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Offline Klaustrophobia

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
because normal people only have two hands?
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Offline Nuke

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
ch user. before i used ch i used an x52 and one of its predecessors at a rate of one hotas every 1.5 years. then i bought a ch stick/throttle/pedals. ive yet to determine how long they will last (by the way i bought them 5 or 6 years ago). while the saitek sticks had some nice features and really sexy grips, they completely sucked at being durable (and im no stick banger either, i give the stick the finesse and grace it deserves and that which only comes from years of joysticking experience), and dont get me started about that ****ty single spring mechanism. ch on the other hand doesnt try to do anything fancy, its hat switches, buttons and axes and the stick software is the best ive seen.
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Offline Dragon

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
I'm with you on that one. I've never had any problem with my CH HOTAS and I bought it used. The Control Manager does what usually requires 3rd party software, and better, so I've yet to see a game that wouldn't play nice with the set. You can even bind buttons (and axes) to keyboard keys if all else fails. 

  

Offline niffiwan

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
Has anyone used one of these? 
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/t16000m
http://www.thrustmaster.com/press/heart-hall-effect-accurate-technology-unique-3d-technological-innovation-built-new-thrustmaste

They wax lyrical about how wonderful the magnetic sensors are but that's what every marketing department would say, so I was wondering if anyone had 1st hand experience?  Would it be as good as the light sensors in the MS Precision Pro?
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Offline Valiran

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
On the other hand, the truth that playing space sims with a joystick can be a really fun option is great and should be shouted from the rooftops.

Hear hear. I was playing FS last night, for the first time in a long time, with a joystick, throttle, pedals, and freetrack rig. It was sublime.

Noob question time. :ick:  How do you set that up, anyway?  I thought FS2 was only compatible with a joystick+throttle?  Also, what's a freetrack rig and how does it make the game better?

 

Offline Dragon

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
Combine your controllers into a single Windows device. If you have a CH set, they come with an utility for that, for the rest you need 3rd party software. Freetrack is a head tracking utility, basically allows you to control your viewpoint by slight head movements.

 

Offline Nuke

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
if you are really anal you drill several holes in your desk and install an industrial panel mount stick and a bunch of arcade buttons. im going to do that one of these days when my ch breaks down (in about three decades). 
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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
I predict you'll go on a killing spree and get shot to pieces by SWAT long before that happens. :lol:
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[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

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Offline Drogoth

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
Are you specifically averse to flying with mouse/keyboard? I ask this not because I want to put down joysticks, but just so you know that it's completely possible to play and enjoy the game (even at the highest skill level) without a stick.

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He's right haha. I never used a joystick. And I've played FS since I was five years old.
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Offline Eli2

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
Has anyone used one of these? 
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/t16000m
Would it be as good as the light sensors in the MS Precision Pro?
I have one of those, it is pretty precise and has no dead zone.
For smaller hands you might need to modify it a bit and it has an annoying light that goes on as soon as the stick is moved (you have to cut the cables).
I have no clue how it compares to other modern joysticks.

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: The "Best Joystick" question - new for 2013 !
Thanks ;)  Given that they aren't expensive, I'll probably give it a go when my current Logitech bites the dust.
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