Gamepads/controllers in bzFlag

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Do you use gamepads/controllers for bzFlag?

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Gamepads/controllers in bzFlag

Post by EvilChickenNugget » Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:04 am

Does anyone else here use a gamepad or game controller in bzFlag? If so, which one, and how is yours set up?

I use my optical mouse in my right and and for my left hand use a Nostromo n50 game pad. Seen here:

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The way I have mine setup is I use the D-pad button directly under my thumb as a jump key, the other 3 directions used for radar zoom, the bottom right key as a fire button (still use the mouse button too) and all of the rest are quick-keys for things like lagstats and other commands.

So how about it? Anyone else?
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Post by Dervish » Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:36 am

I like my keyboard and mouse, the way it was intended. I don't need any fancy $100 gadget to keep fraggin' tanks. ;)

It does look like a neat device, but probably more useful for games like Unreal Tournament. However, that device would be cool for Patlabor's BZFlag Zero client with all the special moves.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:24 pm

dey make dis new kind of mouse dats wireless an u can pick it up an move it around in da air , or u can use it on da table like a regular mouse if u want ta . it has really neat trigger type buttons dat i tho would b perfect 4 BZflag ;)
it also comes wif a neat lil compact keyboard dat has low profile keys kinda like mee laptop puter :P

i also bought a USB gravis gamepad an im tryin to hook it up to mah puter an use it 4 BZ ...

deres dis proggy called "Joystick2Mouse" ... da newest version iz out now an itz kewl u can download it free from da CNET website an adapt it to use wif da gamepad by subbing da keyboard commands 2 da gamepad controls ...

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Post by Grumbler » Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:28 pm

Thanks for the info.
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Post by sn0w_m0nkey » Wed Jul 09, 2003 4:52 pm

koba,
that pic would make a cool tattoo.
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Post by bzfrank » Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:10 pm

Those puny manual devices are for wimps. True masters play by MindControl[tm]. ;)

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Post by EvilChickenNugget » Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:43 pm

bzfrank wrote:Those puny manual devices are for wimps. True masters play by MindControl[tm]. ;)
Yeah I know but my MindControl[tm] headset broke and I don't have the 100 grand to get it replaced.
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Post by Dervish » Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:42 am

EvilChickenNugget wrote:Yeah I know but my MindControl[tm] headset broke and I don't have the 100 grand to get it replaced.
That's why it doesn't work. You're using it all wrong as a headset, as you're supposed to get those professionally implanted in your cranium. :)
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:18 am

Yeah..... those headsets were the cheap Matel immitations. Get with the program! ;)

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Post by SGI » Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:15 pm

It was hard to play with the mouse ...cordless,btn right,center and left...and the strange red light coming from the mouse, and I decided to play with my telekinesis.

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Post by ski » Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:42 pm

I stick to my trusty mouse....
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Post by Arwen » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:35 pm

I like the mouse too......
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Post by Legolas » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:36 pm

I want one of the cordless mouses. They look cool.

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Post by Arwen » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:45 pm

No, they ARE cool!!
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Post by sussudio » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:53 pm

[quote="ski"]I stick to my trusty mouse....[/quote]
Maybe you should clean it sometime then...

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Post by Fiberchunks » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:19 pm

I am a keyboard player. I hate mice. ;)
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Post by Grumbler » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:46 pm

I always played Wolfenstein with keyboard, but with Bzflag, I have found that a mouse helps me with aiming faster. Whether it is the whiskers or the little tail I am not sure. The amount of cheese that I go through is beginning to impact my household budget though. I tried using Cheeztiz, but high concentrations of salt increased the beer budget. I think I am trying a cat next. This way, they can eat my storage of mice. They do have some vibration feedback, but I believe that this was not a design feature. I believe that I may pushing the wrong buttons in that particular instance.
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:29 pm

Playing with keyboard only can be sort of fun... but I prefer the mouse. For one, it's easier to fire with the mouse. I couldn't really find a good key as a "fire key" without messing up my map magnification keys... LoL. I'm just too used to the mouse/keyboard combo now. ;)

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Post by Dervish » Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:05 pm

You'll never be quite as good if you use only the keyboard. Moving your tank with the mouse offers finite movement and aiming you don't get with the keyboard.
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