Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

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Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby StressedOutCat » Wed May 09, 2018 19:25

I received my shiny new GunFighter pro today
really like the ergonomic grip and solid build quality.

however when I loaded up the Button and joystick tester and noticed that all button except the break-leaver were being detected
figuring maybe its a firmware issue, i tried to download the Zbootloader but that shows a red light and states that: ''49.274: Device disconnected"

furthermore I have not been able to load VKBDevCfg, latest version (v0.83.9.6) just gives me an 'Abnormal program termination' error.
version (v0.83.9.5) which does run, doesn't allow me to make any changes or show any real settings and all options are grayed out.

so if anyone has some tips or suggestion for me, that would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected

Postby StressedOutCat » Wed May 09, 2018 20:05

break-leaver is working now, after moved the palm to a different position and back
nor sure how its related or at all

software configurator and zbootloader still dont work. buts thats another problem

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby Drano » Wed May 09, 2018 20:39

On initial run of devconfig, in the upper window, click on your device. The rest of the buttons should now show lit up. Next step is to click on default and then click set. The stick will restart. You HAVE to do this before you can do anything else. Now you MUST calibrate the stick. Once that's done it's probably a good idea to save this base profile. The red box in bootloader should be green now. Be sure the firmware you intend to use is for the base and grip you have before trying to update. They're device specific. Don't confuse Gunfighter with Gladiator. Each time you've flashed a firmware go thru the above sequence. Once that's done you can load a saved profile to the stick.
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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby Victorus » Wed May 09, 2018 21:40

What grip do you have? KG12 (classic GF Pro) or MCG? KG12 has not brake lever, button only. MCG has lever but by default has no corresponding button.

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby StressedOutCat » Wed May 09, 2018 23:11

Drano wrote:On initial run of devconfig, in the upper window, click on your device. The rest of the buttons should now show lit up. Next step is to click on default and then click set. The stick will restart. You HAVE to do this before you can do anything else. Now you MUST calibrate the stick. Once that's done it's probably a good idea to save this base profile. The red box in bootloader should be green now. Be sure the firmware you intend to use is for the base and grip you have before trying to update. They're device specific. Don't confuse Gunfighter with Gladiator. Each time you've flashed a firmware go thru the above sequence. Once that's done you can load a saved profile to the stick.


thanks for the tip, but i don't see default button when i load it up and select the stick.. also when I press 'Calibrate' only thing that happens is the SYS light on the blackbox starts blinking.. but i see no button prompt or what i should be calibrating :?:
sorry still new to this. :roll:

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby StressedOutCat » Wed May 09, 2018 23:12

Victorus wrote:What grip do you have? KG12 (classic GF Pro) or MCG? KG12 has not brake lever, button only. MCG has lever but by default has no corresponding button.


I have the MCG Pro

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby Victorus » Thu May 10, 2018 0:11

StressedOutCat wrote:thanks for the tip, but i don't see default button when i load it up and select the stick.. also when I press 'Calibrate' only thing that happens is the SYS light on the blackbox starts blinking.. but i see no button prompt or what i should be calibrating :?:
sorry still new to this. :roll:

No prompts you will see. Sorry. Blinking LED is a prompt)). Move axes and after it press End Calibr.
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- Smooth trimmer reset (see Trimmer Reset, Trimmer Return on p. 68).
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- CMP function, Comparator in Boolean functions (see CMP on p. 75).
- JMP function, Jumper in Boolean functions (see JMP on p. 76).
- Using Drag-n-Drop for profile loading (see 9.4.2 on p. 102).
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From this topic http://forum.vkb-sim.pro/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=908

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby Drano » Thu May 10, 2018 5:44

Starting to see a pattern here having been through this myself! :mrgreen: I'll throw in my 2 cents and try to help. OK this stick is definitely NOT easy mode! And it's not as plug and play as most others are. Consequently, as people are getting their new sticks are running into the same problems getting them up and running. Let's start here:


So you FINALLY got your new VKB Gunfighter! Excellent! Now what?

Once you've assembled the stick as per the quick start guide you're ready to plug in. Before you do that you should download the latest firmware for the stick. There are several as there are several possible combinations of base and grip. Make sure you're grabbing the correct one for your base and grip. Don't confuse Gunfighter with Gladiator or KG12 with MCG. Also download the latest versions of both VKBDevConfig and ZBootloader software from the links in Victorious' post just ahead of this one. Unzip all of those files into a common folder. I put one on my desktop named VKB. Shocking I know! :wink:

OK NOW you can plug in the stick. No special drivers are needed. Windows will find it just fine. But wait---it's not ready to use just yet.

