View Full Version : Normal or Inverted Y-Axis?

08-07-2009, 12:49 PM
When playing first or third person games, do you use a normal (up is up and down is down) or inverted Y-axis?

08-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Since I suppose you mean using a thumbstick on a gamepad, I'd use inverted Y-axis for freelook, much like with a joystick in a flight sim. With a mouse, it's standard, freelook or not.

08-07-2009, 01:23 PM
On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.

08-07-2009, 01:23 PM
I use inverted. I don't understand why, but I find it's much easier to play games with an inverted axis.

08-07-2009, 01:51 PM
Normal. I find it easier.

08-07-2009, 02:28 PM
Inverted 4 lyfe.

08-07-2009, 03:17 PM
I've always found Normal to be easier than inverted.

08-07-2009, 04:39 PM
I tried playing Halo 1 with inverted once.

I quit before it was too late.

08-07-2009, 05:01 PM
I have always played inverted. I don't know why but I think it had something to do with Syphon Filter.

08-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Inverted just makes more sense to me.


08-07-2009, 10:00 PM
Normal, I've tried to get used to inverted, and just can't.

08-07-2009, 10:06 PM
Normal. :shades2:

08-07-2009, 10:53 PM
On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.
This is what I do.

08-07-2009, 11:13 PM
Inverted just makes more sense to me.

_EW_Same, honestly I don't know how people play with "normal" and I don't know why normal is the default in all games. For me part of it might be the fact that on PC X-Wing was one of the first direct control games I played (I probably had mostly only played adventure games before).

08-08-2009, 12:46 AM
I chose Inverted because joysticks require inversion and the mouse as well if it's controlling a ship. Otherwise for my mouse, up is up, for fps or windows.

08-08-2009, 02:22 AM
I'm normally inverted.

Used to it since early Quake days

08-08-2009, 03:48 AM

08-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Normal, there's a reason it's called as such. o_Q

Boba Rhett
08-08-2009, 06:04 PM
Inverted 4 life, yo.

08-08-2009, 08:27 PM
On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.Same.

08-09-2009, 12:57 AM
Inverted for any kind of flying however for some reason in ground based games I use normal.

08-09-2009, 11:20 AM
I can't stand using inverted. There was one game where it was inverted by default and I got used to it, but the second I found out that you could change it, I did.

08-09-2009, 04:04 PM
Most of the time I play normal, but then again.. inverted when I'm flying something.

08-09-2009, 05:19 PM
I don't recall, but I think I may have started out playing JK1 inverted, but somehow I switched and got used to it, and now that's all I use. It feels more intuitive (in a flight sim it would be the opposite of course).

If I were moving my mouse around the screen, that's where my crosshair would go in a game, and the character's "head" etc).

08-10-2009, 10:27 AM
Inverted when in a air vehicle and normal when I'm not in one.

08-10-2009, 10:58 PM
I use normal the other is to confusing. But I think all good shooters or anygame should have both options so you get the most out of the game.

General LiWar
08-11-2009, 12:09 AM
like most people i used normal for ground and inverted when flying

Darth Avlectus
08-11-2009, 04:11 AM
Depends on the game, situation, and interface of system. It's different with each one, I can't explain it, really.

Giant Graffiti
08-11-2009, 05:13 PM
On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.



08-12-2009, 02:47 AM
Up means up, dammit!

Te Je'karta Mand'alor
08-12-2009, 04:48 PM
normal, unless i'm in an aircraft

08-16-2009, 11:44 AM
normal for all games.

08-18-2009, 11:45 AM
When I use a mouse, I prefer the Y-flipped setting. I prefer a joystick to work like a joystick.

08-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Invertebrates **** off.

08-21-2009, 05:21 AM
I dont get the point of using inverted in FPS. I get using it for air sims, but FPS?

Serpentine Cougar
08-23-2009, 09:17 AM
On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.

Yeah, I do this too.

The Betrayer
08-31-2009, 04:35 AM
I use inverted for flying.