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Old 2012-05-28, 08:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #46
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Should be a crime to use a mouse in a flying game. Coming from someone who has played many flight sims, being forced to use a mouse in BF 3 b/c of lack of joystick support suck big time.

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Old 2012-05-28, 08:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #47
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imho, sticks are the way to go if you want to have FUN, its even better if you have a separate throttle[hotas](speeking from experience here, much better than throttle on a stick), and best if you have pedals (for rudder) as well.

and after all, we play games to have FUN right?
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Old 2012-05-28, 09:01 PM   [Ignore Me] #48
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I have a joystick that is about 10 years old, still works good, but i wonder if it will work on a Windows 7 laptop..
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Old 2012-05-28, 09:01 PM   [Ignore Me] #49
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Originally Posted by Fenrys View Post
I'll be using a flight stick I picked up on sale for $18. It's got me through TIE Fighter, X-Wing, and Wing Commander: Privateer already, so I think it works well enough

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Sorry, but I'm confused. TIE and X-Wing are almost 10 years older than that stick... I know because I bought it back in 2004 when it was brand-spanking new.
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Old 2012-05-28, 09:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #50
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Microsoft Sidewinder 2 Precision joystick.


This is the current badboy i own, got me through Combat Flight Simulator and Flight Simulator and can't forgot the gloriousness of MechWarrior 4:Vengeance, so, would it work in this and does it work on Windows 7?

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Old 2012-05-28, 10:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #51
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I will probably end up using my 360 control pad for flight, i use it on BF3 and ARMA2 and its great
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Old 2012-05-28, 11:15 PM   [Ignore Me] #52
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Yeah I imagine the xbox control pad will be a very popular choice since it is so readily available and so many people already have them. Ive used the pad for flight and to me it just feels totally different than having a good flight stick.
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Old 2012-05-28, 11:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #53
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do NOT buy a t.flight hotas. MASSIVE HARDWARE DEADZONE.

speaking of which, anyone know how to "fix" that? (tossing it is not an option, sadly)

and if anyone knows how to fix a Cyborg Evo Pro, that'd be even better(rudder is busto and pulls way to the left)
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Old 2012-05-28, 11:31 PM   [Ignore Me] #54
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Originally Posted by Fuse View Post
Sorry, but I'm confused. TIE and X-Wing are almost 10 years older than that stick... I know because I bought it back in 2004 when it was brand-spanking new.
I got the stick to replay them. The one I used back then has broke.
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Old 2012-06-22, 04:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #55
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New article suggests a joystick could be helpful http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/06...-planetside-2/
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Old 2012-06-22, 04:53 PM   [Ignore Me] #56
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Just skimmed this thread, but I haven't seen anyone mention the Thrustmaster T16000:


It's great for left-handers (like me) who can't use the default Extreme 3D Pro and gets good reviews. I just need to learn how to use it, but I'll probably stick with my 360 controller since this isn't a flight sim. Feel free to ask me any questions about the physical buttons, stick, or weight as I have it sitting next to me.
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Old 2012-06-22, 05:04 PM   [Ignore Me] #57
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I'm a complete dyed-in-the-wool flight sim nerd, but . . .



Primary control.



Yaw, brakes.



MFDs.



Freelook control.

I recognize this will be better done on my Logitech 3D, but that doesn't mean I won't fire up the whole rig just once. Fun Fact - 7 USB connections worth of flight sim gear.

True story - I'm the reason your FPS still has an invert y-axis option.

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Old 2012-06-22, 05:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #58
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Old 2012-06-22, 05:12 PM   [Ignore Me] #59
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Originally Posted by ArcIyte View Post
Ditch the stupid joysticks. This won't be a flight simulator.
I'm thinking the same thing. It really depends on how the aircraft fly and control. If the aircraft fly more like BF3 helicopters and less like BF3 jets, no joystick needed.

If anybody does decide to buy a joystick, get one that has Yaw controls. Mine doesn't have that so I use two of the side buttons for Yaw. Works fine, but... I'd rather have my left hand on the keyboard at all times.
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Old 2012-06-22, 05:15 PM   [Ignore Me] #60
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Originally Posted by Luieburger View Post
If anybody does decide to buy a joystick, get one that has Yaw controls. Mine doesn't have that so I use two of the side buttons for Yaw. Works fine, but... I'd rather have my left hand on the keyboard at all times.
I was thinking one of those G13s might be a really happy medium for that problem. Very ergonomic key cluster, plus mini stick for another axis at your thumb.




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