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Peripherals The Joystick Thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Parge, 27 Jul 2014.

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    That looks sweet, man!
     
  2. Prophanity

    Prophanity New Member

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    Hey guys, thought I would chime in here as I have a warthog HOTAS setup without the peddles. Unlike my good friend Parge I actually have some space, so I threw money at the situation and bought an Obutto R3volution.

    The hard mounting for the warthog is superb, and I literally can not recommend it enough for anyone who is considering it worth the cost. What I will warn you about is that assembling it is a b*stard. Specifically the foot rest panel took a lot of brute forcing to screw to the frame.

    I've also noticed throughout the thread that people use peddles in SC for Yaw? From my time playing, pitch/role on stick is SC is a guaranteed way to get splashed. I have pitch/yaw on stick, and roll on the grey thumb button. Strafes are on the hat buttons on the throttle. Once I was used to it, I found it a relatively fluid way of moving around, especially in arena commander where it's one giant strafe fight.
     
  3. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    For those of us brought up on flight sims, yaw has to be on pedals as anything else doesn't work in your brain. Plus I really dislike the "turrets in space" feeling of pitch/yaw on stick.

    The r3volution remains a lovely piece of kit, just takes up space!
     
  4. Prophanity

    Prophanity New Member

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    I do take your point. If it's that ingrained it's a difficulty to re-train yourself. My advise though would be to try. PVP against someone using a mouse while you're pitch/rolling around is going to be a frustrating experience to say the least.

    And the thing is massive, especially with the 3 monitors. I've had to effectively box in a cupboard in order to squeeze it in :D
     
  5. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Is it ok to discuss my joystick in this thread?
     
  6. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    Of course.

    You can talk about absolutely any joystick, throttle, pedals, cockpits, mounting systems or other gear you've got for simulator-type setups.
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    No, this thread is specifically for people with full sized joysticks.
     
  8. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Well... I thought mine was full-sized but now I'm not so sure. How big is yours?
     
  9. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Talking about big sticks...:rolleyes:
    Does Star Citizen and/or Elite Dangerous support Force Feedback?
     
  10. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Are there any FF joysticks left? I know Saitek made one for a while.
     
  11. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    AFAIK no, FF has died a death many many years ago.
     
  12. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    It's a shame. I run DCS World with Vive and vibration cushion. Would be nice to have control surfaces fighting back on pre-fly-by-wire aircraft.
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Well I still have one :D
     
  14. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Does it work well?
     
  15. Greentrident

    Greentrident Active Member

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    I had a Logitech wingman force feedback joystick which was great until driver support died out with XP - after a few years in the garage I binned it! Wish someone would make a go of force feedback again though as it was great for flight sims but also there was a lightsabre demo mode that never got fully utilised in any games AFAIK!
     
  16. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Shame. I wonder if flight sims support FF joysticks? Since u can't buy FF ones now why would they continue with support?
     
  17. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the flightsimguys keep dusting off old ones on ebay. :D

    They seem to run under Win7 and Win10...not so good under 8 and 8.1

    You can go HOTAS FF with the Logitech G940 (good luck finding one) or "normal" with the Microsoft Sidewinder FF2
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I'd be surprised if Linux flightsim "X-Plane" doesn't support FF.
     
  19. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I recently bought a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Precision in an Amazon Lightning deal for £24 to replace the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Precision I bought in 1997 which has had some buttons fail in the last few months.
     
  20. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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