I need to replace my joystick and am looking at some of the newer ones that have a throttle. Will I be able to use it in 1942? Holding the W button while flying is a real pain in the arse, and if it supports the throttle would really kick butt!
Thanks for any input
Member of the DK clan
9th November 2002
Well i have an Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro... and it works just fine... it's a bit old... but i think most of the joysticks will be supported by the game
So your throttle works? I wont have to hold W anymore??
I have sidewinder precision 2 (usb, non force feedback) and all works great, pitch, roll, yaw and yes throttle, its great you'll be flying upside down under bridges in no time. I haven't had any complaints about my sidewinder exept for a small static buildup problem it gets sometimes when I reboot and dont unplug it first, but it does't do this on every ones machine.
Perfect answer, thank you! I was looking at the Precision 2 and now my mind is made up! Now I just have to figure out which keys to assign everything to!
512MB ram arrives tomorrow, joystick today, watchout on the battlefields!!!
It really is a good joystick. But it has one error that I've encountered and it took me 2 years of searching through tech forums to find a fix for. If for any reason you, or anyone else for that matter ever have a problem getting the computer to recognize the joystick after a hard reboot(not recognizing as in the computer doesn't even think that its plugged in) dont panic just go to this page
Its also good for a laugh if you aren't all too fond of microsoft.
WHat OS are you running with it? I run XP which I dont think should be an issue, but the listing only shows 2000, and Win9X, or WinME support. going to check out that link now for a laugh!
Slightly cooler than a n00b
4th December 2002
speaking of joystick issues... is there any way to set your deadzone with a cyborg 3d. im running winxp pro and havent been able to find anything about doing this.
I run win 2000 now but have had same prob with same joystick on 98 and me. Even on other computers. If you are unlucky enough to have a special usb port when you do a hard reboot, ie power failure or hit reset button a surge of static electricity builds up in the stick causing it to not work. So you need to discharge it. That link says to plug and unplug to your computer but we all know static and computers are [COLOR=red]BAD[/COLOR]. Luckily I have a usb hub ( which is probably what causes the problem in the first place) so i just unplug the cable leading from the comp to the hub but leave the hub plugged into the wall. then I plug and unplug the stick. This way the static goes back where it belongs, to the power company. This may fry my hub but thats what 20 bucks as opposed to a new motherboard. I think I payed $140 for mine.
Are there any options in your gaming options control panel for setting dead zone?