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joystick use in FL

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Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:41 am

joystick use in FL

Sorry about this as i believe that discussing it is now almost considered bad manners. But I bought FL when it forst came out and was totally put off by its mouse control and yes I did finish the game but recdeived almost no pleasure in doing so unlike other space sims (and I mean all: Elite, Priv, priv 2, wc 1-4-P SO, FL 1 &2, SL, FL, IW 1&2, Tachyon, Priv remake , DS1 etc).

So has any genius come up with a joystick support mod for FL?

I have about 4 still functional joysticks but being lazy and sick to death of joystick programming I now use only the Afterburner 2.

Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:36 pm

You missed it by a couple of forums, its part of a sticky in the Discussion forum. Joystick Thread

Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:08 pm

Thank You!!

Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:10 pm

Ahhh !!!

I had all of that...I just hoped that there may have been an easier way.
Never mind i will finish DS1 first before I bugger up my mouse.

Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:13 pm

FL with a joystick is possible... just not very convienient. Use all of Bargib's information up there for mapping a joystick to have keyboard functions. Use this in conjunction with one of the mods that allows rolling to get some functionality. I tried to play like this for a while, but it became obnoxious quickly. However, I think, if you take the patience to fine tune it, you could make it work... just don't try it with MP. You'd be dead in seconds.

Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:43 am

You have to configure it, it's harder than it looks! I am telling ya!

Edited by - Unib5 on 9/6/2006 10:43:19 AM

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