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Chat Best Joystick?

Discussion in 'Jumpgate Evolution Archive' started by Universal-X1, Oct 3, 2009.

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  1. Universal-X1

    Universal-X1 Recruit

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    Hello, im new to the site and i found the game on google yesterday. The game looks sick! I have allways wanted to play a space game, i have been on some before that were free games and they was not that food.

    I am changing rooms soon with my sister... she gets the big room... but i am getting a new PC with surround sound, and i was thinking that this game would be good with a Joystick and surround sound.

    So what is the best Joystick for this game? Like movement, speed, shooting, PVP.

    I have been looking at the Cyborg evo Force Feedback, Cyborg X and X52 Pro Flight System from Saitek but the Pro seems abit too much just for a Joystick.

    What do you think is the best?
     
  2. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz Senior Magnate

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    Force Feedback 2 is the only joystick I think I'll ever recommend, but I think the only place to get them now is eBay, and whether or not they'll work with Windows 7...
     
  3. Universal-X1

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    I looked for the FF2 on ebay the other day and they are £100+ and the new PC i am getting is vista.
     
  4. kwip

    kwip Knight

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    I'm a big fan of the Saitek Cyborg Evo, but just because it's one of the few joysticks that accommodate my fat paws. Also, it has shiny lights in the base buttons. Mmmmm, shiny.
     
  5. biteme

    biteme Senior Magnate

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    Thrustmaster t.16000m, the more I use it the more I like it. I am actually able to hit things with this stick something I have never been able to do with any other stick including the FF2. I am a mouser in JG because I could never adjust to the mechanical slop in all joysticks on the market and was always amazed at the people that were so damn good with them.

    The 16000 has no mechanical slop at all and is smooth as silk. I believe that there will be 2 groups of people in JGC/E, people that use the 16000 and the rest who will get demoralized by the people that use it. Anyone that says otherwise has never tried one.

    I'm not kidding here the stick is that good. If they would just make a separate throttle with the same tech it would a perfect system.
     
  6. Universal-X1

    Universal-X1 Recruit

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    That Thrustmaster t.16000m looks pretty sick i will check it out, thanks :)
     
  7. Thor

    Thor Senior Magnate

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    The Thrustmaster T-flight is the same tech with a seperate throttle. And is very cheap.

    Thor
     
  8. Ambrosius

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    Are you sure it's the same tech? I didn't think it was.

    I like the T-16000 a lot -- but not as much as I like the FF2.

    P.S., last time I checked you could also snatch an FF2 on Amazon. But they are expensive.
     
  9. Thor

    Thor Senior Magnate

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    I know the T-Flight also has optical pots and is very precise i'm reasonably sure they wouldn't make different innards for two current models.

    Thor
     
  10. Ambrosius

    Ambrosius Senior Magnate

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    I did a quick read-through on the website. They tout the Hall Effect magnetic sensors and 16k x 16x resolution on the T-16000, but nary a word about it on the T-Flight. I don't think the latter has the new tech.
     
  11. Thor

    Thor Senior Magnate

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    Nope the T-Flight uses optical sensors not hall effect sensors, but it is very accurate and cheap and has a throttle. :)

    Thor
     
  12. Harvester

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    Another thing with the T16000 is besides the trigger and hat, all the buttons are rubber contacts, like a TV remote control. This could be good, depending on if you like holding the buttons in hard and tend to wear out the switches in just about every other stick on the market. I seem to prefer this, seeing as I perform surgery on my FF2 to replace the switches from time to time.
     
  13. Berzerker

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    Hi GrimGriz. I dug out my old forcfeedback 2. Used and old paint scraper to clean off years of dust and crud. Plugged it in and kicked my computer. I can confirm it works on windows 7, it took a little messing around to get a usb driver to install for it, but once the driver installed the stick works perfectly. It even has force feedback. The stick works as good as it did before MS nerfed the drivers.

    Once you have installed it, go to control panel>devises and Printers(not devise manager) to set it up.:Peace!:
     
  14. Ambrosius

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  15. usalman

    usalman Commander

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    GG is absolutely right ... my last ff2 cost cica £50 on e-bay
     
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