Run VKBDevconfig. in the upper pane click on whatever stick shows up there. It'll be a gunfighter with a factory firmware. THIS ISN'T GONNA WORK FOR YOU so go through the next few steps. On the "Tools" tab click "Default". Then click "Set". Now go through a calibration. Before you begin, on the MCGs, flip the folding trigger up, then down, then squeeze the trigger and let it go to it's neutral position. To start calibration, on the "Tools" tab, click "Start Calibr". You won't get any prompts other than the black box will begin flashing. The procedure for the MCG-Pro (that I have) is:

Move through pitch and roll axii.
Move Master mode (upper middle hat) through it's full range.
Move Gate Control (ministick) through it's full range.
Squeeze brake lever fully and release.
On MCG again, fold trigger up, then down, then full squeeze then let go.
Click "End Calibr"

The stick should now restart with steady lights. Almost there!!

OK NOW your stick is ready to have the proper firmware flashed to it. You should have that firmware in the folder along with your other VKB software. With Devconfig running, on the Tools tab, click "Bootloader". Devconfig should exit. Make wure that it IS CLOSED before proceeding with the flash. Run ZBootloader. You should have a green light saying "boot device detected-OK". Click the button to browse to the new firmware. Once you've selected it, click "flash it". Now the flashing process will begin--only takes a few secs. On my machine it'll get almost through and hang with a "not responding" error. Just close bootloader, it's fine. If Devconfig tries to run close it too. Once both programs are closed, run Devconfig,

OK in the upper pane the new firmware should now be showing with the correct stick setup. Click on that. The buttons will light up. I hate to tell ya this but you're gonna have to go through the process of Defaulting the stick and then re-calibrating as described above. This is SOP every time you might update the firmware. it seems like a lot but once you've done it a couple of times it's no big deal. Once you've done this your stick is at it's base profile. I saved this profile so that I could load it later if need be. Might be a good idea. On the "action" tab click "save". A dialog will come up asking for a name and location. Save the profile to the VKB folder.

All righty then! Your new stick is all ready to be programmed! That didn't hurt a bit did it? Well just wait til you start reading the programming guide for VKBDevconfig!! The latest one is only like 117 pages long! The link to that is also in Victorious' post above. Prepare to go cross eyed reading this. It's not easy to grasp but once you start to get the hang of it you'll see it's really comprehensive. This stick will do stuff I'd have never thought of!

Hope this helps and sorry if I missed something but I think I got it all.
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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby StressedOutCat » Thu May 10, 2018 17:14

thanks allot both Victorus & Drano
finally managed to set up the stick.. now just reading through the manual to see what all the buttons and features means

just bit weird that latest version of VKBDevCfg (v0.83.9.6) doesn't run on my PC
but i would guess there isn't much a difference between that and the v0.83.9.5

now I just have to get a monster desk-clap for this beauty and the twist adapter to make it more useful.

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby Drano » Thu May 10, 2018 17:49

Glad you got rolling with it. I've had my stick a while now but I pretty sure it came initially with a kg12 firmware loaded to the gunfighter base which is why no brake lever. I had the same problem as you getting it set up initially and the pattern I'm seeing is this same "problem" popping up with each wave of new owners. I've been following along with the progress of the software and firmware and while the latest version of VKBDevconfig runs ok on my rig I recall one of the last ones wouldn't. Keep in mind they're betas so some bugginess can be expected.

Have fun programming!
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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby StressedOutCat » Thu May 10, 2018 18:21

Drano wrote:
StressedOutCat wrote:thanks allot both Victorus & Drano
finally managed to set up the stick.. now just reading through the manual to see what all the buttons and features means

just bit weird that latest version of VKBDevCfg (v0.83.9.6) doesn't run on my PC
but i would guess there isn't much a difference between that and the v0.83.9.5

now I just have to get a monster desk-clap for this beauty and the twist adapter to make it more useful.


Glad you got rolling with it. I've had my stick a while now but I pretty sure it came initially with a kg12 firmware loaded to the gunfighter base which is why no brake lever. I had the same problem as you getting it set up initially and the pattern I'm seeing is this same "problem" popping up with each wave of new owners. I've been following along with the progress of the software and firmware and while the latest version of VKBDevconfig runs ok on my rig I recall one of the last ones wouldn't. Keep in mind they're betas so some bugginess can be expected.

Have fun programming!


wonder if the twist adapter will be seen by the configuration device as a separate device from the menu or as part of the gunfighter pro when that releases
also if the twist adapter would work with the extension arm :?:

either-way the hardware VKB makes is brilliant, just wish they software was a bit more intuitive for beginners like me.

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Re: Gunfighter Pro Break-leaver not being detected (solved)

Postby Drano » Thu May 10, 2018 19:04

That would be a question for the VKB devs. If I were to guess, because of the modular nature of these sticks, there will be a firmware with the twist adapter support built in for those that have it on their sticks. And likely another version of VKBDevconfig that supports it as well. Hard to say how far off that's gonna be. I'm waiting for the throttle to come out!
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