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jl151080
07-28-2006, 10:49 AM
Hi,

I don't have a joystick at the moment, but am thinking of getting IL2 Forgotten Battles.

Is it possible to fly using the mouse?

texhill88
07-28-2006, 10:53 AM
I dont really know but I think you can.

SeaFireLIV
07-28-2006, 10:54 AM
I don`t know if it`s possible but I HIGHLY advise against it.

It would be very awkward and the equivalent of driving a car with your feet.

Get a cheap joystick, they really are not expensive these days.

It`s a flight sim, not an arcade game.

Crash_Moses
07-28-2006, 11:01 AM
Nope. I looked into that for my laptop. I also spent quite a bit of time on the 'net looking for joystick emulation software for the mouse. Didn't find squat. Maybe someone else has had better luck...

triad773
07-28-2006, 11:03 AM
Using keys, yes: mouse? just for viewing is my understanding.

Best of luck: remember your parachute http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Xiolablu3
07-28-2006, 11:10 AM
Very cheap method of obtaining good joystick >

1: Check if your soundcard has a gameport.

2. If it doesnt then buy a Soundblaster live! off ebay for around 2-3

3. Buy a Microsoft Force Feedback Pro off ebay, mine was 2.99.

It worked great for me, although I have heard some people have had the odd problem with non working gameports on the odd SB Live!, but as they are only a couple of pounds its simple to buy another.

Also if you are geting IL2, then make sure you get the IL2 complete edition, its only 19.99 and has all 3 games needed for a merged install with loads and loads of planes.

FoolTrottel
07-28-2006, 12:00 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Joystick.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Dew-Claw
07-28-2006, 01:23 PM
No Way!
Thats to cute to work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

jl151080
07-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Also if you are geting IL2, then make sure you get the IL2 complete edition, its only 19.99 and has all 3 games needed for a merged install with loads and loads of planes.

It's only 9.97 on Amazon at the moment, even better!

I will get a joystick eventually, but not for a few months.

What is very strange is that I went into my local Game recently to ask how much their joysticks were. The guy said he had a couple for 15 each, but that they hardly stock any now because most flight sims can be played with a mouse. I mentioned I'd recently placed flight sim 2002, which you can't fly with a mouse, and th guy said that was probably the only sim where that was a problem.

Taylortony
07-28-2006, 04:08 PM
Bloody hell it is!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000EYAEN0/202-02960...ce&n=300703&v=glance (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000EYAEN0/202-0296024-5343060?v=glance&n=300703&v=glance)

leitmotiv
07-28-2006, 05:38 PM
You were bamboozled by a dope, jl151080. First off---the IL-2 series is for hard-core flight simmers, its not an arcade aerial shooter. To get any fun out of it will require, at the very least, an investment in a simple joystick with a twist rudder and throttle slider---and an investment in hours and hours of time to learn how to fly and fight virtually. If you are not an aviation fan, I don't even suggest bothering with it.

Crash_Moses
07-28-2006, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
You were bamboozled by a dope, jl151080. First off---the IL-2 series is for hard-core flight simmers, its not an arcade aerial shooter. To get any fun out of it will require, at the very least, an investment in a simple joystick with a twist rudder and throttle slider---and an investment in hours and hours of time to learn how to fly and fight virtually. If you are not an aviation fan, I don't even suggest bothering with it.

Awww, that's no way to suck the poor guy into our living hell (or our spouses living hell...can't remember which). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But leitmotiv has a point.

RUN! Run and don't look back! Run before it's too late!

Abandon all hope ye who enter these forums....

Hmmm...now I'm kinda wondering...a lot of this forums hardcore members are deep into the history of the subject. But which came first, the chicken or the egg? I mean, were they history buffs first and wannabe pilots second or were they sucked into the history after being sucked into the game?

BTW: Shattered Sword (along with Aichi D3A1/2 Val) arrived on my porch a couple of days ago. Haven't had a chance to do more than browse through it but from what I see it looks incredible. Can't wait to devote all my time to it...

S!

Feathered_IV
07-28-2006, 08:03 PM
The level of difficulty and flight charicteristics are scalable, so you should be able to get started at some level that suits you best. I reckon get it now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

jl151080
07-29-2006, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
If you are not an aviation fan, I don't even suggest bothering with it.

I'm a HUGE aviation fan, but it's only recently I've got a half decent PC, which is why I haven't got a joystick yet.

I'm not interested in 'arcade' style games. Sims are far better.

I recently got 'Combat Flight Simulator 2', which you can fly with a mouse so that's good.

Like I said, I will get a joystick at some point, and Forgotten Battles will be at the top of my list.

jl151080
07-29-2006, 09:55 AM
Hmmm...now I'm kinda wondering...a lot of this forums hardcore members are deep into the history of the subject. But which came first, the chicken or the egg? I mean, were they history buffs first and wannabe pilots second or were they sucked into the history after being sucked into the game?

S!

For me, I'm really into the subject, and got interested in games because of my interest.

First game I had was 'Battle of Britain: Their Finest Hour' on my old Atari ST!

Xiolablu3
07-29-2006, 09:59 AM
If you are interested in WW2 air combat and like flight sims, then welcome to your new addiction!

This game is the best recreation of WW2 air combat available on a console/PC.

So much fun online, so open ended, mostly great community with a few bad eggs just intent on being asses (you will soon spot them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

Get the game and a cheap stick and jjoin us online, you will love it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jl151080
07-29-2006, 10:05 AM
Sounds great!

I have no money right now, but It's my birthday in October, so I'm hoping a 'stick will appear then so I'll be all set up!

Hope to join you soon!

Crash_Moses
07-29-2006, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by jl151080:
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Hmmm...now I'm kinda wondering...a lot of this forums hardcore members are deep into the history of the subject. But which came first, the chicken or the egg? I mean, were they history buffs first and wannabe pilots second or were they sucked into the history after being sucked into the game?

S!

For me, I'm really into the subject, and got interested in games because of my interest.

First game I had was 'Battle of Britain: Their Finest Hour' on my old Atari ST! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Had to give it some thought. Always been into airplanes and built tons of models as a kid (still do) but I never really got into the history until I started flying sims. I mean seriously flying sims...

Always enjoyed history but never really dove into it until now. Older I get the more relevant it becomes...go figure.

Just found out that one of my old history teachers is teaching WWII to high school students. That's all he does. The only subject he teaches now (some kind of advanced placement course). Can you imagine? Talking about WWII all day and getting PAID for it?

Lucky barstard...