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FS2002 Without Joystick?  
User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2984 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"?  Smile
any force feedback users?

Tony

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Joystick or yoke and rudder pedals greatly improve things.
There are people using the keyboard but most don't do it for long. They either get a stick or they quit in frustration.

You can nowadays get very nice USB joysticks for if your computer has none.



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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
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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! Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Playing FS2002 without a joystick is like going to the nicest reataurant in town and only getting to eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich!

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

I played one year with the keyboard, 3 years with a joystick and this year at xmas I moved on to a yoke!

I would recomment a yoke before joystick but a joystick before keyboard!


User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

thanks, I figured the keyboard sucked compared to the joystick  Smile 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.

k


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2895 times:

How does one use the yoke on FS2002?

User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 885 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2887 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.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

B737-112,
has much is the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro?
Thanks,Alex


User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 885 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

If I recall correctly it was around $50 at the time. It has a built-in throttle and buttons for gear and flaps and other functions of Flight Sim.

User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2865 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.

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

A yoke is much better then the joystick, I tried flying with the joystick after a month of having my yoke and couldn't believe how much difference there is. I had a precision pro joystick.

User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

I use the mouse as joke. it's simply amazing.
jgore  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

How much do yokes cost roughly?
Cheers,donder


User currently offlineSunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

how can I pan views with a keyboard....FS2002, the pan keys from FS2000 dont work FS2002....any ideas?



Sunbird


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

I'm using Joyistick Force Feedback 2 and I absolutely love it!!!!
If you fly with regular joystick and keyboard you cant feel the weather. Now I'm spending more and more time with my Force Feeback 2!


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