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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:43 PM
I have just started using NewView and am just getting used to it. I have forward view with return bound to my joystick 2 button which unknown to me was also bound to weapon 2!

I have also been flying the Hurri for a while now which only has the one weapon and have recently switched planes......

So there I was in HL last night, height 1200m... speed good... scanning the skies looking for bogeys. Bit of a furball going on at 9 o'clock, just need a bit more height then Im over there.

Look forward to check my gauges... BANG....I was under attack, he was close, the bullets were whistling past my nose, tracers everywhere, the plane was taking hits, I could feel it shuddering, throw the stick over, nose down, rudder, dive climb, I tried everything.

Boy this guy is good... he was glued to my six, Can't shake him, check my height/speed, bang he fires again, where is he, can't see him... HELP!!

Needless to say I then spent the next 5 minutes trying to shake off nothing.

It was only when I got the weapon out of ammo message I realised what a big bafoon I had been. I must have looked like a clown flying all over an empty sky firing every now and again, jinking like a scared rabbit.


sheepish grin

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:43 PM
I have just started using NewView and am just getting used to it. I have forward view with return bound to my joystick 2 button which unknown to me was also bound to weapon 2!

I have also been flying the Hurri for a while now which only has the one weapon and have recently switched planes......

So there I was in HL last night, height 1200m... speed good... scanning the skies looking for bogeys. Bit of a furball going on at 9 o'clock, just need a bit more height then Im over there.

Look forward to check my gauges... BANG....I was under attack, he was close, the bullets were whistling past my nose, tracers everywhere, the plane was taking hits, I could feel it shuddering, throw the stick over, nose down, rudder, dive climb, I tried everything.

Boy this guy is good... he was glued to my six, Can't shake him, check my height/speed, bang he fires again, where is he, can't see him... HELP!!

Needless to say I then spent the next 5 minutes trying to shake off nothing.

It was only when I got the weapon out of ammo message I realised what a big bafoon I had been. I must have looked like a clown flying all over an empty sky firing every now and again, jinking like a scared rabbit.


sheepish grin

Cpt-Madcowz
Comsa (http://www.comsa.co.uk)



"When the hunter comes, the tiger runs with the deer."

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 08:47 PM
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Great story! Makes me wish I had a decent joystick. I have an F-15E Eagle stick, but it died on me before Forgotten Battles came out.

My Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad is great for most aircraft, but for some like the FW-190, I have to be really careful otherwise it'll go out of control!

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 11:45 PM
GAMEPAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OMG!


YOU'VE GOT TO BE A NEWB!


GET ONE!

WHILE YOUR AT IT, GET A LIFE TOO!

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 11:51 PM
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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 11:57 PM
sirtaxster wrote:
- GAMEPAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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- OMG!
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- YOU'VE GOT TO BE A NEWB!
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- GET ONE!
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- WHILE YOUR AT IT, GET A LIFE TOO!
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I find your comments very amusing /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I am quite happy with my Sidewinder, but I do plan on eventually purchasing a new joystick. Probably won't be until next year. I miss my old CH-Flightsticks. Those were the best. Just two buttons and heaven /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I am afraid you've only proven your own ignorance by yelling at me...in all caps of all things, to get a life. I have a job, do you? I'm going to college and learning, are you? Or are you just a washed up oldy moldy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Do not be so quick to judge.

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 12:30 AM
What is it with all this noob bashing?

Hey come along to the IL2 forum and get ****ged off?


Bizarre.

How about welcoming new people or old?

Not everyone can afford the latest gear. I for one have 3 children and not much cash or time to spend on this game.

Doesn't mean I or others should be called a noob just because we don't rush out and buy the latest Microsoft Force Feedback Anal Intruder shaped joystick or fly for 4 hours per night.

Lets drop this noob thing, call us rookies if yer want to feel good about yourself, help us, train us, teach us the tricks YOU use.

Shoot me down, don't put me down

ok,

rant over.

/Mad

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Comsa (http://www.comsa.co.uk)



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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 12:36 AM
There's a point where a game reaches a point where its popularity brings the average person onto the public forums. A small percentage of those average people (and not just the hardcore pocket group that plays sims anyways) think that its ok to behave in that kind of manner on a forum. Its like reaching critical mass: the good news is that FB has become popular and sims are potentially going to benefit, however, we deal with this.

It doesn't matter if you play with a gamepad, a joystick, or a 101-keyboard on an old Serial connection, its the person behind that is using the device that determines the attitude, skill, and manipulative power within a game world.

We know who has displayed what here.

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 12:56 AM
Great story. I've been chased by ghost aircraft online as well.


PS sirtaxster obviously has some issues to deal with, and I'm sure an increase in his dosage might help matters. I'll have a talk with his doctors.

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 01:08 AM
I use a Sidewinder 3d Pro [old style gameport one] and a TM Firestorm Dual Power 2 pad. The pad's actually damned handy to have. Gives me another hat, another 4 stick axis [autocentering and thus not massively useful, but still present nonetheless :>], and something like 16 odd buttons. Used as a button farm with NewView and JoyToKey chipping in, it's actually a really excellent thing to have. Certainly don't need the keyboard anymore.

I don't have money for a big massive stick right now either.




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