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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 04:49 PM
As I was reading through the thread at http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zaxtl , it occurred to me that it sounds like some people (most?) do not use the same control setup I have, a setup which anyone with a joystick should be able to use. Maybe I'm wrong about that, so I wanted to ask, how many people follow a control setup of (assuming you're right-handed) having your joystick in front of you on the right, a mouse in front of you on the left which you can control with your left hand to completely control the view (as opposed to just "snapping" to the right, etc., which is not very easy to use), and your keyboard somewhere close by on your left so that you can hit the occasional key for dropping flaps, gear, etc.? By the way, I bought a wireless mouse and keyboard specifically because of the setup I just mentioned, which is more difficult to switch to from "normal" computer use when you have wires running everywhere.

I'm not as interested in knowing about those using VR glasses with a tracking system since this is a very new technology that I'm not interested in trying yet since it's expensive and not very mature.

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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 04:49 PM
As I was reading through the thread at http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zaxtl , it occurred to me that it sounds like some people (most?) do not use the same control setup I have, a setup which anyone with a joystick should be able to use. Maybe I'm wrong about that, so I wanted to ask, how many people follow a control setup of (assuming you're right-handed) having your joystick in front of you on the right, a mouse in front of you on the left which you can control with your left hand to completely control the view (as opposed to just "snapping" to the right, etc., which is not very easy to use), and your keyboard somewhere close by on your left so that you can hit the occasional key for dropping flaps, gear, etc.? By the way, I bought a wireless mouse and keyboard specifically because of the setup I just mentioned, which is more difficult to switch to from "normal" computer use when you have wires running everywhere.

I'm not as interested in knowing about those using VR glasses with a tracking system since this is a very new technology that I'm not interested in trying yet since it's expensive and not very mature.

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ScoPi

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 05:21 PM
Here's a suggestion I think you might like. Go and buy a second cheapie joystick. You can get them for way under $20 usd, and you can use it for things that ordinarily people assume you have to have a throttle for. Throttles are PRICEY. I've got a MS FF2 as my main, and a Sidewinder for engine controls/trim, and it helps alot. Frees up extra keyboard commands for stuff that isn't used too often, but can be helpful. I've also got the TrackIR, but since I know this is also very pricey, and you stated in your post you weren't interested in them, I won't go into it. Hope this helps somewhat!


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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 05:27 PM
It's much more immersive to use a setup that never has to touch a keyboard, or mouse.

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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 05:30 PM
I was not happy untill I could fly w/ both hands and both feet.





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