View Full Version : Left Hand Controller..

05-10-2002, 03:56 PM
I've been looking at Left Hand controllers for the PC.
Does anyone have one of these?
They seem to make sense. I sometimes loose my place with my left hand on the keyboard and end up moving the wrong way.
With a left hand controller I wouldn't have to move my hand to hit a function key or something.
There's a review of the Nostromo N50 Speed Pad at
and there's the Microsoft Sidewinder Strategic Commander

Anyone have one of these or a different one?
How well does it work for you?

05-10-2002, 04:13 PM
Go with the Strategic commander. I use it, and its PERFECT.
It takes about an hour to get used to, but thats the only major drawback.

05-10-2002, 04:46 PM
I bought a ms Strategic comander today and tried it ...
It s very cool for all the buttons and stuff ....

I m not used to it yet...
Well in fact my problem is the direction ... sometimes i hit the wall and stuff...
it s funny !!
and in jk2 it s hard to use the saber too...

Well i m gonna play and get used to it lol !!!
btw what sensitivity do you use ? (in the strat commander )
(dead zone configuration ????)

i love my Srategic commander

05-10-2002, 04:50 PM
I was leaning towards the Strategic Commander since it has directional control and the nostromo doesn't.
The Strategic commander is being marketed only for RTS games though so I didn't know how well it'd work for a FPS.


p.s. These are the only two left hand controllers I've seen. Are there others out there?

05-10-2002, 04:55 PM
I'm a leftie too, but I find mouse and keyboard suits me just fine. I have an ambidextrous Logitech optical mouse with 2 buttons and a mousewheel, which controls attacks, direction and weapons selection. I move using the arrow keys, with shift and control for jumping and duckíng. If a game has a reload key, or another very common function, it is bound to keypad_ins, while backspace, enter and the ins/del/home/end/pgup/pgdown keys directly above the arrow keys take care of most common functions. This works well for pretty much all fps games for me.

05-10-2002, 05:05 PM
I don't think there are any other left hand controllers...
Can any of you Strategic commander user to send me their jkII profiles ??


Btw i know many left handed that use the right hand for the mouse and the left for the keyboard.

05-10-2002, 06:01 PM
I use the Nostromo, myself.

Perfect, for me.

05-10-2002, 06:04 PM
my fingers are too long for the nostromo ....lol
I can t use it ...
and ther are not enought buttons ...