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Force Feedback, Worth The Money?  
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6721 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.

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User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6693 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.

User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6690 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.

User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6692 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.

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

I recently bought a Sidewinder Force Feedback 2, to replace my Force Feedback 1. Its WELL WORTH IT!!!  Smile

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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6669 times:

I bought it two weeks ago. Force Feedback 2 for $99 and I love it. This joystick is adding 50% more of realism to your game.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11200 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6671 times:

What I want is a yoke.

What's the cheapest one out there?


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