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Posted: 2/21/2016 11:23:00 AM EDT
Can this work?  I just don't dig moving around using keys.  I prefer a XB game pad, but there's no accuracy with it.

HALP! 'n stuff.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 11:59:48 AM EDT
Won't work. The only way you could do that would be through external programs and they increase input latency.

Do you have a decent keyboard at least?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:17:48 PM EDT
I have a garden variety kb.  I'm looking at these speed pad devices.  Might work, but I would have to sample one.

Surprised to hear about latency being an issue.  I thought these Saitek, Mad Katz HOTUS setups were GTG.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 2:02:12 PM EDT
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I couldn't play many of the games I play without one:





http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/g13-advanced-gameboard







 
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 3:20:09 PM EDT
razers is better
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 2:49:24 AM EDT
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Can the 8-way hat be used effectively for direction control?  I don't particularly like KB buttons for that function.  If anything, game controllers are superior on that point (IMO)
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 1:41:19 PM EDT
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Is that the Razer Tartarus?  I am thinking of getting that or the Logitech pad to use for Elite Dangerous, but so far the keyboard has been working out ok.  Having more throttle control may help once I get better at piloting.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 4:17:13 PM EDT
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Is that the Razer Tartarus?  I am thinking of getting that or the Logitech pad to use for Elite Dangerous, but so far the keyboard has been working out ok.  Having more throttle control may help once I get better at piloting.
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Is that the Razer Tartarus?  I am thinking of getting that or the Logitech pad to use for Elite Dangerous, but so far the keyboard has been working out ok.  Having more throttle control may help once I get better at piloting.


For "Elite: Dangerous", "Star Citizen", etc., it seems like the Saitek x52 Pro has become the controller template for the various developers of these next-gen flight sims.  I'd almost bet that the Xbox elite controller would work, too.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 6:59:02 PM EDT
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For "Elite: Dangerous", "Star Citizen", etc., it seems like the Saitek x52 Pro has become the controller template for the various developers of these next-gen flight sims.  I'd almost bet that the Xbox elite controller would work, too.
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Originally Posted By Minator556:
razers is better


Is that the Razer Tartarus?  I am thinking of getting that or the Logitech pad to use for Elite Dangerous, but so far the keyboard has been working out ok.  Having more throttle control may help once I get better at piloting.


For "Elite: Dangerous", "Star Citizen", etc., it seems like the Saitek x52 Pro has become the controller template for the various developers of these next-gen flight sims.  I'd almost bet that the Xbox elite controller would work, too.


I may go for a HOTAS like the Saitek.  I am currently using a Logitech Extreme 3D pro in the right hand, keyboard on the left.  Works all right, but the throttle isn't as precise and there is a lot of moving about on the keyboard.  Maybe instead of investing $60 on a game pad, I'll just dime up for the HOTAS.  I am a Star Citizen backer, too, so I'll wager I will get the use out of it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 6:09:52 PM EDT
Could you hold an XBOX controller in your left hand and the mouse in your right?


Would be cumbersome reaching all the buttons though...
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 6:33:09 PM EDT
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I have a garden variety kb.  I'm looking at these speed pad devices.  Might work, but I would have to sample one.





Surprised to hear about latency being an issue.  I thought these Saitek, Mad Katz HOTUS setups were GTG.
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Normal keyboard will work. As long as your fingers can reach the WASD + QERFG + 1234 keys you should be find. A good mouse is more important in my opinion.


 



For flight sims joysticks are better.




For platformers game pad is better.




For racing sims car whell controller are better.
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