Refund for not supporting Saitek X-55

I’m going to uninstall MSF and wait a year or so until the bugs get worked out and support is added for folks with older controllers. Really, you support the Saitek X-56 but not the X-55. The only difference between the two is one button. One button. The X-56 has a forth hat and the X-55 has a button where that X-56 hat is. That’s it, one button and this sim is useless to me.

Yet you support the X-52 and that thing is seven years old, but not the X-55, really. Everyone states you only supported current equipment but the X-52 is obsolete and can only be purchased used on E-Bay.

Give me a break.



X-55 user here as well :wink:

Actually X-55 works just fine, sadly there are no “default” binding for now and you have to setup the whole thing manually.
I wished I could share my config file with others during Alpha but … it seems there are no such file because they are cloud based.

The controller setting isn’t the easiest for sure, be sure to select the stick or the throttle at the upper left and then set the filter to “ALL” (set to “assigned” by default, which should not be btw) at the bottom left of screen.
You should then see and be able to bind whatever you wish.
Hope this helps.


Pretty ■■■■ upset the X-55 ins’t supported too…


Dude, I can’t for the life of me how to assign an axis though…

All the buttons I can bind, slowly… But I can’t set an axis for the life of me!

thats really a no go.i have a x55 to.


Yes, please give us a break from you.
Maybe try Xplane. Or tetris, should be plug and play without any issues.



Be sure to click in the input boxes and move your axis, or you should be able to pick it in the drop down list.

Also be sure to not select other binding than AXIS, there are binding only for buttons which won’t set on axis.

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Uninstall MFS and get a refund. If enough folks with unsupported controllers get refunds, then maybe they will listen. Money talks…

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I can understand the frustration here.

There were several thread during Alpha about no default X-55 profile but only X-56.
And I am pretty sure X-56 profile should work perfectly fine with the X-55.

X-55 default profile should have made it for the release … :frowning:

Anyway, try to set it up yourself for now, it is worth it imho. :wink:

Ah, so you just have to make sure it’s not filtering on assigned…

And the throttle isn’t an essential axis…

Not the most intuitive system but definitely improved since the first alpha build.


At first the X55 didn’t work as it’s not supported out of the box.
What I did and this works(Steam users):
Go to (Disc you installed the game)
N:\Steam 1TB SSD\ steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\Input
In the Input folder search for:
Saitek_Pro_Flight_X-56_Rhino_Stick & Saitek_Pro_Flight_X-56_Rhino_Throttle
Copy both files and rename the new copies to:
Saitek_Pro_Flight_X-55_Rhino_Stick & Saitek_Pro_Flight_X-55_Rhino_Throttle

Now open these two new files you created with Notepad(++)
And go to the 3th line:
< Device DeviceName="Saitek Pro Flight X-56 Rhino Stick " GUID=“6e383270-ce12-11e8-8001-444553540000” ProductID=“2221”>

< Device DeviceName=“Saitek Pro Flight X-56 Rhino Throttle” GUID=“83add1a0-ce12-11e8-8003-444553540000” ProductID=“A221”>

Replace this line for each file with this new line:
( NOTE THIS: remove the space between ‘<’ and ‘Device’ at the start of the text. The forum think’s it’s link otherwise and won’t let me post this, so remove the space between ‘<’ ‘Device’ )
< Device DeviceName=“Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino Stick” GUID=“745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da” ProductID=“2215” >

< Device DeviceName=“Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino Throttle” GUID=“745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da” ProductID=“A215”>

Save both files and launch the game.
In-Game go to “Controls” and you will see Both Stick and Throttle listed in the top bar.
From here go-on and set everything up the way you like.

One tip:
This works for me as I had a large movement spike with the Stick.

Click on “SENSITIVITY” tap on the left.
Set all sensitivity on 0%
R-AXIS Z 10%

That’s it for now.
Hope this helps for some of you.

Happy Gaming,

Niels :call_me_hand:

Input folder:

Change this 3th line:

Oh nice !

Now if only we could find these files in the MS Store version … :frowning:

Finding the files is not the problem… copy and change them is… they are here : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_1.7.12.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Input

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Strange thing is however when you gain access to that folder I cannot copy the configuration files due to limited space … I have 250 GB free and file is 8 kb large…

Also I cannot edit the existing one. Really dumb system to handle configuration files for input using windows store.

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X55 stopped getting love when the X56 hit. Even the manufacture quite acknowledging it. You can map everything, it just takes a bit to figure out what axis and buttons are what.

I don’t understand…far as I can tell, any controller will work, but you may have to manually bind everything. My X52 doesn’t show either, but it works fine after I set up the bindings.

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I have an x-55 and it works fine…

I had to manually set up every single key binding. And for some reason I can only assign bindings from the main menu options screen, it won’t let me assign any bindings at all if I go to the options menu while in a flight, which is definitely a hassle, but it literally works fine.

My only issue is I can’t find any joystick curve/sensitivity settings in the game. I might be blind though

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I can confirm this works. Although after realizing some of the default key binds, I think I prefer setting it up myself. Just incase anyone is curious about the default keybinds, they are quite different then we are used to. Spend some time going through all of them, and just get used to finding out what works best for your X55.

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So my X55 is just a haluzination? X55 works fine

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Head to this link for getting the X-55 picture with numbers in the game (Controls)
For easier control binding on both throttle and stick if you still need to do this for some actions.

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