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Offline Unidan

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by sandwich:
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.


I don't think so. Here are the controls on mine:  Trigger  Thumb Button  Little thumb botton  Other littlethumb button  4 Base buttons (the ones on the bottom)  Throttle  8-Direction POV hat

Even though it dosen't have a shift button you can program macros. example: I can program button 5 to fire my primary weapon, then equalize shields then fires secondary weapons and finally engace subspace drives, all with the touch of 1 button
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How do YOU play Freespace?
A type D-14 Neural Interface Helmet, and when that doesn't work, a 7 year old mouse with a keyboard.
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Offline Sandwich

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Originally posted by Unidan:
Even though it dosen't have a shift button you can program macros. example: I can program button 5 to fire my primary weapon, then equalize shields then fires secondary weapons and finally engace subspace drives, all with the touch of 1 button

That can be done with the Precision Pro Mk I - plus it has the Shift button.  



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Offline Eishtmo

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Offline Neon

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Keyboard...

 

Offline Gortef

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How do YOU play Freespace?
MS SW Force 2 all the way baybe  
hmm.. .a real time voice communication would be nice too
Habeeb it...

 

Offline Thorn

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Originally posted by Eishtmo:
No.


Gotta love those flat out denials...  

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How do YOU play Freespace?
A first generation Sidewinder pro.

he-he, had that stick ever since my old 486.
I told you that It would be done by November, well, mostly anyway...

I'm working on something new... shhhhh, it's a seceret.

 

Offline ^Graff

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How do YOU play Freespace?
I use a Wingman Extreme.  I'm happy with it since it's the first stick that I've had more than a year without it breaking.  I also like the twist ability, although I don't use it nearly as often as I used to.
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Offline Crazy_Ivan80

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by Thunder:
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.

Lol, I know the feeling...
I use the Guillemot Force Feedback Joystick (designed for use by left or righted handed people)
A huge beast of around 4 kilo and a lot of buttons, a throttle, a rudder and a hat (where would we be without one, it's so useful when looking at those cap-ships going boom while runnign from the blast   )

It came from outer space! What? Dunno, but it's going back on the next flight!
Proud member of Hard Light Productions. The last, best hope for Freespace...
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Offline Nico

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by Crazy_Ivan80:
[Ba hat (where would we be without one, it's so useful when looking at those cap-ships going boom while runnign from the blast   )

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I gave the hat all my targetting commands :รพ
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Offline Taristin

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Ok, original question:

I can't play Freespace... something about my PC not able to detect 3d Acceleration after numerous attempts to fix it...


But starcraft still woks
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Offline Sandwich

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Originally posted by Raa Tor'h:
Ok, original question:

I can't play Freespace... something about my PC not able to detect 3d Acceleration after numerous attempts to fix it...


But starcraft still woks

I don't see no question there. :-/

     



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"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 Thorn

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by Raa Tor'h:
Ok, original question:

I can't play Freespace... something about my PC not able to detect 3d Acceleration after numerous attempts to fix it...


But starcraft still woks

Starcraft is great...

 

Offline Alpha

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How do YOU play Freespace?
ONLY Keyboard here

 

Offline Alikchi

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Logitech Wingman Extreme w/ keyboard.
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Offline Setekh

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Depending on whether I'm feeling adventurous or murderous, I'll go with my Precision Pro or my keyboard (respectively).

Of course, my abacus is always handy. I think it was you who first said that, Eish...
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Offline Martinus

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How do YOU play Freespace?
Force feedback all the way, theres nothing quite getting the hell knocked out of you by flak whilst feeling the recoil of whatever gun you're currently blasting away with. Of course the fun really begins when capships are going up, you're close to the blast and your getting hammered with antifighter beams, it just rocks  

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Originally posted by darkage:
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  


 

 

Offline aldo_14

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How do YOU play Freespace?
 
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Originally posted by Raa Tor'h:
Ok, original question:

I can't play Freespace... something about my PC not able to detect 3d Acceleration after numerous attempts to fix it...


But starcraft still woks

Are you using a 32bit video card?  Because I had problems with that - drops back to the desktop after the 3dFx logo.  I had to deactivate detect Glide or something like that.