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kfurni
07-16-2004, 06:28 AM
Hi all

Is anyone using 'xkeys' keypad and if so is it any good or something that you could do without?

can you get xkey in the UK?
Regards Kfurni

[This message was edited by kfurni on Fri July 16 2004 at 01:44 PM.]

kfurni
07-16-2004, 06:28 AM
Hi all

Is anyone using 'xkeys' keypad and if so is it any good or something that you could do without?

can you get xkey in the UK?
Regards Kfurni

[This message was edited by kfurni on Fri July 16 2004 at 01:44 PM.]

kfurni
07-16-2004, 01:26 PM
No replies, I take it as its not very good then?

kfurni

georgeo76
07-16-2004, 02:30 PM
Try these (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=2071) instead, they are designed w/ games in mind

kfurni
07-16-2004, 02:49 PM
Thanks georgeo,

I was after something that I could program commands to eg tell AI to 'attack target' with just one key stroke instead of hunting for the keys on the keyboard, just a series of buttons on a keypad, hence the xkey pad.

regards
kfurni

Hairball_1
07-16-2004, 06:49 PM
I use the 20-key XKeys pad, and I find it invaluable for bombing missions. For you dogfighters, this would be a great tool for you, as well. You can have all your squadron commands with the press of one button.

It's a little pricey, though. I spent $70 for it at a local computer store.

http://www.hollowlife.net/Xkeys.jpg

RAF74Leadfinger
07-16-2004, 10:42 PM
I pilfered my wife's USB notebook numeric keypad for that sort of purpose, which gives me 16 more keys to play with. I set it to the right of my CH Pro Throttle USB and use it for selecting engines, and the CEM stuff. However, this thing looks pretty neat. Being able to label the keys is very slick.

Hmm... Another thing to put on my Christmas list and then add to my total IL-2/FB peripheral cost tally, which is now upwards of $600. (CH Fighterstick USB, CH Pro Throttle USB, Simped Pro Vario USB rudder pedals, headset, homebuilt trim box, TrackIR.)

(I have a very understanding wife.) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

[edit] - Found a link to XKeys' website.

http://xkeys.com

Man, and I thought I was a nutcase... Look at this: http://www.raildriver.com/

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RAF74_Leadfinger
A-Flight Leader
Recruiting Officer
RAF No. 74 Squadron (http://www.raf74.com)