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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 3, 2003, 23:09
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 3, 2003, 23:09
Jul 3, 2003, 23:09
 
Unfortunately it now seems that they'll be making more money off of poor schmoes who only buy things because they know the name brand.

I'd have to agree on the mice part, mainly because over here there are so many Taiwanese brands of equivalent quality that sell for much cheaper.

As for the joystick, mine's not heavy at all. It weighs about the same as my very old but faithful Sidewinder Digital. As for reliability, so far after more than a month of daily IL-2 play I haven't encountered any physical problems. It's not like I had much choice in this matter anyway, the MS sticks here will cost you an arm and a leg.
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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 3, 2003, 10:44
nin
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 3, 2003, 10:44
Jul 3, 2003, 10:44
nin
 
Isn't that Saitek joystick the one where you feel as if you're arm wrestling a bear though, nin?

No FF on the X45...I'm sure they have a higher priced model that does, though...


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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 3, 2003, 08:25
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 3, 2003, 08:25
Jul 3, 2003, 08:25
 
I despise Logitech peripherals. All except the webcams. The mice are shaped very odd and the mouse software is a POS, the joysticks are cheap plastic junk that break if you actually use the while weighing 300 lbs. Unfortunately it now seems that they'll be making more money off of poor schmoes who only buy things because they know the name brand.

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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 3, 2003, 00:45
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 3, 2003, 00:45
Jul 3, 2003, 00:45
 
They don't sell Saitek here, but I've been having a blast with the Logitech Strike Force 3D. It's not as complex nor as expensive as the X45; more like a direct competitor to the Sidewinder FF2. It's got two hat switches and the buttons on the left side are configured in the same way as a mouse, complete with a wheel.

As for the strenght of the FF, you can always adjust it from Strenght of the Bear to A Wet Noodle.
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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 2, 2003, 23:45
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 2, 2003, 23:45
Jul 2, 2003, 23:45
 
Isn't that Saitek joystick the one where you feel as if you're arm wrestling a bear though, nin?

I need to get myself another decent joystick. Otoh, I don't really have any game that needs one... Still hoping Lock On is going to be great.

As for Microsoft discontinuing Sidewinder, heh, they're only discontinuing selling the fucker. They never actually started supporting it. Anybody remember those very amusing tales when Microsoft released their first game ever, can't remember it's name, some piece of crap shooter, and it wouldn't work with a Sidewinder joystick under Windows? Microsoft + Microsoft + Microsoft = Error.

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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 2, 2003, 22:40
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 2, 2003, 22:40
Jul 2, 2003, 22:40
nin
 

I use a Saitek X45 I picked up awhile back and love it...for around $70, you get a nice stick with a ton of buttons, along with a nice throttle with ANOTHER ton of buttons.


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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 2, 2003, 19:11
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 2, 2003, 19:11
Jul 2, 2003, 19:11
 
Damn it. I only bought one of those insanely expensive Sidewinder joysticks a few months ago. What will people be using to play Mechwarrior and various flight sims?

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Re: Sidewinder
Jul 2, 2003, 16:29
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Re: Sidewinder Jul 2, 2003, 16:29
Jul 2, 2003, 16:29
 
Great, now the minimal support in XP for my original Force Feedback Pro is going to completely disappear. Shame to have to toss a perfectly working joystick into the 'obsolete' box.

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Sidewinder
Jul 2, 2003, 16:16
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Jul 2, 2003, 16:16
 
Too bad about Sidewinders being discontinued. They were one thing that Microsoft definitely got right.

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