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Bearcat99
04-07-2004, 12:51 PM
Got a 8 button stick you love and dont want to go the multiple stick route with an X45 and thereby expand your programming options into the stratosphere..?http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
Or just cant afford another stick right now due to $$$ or desk space? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Consider this then.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif If you map one button on your 8 button stick to CTRL or ALT you can increase your stick commands from 8 to 14 (7x2). If you use 2 buttons one for CTFL & 1 for ALT you can increase your 8 button stick programmability to 18 (6x3) or 3 buttons for CTRL-SHIFT-ALT to 20 (5x4). Simply assign your functions in the FB controils menu to a certain key and then make other functions the same keys with a CTRL switch in them... like say.... 1, CTRL+1, Alt+1, Shift+1..etc. Of course as you use keys for the CTRL-ALT-SHIFT functions you will take away buttons..hence the 7x2,6x3,5x4 bit.

Having said all that... if you added an X45 to your current stick and used one button on THAT for CTRL-ALT-SHIFT in modes 1,2&3 you could also multiply your main stick functions by a factor of 3 in addition to doing the same on the X45's controls. Why all that you ask? Well IMO flexibility is the key to finding just the right stick profile for your style of flying and your personal comfort. This method gives you almost unlimmited flexibility in decidint what hand you want to do what with when it comes to your flight sim experience.

Just a tip....

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[This message was edited by Bearcat99 on Wed April 07 2004 at 12:14 PM.]

Bearcat99
04-07-2004, 12:51 PM
Got a 8 button stick you love and dont want to go the multiple stick route with an X45 and thereby expand your programming options into the stratosphere..?http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
Or just cant afford another stick right now due to $$$ or desk space? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Consider this then.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif If you map one button on your 8 button stick to CTRL or ALT you can increase your stick commands from 8 to 14 (7x2). If you use 2 buttons one for CTFL & 1 for ALT you can increase your 8 button stick programmability to 18 (6x3) or 3 buttons for CTRL-SHIFT-ALT to 20 (5x4). Simply assign your functions in the FB controils menu to a certain key and then make other functions the same keys with a CTRL switch in them... like say.... 1, CTRL+1, Alt+1, Shift+1..etc. Of course as you use keys for the CTRL-ALT-SHIFT functions you will take away buttons..hence the 7x2,6x3,5x4 bit.

Having said all that... if you added an X45 to your current stick and used one button on THAT for CTRL-ALT-SHIFT in modes 1,2&3 you could also multiply your main stick functions by a factor of 3 in addition to doing the same on the X45's controls. Why all that you ask? Well IMO flexibility is the key to finding just the right stick profile for your style of flying and your personal comfort. This method gives you almost unlimmited flexibility in decidint what hand you want to do what with when it comes to your flight sim experience.

Just a tip....

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[This message was edited by Bearcat99 on Wed April 07 2004 at 12:14 PM.]

p1ngu666
04-07-2004, 12:57 PM
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EmbarkChief
04-07-2004, 01:13 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by p1ngu666:
&lt;brain&gt; http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif ticket to cuba please[QUOTE]

No lie

Bearcat99
04-07-2004, 01:16 PM
I dont get it........ What does Cuba have to do with anything? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif I thought it was a good tip..... If you dont think so thats your business but someone will..and someone will use it. If one person does then it was worth posting.

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EmbarkChief
04-07-2004, 01:37 PM
To me it ment "how stupid was I to not figure that out on my own". Great Tip

boohaa
04-07-2004, 01:40 PM
Ok but what does Cuba ghave to do with it?I hear that 70 percent of people living in Cuba have doctrates.i also read that Cuba has been coming up with new cures in medical department.So much for commun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gifism

GK.
04-07-2004, 01:40 PM
is it possible to use a key on your keyboard in conjuction with your hatswitch on your joystick to get an extra 8 views? i still cant figure this out. I want to be able to map the "crown views" to my hatswitch but i dont have any button available on my joystick to act as shift buttons or whatever they are called so i have to use a key on the keyboard. is this possible? thanks.

Bearcat99
04-07-2004, 01:55 PM
Sure is... thats what I used to do before I got my X45.

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GK.
04-07-2004, 01:58 PM
next question: how?

Gooner01
04-07-2004, 02:07 PM
Bearcat - thanks, good tip. I'm going to try it with my MS FFB2...can't believe I did not think of trying this on my own!

S!

BlitzPig_DDT
04-07-2004, 02:42 PM
Good tip. But I'd rather just do what I did - get a Cougar. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1 controller, use the 28 buttons as directX buttons and map directly within the FB keymapper, no programming needed. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Or course, my LOMAC profile is programmed, and I have 61 keys programmed to allow for 47 functions - all without taking my hands off the HOTAS. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Kasdeya
04-07-2004, 02:53 PM
Wow, I gottaq try this later. I think what P1 is trying to say was that it was a mind blowing explaination, but quite good all the same. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Great tip Bearcat, Thanks.

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Troll2k
04-07-2004, 03:28 PM
I thought that was what my shift button on my stick was for.To double my 8 switches.

bird_brain
04-07-2004, 03:32 PM
It is a good tip, but since I am getting old and I can't remember which 3 buttons to depress at the same time... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif ... I had to buy a Cougar too. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Arms1
04-07-2004, 03:51 PM
great tip thanks

rangooon
04-07-2004, 04:23 PM
ya, gettin' tough sometimes to remember which button/keystroke does what on my keypad/joystick contraption...maybe a monitor stickie would help? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

brings to mind a cartoon from the past by gary larson...featured a man sitting on the edge of a bed, obviously just awakening and watching the sun rise through a window. on the wall was a note saying " first pants, then shoes". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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