Saitek Yoke will not work in FSX after installing FS2020

I have been flight simming with FS2020 however when I tried to fly FSX my Saitek Proflight yoke and pedals will not work. They will work in the controls test page but will not work in the game. Anyone else have a similar experience or resolution?

That’s an odd one! Very frustrating I am sure.

In an effort to help, consider the following:

Have you installed the Win 10 Yoke drivers?
Can you calibrate the yoke in Win 10 [no sim launched]?
When at the 2020 controller page can you change any of the preset commands?
Have you saved any changes made?

It is definitely worth persisting with this.
My ancient Saitek yoke works just fine with MSFS 2020.

Good luck.

Assuming you’re launching FSX from within steam, try looking in steam’s controller settings. Make sure nothing is checked in there because if anything is then it stops games from seeing the yoke.

Thanks for the reply. I have no problems with the Yoke in FS2020. The yoke will not work in FSX. I have the proper drivers, the yoke will work in the FSX Controls page but will not work in the sim. I am not aware of how to calibrate in Windows 10. I am an old guy that started simming with a Flight Simulator on a Comodore 128 but can’t keep up with ever changing technology.

I am not using Steam. I installed FSX when it was first realeased.

Sorry I have not got back to you sooner.
Life happen’s I guess!

Have you solved your yoke problems?

And am I correct in understanding that your yoke issues are with MSFS X only,
and that it works fine with MSFS 2020?


It’s a bit “shaky cam” but this video shows you how to configure the Yoke in FSX’s controls menus. Are you already doing this?

Thank you. I did that already

The yoke works in MSFS2020 not in FSX. It always worked in FSX before I installed MSFS2020. I can get it to work in the control/calibration/test pages but not in the game.

Thanks for the clarification.

So, if your yoke works OK in 2020 it must be properly installed into Win 10.
You can check this for yourself by following this:

First plug your throttle quadrant into your Yoke, and plug your Yoke into a USB slot.
[At this point you should hear an audible ping from windows and may see a little notification near the bottom right of your desktop.
If this notification declares that you have a problem with the last plugged in USB device:
Stop. Unplug your yoke and when convenient, let us know back here on the forum].

Assuming that all is OK, Open your ‘Control Panel’
[From the Win 10 desktop Rt click on the ‘start button’ and Lt click on ‘Run’ from the popup menu.
Now type “control panel” into the box and Lt click ‘OK’].

Now Lt click on ‘Devices and Printers’.
[This window now presents you with a series of icons. These represent all the peripherals currently connected to your machine. Including, hopefully, your Yoke].

Now Rt click on the icon labelled ‘Flight Yoke System’
and in the pop up window Lt click on ‘Game controller settings’

At this point you should be looking at a small window titled ‘Game Controllers’
[this window will list any and all correctly connected devices].

From this list double Lt click on ‘Flight Yoke System’.
[You should now see a ‘Properties’ window that contains a number of boxes and slots].

Now physically move your Yoke through it’s X and Y axes and look for a corresponding reaction in the on screen box. Do the same for the quadrant’s sliders and press all the buttons [on both devices] to see if they too react as expected.

Whether or not, you get any reactions,
close the ‘Properties’ window,
close the ‘Game Controllers’ window,
close the ‘Control Panel’.

If the above procedure does indeed confirm a good yoke installation, my next question is:
Can you also [by firing up FSX WITHOUT your yoke connected} confirm that FSX itself is indeed flyable and working properly?
Please let us know.

Note: I will be away from my computer now until after tea.


I sincerely hope that you do NOT feel, in any way patronised by my somewhat …pedantic instructions.
I too am an old guy and I have always found that, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, it is better to undershoot than overshoot!

Best regards.