Need to put this controller to use

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  1. sze5003

    sze5003 Lifer

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    I accidently purchased a saitek x52 pro on eBay. Didn't expect my offer to be accepted.

    Now I need to figure out what I can do with it. I'm very big into flight Sims , especially fighter jet ones. I have the a10c game but good god trying to find a profile for the controller that is easy to use.

    I dont have track ir but I imagine you can use this stick to look around the cockpit and use your mouse to activate switches ?

    I remember f22 lightning had decent training and an easy curve campaign to get into.

    Recommendations welcomed and anything specific to the controller I need to know would be nice.
     
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    sze5003 Lifer

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    I got it from the Dcs website when they had it on sale too. Same price. I believe it is worth it for the learning curve. It's setting up the controller profiles that is a pain. You can use other people's profiles I just never did that.

    Number of commands needed to play that game, you need a learning curve of a month with an hour or more a day before you can memorize all the stick functions.
     
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    I played to hell out of Combat Flight Simulator 3 Give it a go
     
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    X3: Albion Prelude is a fun game to play with a joystick. All the other games I use my joystick for are older games like Freespace.
     
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    Freespace 2 and the Freespace 2 SCP?
     
  7. sze5003

    sze5003 Lifer

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    Ill pass on Albion prelude. Watched a gameplay video of some guy spending 20 minutes just clicking on menus. Looked at free space too not really interesting.
     
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    DCS A10 is a great sim and take on helicopters is also quite challenging.
     
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    Ace combat assault horizon recently came out for PC.
     
  10. pauldun170

    pauldun170 Diamond Member

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    Once you go track Ir, you wont want to fly or drive any other way
     
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    sze5003 Lifer

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    Yeah track ir seems expensive lol don't tempt me haha
     
  12. pauldun170

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    New its 120 for the TIR4 and 150 for the TIR5.
    So worth it...
    Immersion goes WAY up.

    You can then free up the buttons you would use for looking around.
    On my old trusty MSFFB2, I use the hat switch for trim and on the keypad I'll use it for fuel\mixture or prop pitch.

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    sze5003 Lifer

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    Damn now I'm in eBay looking it up. Hope both versions work for dcs. But I don't think these work for hawx and ace combat.





    Looks nice ill see if there is a demo.
     
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    If you go to the track ir site they list all the verified titles.
     
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    Lock On Platinum. Made by the same people as A-10C, but less hardcore and more variety of planes.
     
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    sze5003 Lifer

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    Do you know if it includes training?
     
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    Wait for Star Citizen. Yeah, it's only forever until release day...
     
  19. Andy T

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    It has some very basic training missions and training movies. But no voice over interactive training like the A10C. But it also doesn't need that much since you don't have to spend 10 minutes for engine start or program your stores page. It does have a pretty good community. Check out www.simhq.com forums for more stuff, training, etc...

     
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    pauldun170 Diamond Member

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    Good site.
    Been a member for years.
    (Just checked my join date)
    October, 28 2002
     
  21. Andy T

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    Member # 108, October 1999 !
     
  22. sze5003

    sze5003 Lifer

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    I need to get over there and sign up haha. I'm gonna take a look at track ir tonite. I.hope I don't need to wear shit on my head.

    Ok so I'm sold on track ir. Which one 4 or 5? I dunno the differences between pro and what not.
     
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