Well, I FINALLY managed to get my SC2 left and right steering assigned in PC2. Here’s what I did, although I can’t say it’s necessariy a true ‘solution’. But everything works now.
morpwr mentioned pedal assignments, and I decided to try to get the SC2 left and right assigned after disconnecting pedals completely. Didn’t seem to help at first. But then I also took the step of deleting the normal Rx, Ry, and Rz assignments in the pedals (I assigned buttons). I then also assigned buttons to both left and right steering, as an effort to try to start from scratch.
One thing I hadn’t mentioned was that PC2 assigned X- to my right steering initially. Since I had luck assigning right steering Ok, I did try to reassign right steering several times, and was successful a couple more times. Each time PC2 assigned X-.
I think X- is more typically assigned to left steering and not right. But that’s what PC2 did, and so when I tried to assign left steering, it either failed to assign (no assignment) or I rec’d the ‘multiple assignments’ message. Strange, since for other functions besides steering, it will just ask you if you want to reassign if that is a duplicate. So apparently PC2 was attempting to assign X- to left steering.
So since I reassigned both left and right steering to buttons, I then again tried to assign them, starting with left steering. Sure enough, this time left steering was assigned X-, and then right steering was assigned X+. I then shut down my PC, reconnected my pedals, and successfully assigned each pedal. Seems to all work now!
I can’t blame Sim Creators for allowing automatic assignments, and for buyers wanting to have that. But in this case, automatic assignments caused me MAJOR PROBLEMS AND HOURS OF WORK, which I don’t understand. If it doesn’t work right the first time, PLEASE give me a manual option with a dropdown list of assignment options that allow me to change anything to anything else in an instant!
Also, would be nice at this point, if PC2 would list Fanatec and Simucube 2 DD options in the wheel options. Hardware options are changing every couple months it seems. No excuses for not keeping up!!
Thanks again for all the helpful suggestions and input!