MiGMan: I wager it's something to do with the needing to "flash the bios". I've only done it once myself and - touch wood - had no problem.
HOTAS Cougar ... in action!R. of Singapore reported:
I've finally received my Cougar. Thanks very much!
You've been very helpful, and I know you're not obliged to give tech support, but just wondering if you've experienced any problem like what mine as described below. Any help will be much appreciated.
It appears to be in good condition after my first installation of the drivers. However, when I upgraded to version 1.01 of the drivers, it stopped working! When I tried to revert back to Version 1.00 of the drivers, it failed to work as well. The gaming options dialog box under control panel indicated that it has an "OK" status, but there is no feedback from the controller under "Properties". "
Sure enough, I had to re-flash the Firmware of the controller. Worked beautifully after that. Thanks a bunch!
What happened to the delivery was that, I received a letter from Singapore Post earlier this week, informing me of the need to collect it personally at the Customs and Excise Department.
The guy at the customs asked me what it was, and in a hurry to get it home without too many questions asked, I was forced to say that it was a "toy to play computer games" instead of "the best Hands On Throttle and Stick flight simulator control system on the non military market".
Needless to say, I'm whipping myself tonight for the sacrilege.
Great doing business with you. Will recommend to my friends. Take care, and all the best!