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Using Mouse to play FS2?
I cant see any threads yet, pardon me if I missed it, but I am looking to see if I can play FS2 using a Mouse. I used to play using a stick and controller, but wondered if anyone ever used a Mouse?

Thanks Folks!

Brandon
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Offline Novachen

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
You can... and it is very similar to a FPS then.

Even i prefer a stick, in my experience FreeSpace was always easier with a mouse due to the heavy erratic movements you can do with it thanks to today's high DPI rates.
My G940 with its FFB resistance would simply break apart if i would try such maneuvers with a stick :lol:

Even i can partially compensate it with other maneuvers as i have rudder and pedal controls. But the effort is different of course.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2021, 10:47:32 am by Novachen »
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Offline Strygon

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
I've used mouse to play this game for the last 6 years and it works perfectly fine. Options even has a few settings to finetune it
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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
Hi Fellas! Thanks for the replies :) What kind of a mouse did you use? I was thinking of a 5 point mouse.

Brandon
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Offline Strygon

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
Any mouse works. I use a Razer Viper but that's moreso because I like having dpi switches for art and stuff.
Makes missions sometimes.
Finished Projects: Operation: Cloak and Dagger

Current Projects: Scrolls Part 2 (FREDding), Dimensional Eclipse (Art),
The First Contact War, GTDr Amazon HTL

[23:22] strypolygon: andrew
[23:22] strypolygon: i have one favor to ask of you
[23:22] strypolygon: never try speaking german again
[23:23] Andrewofdoom: No.

[18:50] 島風改八百三: the duck has multipli
[18:50] 島風改八百三: many duck
[18:50] 島風改八百三: left side
[18:50] 島風改八百三: even side
[18:50] 島風改八百三: handle it

[21:34] MP-Ryan: Why on earth would you Google this
[21:34] The_E: why would you not

[06:46] Strigon: how big is a mini-campaign again?
[06:46] Asteroth: smaller than a campaign
[06:47 ]Strigon: thanks

 

Offline Novachen

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
I am still using my customized Logitech MX518.

Well.. unbelieveable i bought that from Logitech 16 years ago. A grandrelative of current mice.
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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
It’s possible, but admittedly only if you have a ball-type gaming mouse. Could possibly use a regular one with sensitivity at the max, but I’ve never had good luck that way.

 

Offline wookieejedi

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
I'll also add that if you want to have the mouse switch between fine precision and acting like a joystick you can use this script: https://github.com/wookieejedi/FSO-Scripts/tree/master/Joystick-Mouse. It can toggle between the two modes on the fly, which can be useful :)

 

Offline spart_n

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
mouse player here, i just use some cheap ass argom tech i got passing by a tech store. FS is pretty playable with it

 

Offline poppyj

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
Yeah I use a mouse (Logitech G502 but I'm sure even a cheap mouse would be fine) and it works great, I recommend messing around with the keybinds though because the default binds don't really go well with a mouse

 
Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
Well I am back! Got it downloaded, Kossnos Launcher installed and been playing the last 2 days with the mouse. I can say I still prefer my stick and throttle I have stored away in the back room. I just wanted to be able to play this game while in the living room on my gamer laptop and it's acceptable if not optimal :)

Now I'll able to do some getting back into making textures and stuff like I did many moons ago.

Thanks all for your help!

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Offline SypheDMar

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
I used to play FS2 with a left-handed mouse and the numpad with of custom configuration to do 90% of my keybinds on my right hand with my left hand to aim, target, and shoot.

 

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
Been playing FS/FS2 exclusively with a 2 button mouse for years. Became an expert in flying with it in 98 before I had any money to burn.

If you like what you have there's no reason to bail. Find what works for you.

(Except for those old-old-old non-optical mouses they used to have on Dell PCs. The ones with the ball inside? They used to gather lint. Many curses sworn. Many ragequits, many deaths.)
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Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Using Mouse to play FS2?
I've rarely played with anything other than mouse + keyboard. I always found the joystick jarring and uncomfortable.