 3. The first annoying thing is the latest PGP not consistently activating a profile when the .exe file is running. And no, this is not because I checked the box to not auto-apply the profile or because I'm editing the profile. I'm not a newb. I used PGP for over two years with SWBF2 and the joystick controller mentioned below.
In regards to Battlefield 3: the previous PGP update was kind of working, but was quite unresponsive in releasing simple commands like 'move forward' while firing PGP commands for vehicle movement (without the game hook installed). My tank would keep moving forward for an eternity after I moved the joystick to the center position. the regular in-game binds do not do this.
And there were no commands fired from PGP for 'move forward', 'move backward' or 'sprint' with the game hook installed. I was unable to un-install the game hook once it was installed. Yes, I would click the link in PGP to uninstall this and click OK on everything and when I would check the advanced settings, the profile would still show game hook installed. While trying to get this working with BF3, I had to delete the profile and either start over or import a backup copy that did not have the game hook installed.
- Running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
- Using a Logitech Force 3D Pro joystick
All I was trying to do was allow the joystick Y Axis to control vehicle movement forward (sprint when joystick tilted 95% forward) and vehicle movement backward, since BF3 currently does not allow the Y Axis to control both forward and reverse movement (hopefully they will fix this bug. Battlefield 2 and BF2142 allowed this). If the DICE team fixes the Y Axis bind for vehicle movement, then I would only use PGP for sprint when the joystick is tilted 95% forward.
Thanks for any help in these matters!
P.S. For testing and my own sanity, I launched this very basic profile as a persistent profile and went to notepad.exe in windows and saw that when the joystick is moved forward it holds the "W" key down and when moved backward it holds the "S" key down. And when the Y Axis is tilted to 95% either forward or back, the profile holds the L-Shift key down. I had to hit "Play" each time to get the profile active because of the annoying update I talked about above. And while the profile was active, PGP would not send commands into the game in either case of the game hook not being installed, or with the game hook installed. I'm done. Someone else can work on this now please! Totally P.O.ed, thank you!