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Old 08-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Normal or Inverted Y-Axis?

When playing first or third person games, do you use a normal (up is up and down is down) or inverted Y-axis?


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Old 08-07-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.

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Old 08-07-2009, 12:23 PM   #4
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I use inverted. I don't understand why, but I find it's much easier to play games with an inverted axis.






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Old 08-07-2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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Normal. I find it easier.


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Old 08-07-2009, 01:28 PM   #6
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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I've always found Normal to be easier than inverted.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:39 PM   #8
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I tried playing Halo 1 with inverted once.

I quit before it was too late.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #9
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I have always played inverted. I don't know why but I think it had something to do with Syphon Filter.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:40 PM   #10
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #11
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Normal, I've tried to get used to inverted, and just can't.


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Old 08-07-2009, 09:06 PM   #12
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:53 PM   #13
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On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.
This is what I do.


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Old 08-07-2009, 10:13 PM   #14
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Inverted just makes more sense to me.

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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).


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Old 08-07-2009, 11:46 PM   #15
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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.

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Old 08-08-2009, 01:22 AM   #16
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I'm normally inverted.

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Old 08-08-2009, 02:48 AM   #17
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #18
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Normal, there's a reason it's called as such.


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Old 08-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #19
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:27 PM   #20
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On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.
Same.


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Old 08-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #21
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Inverted for any kind of flying however for some reason in ground based games I use normal.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:20 AM   #22
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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.


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Old 08-09-2009, 03:04 PM   #23
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Most of the time I play normal, but then again.. inverted when I'm flying something.


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Old 08-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #24
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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).


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Old 08-10-2009, 09:27 AM   #25
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Inverted when in a air vehicle and normal when I'm not in one.



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Old 08-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #26
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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.


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Old 08-10-2009, 11:09 PM   #27
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like most people i used normal for ground and inverted when flying

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Old 08-11-2009, 03:11 AM   #28
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Depends on the game, situation, and interface of system. It's different with each one, I can't explain it, really.


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Old 08-11-2009, 04:13 PM   #29
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On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:47 AM   #30
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:48 PM   #31
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normal, unless i'm in an aircraft
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:44 AM   #32
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normal for all games.


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Old 08-18-2009, 10:45 AM   #33
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When I use a mouse, I prefer the Y-flipped setting. I prefer a joystick to work like a joystick.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #34
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I dont get the point of using inverted in FPS. I get using it for air sims, but FPS?


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Old 08-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #36
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On foot and in land vehicles, I'll use normal, but for air vehicles, I'll use inverted.
Yeah, I do this too.


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Old 08-31-2009, 03:35 AM   #37
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