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wolfman71971
12-17-2008, 08:07 AM
1. I'm in the UK

2. It has to be cheap.

3. Work with 32 bit Vista.


Basically my stick bust, old Sidewinder Pro, and i'm not buying an X-52 type stick @ 90 to play a 6-7 yaer old engined game.

When and if vaporware SOW: BOB ever shows up i'll flash the cash!

Thanks is advance, Wolfman

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Urufu_Shinjiro
12-17-2008, 10:32 AM
A lot of people are having success with the Saitek Aviator. There's also a new Cyborg stick but not sure if it's out yet and what the price is if it is out.

wolfman71971
12-17-2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks.

Is this the boy?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-AV8R-Retro-Joystick-PC/d...id=1229535243&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-AV8R-Retro-Joystick-PC/dp/B000I62PEK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1229535243&sr=1-1)

Cheap enough for sure!

Urufu_Shinjiro
12-17-2008, 11:04 AM
Thats the one!

Divine-Wind
12-17-2008, 11:16 AM
I've heard some mixed reviews for the Av8r. I guess you either it like it or you don't, but I haven't used it myself so I wouldn't know.

Personally, I'd recommend checking around for a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2: It's sturdy, heavy (Not too heavy, that is, but it won't flop around), and mine has worked without problems from about 2001-ish up until a couple weeks ago. Unless you smash it into the wall repeatedly or spill a bucket of water on it, it won't quit on ya.

The downside is that M$ doesn't make these anymore, so you'll have to check around on E-bay or Amazon or some other similar website.

Stingray333
12-17-2008, 01:04 PM
I had an AV8R, great stick, I loved it. Pretty good for the price I thought: 2 throttles, lots of buttons, I like the saitek SST programming software and I liked the response and feel of the stick. Haven't used one of the microsoft force-feedback or newer sidewinders so I can't compare

TheSonar
12-29-2008, 06:08 PM
wow, im an a noob probably, but i have a logitech attack 3, works like a charm it costs abour 15 yeuros (when i bought it) edit! 20 now. but sense everyone is reccomending something else, i dont think this would do you much good, but ill post anyway MUHAHHAHAHHAHAH