I've found the X-52 pro pretty good for mechwarrior 4 (I want to try it with MW3 but I can't get it to run under win7 64) you use the twisty axis for torso twist, it has a 2 stage trigger for weapon groups 1 and 2 plus plenty of buttons on top and on the throttle for other weapons groups, active radar toggle, communication menu, targeting etc. I actually don't find it all that weird to aim with a joystick but I'm used to flight sims. The X-52 has a secondary stick on the throttle which I want to use for the fine aiming thing that MW3 has if only I could get it to run properly. I intend to use my Attack 3 shitty joystick in my left hand for this game just to see if I can, hooray for it being ambidextrous.
For a long time I just used the keyboard though, numpad for direction, torso twist and torso pitch, standard controls pretty much.
It's not actually that bad for the price. It's really quite precise and it's comfortable in either hand, it's only got 4 buttons on top + trigger + 6 buttons on the base that I never use and the integrated throttle is pretty bad but I quite like it. The best thing about it is how precise it is which is pretty surprising.
Wheres the info on the choice of founders mechs?
I can get a sharp-nosed Catapult with a permanent cash boost?
Ping is around 200ish from the UK apparently, so not too bad. Frankly, it's not a twitch reflex game, so I doubt you'll see a problem.
I'm considering NA servers too, same reason. Plus, the fact it's 2 weeks until the packages go on sale and still ZERO news about EU is not a great sign.
Hat 1 controls view, Hat 2 weapon selection, trigger 1 targets under reticule, trigger 1+2 fires selected group.
various functions mapped as required, definately going to have the teamspeak shortcut on it, probably on the clutch.
Only difference was i used stick right hand mouse left. not being able to do this in MW 4 was a big contributor to my 30mins play time before un-installing and throwing the cd.
I'm seriously considering getting a joystick for this. There's still the whole control mapping thing though, what setups are going to be best?
I do like the idea of stick in one hand mouse in the other, although which one? I've got an ambidextrous mouse so I can probably go for a non-ambidextrous joystick (giving me more joystick options) and then just learn to aim with the mouse left handed.
As far as joysticks go I'm thinking CH Fighterstick.
Well, bad piloting will of course have that effect (I know it's not quite that simple )
The greater range of movement is damned handy though.
Well, I have a new ride, one of my favourite classic mechs.
LoL: Celty - EUW