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F0_Dark_P
11-28-2004, 12:03 PM
i dont know if this have ben up before but i couldent find any old thread on it when i searched, anyway when i fly i have the stick in my right hand and the mouse in my left so i can look around all the time like you guys with trackir, but now i have a problem, when i whant to change the throttle then i have to let the mouse go and the i might loose sight on my enemy, so i wonder if i can bind the joystick throttle to the mouse wheel and if so how do i do that?, that would be superb then i never have to let my hand of the mouse http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

F0_Dark_P
11-28-2004, 12:03 PM
i dont know if this have ben up before but i couldent find any old thread on it when i searched, anyway when i fly i have the stick in my right hand and the mouse in my left so i can look around all the time like you guys with trackir, but now i have a problem, when i whant to change the throttle then i have to let the mouse go and the i might loose sight on my enemy, so i wonder if i can bind the joystick throttle to the mouse wheel and if so how do i do that?, that would be superb then i never have to let my hand of the mouse http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

italianofalco
11-28-2004, 12:38 PM
fo-Dark, may be better if you could use a stick with the HAT SWITCH control.. so you can pan around you without any problem. Joystick with hat-switch are not too high on prices.. check to any media market there are different model/prices. S! Falco

FoolTrottel
11-28-2004, 12:47 PM
'AlGroover' knows howto, see his reply on a post in General discussion:
(..)posted Sun November 28 2004 04:45
I have positive and negative elevator trim bound to left and right mouse buttons with throttle control via the mouse wheel (MS cordless). With most other weapon and view controls mapped to the joysick (Saitek Cyborg evo) in combination with mouse view, I rarely have to use the keyboard.(..)

F0_Dark_P
11-28-2004, 01:02 PM
i find the post but he dident say how he did it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

FoolTrottel
11-28-2004, 01:18 PM
I know he doesn't say how but.... can't you contact him? Jump into that post?

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-28-2004, 02:00 PM
I may be off track here but I bound prop pitch too my mouse wheel with out any problems.

Simply go into the controls option from main menu scroll down to the bottom and click throttle then move mouse wheel up or down and it should detect it as a valid axis.

Least ways it did for me when I mapped prop pitch ?

only problem I had with it mapped to prop pitch was it didnt always go exactley to 100% but that may be just a mouse quality thing.

sorry if I misread your post / intentions

Antisubs
11-28-2004, 05:03 PM
As the person above said, open the Controls panel, scroll to the bottom to the HOTAS section. Click by the throttle entry, then roll your mouse wheel to set it. Rolling up or down will determine which way the throttle works (for example, rolling up will set it to increase throttle when turning the mouse wheel in that direction). I may have the direction backward, so just set it, go into a game, start the engine, and see which way you have to roll the wheel to increase throttle. Set it to taste.

LEXX_Luthor
11-28-2004, 06:57 PM
You may try this...I map Throttle Up to left mouse button, Throttle Down to right mouse button, and 100% Throttle to middle mouse button. I also use mouse to look around.

Map trim to mousewheel. Works great. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I have been too lazy to do this, but I will try without 100% Throttle and only use up and down Throttle--if you read your guages (if they work in your plane lol) that should help. Another way is to know the positions of your throttle grafic in your cockpit. Like...if throttle top is next to that scratch in the wall, then you are 75%. As you get better, you should be able to tell what throttle you are just by quick look at throttle grafic. mmm, we shall see.

Also, to make mouse-look really easy to control, increase the Default mouse sensitivity in the Input Menu. I like 5.0 and I get large panning with small wrist movement. Very easy. I think 10.0 is the maximum. But you have to change it back to lower value if you do mission building--Mouse flies all over the map if you even look at it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif But fast mouse works great in cockpit.

gkll
11-28-2004, 09:31 PM
As was said just go into the HOTAS controls to map it.

Another trick (if you have the right mouse) is to enable accelerated scrolling in the windows mouse controls. This will result in a quick flick up or down giving nearly instant increment from 0 to 100% throttle. If you move it slow then you get fine increments.

Tully__
11-29-2004, 06:33 AM
One point, when you get to the "HOTAS CONTROL" section at the bottom of the controls assignment screen in the game, the throttle setting is labelled "Power", not throttle.

F0_Dark_P
11-29-2004, 08:24 AM
i saw it now guys, why it dident work was couse i tried to put the mouse on the first powersetting not the HOTAS i dident think that the mouse would work with that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif, but it did and it is wonderful, thank you so much guys and gkll i will test that accelerated scrolling http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cheers guys

|Exciter|
11-29-2004, 08:29 AM
Hmmm, never heard of using the mouse for throttle. I use my thumb on my M$ Precision Pro for throttle and HAT switch in combination with F4 padlock. I have the fastest thumb this side of the mississippi http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ucanfly
11-29-2004, 09:32 AM
It works easily in the HOTAS section of the constrols menu. I tried this a long time ago but didn't get enough throttle sensitivity for me. My compromise (if you use mouse in left hand to look) is to use the hat switch as backup to look araound when left hand is busy. I use new-view utility to have the ability to smooth pan (instead of the coarse pan-view that comes with game). It is a good compromise and you can adjust the acceleration of the hat pan view.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-29-2004, 04:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tully__:
One point, when you get to the "HOTAS CONTROL" section at the bottom of the controls assignment screen in the game, the throttle setting is labelled "Power", not throttle. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rgr that Tully http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Only trouble with having a bad memory is when you try to work from it heheh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

gkll
11-29-2004, 08:39 PM
ucanfly - I have a mouse that allows accelerated scrolling in the windows mouse menu, if you set this switch on and then set it to 32 lines/scroll then in the game a quick movement goes 0-100% throttle with just a small flick. If you move the mouse slowly you get excellent fine control.

If you ever go back to mouse view then maybe try it out.