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jmk396
03-01-2005, 12:20 PM
After reading all of the good reviews on IL-2, I'm wondering if my MS Sidewinder Precision Pro 2 joystick is good enough to play with.

Also, I'm wondering if I need to purchase anything else besides IL-2: Pacific Fighters... (should I buy IL2: FB/AEP? if so, why?)

jmk396
03-01-2005, 12:20 PM
After reading all of the good reviews on IL-2, I'm wondering if my MS Sidewinder Precision Pro 2 joystick is good enough to play with.

Also, I'm wondering if I need to purchase anything else besides IL-2: Pacific Fighters... (should I buy IL2: FB/AEP? if so, why?)

Chivas
03-01-2005, 12:27 PM
The Sidewinder Precision Pro 2 joystick is a very good stick to use in FB/AEP/PF.
Do yourself a favor and get the whole series. Its by far the most immersive combat flight sim on the market.

jmk396
03-01-2005, 12:50 PM
Maybe that's what I'm a little confused about. Isn't Pacific Fighters the latest in the series? If so, why would I want the older games?

ZG77_Nagual
03-01-2005, 12:55 PM
FB, AEP and PF can all be installed together for a simm with alot more planes and theatres than PF. The changes are not so much evolutionary as they are expansions - though obviously various fixes and tweaks are included as well as you go along - these also apply to the 'older' parts. I have the MS Prec Pro2 and it is a great stick.

WWSensei
03-01-2005, 01:03 PM
I've teamed my MSPP2 with a set of Simped-Vario rudder pedals and CH Pro Throttle. My only problem is that the stick is getting long in the tooth and it's getting time to look for a new stick soon...have played with it for nearly 5 years now...

icrash
03-01-2005, 02:46 PM
I http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif my Sidewinder. Too bad they quit making them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif.

VMF-214_HaVoK
03-01-2005, 02:59 PM
I have mine for about 2.5 years. Stills work perfectly.

flyplenty
03-01-2005, 03:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by icrash:
I http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif my Sidewinder. Too bad they quit making them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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VW-IceFire
03-01-2005, 03:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jmk396:
Maybe that's what I'm a little confused about. Isn't Pacific Fighters the latest in the series? If so, why would I want the _older_ games? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Buy the Forgotten Battles Gold Package (which is Forgotten Battles and the Ace Expansion pack) and then buy Pacific Fighters.

Install them in the correct order (FB+AEP+PF) and you'll end up with 150 or so flyable aircraft, three theaters of battle, and a ton of maps and scenarios. Add a few patches and you can fly online with the rest of us.

I love how I can switch between flying over Okinawa blasting Zeros with a Corsair to dropping Yaks with my FW190 or any combination therein.

The Precision 2 is great....its what I use. Mine is getting a bit old, however, and I'm sure one day I'll probably replace it with something nicer but till that happens, the Precision 2 is a fine stick to use!

han freak solo
03-02-2005, 10:52 PM
I've used my Precision 2 stick for about 3 years and it seems to be as good now as it was new. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Get IL2/FB/AEP and PF. It's really all the same game in my opinion. The "older game" part of IL2/FB/AEP just means your computer will handle it better. I got 'em all and it's all good! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Jumoschwanz
03-03-2005, 09:19 PM
I have five MS precision 2 sticks, three brand new in the box and one I have been using since 2001. The only thing I ever had to do was recalibrate them once in a while in the software. They offer fantastic control and precision, like thier name says.........S!

Jumoschwanz

tigertalon
03-04-2005, 05:47 AM
He he

guys, I have MSsidewinderFF(1) from 1998 and, guess, after I disassembled and cleaned it last month, it looks (and works) as it is new. Love THIS product of MicroSoft!

And, with usage of shift buttons, you have 16 buttons on the stick, really ergonomically.

Anyway, believe or not, I cannot find drivers for WinXP for this stick (XP have something as default, but you cannot use the SHIFT button), maybe it is a marketing move so you have to buy newer stick, but anyway, can anyone help me maybe?

BPLIzard
03-04-2005, 09:40 AM
Combination of MSFFB2 and the X-45 throttle is the gospel. Luckily the one I'm using for 2.5 years now is still going strong. And I still have an unused one waiting in the box until the current one gives up its ghost.

CapBackassward
03-04-2005, 03:00 PM
Bump~

Great stick.

Rick

Wolf_Fangs1381
03-04-2005, 09:42 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have had the MS Sidewinder Precision 2 for 3 years. Its a excellent joystick! The only thing I don't like about it is that the throttle lever is touchy. I have had troubles when fighting an accidently cutting the power while right behind an enemy. Really sucks when you on his 6 and hes suddenly pulling away. I did however take my joystick apart and add some black electrical tape on the one side of the trottle. It did the trick and now my throttle is stiffer. I reccomend everyone to do the same if they suffer from the same thing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif =S=

Jex_TG
03-07-2005, 07:57 AM
I have a sidewinder pro 2 and an X45. I got the X-45 after purchasing the SP2 and my x-45 sits gathering dust (but that's about to change now that I hav longbow 2 working again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif).

Even though it lacks mases of buttons and there's no seperate throttle like my X-45, the SP2 is unsurpassed in the way it handles - it really is a great stick to fly with and just the right mmm was hoping to use another word but can't think of one so I have to say, there's no better stiffness in a stick than in a Sidewinder precision pro II lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif