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I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from down under.
It is quite simple when you know how. You have one of the better units available for flight simmers. Don't despair it will work
I don't know what your VKB instructions are. Disregard them. If in written format put them on the shelf or burn them never to be seen again. Do the same for any software provided with the joystick.
X-Plane is not like any other 'shoot-em-up" or flight sim package. The hardware has to be installed through X-Plane. No other way. Not even through your operating system or with the software supplied. Follow the advice given below and the installation should work.
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