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    hughvane's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Non-cooperative USB Flight Stick
    A brand new 2018 Mac Mini, all primed and ready to go with X-Plane flight simulator, plus other trendy high-demand games, then a purchase of a Logitech Extreme 3D joystick which - I was assured - would work with MacOS. Sob! No such thing, the Logitech does not work with either OS El Capitan, or Mojave, dead as a dodo.

    There's every possibility I'm missing something, but there's nothing helpful in the meagre printed guide.

    In the meantime I've tried switching the USB connector, I've rebooted the (older) Mini, but while the connection shows up in the System Report, nothing works beyond that.

    Advice or solution (if any) please.
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    Non-cooperative USB Flight Stick
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Hey there Hugh...sorry to hear about the joystick issues. I did some snooping around...and found a few details:

    - Amazon says this joystick was first listed in 2004 (thus maybe an older piece of hardware).
    - macOS is not officially supported by this joystick (Logitech).
    - Been seeing vaious comments that this joystick seems to work better with older macOS versions (Mavericks, Yosemite). But then I'm also seeing some folks saying it works with El Capitan & some folks say it doesn't.
    - Didn't come across any info related to compatibility with macOS versions Sierra, High Sierra, or Mojave.
    - Link to an X-Plane forum thread:

    https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php...3d-pro-on-mac/

    Sorry...didn't come across any specific solutions.

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    Jan 23, 2008
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    My research on that particular Joystick with regard to macOS came up empty. It appears from the Logitech Support page for the device that it works with Windows only. I may be wrong, but there is no selection for macOS in the driver download section. Windows yes, macOS no. Who was it that assured you it would work with macOS? Your new Mini came preinstalled with Mojave which means you would need drivers for Mojave since you can not install any other version of macOS on the 2018 Mini. If it doesn't work with the older Mini that has El Capitan, I'm afraid you're going to have to return it.

    What joysticks are recommended for use with macOS by X-Plane support?

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    hughvane's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Thank you to respondents.

    Update: following a reboot of the Mini, the Logitech Extreme now works with Mojave/X-Plane. Note I don't say 'well', but it does work. I haven't put the full X-Plane on older machines because of its demand on processor power and graphics (even the 2018 Mini gets very warm), but I'll try the Demo version with the Logitech on my MBkPro.

    As to the question of who recommended the Logitech, X-Plane and other forums suggested (by weight of numbers) that the the Extreme was a workable unit with MacOS, and the general advice was that any USB device should work, eg. an ordinary mouse - wired or w/less - does the job.

    That's a 'hmm, interesting' piece of information regarding the Mini 2018 and Mojave. I remember some years back that I could not partition a friend's Mini hard drive to install an older OS on it because the ROM version prevented it. My older 2010 Mini chugs along happily with two partitions and two OS.
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    I'm coming in a little bit late here, but is there any chance one of these could improve that Joystick working a bit better?

    USB Overdrive
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7115/usb-overdrive

    SteerMouse
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/19058/steermouse





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