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Chuck_norris10 #21 Posted 02 January 2019 - 08:32 PM


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View PostGonerNL, on 05 November 2018 - 01:12 AM, said:

What did you play/fly "back in the day" ??


Also got a Logitech stick somewhere from when I started flying (90's) but it has a gameport and you don't see those anymore on PC's ... (maybe I should look for an adapter).

My wife doesn't mind ; when I flew AirWarrior, I used to get up at 3AM to fly scenarios with the Americans (where it was 9PM, time difference of 6 hours).


I'm using a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro.


I still got mine and it came with a gameport to usb adapter.I must have done 60,000 flights on that stick on ms flight sim,battle over britian,f15 and a few others and aside from the throttle not working now it still works and thats from the pentium 2 days.I dont fly with it now as new sticks are cheap but I cleaned my desk off many times with it.The handles polished like a gemstone from all the use and you almost have to wear a glove.




SquishySupreme #22 Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:52 AM

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Joysticks are always better but require a good 200-300 game learning curve to understand how they work and how to think in 3 dimensions.  After a while, you instinctively learn how to fly and lead your target with crazy results.  Stick with it and you will be rewarded.  

Note - while I am new here ( the app seems to take a bit to update), this applies to everything from X-Wing to Elite Dangerous and the rest of the games that have support for it. Always joystick since 1993.  My very first game I got 4 kills/assists and 0 deaths.  I need to jink or roll or drop speed, fall, and recover, it's easy as pie in this game.  Buildings and hills are laughably easy to zig zag between, and this game's AA is hopelessly brain-dead versus a stick and years of experience avoiding enemy fire.  Vs WoT, this is ten times more fun for a flight combat junkie like me.  Not as good as Elite Dangerous, but that's a whole other level learning to fly with 6 axis control in manual mode.  

FYI - the best joystick training you can get for cheap is X-Wing or Tie Fighter via the Steam store.  Play a few days of it and come back and punk the mouse scrubs.

As for a stick, I use a simple old Saitek as all you need is 5-6 buttons and a stick for this game.  I love my full flight sim capable Hotas rig, but it is overkill and a PITA to configure - just gave up and plugged in the USB cheapie stick. (ST-290 is the new equivalent - $40)

Edited by SquishySupreme, 13 January 2019 - 05:57 AM.

Tuco_the_Ugly_ #23 Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:48 PM

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with the JS deadstick issues this is pretty much moot

Edited by Tuco_the_Ugly_, 31 January 2019 - 12:48 PM.

Captain_Rownd #24 Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:49 PM

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View PostTuco_the_Ugly_, on 31 January 2019 - 12:48 PM, said:

with the JS deadstick issues this is pretty much moot


Nope.  Always fly joystick.  5% failed respawn rate is not going to change that. 


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