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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 09:18
nin
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 09:18
Jun 20, 2014, 09:18
nin
 
Elite: Dangerous on Ars Technica.

Stick and throttle showed up the other day, and a week of vacation coming up...

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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 09:26
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 09:26
Jun 20, 2014, 09:26
 
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:18:
Elite: Dangerous on Ars Technica.

Stick and throttle showed up the other day, and a week of vacation coming up...


nice. whatchu get?
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 09:30
nin
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 09:30
Jun 20, 2014, 09:30
nin
 

SM pointed me in the direction of this.

I like the face you can have it in one piece or two, but I've not fired up Elite yet...

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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 09:31
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 09:31
Jun 20, 2014, 09:31
 
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:18:
Elite: Dangerous on Ars Technica.

Stick and throttle showed up the other day, and a week of vacation coming up...


Jerk, you broke the message board with that post.....
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 09:33
nin
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 09:33
Jun 20, 2014, 09:33
nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:31:
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:18:
Elite: Dangerous on Ars Technica.

Stick and throttle showed up the other day, and a week of vacation coming up...


Jerk, you broke the message board with that post.....

<Farnsworth>Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 10:12
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 10:12
Jun 20, 2014, 10:12
 
Finally I can use TrackIR again!
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:09
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:09
Jun 20, 2014, 12:09
 
I was wondering why you haven't said anything about Elite.
New update coming out on the 24th next Tuesday, new systems a new cargo ship and new station type.
All the details in the newsletter
Also you can take 4k screenshots even if your screen rez is set to 1080p.
Those 4k screenies look awesome in the newsletter.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:19
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:19
Jun 20, 2014, 12:19
 
Hey, nin, does that stick have an easy to use rudder control?

I picked up a CH products stick and throttle a while back. It's pretty good but doesn't provide an easy rudder unless you go with the foot pedals which I don't have room for.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:24
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:24
Jun 20, 2014, 12:24
 
I believe it is a twist stick, so rudder control is pretty natural.
I was thinking about getting the CH stick and throttle combo, I've heard they are top notch quality but the lack of twist stick made me change my mind.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:26
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:26
Jun 20, 2014, 12:26
 
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:30:
SM pointed me in the direction of this.

I like the face you can have it in one piece or two, but I've not fired up Elite yet...


Thats pretty cool, i had no idea you could separate them in that unit.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:50
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:50
Jun 20, 2014, 12:50
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 12:26:
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:30:
SM pointed me in the direction of this.

I like the face you can have it in one piece or two, but I've not fired up Elite yet...


Thats pretty cool, i had no idea you could separate them in that unit.

Neither did I. I was totally going to splurge on the x52, but at half the price, this one looks like it. All this stuff makes me want to drop the bread on an Oculus DK2. must RESIST!
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:51
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:51
Jun 20, 2014, 12:51
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 12:24:
I believe it is a twist stick, so rudder control is pretty natural.
I was thinking about getting the CH stick and throttle combo, I've heard they are top notch quality but the lack of twist stick made me change my mind.

Yeah, I thought it wouldn't bother me as you can remap the mini-joystick axes to function as a rudder, but the twist stick I had on my ancient Sidewinder was just too convenient.

Other than that, I like it. It's not quite supported in a lot of games, though. At least not without opening the CH drivers and reconfiguring things there which can be tedious.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 12:58
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 12:58
Jun 20, 2014, 12:58
 
If any of you guys are thinking of ordering that HOTAS nin linked from amazon, do not buy it yet as that price is not the amazon price.
The normal price is $40 or $35 something along those lines.
The price that shows on amazon is a different seller not amazon.

One other thing I did not mention to nin is that with that Thrustmaster HOTAS you will not have enough buttons to control everything in Elite. There are just a shit ton of stuff to control from weapon systems to power distribution, targeting, landing gears, cargo scoops etc etc.
I've read people on the Elite boards are using voice attack to map the functions that they can not onto the controller.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 13:18
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 13:18
Jun 20, 2014, 13:18
 
Do you rest it in your lap so you can keep a firm grip on your stick?

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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 13:27
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 13:27
Jun 20, 2014, 13:27
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 13:18:
Do you rest it in your lap so you can keep a firm grip on your stick?

Biker

I wasn't aware that keeping your hand off your stick whist at the computer was even an option. What's next? People wearing pants while playing video games? I can't imagine that kind of hell.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 13:36
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 13:36
Jun 20, 2014, 13:36
 
Yeah that's usually the way most joystick threads ends up.
You guys should get a kick out of some of those threads on the Elite forums when guys start talking about lubing and farting noises. Rotfl
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 13:49
nin
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 13:49
Jun 20, 2014, 13:49
nin
 
m00t wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 12:19:
Hey, nin, does that stick have an easy to use rudder control?

Lemmie check when I get home.

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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 14:25
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 14:25
Jun 20, 2014, 14:25
 
m00t wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 12:19:
Hey, nin, does that stick have an easy to use rudder control?

I picked up a CH products stick and throttle a while back. It's pretty good but doesn't provide an easy rudder unless you go with the foot pedals which I don't have room for.

I have the same stick, and you actually have a choice. You can twist the stick, but there's also a rudder control on the throttle you control with your middle and ring fingers. It's a decent stick for the price.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 20, 2014, 22:04
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 20, 2014, 22:04
Jun 20, 2014, 22:04
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 12:58:
I've read people on the Elite boards are using voice attack to map the functions that they can not onto the controller.

yeh this looks pretty damn sweet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxhiLpLeFhU
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Re: Morning Previews
Jun 21, 2014, 03:19
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Re: Morning Previews Jun 21, 2014, 03:19
Jun 21, 2014, 03:19
 
I sold my hotas stick because it required two hands.
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