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Joysticks
« on: December 01, 2013, 12:46:39 PM »
Hey fellas

I'm in the hunt for a new joystick for a few games I've wanted to try through the holidays and I was seeing if anyone here has any experience with them? I've read a few threads and a lot of people have recommended the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro for the price. Are there any others that you would recommend?

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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 09:13:59 PM »


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 05:14:23 AM »
lol.. i dont use joy sticks so i have nothing to say.
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 08:47:54 AM »
Yeah Sammy I've got the Force 3D Pro. Had no dramas with it apart from on ARMA but it's more ARMA than the joystick.

I got mine secondhand so I got it nice & cheap.

Only other one I've had was a Microsoft Sidewinder force feedback pro. I accually liked it better than the Logitech but being a sick that had the DB15 plug which has to plug into a soundcard game port I switched over to the Logitech.  The Microsoft on had much better & stronger feedback & it was real heavy which made it stay still on the desk.

I find the Logitech moves about a bit if you get rough with it. It would be fine if it was heavier. Might open it up & layer some lead in it or something.

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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 09:16:28 AM »
Thanks Scorp and no worries Flat lol.

I watched this video Scorp and I don't know if this is what you were after to strengthen up your joystick a bit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TewzmOoysDw


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
im assuming the plastic rings would grate against the base and scratch the shit out of it, which could effect maxed out stick rotations smoothness?
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 09:53:55 PM »
I dunno man. Maybe at that joystick's stage it was already fucked. Scorp (and Flat if you're interested) you should try out War Thunder. You can use a mouse and keyboard which does work pretty well but this game is the reason i bought a joystick. It's a very fun WWII mmo shooter and it is free to play. Uses the same system as Planetside 2
« Last Edit: December 05, 2013, 03:46:45 PM by Jassinlive »


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 08:09:16 PM »
People have been loving war thunder. There is talks of a war of tanks/ war thunder kind of game being combined.

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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 03:52:48 PM »
Yeah? That would be sick. It's a fun game and it has a massive learning curve which I'm still trying to get.

Here's something cool I'm in in the work with. You know TrackIR, that head tracking device that moves the camera based on your movement while keeping your body/vehicle moving in it's projected path? Well I've read up on it and I've found that you can actually build it yourself with a little soldering and electronics experience (absolute minimal, so anyone can pick it up). I'm looking at parts now. Will post updates when I get everything sorted.


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 03:58:43 PM »
the software for head tracking stuff is more important than the device, u can also find software that turns ur webcam into a headtracker
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 04:58:00 PM »
I tried FaceTrackNoIR which doesn't require a head tracker but it was pretty shit. It worked, but it was jittery as fuck and it was a nuisance to centre it. I watched some videos of FreeTrack with the head trackers and it's pretty amazing and a huge improvement over the webcam face tracking software. The only problem I'm having is finding this particular type of infrared LED which seems to only exist in China. I'm looking at alternatives which no doubt need to be modded to work properly


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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 08:35:24 PM »
Check out

RS components. They will have anything you need.

http://australia.rs-online.com

Let me know the design Sammy. I can make circuit boards etc.

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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 12:10:48 PM »
Thanks Scorp. I ordered all the parts from RS at the low price of $8 with shit loads of spares so I could probably make a few.

Here is an update video for those interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlGoWUMAxKM (marked as unlisted)




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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013, 12:35:58 PM »
do u think it could be smoother with several leds? and are u pointing it at a camera?, because i guess the fps of the camera would matter as well
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Re: Joysticks
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 01:00:24 PM »
It's a 30 fps camera and yes it would. I posted a small FAQ in the video description which clears a few things up.

Here is the website: www.free-track.net