View Full Version : Joystick Poll

Darth Massacator
03-29-2000, 09:56 PM
Allrighty, what kind of joystick or gamepad is everyone using for X-Wing Alliance?

Me? The Saitek X35/X36 combo. How 'bout you?

03-29-2000, 11:16 PM
A stupid Propad 6 which is a gamepad. Which cause me never able to target that good because of no sensitively. It's amazing I beat the game.....

03-30-2000, 01:04 AM
Logitech Wingman Extereme digital 3D, and i am using the USB port.

Pretty good joystick for $40

03-30-2000, 01:22 AM
Microsoft Sidewinder 3D, with a twist sticka nd on board throttle. It's great!

03-30-2000, 03:48 AM
Another vote for Saitek's X36 HOTAS ! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif
(Although I'd really like the USB version instead ! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif)

The only place where success comes prior to work, is in a dictionary ! TZG+7

Tek Gunner
03-30-2000, 04:26 AM
I have a cheap $10 one that I got in a rush so I could hurry and play XWA. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

"Your just jealous because the voices talk to me"!
TZG -3 Rogue 11

Nob Akimoto
03-30-2000, 05:04 AM
Thrustmaster FCS. Right now lacking a throttle or rudder pedals. =( As both are broken.

Not sure what I'll get next...it's hard to beat Thrustmaster in quality....

03-30-2000, 01:24 PM
MS Sidewinder Force feedbck beats all hands down!

Charlie "Milkshake" Mitchell
Black wind squadron/Rouge Aliiance
Black 4/Rouge 8
Self proclaimed RAL Drunkard

I can drink 2 times as Much as any being three times my high! He He!

Rogue Nine
03-30-2000, 05:13 PM
Logitech Wingman, same as K. Good stick.

03-30-2000, 05:33 PM
Blackhawk Digital.

03-30-2000, 07:59 PM
I use a Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad (The original black one) Somehow, I can only play flight sims with gamepads, I just can't do too well with joysticks. I usually alternate between my original black one and my Microsoft game pad pro (That slick-ass grey one with analog)

XWL Owns all, and you all know it. :-)

03-31-2000, 12:22 AM
I use an Advanced Gravis Blackhawk joystick. I love it.

Darth Massacator
03-31-2000, 03:40 AM
Yeah, I used to have a Gravis Firebird 2. That was a good joystick, it had everything I wanted but durability. And I treated it with a lot of care.
So when it went on the fritz after only 1 year of serious X vs. T flying, I took a chance with the Saitek X35/36 Combo. It's over 2 years old now and still handles like new. I kind of wish I waited for the USB version, but I was really jonesing for a programmable joystick that could completely interface with windows.
Nothing against Thrustmaster though. I use their wheels exclusively. If you stick with their higher-end models, they'll last as long as you want to play driving sims.

Gold leader
03-31-2000, 05:26 PM
Logitech Wingman Extreme Digital, but not 3d. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif Great stick.

Go ahead, Imp, make my day.
TZG +6 hrs

04-02-2000, 03:57 PM
Thrustmaster F-22 Pro, TQS and RCS.

04-03-2000, 07:25 PM
I have a Suncom F-15 Talon stick and throttle

Fel Crynyd
04-04-2000, 09:41 PM
As Milky said The Best has to be The Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feed Back Pro Not only the one with the longest name but one HELL of a Joystick

Commander Fel Crynyd
XO of Hope Squadron
New Republic Marines
Wow, General, I never considered you the frontal assult type!

Ham Yoyo
04-07-2000, 07:44 AM
Microsoft Precision Pro. Great joystick and not as pricy as the Force Feedback Pro.

My Dream, to fly a starfighter and destroy Imperial ships

04-07-2000, 02:31 PM
Gravis Blackhawk Digital... which I haven't used in a while (or since I last played Racer)

04-07-2000, 06:41 PM
Gravis Gamepad Pro! I got it to use w/ EA Sports games, as it's exactly like the original Playstation controllers, which work so smoothly for EA games. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif I have tried joysticks & nothing satisfies me... I get much better turning with the gamepad, even though I don't get the precision. So my dogfighting is awesome! (as fellow RAL members will attest http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif) But my mineclearing & missle locking suck. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/frown.gif

I've been recommended to buy the Gravis Exterminator, since it's basically the Gamepad Pro w/ an analog stick too. I figure the analog could help my flying quite a bit. Just waiting to see if I get my summer job at Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., or Babbage's before I make any more purchases. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Oh, and anyone know how many times we've had this convo the past 12-13 months? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif HAHA! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

"With the blast shield down, I can't even see. How am I supposed to fight?"

Rogue Leader 3

04-08-2000, 07:56 AM
Another vote for the Gravis Blackhawk!
I broke one of the buttons, but replacement ones were cheap and easy to come by, and its solid metal stick (interior) means it wont be decapitated, like my other 2 cheaper ones were.

"Ten seconds to self-destruct..."
[Herman drops into his T/D cockpit]
"Ignition keys, ignition keys...where are those damn keys..."

04-12-2000, 03:01 PM
Suncom F-15 Talon and SFS Dual Throttle. Excellent stick... MUCH better than the MS Precision Pro or the Logitech Extreme Digital 3D I also have.


04-13-2000, 05:40 PM
Got me a MS Sidewinder Precision Pro. Would've liked the Force Feedback, but thought it to be too expensive and the fact that the game itself would have to support Force Feedback, and it was my assumption there aren't too many games out there that have it.