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I Need a Joystick

Which should I get for flightsim?


First is totally dope, but no force feedback.


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Nov. 18th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
Your mom loves my force feedback.
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
Why did I know you'd respond with that? :P
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
a real flight sim (ie, Microsoft) or a game flight sim ala crimson skies (but you know, not as arcadey)?

Tough choice either way, I'd go for more controls over force feedback in the former case, opposite in the latter. Probably.

Saitek doesn't have a bigass throttle/stick combo with force feedback?
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
A real flight sim. It seems no one really makes force feedback sticks anymore, let alone sell them. I remember when they were all the craze like 5 years ago.
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
Logitech still does, but they're just not as cool as Saitek :/
Nov. 19th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
Flight Simming Are Yah?
I need more info. Which flightsim are you going to be "piloting"? Before I got a life, I spent far too much time simming around, you name it, i have flow it. At least that is what I told the pilot on my last ride. He still didn't let me sit in the seat beside him, the nerve.
Anyway, let me know what sim you are going to be using. For most of them, I have found the durable and easy to find on EBay MS Sidewinder with Feedback if you have to have it, a fine tool to fly with. Of course I did dream of getting one of those Saiteks with a separate throttle and rudder pedals. So many buttons to remember or to configure to start with though.
The Wud
"Come on Captain, I have landed a real 707 simulator and a have a few thousand hours on multi-engines!.....
Nov. 20th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Re: Flight Simming Are Yah?
I've been playing MS Flight Sim, and like Falcon 4.0, for years now on and off. Was really big into it like 5 years ago.
Nov. 20th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Flight Simming Are Yah?
Yeah, did a lot of crashing with Falcon. Jet Figther Sims are fun, more fun in a network where you have time to set up competitive missions. MS FlightSim, something I have been doing since it was a DOS program, (I think it was called FlightSim 5 back then) is fun, but long. Get cool aircraft then create situations and see if you can survive..

If I had to do combat, I prefer IL-2. This comes from again, a hard core MS Combat Flight Sim guy, owned them all. IL-2 has better graphics, hard ass missions and very nice aircraft. It can be found in the "Gold Pack" in retail for under $20. Last time I was in Cali, went to Fry's and got it, with the Ace Expansion pack. You want tough, try to take a JU 88, bomb a shipyard, with heavy AA and a CAP.

I'd get the Saitek, just because I wanted one and obviously you have plenty of space and will soon have no girlfriend.
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