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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:20 AM
Hey I was wondering of the game supports the mouse for control? My current joystick uses an old style port and I dont have that port on my new rig, and i dont feel like paying another 60 bucks for another one. I know battlefied 1942 is a VERY arcady game, but the mouse works well for it.


thx

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:20 AM
Hey I was wondering of the game supports the mouse for control? My current joystick uses an old style port and I dont have that port on my new rig, and i dont feel like paying another 60 bucks for another one. I know battlefied 1942 is a VERY arcady game, but the mouse works well for it.


thx

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 10:22 AM
You can control it with the mouse, if you don't mind failing all your missions and being shot constantly.

If you want to enjoy, say goodbye to those 60 bucks and buy an USB joystick. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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fluke39
08-29-2003, 11:21 AM
I'd probably guess that it would be easier with the keyboard than the mouse - and even that's hard compared with using a joystick.


i would get another joystick if i were you (that is if you think you're going to play it often enough to get your'e moneys worth.)

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michapma
08-29-2003, 11:37 AM
You could also use the keyboard to fly, or just hit autopilot.


If you want to take the game or virtual flying in general even a little bit seriously, go get a USB joystick. I can heartily recommned the Microsoft ForceFeedback 2 as a force feedback stick or the Saitek X45 as a HOTAS stick. Both have excellent reputations and are very affordable.

Cheers,
Mike

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Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 11:56 AM
Unreal.

Using a combat flight sim without a joystick?

What colour is the sky on your planet?

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 11:58 AM
It's a lot harder to use the keyboard in FB than in CFS. In CFS, your flaps stay where you left them even after you let go of the key until you press something else, but in FB, the flaps return to their normal state, and the handling is really hard.

Go for a joystick


-McTriggerhappy

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 12:02 PM
Ragss just buy a good joystick. You will realise that you need one sonner or later so you might as well just bite that bullet with a smile and shell out the dough now/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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michapma
08-29-2003, 12:21 PM
Oh I get it now. By flaps you mean control surfaces.

<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"><tr valign="middle" bgcolor="#3e463b"><td height="40" colspan="3" align="center">The ongoing IL-2 User's Guide project (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/)</a></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#515e2f"><td width="40%">FB engine management:
Manifold Pressure sucks (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html)
Those Marvelous Props (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html)
Mixture Magic (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html)
Putting It All Together (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html)
Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (Part 1 of 6) (http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182102-1.html)</td><td align="center">

‚ =69.GIAP=Chap‚

69.GIAP (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/giap/)</p></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top">Hardware:
Flight Simulation Performance Analyzed (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_062a.html)
Building a home-made throttle quadrant step by step (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zkavv)
Sound Can Be Hazardous for Games (http://www6.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html)</td></tr></table>