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BluWolve 03-01-2012 11:21 PM

Which Controller are you using?
 
Just wondering what peoples preferences are.

Obviously you have A LOT more control when you use the keyboard, and it is closer to a proper flight sim.

But the ease and familiarity of using an Xbox 360 controller is hard to beat.

Then there are those who have flight sticks, which means you can use the keyboard like a real control panel for the ultimate flight sim experience possible with this game (unless you have one of those machines :p ).

I currently can't even play much due to a wrist injury, but I have only used the Xbox 360 controller so far as I could not be bothered configuring my flight stick. You can do everything you need to and I think it gives the game a more arcade type feel in contrast to a true flight sim.

Which do you use?

Atanatos 03-01-2012 11:42 PM

Saitek Pro Flight Yoke (:
Although I think Flight is far, far, faaaar inferior to FSX, sooo back to that with my Saitek it is...

rekikire 03-02-2012 01:06 AM

One of these

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming...ks/devices/291

BluWolve 03-02-2012 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rekikire (Post 4923438)

Nice, those customizable buttons would come in handy. Does that work with the xbox 360 console as well? I have one of these;



but it is more suited for the xbox. Flight recognizes it as an xbox 360 controller so it only auto-maps the basics, to the wrong buttons. It will work if I set it up myself but I can't use it anyway with my wrist as it is so I didn't bother.

EchoPark 03-02-2012 04:22 AM


Got one of these, use to play it with FSX but maybe this would be more suited. I want a pro but will need to save the pennies. I agree this is far from the FS that was FSX but its pretty fun i was suprised how well they delt with mouse control

TRICKY1976 03-02-2012 11:31 AM

Iv never been able to play Pc games using a keyboard i could bever get the hang of all the buttons i prefer controllers so im using my 360 controller

igor5618 03-03-2012 10:02 AM

Saitek Aviator X360/PC but controls aren't well set, I have to switch beetwen M1/M2 modes couse either Axis or buttons doesn't work, think I will use normal wired X360 gamepad.

DarkMellie 03-03-2012 02:50 PM

I use my normal flight-kit..

HOTAS Warthog

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...gerX/HOTAS.jpg

Saitek Pro-Flight Rudder Pedals

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...rX/rudders.jpg


...and I'm bitterly disappointed that, despite Naturalpoint sending the required software to the Flight team, my TrackIR v5.0 is unused...

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...rX/TrackIR.jpg

Given that it's a flight 'game' and that in the Steerman aircraft they let you use your middle mouse wheel to control your view, it's staggering they didn't code in such a simple piece of software. TrackIR is the greatest thing to ever happen to flight sims.

Congressman Kibbles 03-04-2012 04:00 AM

I tried using the keyboard and the controls didn't seem as responsive as when I used a mouse. I thought about using my 360 controller but I haven't tried it yet.

BluWolve 03-04-2012 05:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by igor5618 (Post 4926226)
Saitek Aviator X360/PC but controls aren't well set, I have to switch beetwen M1/M2 modes couse either Axis or buttons doesn't work, think I will use normal wired X360 gamepad.

If you are using the AV8R-02 and you set it to M2 then configure the buttons yourself it works fine.

Here is my basic set-up;

Events - Option 1 - Input Actual
  • Aileron (Axis) - Left stick left/right - (push stick left/right)
  • Brakes (both) - A button - (LB)
  • Elevator (axis) - Left stick up-down - (push stick up/down)
  • Landing gear (up/down) - B button - (LSB)
  • Rudder (Axis) - Right Stick left/right - (twist stick left/right)
  • Throttle (Axis) - Right Stick up/down - (RT)
  • Throttle (Increase) - Right Bumper - (Y)
  • Throttle (Decrease) - Left Bumper - (B)

Also make sure to turn off invert joystick pitch in the control setup menu and turn on inverted camera controls in the gameplay menu.

FiReStOrM^ 03-19-2012 08:32 AM

I play with the Xbox 360 and PC reciever. I use mouse for landings that have to be super duper accurate.

Onyok 03-20-2012 05:33 PM

I'm using my old AV8R-02 from H.A.W.X which is set at M1 that works right out of the box. But i may have to try BluWolve's M2 settings see if there's any improvements over M1(defaults). Thanks! Glad I don't have to get any other flight stix for now! ;)

Bardfor 04-01-2012 06:46 PM

Using a wired 360 controller, though I think one of the other flight stick style controllers would be much better. Ahh... if only I was independently wealthy.

igor5618 04-02-2012 12:42 PM

I have some strange control issues. Each time i go outside plane camera drops point of view to 90 degerss down and have to move mouse up all the time to see horizon.

Killerchronic 04-10-2012 10:05 PM

I downloaded this when it was on release but forgot about it, i will be using either a 360 joypad or joystick, dont have any special flight stuff so i guess whichever works best for me i will stick with. While i dont have quite the obsession with flight games some ppl have i do have a love for them, MS flight sim (forget which year) and MS combat flight sim i spent literally days playing lol

Edit: Ok seems i lied, i forgot my joystick had some flight controls, Saitek Cyborg Evo, bought it for BF2 (none of that bad company shiz, the old PC version) i dont think ive used it since then...well i havent considering the dust i just blew off it lol

Should be fun, few beers and a plane...and my legs FIRMLY on the ground, the way i like it ;)

Black Tango 04-11-2012 02:13 AM

360 controller for me.

Though I do have a Logitech Wingman around here someplace now that I think about it. I'll have to give it a whirl.

Larvi 04-18-2012 06:29 PM

I dusted off my old Sidewinder 3D Pro joystick, the only problem was that it needs a gameport connector which my current Core I7 2600K system doesn't have. So I used one of these:

http://www.manhattan-products.com/en...e-port-adapter

And got it to work fine under Win7 64bit using CH Flightstick pro emulation. All buttons are working too, stick, rudder, throttle, POV Hat, etc. Hopefully now I can complete those darn landing challenges.

osuzoo08 04-28-2012 11:56 AM

I have a Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Flight Stick works great with the game.

Siziol 06-03-2012 11:24 PM

I've been using my controller.

J3wsuf 06-17-2012 03:25 PM

Is it worth getting the wireless adapter for the pc so I can use my 360 controller?

CHIRUNO99 06-17-2012 03:55 PM

I don't play it often, but I like using a 360 controller.
Quote:

Originally Posted by J3wsuf (Post 5127960)
Is it worth getting the wireless adapter for the pc so I can use my 360 controller?

If you plan on using it a lot, but it's cheaper to get a Wired Joypad.

Shinnizle 08-10-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHIRUNO99 (Post 5127998)
I don't play it often, but I like using a 360 controller.

If you plan on using it a lot, but it's cheaper to get a Wired Joypad.

Well, the adapter is only 20$, so it's pretty damn cheap.

DanTheGamer11 08-18-2012 07:01 PM

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro :)

jacobite 01-18-2013 02:35 AM

My Old MS Sidewinder pro stick.

Its a bit beat up and the power on it is long gone but it still works well enough.

BluWolve 01-18-2013 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacobite (Post 5523609)
My Old MS Sidewinder pro stick.

Its a bit beat up and the power on it is long gone but it still works well enough.

That's awesome, did that stick come with the X-wing vs Tie fighter game? I am pretty sure that is the exact joystick I used to have.

jacobite 01-30-2013 08:24 PM

No I bought it... prob for Combat Flight sim, which I played to death, was the first online game I ever played, been flying (crashing) Planes and Helos ever since.

DeafSunchaser 05-31-2013 08:17 AM

i have been playing with the xbox pad! :)


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