Author Topic: Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?  (Read 270 times)

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Offline ion

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Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?
Hello all,

I'm a huge BSG fan and just barely discovered this game. I have no idea why it took me so long, just because I have loved BSG, watched the reimagined series multiple times (and the original series, as well), and love everything about it. I've wanted a game just like this for a long time. Thank you to the devs for making this.

My question for players is this:

Do you feel a joystick or HOTAS would be beneficial for this game (if yes, which one and why?), or if a keyboard is the best way to experience the game?

Thanks!

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?
It doesn’t matter at all; you can make any control method (including controller) work. Mouse might have an advantage for precise aiming at range, but it’s not a make or break thing.

 

Offline ion

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Re: Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?
It doesn’t matter at all; you can make any control method (including controller) work. Mouse might have an advantage for precise aiming at range, but it’s not a make or break thing.

Okay, cool. Thanks for the reply. I have been looking at joysticks that may be a good fit for this game. I used to play a lot of X-Wing vs TIE Fighter back in the 90s and 2000s and I miss that kind of gameplay.

 

Offline deathspeed

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Re: Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?
I use an ancient Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 for this.  I enjoy the mechanics and additional immersion of using a joystick, but the game is definitely playable with M+K.

With the speed of the Vipers in this game, I tend to overshoot and overcorrect a lot with the joystick.   
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Offline ion

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Re: Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?
Does the game have dual joystick support?

  

Offline deathspeed

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Re: Joystick vs HOTAS vs Keyboard?
Not natively (yet) AFAIK- it only supports one USB device at a time.  There are some third party programs that allow you to combine multiple USB devices; here are threads discussing this one and this one.

You might also check out the Joystick FAQ for more tips, suggestions, etc.
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