Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1887 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27375 times:
Hi all I am a new user to this forum this is my first post.
I have been playing FS2002 intensively since its release. Unfortunately my HP does not have a joystick port and I was using the keyboard all this time. Am I the only one? I figure the joystick must be better except for calibrating issues. So does the joystick significantly improve the "experience"?
any force feedback users?
VapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1631 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27322 times:
Welcome to the forum. I have been using FS2002 for about three months. I have only ever used the keyboard, and now that I am used to it and have no problems 'flying' that way, I am in no hurry to get a joystick, but I guess I will eventually. Enjoy A.net!
"The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth" -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1887 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 27308 times:
thanks, I figured the keyboard sucked compared to the joystick I heard a friend of mine has a joystick port cable that I can plug directly on the motherboard (soundcard embedded in motherboard). Next time I see him I'll discuss this with him.
B737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 27278 times:
I agree with Dash8King, I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro (Joystick) and a CH Pro Pilot Yoke and there is no comparison! The yoke is so effective on short final especially and is much more natural for simming, almost supplying the "connected" feeling to the plane like airliner pilots talk about.
Kcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 27256 times:
I began flying FS98 with the keyboard about 5 years ago and I tried a joystick and absoultely hated it. I had less control over the plane then ever before and it always crashed. So, it's been 5 years now and I rather like flying with the keyboard, and I have no plans on getting a joystick or a yoke.