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Baltar
06-13-2004, 12:54 PM
Can anyone who uses this tell me if this piece of hardware can be used for throttle control in some other fashion than binding the keyboard keys to different throttle levels? For instance can the 'mouse wheel' on it be configured to act as a throttle lever? I'm considering getting one but I need to know what I can do with it.

Baltar
06-13-2004, 12:54 PM
Can anyone who uses this tell me if this piece of hardware can be used for throttle control in some other fashion than binding the keyboard keys to different throttle levels? For instance can the 'mouse wheel' on it be configured to act as a throttle lever? I'm considering getting one but I need to know what I can do with it.

BaldieJr
06-13-2004, 01:16 PM
It can be done on the n50, so it should work fine with the n52.

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Baltar
06-13-2004, 02:05 PM
One other question about the Nostromo: Do any of you use it for games other than FB? How well does it hold up in shooter games, for instance?

AtomicRunt
06-13-2004, 02:32 PM
Works well in "Shooter Games" I have the n50, found it easy to program, keeps the left hand off the keyboard. Everything you need is right there.

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JG27_Gundog
06-13-2004, 03:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Baltar:
One other question about the Nostromo: Do any of you use it for games other than FB? How well does it hold up in shooter games, for instance?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have the n52 and it works well for flying and firstperson shooters. When flying FB I use the hat switch up and down for throttle, and I use the wheel for prop pitch. I also use it for Americas Army Online, Raven Shield, Farcry, and Call of duty. All in all this is a great piece of hardware. The only short coming you'll find is the keys are a little sticky.

DONB3397
06-13-2004, 07:30 PM
My n52 takes the keyboard out of FB. I map communications sequences, trim controls, lights, mirrors, dive brakes...all repetitive commands to the nostroma. After a while, it's automatic. For me, it's been a handy device to match up with the main controls on the joystick (MS SW Prescision Pro).

In a dogfight, I'm usually too busy watching the screen to hunt down keys on a board. I need all the help I can get.

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WUAF_Badsight
06-13-2004, 10:21 PM
how do you get the Belkin pad useable ?

it is simply reconised as nother Keyboard

is there some way to get it to operate independantly from the keyboard ?

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JV44Rall
06-15-2004, 06:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WUAF_Badsight:
how do you get the Belkin pad useable ?

it is simply reconised as nother Keyboard

is there some way to get it to operate independantly from the keyboard ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's treated as another game controller. I have a Nostromo N50, a MS FFB2, CH Pro pedals, a track ball and type on the regular keyboard while in game (system s/w is XP Home). No problems.

BTW - Nostromo comes with s/w that allows you to configure over 50 shortcuts - more than you can remember. It also allows you to do macros in FB. Very handy when peering around thick FW canopy struts.

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WUAF_Badsight
06-15-2004, 10:48 PM
hmmm

i got a n52

ingame & out it just is another keyboard

it takes un the same buttons / commands that are on my keyboard

& i dunno how to get it to work as a seperate game controller as thats what it should be like

like that it would rock !

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DONB3397
06-15-2004, 11:58 PM
Sorry, Badsight, I was away for a couple of days. With FB, the n52 does operate as another keyboard, but one that has only the keys you need, arranged in any order you choose.

Open the 'Profile' and pick the keys/combinations you want. One button can be used to handle macros -- series of keys like "Tab-8-5-4" to order your flight into a finger-4 formation, or "Tab-8-2" for vector to base, etc.

Assign one key or button each to "Control" and "Shift" and "Alt" Then assign the remaining keys to letters you've assigned in the Control section of FB/AEP. The wheel and butterfly switch can be mapped as sliders, e.g. for trim or prop pitch, etc.

You save the profile and link it to the game. You can set up different profiles for different types of missions if you want.

Individuals may use a different profiles. Zen sent me his, and it was good, but didn't match my self-assigned controls. So I set up a couple of my own. After a little practice, you can take the keyboard off the table; just control what you need with your left hand with the stick in the other. Fly in the dark if you have a night mission; you know where the controls are.

I understand the more sophisticate stick-throttle setups do most of what you need. The n52 is another option, I think.

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WUAF_Badsight
06-16-2004, 05:12 AM
ok thx for the info dude

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