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Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick Review

By: William Harmon | Game Controllers in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Thrustmaster

Installing the Software


We have taken a detailed look at the flight stick itself, and now let's look at the software that you need to actually use the Warthog.




This is the order of selections that you need to reach the proper downloads. Go ahead and download the Drivers and Software to get started. At this point in time, do not have the Warthog plugged into your computer, you will be prompted to do that during the software installation.




After everything is downloaded, and you're ready to start installing the software, start off with the driver package called 2014_TMHW_1; double-click that to get started. This is the first screen you will see; go ahead and click next.




Of course, you must agree to the End User Agreement to continue, and then click next after that.




This shows the default folder location that everything will get installed into. We left this at default, and clicked next.




Finally, it's ready to start installing, so go ahead and click the install button.




During the driver installation, it will come to a point where it asks you to connect the Warthog USB cable to your computer; after you have completed that, click next.




The driver install goes through what it needs to do with a progress bar showing status. When it's finished, click next to complete the driver installation.




Now that the Warthog drivers are installed, we can move onto installing the T.A.R.G.E.T. software. Locate the file TARGET_v1.0 that you downloaded, and double-click it to get started.




Go ahead and click next to complete the T.A.R.G.E.T. software installation.




When that is all finished, you will see the final screen asking to you to reboot to finish the T.A.R.G.E.T. software installation.




After rebooting, you will see these two Icons on your desktop.

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