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Huckle

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  1. Ignore the post quoted. If you're doing a full startup, clicking is easier than remembering three key-presses for each function for things that will only be used once in a flight. But for combat, and regular use, such as ABRIS, memorise a number of the keys. You don't want to have to look down, and mouse over a tiny switch while you're being shot at during a strafing run or similar. MSFFB2, is THE stick for BS. It's at its best with an added throttle and rudder pedals (plus TIR, hell- just post your credit card to an online store), but in terms of feel and trimming, there's no real competition. BTW, the Tutorial from simhq (which I've recommended to people before) does have the key commands in it.
  2. I have one of each, very little difference in my experience. Red one is supposed to be a little more sensitive, and has a slightly more solid feel I think. But if you put a hood over each one, I don't believe I could tell which I was using. They're both great sticks, if you have the silver/green light be happy.
  3. Or possibly flat binding. I'd prefer b/w to keep costs down (if I want colour, I'll look at the game), but found the ring binding to be a minor irritation as the pages start to clump after a couple of weeks because they aren't forced to the same margin. Haven't had any pages come out, but it would be nice to be able to fan quickly through for the section I'm looking for, as opposed to the pages separating into lumps. Just a thought, I'll buy it if you print in scroll form.
  4. Might be too late for you, but for anyone in Australia, I'd recommend this place- http://games.mindscape.com.au/Products/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=1770&cid=138&tm=&mn=0 Almost overnight delivery the day after you order.
  5. With non-FFB pedal centering, hitting Z is a quick solution once you're pointed in the right direction.
  6. Unlimited weapons. I couldn't finish Deployment campaign because wingmen wouldn't fire on targets, and I would run out before mission succeeded. At the moment I use them for SAM bait.
  7. Good news, they were very speedy when I purchased BS manual.
  8. Try this: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2643164/Searchpage/1/Main/278234/Words/lua+replacement/Search/true/More_Realistic_Labels.html#Post2643164 Obviously, back up the original file first. I have mine showing just as little green (friendly) and grey (unfriendly) dots, no labels, show up at 5kms.
  9. DCS: Box Kite High voltage GA preview coming soon.
  10. I'm not sure exactly how much fidelity the below AH-64 sim will have, but it seems a pity to have head to head products in such a niche area: http://combathelo.blogspot.com/ I'd prefer a carrier-based fast mover next.
  11. Try this: http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.ph...eed#post749282
  12. Exactly. You paid for the game- why let others tell you how you'll play it?
  13. Maybe it's already possible to do (via RSS or something similar) but I'd like to be able to see my own forum all on one site. So I'd have one page with selected topics/sections from DCS, RoF, simhq, UBI etc. It would keyword search on previous topics I'd selected, etc, automatically ignore certain users based on IP address, and it wouldn't be banana yellow. My PC is subpar for RoF, but it will be the first thing I'll install with next upgrade... lots of potential.
  14. Thanks! I installed BS on Win 7 this morning, and was having shocking problems with MSFFB2 trim, kept pulling back to centre. I had a feeling there was a fix that didn't involve new joystick, but couldn't remember what it was... Swap axis is the one. This should make it into an FAQ on FFB sticks.
  15. Try this: http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=749282&highlight=shkval+speed#post749282
  16. I don't believe it's possible to get the Sidewinder drivers to work for anything after XP, and there are no updated ones that I've come across. Even after XP SP2 the drivers have to be installed/configured in safe mode. However, the controller setup in BS is very good, can map hatswitches as keystrokes etc, and the FFB level can be set under axis config area.
  17. SoW seems fine, just VERY slow. Jet Thunder I was looking foward to, but it seems dead in the water. There was an interview with simhq where they said it would be released towards 2010 (huh?) http://www.simhq.com/_air12/air_410a.html Since then, nothing.
  18. Have you tried this? http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2626185/Tutorial_How_to_take_off_and_b.html#Post2626185 Lots of information for combat beginners.
  19. Huckle

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    Developer has said that Paypal will be an option in January.
  20. Thread summary: Offline is a bit dry. OP needs to try new things.
  21. Ah, hell. Black Mesa is going to be delayed too, by the look of it. Not having the best Friday afternoon ever.
  22. After reading FC 2.0 latest FAQ, I'm now confused... which will likely come first, A-10, or FC patch? I was thinking A-10 might be released around Feb, but now I'm getting a bad feeling.
  23. Yes, I'm more interested in this than anything else. If LOMAC now supports TIR 6dof, even if it's a lot more limited than BS, I'll buy it. If it just means that your viewpoint moves a little during hard turns, that's kind of misleading to say 6 DOF, which is used in connection with head tracking devices.
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