09-11-2009 09:45 AM
I am running a G13 on Windows XP Professional and trying to get the profile switching to funcation. I have a profile named "Erthe" and a second profile named "Ostera". I have gone into Settings >> Profiler...
On the General tab I have checked "Run this program when windows starts", "Show profile activation notifications on the GamePanel display", and "Show quick macro recording instructions on the GamePanel display"
On the Profiles tab I have checked "Enable Profile Cycling" and set the hotkey to Right Ctrl + Application. I have also tried, Ctrl + /, Alt + Ctrl + /, Ctrl + A, Alt + A, and several other combinations.
When I enter WoW, the GamePanel display says "Profile Activated Erthe" It does not matter if I enter WoW from a cool boot or just window out for a minute. Every time the game goes full screen the GamePanel display says "Profile Activated Erthe". No matter how many times I press the Prfile Cycling hotkey, the profile never changes. Not only do I not receive a GamePanel display message but the profile itself does not change. I know this to be true as the keys in each profile are completely different and I have never been able to have any of the Ostera profile commands work.
I have even tried using the profiler to make a minor change to the Ostera profile, save it and leave the drop-down box in the Profiler set to Ostera. When I enter the game, I get the "Profile Activated Erthe message" and the G-keys are still using the Erthe profile settings.
I do NOT have the profiler set to enable a default profile nor a persistent profile.
If I enable the default profile the symptoms are the same as above. It always uses the Erthe profile, wven if I make "Ostera" the default profile it loads the "Erthe" profile.
I can get the "Ostera" profile to load if I select it and set the Enable Persistent Profile, but this loacks me into the Ostera profile and I do not want that either.
What is wrong and why won't the G13 change profiles as it is supposed to?
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09-11-2009 01:12 PM
first what is Shift + Application? i dont know what button you are talking about for APPLICATION......
second..... you have both profiles pointed to the same .EXE in the profile properties right? I once had one pointed to a 32 and annother to a 64 bit exe by mistake. and for the Erthe ...... in its profile properties do you have "Lock profile while game is running" checked? it should be off. you also will see a small LOCK durring the "Profile activated" message on the LCD if this option is on....
what version of the Drivers are you using?
09-11-2009 01:45 PM
lol It is not my own creation of a term. Ctrl + Application is what appeared in the box in profiler when I hit Ctrl and the button next to it. I would have called it the Menu button. But that is relly no certain as I have trid several combinations and it is currently set to Ctrl + /
Both profiles do point to the same executable (.exe). I cut and pasted the one from Erthe to Ostera to ensure I was not missing something.
Neither profile has the "Lock profile while game is running" box checked in profiles properties
[Release64] - 3.01.180 (11/06/2008 / 11:53:44)
09-11-2009 02:52 PM
09-12-2009 10:15 AM
Sorry for the delay in responding but there were several variations to try based on your response to try the newer drivers. While the newere drivers did provide an answer in the long run I will let you know what it took in case you can use my experience to help another Logitech user.
1) First I tried installing drivers 3.02. No change
2) I then tried installing the beta driver 3.03 from the forum link you provided. No change
3) Even though the install did not warn to uninstall old drivers. I tried that next. Via control panel I uninstall the drivers. Then re-installed 3.03. No change
a) I backed up all my profiles using the export command. (My profiles and macros were still there despite my previous uninstalls.)
b) I went back to the control panel and again uninstalled the drivers.
c) I rebooted my computer and searched my hard drive for "logitech". I opened each logitech folder and deleted any Game Panel folders I found. I did not want to delete the logitech folders without looking inside first becasue I did not want to delete "Setpoint". I deleted all the Game Panel folders (I think one was in /%username%/applications)
d) I installed the 3.03 drivers again
e) I created a new Erthe profile and Ostera profile
f) I enabled profile cycling and set the hotkey to Ctrl + / . (Use the left ctrl key to set this because while profiler just calls the left control key "Ctrl" it calls the right control key "Right-Ctrl")
g) I started WoW and the Game Panel screen displayed "Profile Activated Erthe" when I pressed "Ctrl + /" the Game Panel screen displayed "Profile Activated Ostera"
h) I imported my old profile using the overwrite option and restored al my macros.
NO MORE PROBLEM
Thanks for your time and help in tracking this down. Looking over all the steps I took to install the new drivers, I can only conclude that the uninstall is not complete when you do it from the control panel. The GamePanel folders that hold application data also need to be removed during the uninstall. Also before installing the new drivers, it is best to back up the profiles and uninstall the old drivers.
I hope this helps you and other users.
Thanks for the help.
12-04-2009 03:23 PM
Just read your story and solution, will try this because I have the same problem.
I googled it and it seems a lot of hardcore gamers who want to switch IN GAME to another profile have the same problems.
Pitty, I like the panel very much but I need to change the profile according to which character I'm playing in WoW,
I bought this one because it said I could do the trick..
If there are any of the main developers on this forum: please fix this in the next update?
The workarround above is not very userfriendly..
Thnx, I'll let you know if it helps.