Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2912 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5597 times:
I'm in need of a new joystick as my old Saitek Cyborg is falling apart more and more (the rudder return thingy that returns the rudder to the middle when you release it is wrecked + some minor stuff). I was thinking of a MS Sidewinder Force feedback or similar stick with force feedback. Now, is Force feedback all that real in FS2002? Iv'e never tried it out so some oppinions would be appriceated.
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5569 times:
My wife bought me FS2002 and a joystick for a surpise, and very welcome, Christmas present. The joystick is is a Gravis destroyer xtreme which is not force feedback, but I like it.
Given that the MS F.Feedback joystick is nearly 6x the price at £90.00 (140-ish Euros or dollars), I have decided that if I am going to splash out that kind of money, I will go the whole hog and get a yoke.
Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5566 times:
It's not worth the money if you fly Airbus, because the real Airbus using sidestick don't even have froce feedback, If you fly Boeing you better get a yoke. Plus, the force feedback function will cut down about 30% of your frame rates.
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2912 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5568 times:
Thanx for the advice guys. I'm probably gonna go with a ordinary MS Sidewinder or something similar.
BTW, i have a strange problem with my Saitek stick (it's the Game port version, not the USB one). It constantly keeps making these very fast but very annoying movements just like i was pulling the stick and throttle all over the place even though i'm not doing anything with it. It's very hard to land smaller planes like it is now, it's like you have strong gusts of wind pulling your plane left/right and up/down very quickly. I figured that it may be some interference or something that gets in through the joystick cable. Are Game port joysticks more prone to this kind of stuff than USB ones? Iv'e used this stick on 3 different computers and it's all been the same and now it's gotten worse.