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shoppin for joysticks

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by hobgoblin351, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. hobgoblin351

    hobgoblin351 Active Member

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    so my girl wanted to get me a new joysyick for my Bday. I said but honey whats the matter with mine! She said no for your computer....she's tired of watchin me banging on the keyboard. And I think she wants to learn some of these games but thinks its easier with the stick. So......does anyone have advice ......what to look for. What's your favorite "stick" and why? <IMG SRC="smileys/hot.gif">
     
  2. WeaZel

    WeaZel Guest

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by hobgoblin351:<br>
    <b>so my girl wanted to get me a new joysyick for my Bday. I said but honey whats the matter with mine! She said no for your computer....she's tired of watchin me banging on the keyboard. And I think she wants to learn some of these games but thinks its easier with the stick. So......does anyone have advice ......what to look for. What's your favorite "stick" and why? <IMG SRC="smileys/hot.gif"></b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
    i got the microsoft sidewinder force feedback pro. nice.<br>
    now that the sidewinder ff 2 is out. you can pick it up for cheaper or get the 2.<br>
     
  3. xavie

    xavie Guest

    Microsoft sidewinder force feedback is the best
     
  4. Aris

    Aris Master Guru

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    Well I agree that force feedback is an excellent technology and you should by one joysting with force feedback... But in your case if you are looking for something cheap a n analog or digital joystick with 4 or more buttons would do...<br>
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    BTW if you are into racing sims you should also buy a Force Feedback Racing Wheel <IMG SRC="smileys/wink.gif">
     

  5. WeaZel

    WeaZel Guest

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by Aris:<br>
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    BTW if you are into racing sims you should also buy a Force Feedback Racing Wheel <IMG SRC="smileys/wink.gif"></b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
    i have yet to try one.........Stpales stopped selling them <IMG SRC="smileys/frown.gif"><br>
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    Staples sucks, I don't like naming names. But who wants to put in a postal code on a web site before you even look. I feel like I'm saying "Hey I like in the @$$hole of a country and you can screw me a little more" At least radio shack has the courtesy of asking the paying customers only (even if it is just a battery)
     
  7. WeaZel

    WeaZel Guest

    i haven't ordered online form staples. i just go there.
     
  8. Planetman667

    Planetman667 Guest

    panter xp works great my bud uses it and swears by it, i tried it out and i could actually use it, only took one try impressive for me at least
     
  9. Ethantos

    Ethantos Guest

    I'm in agreement with the majority, that the Microsoft Sidewinder is a good stick. I'd think about whether you really want to spend the extra for the force feedback though. If you're into racing games, Microsoft make a pretty decent wheel as well.<br>
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  10. Fershlugg

    Fershlugg Master Guru

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    My advice on choosing a joystick would be to get one that has a rectangular or square hole in the base that the actual stick goes into.<br>
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    I absolutely hate joysticks that have the round hole... You never know where the exact corners are with em.. <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif"> <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif"> <br>
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    For driving games especially ya gotta have the rectangular hole so you can still go full bore into corners and just jam the stick into the top/right or top left for full acceleration and full turning...<br>
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    Just my 2ยข worth....
     

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