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Flight sim players...

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by great advice, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. great advice

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,872

    Location: Manchester

    What controls are you using folks? sureley not a keyboard and mouse?
     
  2. Roduga

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,582

    Location: Newbury, UK

    Joystick, what else? :confused:
     
  3. great advice

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,872

    Location: Manchester

    Yokes? Throttle Quadrant? :rolleyes: what specific Joystick are folks using?
     
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  4. Roduga

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,582

    Location: Newbury, UK

    I use a plane with a yoke every weekend. :D

    Saitek Cyborg Evo Force Joystick is the one I use on my PC.
     
  5. Bradmax57

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Dec 2002

    Posts: 7,615

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    i use a logitech force feedback stick
     
  6. OzZie

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,525

    Location: Nottingham

    Cyborg Evo Wireless user here. :)

    FS9, IL-2 and LOMAC are the games i play with it. Has a nice twist rudder and throttle quadrant. Only downside is that there is no force feedback.
     
  7. great advice

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,872

    Location: Manchester

    I got one of those for under £2 in a competitors sale :cool:

    Its MS Flight Sim im really interested in though, is no-one playing it with a proper yoke?
     
  8. Dj_Jestar

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,069

    Location: Back in East London

    X52 here, with TrackIR Pro 3. :)

    I dislike Force Feedback. :)
     
  9. eddie_slovik

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Oct 2004

    Posts: 554

    Location: ingerlund

    i currently use a CH combat stick.used a microsoft sidewinder force feedback 2 for a couple of years til it died.had many cheap logitech and saitek sticks but compared to the MSFF2 and CH they are rubbish.i actually terrorised a bloke in my local pc world over cheap sticks before i got my money back and got the CH.
    i've never used a yoke as i tend to fly fighters.my next purchase will be a CH quadrant box for throttle and trim control.
     
  10. Roduga

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,582

    Location: Newbury, UK

    I suspect very few people are to be honest. Either have a stick and put up with it in FS2004, or have a yoke and ruin any fighter games you own. Or both. Anyway, certain modern commercial planes use sticks instead of a yoke now.
     
  11. Gigi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,260

    Location: Edinburgh

    Ive been thinkin about getting the X52, i take it, its a good joystick, better than the usual joysticks.
    Asking this ebcause i havent used a joystick for years and would love to get into Flight Sims

    Cheers

    /Gigi
     
  12. 1pudding1

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 964

    Location: Cornwall/Bristol

    MS FF joystick here for FS2004, using pedals from my MS FF steering wheel for rudders. Most of the planes I've flown or will fly will be stick so it helps.
     
  13. Spunj99

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,725

    Location: Stoke

     
  14. Dj_Jestar

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,069

    Location: Back in East London

    It is good, aye.

    However, it has it's problems.

    Being a Saitek appliance, the software/drivers can be buggy. The release before last saw me leaving the stick on the shelf for 10months because it just didn't work. Saiteks answer was to wait until the next release of drivers (hence the 10month wait) and their refusal to give me the older drivers that atleast allowed me to use the stick (still had a few issues though, namely with the magic mouse causing problems)

    Also I got lucky. I bought the stick on the day of release and it worked fine, from a hardware pov, however lots of people had issues with the deadzone being MASSIVE.

    This was fixed in later releases of the stick (firmware updates) but unfortunately you can't 'flash' the stick. Saitek however have acknowledged the problem and will guarantee RMA if the retailer gets funny about you returning it.
     
  15. PieEater

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,831

    Location: Devon

    I have the X-52, the drivers supplied on the CD work well but the new ones available through MS Auto Update make it freak out. Other than that I've not had any problems with it and am pleased with the purchase. My previous stick was the Cyborg Evo which was problem free and I'd reccomend it if the X-52 is too much of an outlay.
     
  16. FreeStream

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,375

    I use K/B + mouse 90% of the time, dont have a Joystick, I will probably get a Yoke, pedals and throttle quadrant soon, but my Digital SLR needs some love too :(

    Conc
     
  17. THC_SsSsSnake

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,469

    Location: Leicester

    Logitech Freedom 2.4 here.It's not bad
     
  18. eveyuk

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 May 2005

    Posts: 159

    I've got USB CH pro throttle, pro pedals and fighter stick. I haven't used them since I bought them, I should sell them really though the new hele sim otw looks tempting.

    :(
     
  19. p4radox

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,767

    Location: Prague

    I got these for a 3-screen system I built for the local air-cadets. They're very expensive, but very good.
     
  20. Azagoth

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 24 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,698

    Location: R'lyeh

    I'm using the venerable old MS Sidewinder Precision Pro II for my flying. I don't want to get a full yoke system as it's not viable for air-combat in LOMAC, IL2:FB, USAF or CFS3. Yet at the same time it gives a good degree of contollability in FS2004.

    I am however in the process of saving a bit of cash for the Saitek X52, from OcUK of course, system which will perform just as well in combat as in FS2004.