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Jumpgate Forum » General Discussion » Is a joystick required?

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  raykor

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Joined: 11/28/05
Posts: 326

 
OP  8/05/07 12:58:32 PM#1

I'm sure there is probably some way to control flight with the keyboard and mouse, but does a joystick work better?

Thanks.

  icezizim

Novice Member

Joined: 12/20/04
Posts: 41

8/08/07 7:08:40 PM#2

no its not required,but without a joystick the controls are very awkward.

  Swiftblade13

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Joined: 2/02/06
Posts: 640

"My days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle" - Firefly

9/11/07 7:01:31 PM#3

Joystick HIGHLY recommended.  

Grymm
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  Illius

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Joined: 4/12/06
Posts: 3906

I intend to live forever -- So far so good!

9/11/07 8:39:54 PM#4

Any joystick in particular?

some links to some good joysticks plz

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  Swiftblade13

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"My days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle" - Firefly

9/12/07 2:53:05 PM#5

The most highly recommended joystick for old school Jumpgate is the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2.  Its no longer made but you can get one cheap on ebay. 

 

This is all about old Jumpgate, Evolution is going to be a long wait yet (around a year is most peoples guesses).  I'm totally new to jumpgate but I've been doing a lot of reading on their forums lately. 

 

If you are planning to give it a try let me know, I think I'm going to start my free trial today or tomorrow.  The flight is based on real space flight... so it takes some practice!!!  If you thrust in one direction, then turn around you are still going like hell in the direction you thrusted in.. not like an airplane!  Aside from that major difference it seems to play like the old Wing Commander games.    The graphics suck but hopefully the gameplay will make up for it.  I played the offline simulator demo to practice flight a little... you need to learn to dock first thing =).

 

If you are gonna try it out let me know, you can log onto my ventrilo and maybe we can go at it together a couple nights a week.

 

 

Grymm
MMO addict in recovery!
EQ,SWG preCU,L2,EQ2,GW,CoH/CoV,V:SOH,
Aion,AoC,TR,WAR,EVE,BP,RIFT,WoW and others... no more!

  Crooklyn

Novice Member

Joined: 9/05/06
Posts: 7

9/16/07 10:43:29 AM#6

I think using a mouse gives you greater accuracy then using a joystick.  Some of the greatest pilots never even used a joystick, but I guess its personal preference.

-Crooklyn

  Aristides

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Joined: 3/02/10
Posts: 172

6/07/10 5:55:08 PM#7

LOL, almost three years ago people were posting about Jumpgate Evolution being "a year away".

Jumpgate Classic can be played today, right now, though it's a very old game and looks it.