i have an x-45 and its a great stick but it has a problem with bf`942 wich does not recognise the number of controlls and axis on the device... as a result the trottle doesnt work...
and as a result of that ive been tweeking and testing and ive found the single most intuitive way to fly choppers:
cyclic pitch - mouse (inverted; up=up down is down) cyclic roll - left/right arrow keys rudder - mouse collective - up/down arrow keys
this way u do most of the moving around wile the keyboards is handling stability.
any1 should be able to fly decently like this.
ya. but wot bout x45 for BFV?
Well its a good stick, but both bf1942 and bfv have trouble recognising some of the controlls.
i havent tryed it yet for bfv but with bf1942 its way to sensitive. planes are flyable but helos are crap to fly... if u can find a way to scale down the sesitivity it would be a great stick to use, but sinse im mainly interested in the helos i dont think ill use it for bf much.
about the throttle: there is a fix for this on the saitek support forum but it doesent work with the latest version of bf1942, the fix for bfv should still work though...
Thx for that vertigo, that helps alot, im sure theres some setting in the BFV menu where you can change sensitivity. Im goin to saitek site now. Thanks again.
Up until recently I used the key/mouse combo which is good for ground/heli but I always had a problem getting the planes to turn and perform as others did. So I went and got a FireStorm Dual Analog Gamepad and now I use that for planes and the key/mouse for the ground/heli. It made a huge difference, I still get taken out by other planes but I done feel like a fish in a barrel.
Keyboard-mouse combo, because I don't like having to switch controls & it's just alot easier for me.
I use the X45 in BF1942, and occasionally in BFV. To get the throttle to work, just create a profile in the profile editor, and use the percentages (forgot the actual term) function for the throttle control. Works like a charm.
mouse all the wy baby
Gotta do the stick. Why play if you can't make it as realistic as possible. It's not always about the # of kills.
I normally use my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. But sometimes I use my mouse.