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Metallicaner
04-29-2004, 09:14 AM
I am going to buy one of these joysticks... which is the better one...?

The sidewinder is the newest one (with force feedback and red design)

Metallicaner
04-29-2004, 09:14 AM
I am going to buy one of these joysticks... which is the better one...?

The sidewinder is the newest one (with force feedback and red design)

CaptainGelo
04-29-2004, 09:15 AM
Sidewinder...Microsoft makes good stuff, well exept for Win95 and milenium.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Venom079
04-29-2004, 09:40 AM
My life has truly changed ever since I hooked up on a http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gifMSFFB2! I used to wonder why I flew like ****....cause I had a logicrap wingman 3D. No really, it has made me a better pilot. It's just to bad that MS backed out of the joystick business, but if you can still find one...GET IT! you won't be sorry. my $.02 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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S 8
04-29-2004, 12:09 PM
Can you still find that stick.I broke mine (not a FF one tho) and was looking for a replacment. I heard bad things about Logitechs sticks so I bought a Saitek Evo.I actually battled between the Logitechs cordless one and Saiteks evo.The Logitech felt good in my hands,Saiteks less god but not uncomfortable,and with the bad rewiews in mind I set for EVO (cheaper too)Now I trying to get into this sticks handling which I don´t find easy (maybe I should had got the Logitech one) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifAnyway, Evo is not a bad stick but choosing from those two I would get MS 2.

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Yellonet
04-29-2004, 12:22 PM
I have a M$ Sidewinder 2, don't like it much, bought a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold, that one I like =)


- Yellonet

martial01
04-29-2004, 12:25 PM
Unless you own both, how can you comment!

1.JaVA_Hornet
04-29-2004, 01:07 PM
hi,
I love my microsoft sidewinder II.
I have it together with trackir.
So i configurate the buttons to
- flaps control
- pitch control
- hat switch = 3 modes views
and the rest for firing and throttle.

1.JaVA_hornet
The Netherlands

1.JaVA_Hornet
04-29-2004, 01:08 PM
hi,
I love my microsoft sidewinder II.
I have it together with trackir.
So i configurate the buttons to
- flaps control
- pitch control
- hat switch = 3 modes views
and the rest for firing and throttle.

1.JaVA_hornet
The Netherlands

JG7_Rall
04-29-2004, 07:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
I have a M$ Sidewinder 2, don't like it much, bought a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold, that one I like =)


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I had the same problem, especially when it came to firing cannons. I lowered the three buttons all the way down however and it seems to have helped. Also, tilting the head of the stick to the side you use does make quite a difference, at least I think so. It's not an easy stick to get used you but I love it now. Good luck.

S!

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rcorporon
04-29-2004, 08:35 PM
MS has discontinued the FF sticks, so be aware of this.

I went from a POS Logitech stick to a Saitek x45, and I love it.

Ronnie

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willyvic
04-29-2004, 08:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
I have a M$ Sidewinder 2, don't like it much, bought a Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold, that one I like =)


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Willing to sell the MS Force Feedback?

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oeqvist
04-30-2004, 04:40 AM
The Saitek Cyborg 3D stick went circles around the old Sidewinder 2 I remember so if the EVO isn´t worse than that I would say definiatly EVO.

CaptainGelo
04-30-2004, 05:42 AM
Had my Microsoft sidewinder precission 2 for 3 years now, and it still works like a dream and it got good software so even with 8 buttons u can have many more commands on it...

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plane is 2slow, guns are 2weak and DM suck?...Then click here (http://www.hmp16.com/hotstuff/downloads/Justin%20Timberlake%20-%20Cry%20Me%20A%20River.mp3)

Fear british army. (http://216.144.230.195/Videos/Medium_WMP8/British_Attack.wmv)

Blair and Bush got a thing together (http://216.144.230.195/Videos/Medium_WMP8/Endless_Love.wmv)



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TgD Thunderbolt56
04-30-2004, 05:49 AM
I have my MSFFB2 collecting dust on the shelf of my puter desk. I used it for a couple years and liked it quite a bit. I switched to CH and must say, I miss the FFB. However the CH is precise, solid and with the throttle+pedals is much more configurable. I didn't care much for the twist rudder (although got used to it easliy enough) but the FFB was quite good. (unless I ctrl+esc'd out, then it would lose it's forces necessitating a reboot)



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KGr.HH-Sunburst
04-30-2004, 06:29 AM
i have a M$ sidewinder pro 2 non FF http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif
i couldnt find one with FF

i use it together with my X45 throttle and its a perfect setup for me

only problem is if you have a non FF MS stick
that the stick is uber sensitive and the stick doesnt gives any back pressure ,and sometimes my arm gets tired after a long flight, but in the mean time it gives you that special precision aim i could never dream of

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