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1 year 6 months ago #9958 by coltyhuxx
coltyhuxx created the topic: Can someone recommend a good flightstick?
Hi guys,

I've been out of the flight stick game for, oh, about twenty years :-) .

I have just recently started playing WC SAGA and would like to pick up a flight stick that would be easy to program for (are there templates/defaults of some sort to download to make it easier?). I'd hope to use this same joystick for Star Citizen too.

Currently I'm using an XBOX360 controller (which is great) but doesn't have nearly enough buttons and leaning over the keyboard tray at the same time is a little chaotic in the thick of battle (brings back memories of Tie Fighter).

Thanks for any suggestions, in advance!

Colt

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1 year 6 months ago #9959 by Luke
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Hi

I bought the Thrustmaster T.16000 for WCS because all my MS Sidewinders was dead. ;) I posted a german review for that stick, but you can find several links to english reviews at the end of my post. I have also a XBOX controler but you can't compare those both devices really. The T.16000 is not simply another joystick of thousand others, it have HALL effect technology. This means it have contact-free movement-sensors for the X and Y axis.

I can talk a lot about this kind of tech but shortly: very precisely and with a very long lifetime. Since the '90s i never bought again a simple potentiometer joystick and you never will, if you have used only one time a contact-free joystick like the MS Sidewinder Precision, Thrustmaster Warthog, Logitech G940 or the T.16000. :) I bought it 2012 for WCS like i said and i used it very often during the WCS+ development since then.

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1 year 6 months ago #9960 by coltyhuxx
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I'm going to check in to this flight stick, as wel at contact-free options -- at a glance this model looks cool. I am currently using the 360 joystick which is so smooth, but just so lacking in cockpit management options.

For you pro's, would you say it's easy for a ludite to synch these joysticks up with the game via template or some such downloadable? Would I need to manually map each single feature? Does the game recognize popular models?

Thanks for your response, Luke.

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1 year 6 months ago #9961 by Luke
Luke replied the topic: Can someone recommend a good flightstick?

coltyhuxx wrote: For you pro's, would you say it's easy for a ludite to synch these joysticks up with the game via template or some such downloadable? Would I need to manually map each single feature? Does the game recognize popular models?


Well, the WCS engine have no selectable ready-to-use profiles. You must map every single feature manually. But there exists a joystick standard so the most buttons will mapped to your joystick. I prefer a manually setup and if you search for a mapping suggestion i posted at the WingCenter my T.16000 mapping , click on the picture for fullsize. But it's only a suggestion, you must test with WCS and you must find your ideally configuration by yourself. Btw, the buttons 11-16 on the pic is only a "bonus", i don't need it really. The stick is fully usable for right-handed and left-handed. With simple steps you can configure this stick into a real left-handed-mode joystick. I am right-handed and i configured the buttons 11-16 only "just for fun".

The T.16000 is fully compatible with WCS and several players bought the T.16000 because of my review i posted first at WingCenter. You can use all features and buttons of the T.16000 in WCS. And with the WCS (Freespace) engine you can configure really a lot, inclusive some exoctic configurations. It's not that easy for a... hmm... "casual" gamer, but it's a dream for those who play very often with joysticks.

Shortly: WCS and T.16000 is a very good team. :) And btw, i know that several players use this stick also in Star Citizen.

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