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Woofdang
09-10-2004, 08:05 PM
Hello, I use to be a big flight sim fan. But have not played since 1998 and am looking into getting some new gear at BestBuy, however I am curious what some of the other players are using and if anyone can recommend any game controllers that Best Buy currently sells?

-- Woof

Woofdang
09-10-2004, 08:05 PM
Hello, I use to be a big flight sim fan. But have not played since 1998 and am looking into getting some new gear at BestBuy, however I am curious what some of the other players are using and if anyone can recommend any game controllers that Best Buy currently sells?

-- Woof

Tully__
09-10-2004, 08:07 PM
My thoughts on buying stick are here (http://www.airwarfare.com/tech/sticks.htm#002%20Choosing%20A%20Flight%20Control%2 0System.)

I use the Saitek X-45. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Bearcat99
09-10-2004, 08:14 PM
I can recommend the X45. It is a good stick for the price. Consider some CH rudder pedals here (http://www.provantage.com/buy-110CHPU-ch-shopping.htm) as well... From what I understand the CH stick and throttle is pretty good too.... I just find that for the price the X45 is pretty hard to beat as far as a HOTAS setup goes.

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Woofdang
09-10-2004, 08:17 PM
Ahhh most excellent! I think I will pick up the Saitek X45 Digital Joystick and Throttle Combo tomorrow!

Thanks!

-- Woof

Woofdang
09-10-2004, 09:08 PM
I cant seem to find any information about IL-2 Support for multiple monitors/graphic cards. Have I over looked something or does it not support it?

-- Woof

Tully__
09-10-2004, 10:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Woofdang:
I cant seem to find any information about IL-2 Support for multiple monitors/graphic cards. Have I over looked something or does it not support it?

-- Woof<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Apart from the multi screen function provided by the Matrox range of cards (Parhelia) there is no direct support for multi monitors in FB. You can span your desktop across several monitors, but in order to get the width you have to sacrifice Field of View at the top & bottom of the picture or run a skewed aspect ratio.

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Woofdang
09-11-2004, 12:53 PM
Ok got the x45 combo and FB/Aces expansion. Now I wished I had a preconfiged file for the X45 as I am not all what sure to set everything to and rather have a good starting point from someone else who has it configed for the x45. Is this possible?

-- Woof

Woofdang
09-11-2004, 12:55 PM
Opps I think I spoke too soon =)

Thanks Tully!

-- Woof

LeChuck59
09-11-2004, 01:00 PM
I'll also recommend the X-45. Best overall value and very versatile.

Tully__
09-11-2004, 01:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Woofdang:
Opps I think I spoke too soon =)

Thanks Tully!

-- Woof<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You may wish to try adlabs6's profile also, you can get it here (http://www.geocities.com/adlabs6/B/#X45)

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miss_behavin
09-19-2004, 07:21 AM
HI, saw your post and had to reply.

I had a Logitek wingman and hated it. From the day it got out of the box i had no control over the plane (it looked like I was flying drunk, and no control over my aim).

Anyway, after it went flying into the wall, I went out and got a Saitek Evo. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! Its smooth, solid and when I do aim properly, its right on the money.

Whatever joystick you do buy, go with Saitek and leave Logitek on the store shelf.

Chuck_Older
09-19-2004, 07:49 AM
I use the X-45 and love it.

Some folks say it is bad for folks with small hands...well, I am just shy of 5 foot 8 inches tall and weigh 150 lbs. Nothing about me is particularly large (git your minds outta the gutter) and I have exactly zero problems using the X-45. The "small hand" complaint mystifies me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

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TgD Thunderbolt56
09-19-2004, 08:28 AM
A little late for this discussion, but aside from all the love being sent to Saitek let me say this. If you want the most precise, sturdy, rugged, versatile system then take a look at CH.

There are a few drawbacks not the least of which is price, but the trade-off is well worth it. Second, they don't offer a stick with a "twisty" function for rudder control. I don't mind but some people don't want to shell out the additional dough for some pedals.

I have the whole CH HOTAS setup and feel like I'll never have to buy another Joystick out of necessity again....whim is a different story.

TB


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T_O_A_D
09-19-2004, 08:50 AM
I have nothing more toad than x-45 and ch pedals. You guys did great on those.

But may I add a suggestion of Track IR

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also read my sig about it too.

After you get the two things above TIR will finish up your setup. For some real immersion increases.

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Zen--
09-19-2004, 08:54 AM
100% agree with Thunderbolt, he's right on the money about CH.

I've used X45, Foxpro2, Evo, Saitex FFB cyborg, Cougar and the CH usb fighterstick. Without a doubt the CH is by far THE best stick I have ever used.


I've probably spent over 700 hundred dollars US on joysticks in the last few years trying to find the stick I liked best, or one that would last a while. While I am definately glad I bought the Cougar regardless, I wish I had known enough to spend the 110 dollars US on the CH stick. I would have saved myself an enormous amount of trouble.


I also recommend the CH line...it's top quality equipment with amazing precision, great feel, excellent functionality and is durable as heck.


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Tvrdi
09-19-2004, 09:58 AM
mine is Thrustmaster Top gun Fox2 pro...its great...but I wonder if is better than Evo or even than X45 cause i never tried those Saiteks...any thoughts?

RevvinUK
09-19-2004, 03:43 PM
I've owned a fair few sticks through the years, starting off with TM and the FCS Pro\WCSII, CH gameport gear, Saitek and Microsoft as well as Guillemot\TM's Cougar. I switched to CH Products USB gear about a year ago and never been happier. Their gear is built to last and very programmable.

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oisink
09-19-2004, 04:05 PM
"mine is Thrustmaster Top gun Fox2 pro...its great...but I wonder if is better than Evo or even than X45 cause i never tried those Saiteks...any thoughts?"

Today i went back to using the joystick on my topgun afterburner 2 after a few months of trying to come to grips with x45s stick. The difference was immediate, Im don't feel like im trying to drag my stick all over the pace to maneuvere, far superior sensitivity in the afterburner IMO.

Add to that the positioning of a hat switch right above two fire buttons which meant a klutz like me kept knocking my view off everytime i fired, and I'd say The x45s stick basically sucks. Some people seem to love em, others use a second joystick. It has a great throttle though

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