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I found an updated driver for the Flighstick Pro on CNET (v1.3.3). However the download doesn't progress even though I get a message that it will "download shortly". It looks as though the link is still good and active, as the file is showing that it had 2 downloads last week.

I've tried Safari, Camino, and Firefox (and tried the CNET troubleshooting process). Maybe someone with IE can try to download this please? It would make a great upload to this site, and I would very much like this driver as well. Thanks!

http://download.cnet.com/CH-Flightstick-Pro/3000-7516_4-854.html?tag=mnc...

On a side note, I phone CH Products this morning and asked them if they could E mail me any old ADB drivers for the Flightstick. I was told by Tech Support that they "got rid of them" when they went to USB.

Yeah right, they deleted their own <1 MB drivers and no longer possess them. :bull:

Then I got the old "You can always upgrade" line. I explained I am still using an ADB keyboard along with a vintage Mac. That got me nowhere.

This is just another reason why Macintosh Garden is so invaluable.

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Tried to download with IE 7 on WinXP; download does not proceed here, either.

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Thank xy. That site is so screwy. I'm logged in, but when I try to leave a comment, it says I have to log in. So I can't seem to leave a comment right now on the download page so that the OP can step in to help.

I've been feeling the pain of the demise/adsorption of Versiontracker. I do not like CNET, at all.

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I have the v1.2.9 Installer from a June 1996 MacWorld cover disc. I've also got earlier versions from 1995 cover discs.

The v1.2.9 installer is only 552KB, so there's a very good chance the v1.3.3 installer you seek will be on archive.org, if it was an html download,

Don't think CNET, who took over the mac-friendly versiontacker.com, actually host any of the downloads themselves. It'll just be a link to the original download on the Gravis website, which you have discovered, either no longer exists, or has moved location.
Didn't check tucows, they used to host a lot of their downloads, if the original publishers would let them.

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The v1.2.9 installer would be very welcome bertyboy. I'm using v1.1 right now and although I don't detect anything major, I've noticed some slight idiosyncrasies that hopefully have been corrected in later versions.

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/w1bdbybd01e38kd/C%3A%5Cfakepath%5CMacFligh...

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Who needs external download link help when we have tremendous internal support? Thanks Balrog! Smile And everyone else that helped out here!

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CNET blows. I remember thinking that probably ten years ago too!

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The only reliable download site of this kind probably is Tucows since they seem to have their own server and don't just mirror downloads.

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Another thing about CNET... they may as well just remove all things Macintosh from their site rather than pretending that they care about the Mac community.

Recently I downloaded an app that was identified as "Macintosh" but during the dl I checked and it was a .exe. Worse, I then read the comments and people had been complaining about this for over a year since the app had been uploaded, and nobody bothered to fix it.

I can't possibly think of enough colorful metaphors to hurl at CNET, but no matter how many nor how descriptive, any superlative would be gross understatement.