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PS3/XBox360 controller for SF2

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Good day, Earlier i went to the local Mall in search of a new Stick. None of the Clerks know what i'm talking about and those stores that does don't carry them any more. Tried other with same results. It seems that Flight Sims is dead in my country and only a few know it ever existed. I guess if im to buy one i have to travel to the place i got my previous stick, its only some 300Km away in a zigzag road up to a Mountain City. Its more than 8hrs commute to get there and back. I don't have the time to spend an entire day in search of a flight stick. And the fare could get me a cheap PS3 controller. PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers however are in abundance. RogerSmith said he uses a ps3 controller and i remember that in the tools section there's a 360 set up available. My question is..

 

1. How good are they compared to a stick. will they be able to simulate stick pressure? or will they work the same as the keyboard inputs?

 

2. Can the Directional pad and the analog controller be assigned separately from each other? I tried a PC gaming pad and the analog controller and the D-pad are interconnected. Im asking since having the 2 analog stick doing the same function as the D-pad and the action buttons leave only the 4 buttons on the side available. mainly you can only assign flight controls, guns and weapons release button to it. no room for hatswitch, weapons selection or radar keys. in a plane like a tomcat with multiple radar command or a harrier and the F-35 with TVC. that aint sufficient.

 

3 which one is better? PS3 or Xbox360 controller.

 

when i get the chance again ill try to venture out to the next city to see if they have any Stick. Im not really keen on buying off the net. So if no other choice available i just might get a PS3/360 controller so im grateful for any input. thanks.

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Good place to start,I dont like gamepads for flight sims,For real simulated flying you need a good joystick+throttle+rudder pedals.I love my TMaster Warthog HOTAS and Saitek Pro Combat rudder pedals but they will cost you some $ but its the best available.

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Amazon.com... they sell sticks

 

Problem is i'm from the Philippines. Getting something from the internet and waiting for it to be delivered overseas only to find that the product you got ain't up to your standards then going to a long and tedious process of shipping it back, trading for another product, or getting reimbursed isn't appealing to me. in short i'm not comfortable buying from the internet. I preder holding it in my hands before i go make the purchase. Im a poor kid. :cry: I want to be sure of where i'm sending my money too.

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Fair enough... I use the Logitech Extreme 3D and it's rugged and once deployed so I can say it's a good stick, the only major issue I've had was a thumb button that broke but gotcha.

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Fair enough... I use the Logitech Extreme 3D and it's rugged and once deployed so I can say it's a good stick, the only major issue I've had was a thumb button that broke but gotcha.

 

That's the stick i want. It looks real nice and priced just right. Problem is i can't find it anywhere here 2nd week of feb. hopefully they show TopGun 3d here( maybe that will bring those damn sticks out of the stockade!). Im gonna set a day to watch the movie and scour the largest mall for one. I'll probably bring some copy of SF2 and Some selected mods and distribute them to the populace like an evangelist. maybe that will bring life to the flight sim community here. :)

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:D maybe they're playing something else, who knows? But yeah I swear by it, don't get the Cyborg F.L.Y though.... it's cool it can dissemble but its very fragile. But good luck I guess on that...

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:D maybe they're playing something else, who knows? But yeah I swear by it, don't get the Cyborg F.L.Y though.... it's cool it can dissemble but its very fragile. But good luck I guess on that...

 

Thanks. i do wish the biggest mall in asia has what im lookin for. I generally don't go there as i don't like the crowd but that place has specialist stores for different interest so i hope they have a shop with an owner keen on flightsims.

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Wow you should find something... and I don't have anybody on Facebook who's in the Phillipines who sims in the Phillipines, sorry.

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