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How complex of a flight stick do you need to play comfortably for this?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Right now I have one of these.

 

And while it seemed decent the last time I tried setting it up, there's so many keybinds I couldn't figure out what seemed vital to map and what was optional. Also seemed like most of the keyboard commands didn't work with the stick active for some reason, although that could have just been a 2.6 thing. I originally bought this stick for Elite, and it works fine for that, but I don't know if it's gonna carry over reliably to here so I may end up stuck with the KB/M route for an unforseen amount of time.


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I wouldn't invest in a stick right now since it is still in development.


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18 hours ago, Creiger said:

Right now I have one of these.

 

And while it seemed decent the last time I tried setting it up, there's so many keybinds I couldn't figure out what seemed vital to map and what was optional. Also seemed like most of the keyboard commands didn't work with the stick active for some reason, although that could have just been a 2.6 thing. I originally bought this stick for Elite, and it works fine for that, but I don't know if it's gonna carry over reliably to here so I may end up stuck with the KB/M route for an unforseen amount of time.

having 2 axis and a fire button is probably enough and everything else is just a bonus.

I have the whole Warthog HOTAS and that this still doesn't have enough buttons to map everything (not to mention trying to remember all 56 buttons and switches)

 

In the case of your joystick I'd configure:

  • Trigger - Firegroup 1 & 2
  • Middle button - countermeasure
  • Right button - Missiles
  • Hat down - cycle countermeasures
  • Hat up - reticle focus
  • Hat Left  - cycle all targets
  • Hat right - cycle hostile targets

and use your keyboard for the rest.

 

Regarding your keyboard issue, I never ran into that sort of problem, however your joystick appears to be a rather old design and the PS3 bit might indicate a driver issue. If your issues persist with 3.0 you might want to google if other people had similar problems and possible solutions.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 12/28/2017 at 1:12 PM, Napper198 said:

having 2 axis and a fire button is probably enough and everything else is just a bonus.

I have the whole Warthog HOTAS and that this still doesn't have enough buttons to map everything (not to mention trying to remember all 56 buttons and switches)

 

In the case of your joystick I'd configure:

  • Trigger - Firegroup 1 & 2
  • Middle button - countermeasure
  • Right button - Missiles
  • Hat down - cycle countermeasures
  • Hat up - reticle focus
  • Hat Left  - cycle all targets
  • Hat right - cycle hostile targets

and use your keyboard for the rest.

 

Regarding your keyboard issue, I never ran into that sort of problem, however your joystick appears to be a rather old design and the PS3 bit might indicate a driver issue. If your issues persist with 3.0 you might want to google if other people had similar problems and possible solutions.

 

Thanks for the advice! ^_^ I'll have to check and see if there were newer drivers than what were on the disc it had come with. My flightstick lingo's not on par, but are the hat directions for the little thing to the left of the center button?


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