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Offline Sandwich

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Well, what is it? Joystick, mouse/keyboard, or neural implant?  

I use a joystick, the MS Sidewinder Precision Pro - I can do virtually anything in the game with this stick.  

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Offline Nico

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How do YOU play Freespace?
I use the SW precision 2  
SCREW CANON!

 

Offline Darkage

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How do YOU play Freespace?
I use keyboard, i can do also do everythign whit it.i play most games whit keyboard. I can press the buttons and all the other functions blindly

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Offline aldo_14

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How do YOU play Freespace?
7-8 year old Thrustmaster Extreme.  nice and creaky  

 

Offline joek

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Joystick, Wingman Extreme (with the handle that twists to make rolling fun  ).

Joe.

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Offline Blue Lion

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How do YOU play Freespace?

 Keyboard  

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Offline phreak

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How do YOU play Freespace?
KB is for me!!
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Offline Star-Epock

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Wingman force (Logitech)

Id advise it to anyone, its super durabel.

Force Feedback In FS is a MUST, youll never fear a deimos's light beams the same way...
I ♥ FS1

www.nexusthegame.com -Another exellent but bad sales space game-

 

Offline Eishtmo

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Top Gun Thrustmaster, the only real joystick around.

Not that I've played Freespace recently.  Hell, I haven't touched the program in nearly a year.

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Offline Thorn

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Logitech Wingman Extreme 3D...
keyboard if I'm tryng to aim at something at long range...

 

Offline Unidan

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by venom2506:
I use the SW precision 2  

Me too, good choice.   I also use the keyboard. (duh) But I can never memorize the buttons on the joystick so I only use the 1 and 2 buttons. Sometimes the throttle. The three most important keys I use: \, Ctrl, and Tab.

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Offline Unidan

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How do YOU play Freespace?
BTW, never buy a Wingman Interceptor, I've bought 3 already and none of them worked on all 5 of my computers.
I'll think of a siggie later..

 

Offline Dark_4ce

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Though I'm quite opposed to Microsoft, I cant think of anything better than playing FS2 with my sidewinder Forcefeedback 2 and my GameVoice headset. Its SO much cooler when you can actually SPEAK you're comunications, as in actual voice commands! "Alpha wing form up, Beta wing engage enemy, Delta wing disarm my target!" Woohoo!

It also lets me focus more on the actual flying as well as alow me to use the wingmen more efficiently. Whoah... I'm almost selling Microsoft here....  

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Offline Anduril

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Precision Pro 2. The only game stick I ever liked more than the good old SW 3d pro.  

The stick of Descent Champions!  

 

Offline Nico

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by Anduril:
Precision Pro 2. The only game stick I ever liked more than the good old SW 3d pro.  

The stick of Descent Champions!  

no, descent champions play with the mouse and the keyboard
SCREW CANON!

 

Offline Stryke 9

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Keyboard.

 
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Originally posted by Eishtmo:
Not that I've played Freespace recently.  Hell, I haven't touched the program in nearly a year.

Then get out!  

 

Offline Sandwich

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Hmmm... I see a lot of you use the Precision Pro 2. I have one question for you: does it have the "shift" button that version 1 has - the button that effectively doubles the commands that you can assign to the joystick's buttons? Cause from what I can tell on the box, it doesn't, which is why I haven't bought it. 8 buttons are nice, but 16 buttons rule!

For example, I always have the trigger as primary fire, and the "shift"-trigger as toggle primary weapons. Very handy. I couldn't play w/o it.

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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline Fineus

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How do YOU play Freespace?
I use the Saitek Cyborg 3D Joystick (the best available for us lefties), and the keyboards numberpad section. This allows me to do virtually everything with minimal hand movement.

 

Offline Raven2001

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Keyboard all the way!!!  
Yeah, I know you were waiting for a very nice sig, in which I was quoting some very famous scientist or philosopher... guess what?!? I wont indulge you...

Why, you ask? What, do I look like a Shivan to you?!?


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Offline Black Sheep

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How do YOU play Freespace?
MS SideWinder Force Feedback!

I wanna feel, when I'm hit!
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