Ok - just installed the new (to me) used MS FFB2 stick I acquired to back-up my trusty Logitech stick in case the latter goes on the fritz at some point. Windows recognized it, as did RoF, and everything seemed to be going fine until I got into the game and realized I'm not getting any FFB effects at all. FFB is enabled in game, and was working fine with my other FFB stick, but I get nothing in game, and there seems to be no way to test the FFB in the normal Windows control panel settings screen.
Any ideas on how I can tell what's wrong and test to see whether the stick is just dead from a FFB perspective?
BTW - in case it matters, I have the version with the red trigger, and I have a red light on the back of the base that stays constantly on while the stick is plugged in.
Could it be the same issue that Catfish was having? I.e. you have to keep your hand on the stick for the FF to kick in (as it has 2 sensors for that on its handle)
Well, if so then my hands must not be covering the sensors when I'm gripping the stick in a normal fashion - I guess I should take a look at where those sensors are and try covering them with tape or something, just in case.