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    Joystick for first-person shooters

    I would like to get a joystick to be used with first-person shooter games like Quake, Wolfenstein, etc. What kind of joystick would you guys recommend?

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    Re:Joystick for first-person shooters

    hello,
    i prefer gamepads for these - and i have nothing but nice things to say about my gravis usb one.

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    Re:Joystick for first-person shooters

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=8;threadid=8479;start=#msg76776 date=1074099204]
    hello,
    i prefer gamepads for these - and i have nothing but nice things to say about my gravis usb one.
    [/quote]

    Exactly which model do you have? Is it 100% compatible with Linux? I've only played these games with keyboard and mouse and my biggest problem is controlling the different movements (move forward-back, move left-right, look up-down, turn right-left) at the same time. How do you do these with a gamepad?

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    Re:Joystick for first-person shooters

    i have this one:
    http://www.gravis.com/products/pro_des_d1013.html
    i personally like the keyboard mouse combo better for 1st person shooter, i have the gamepad for a flighter game (decent from loki) and for NES. SNES emulators.

    and tuxracer too!

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    Re:Joystick for first-person shooters

    I have a M$ Sidewinder, works great in Linux. But honestly, you should really learn to use the keyboard/mouse to do it all - many more options. With my setup, the mouse looks around (mlook) and hte buttons do my shooting, and my left hand controls all movement and weapons switching.

    I started playing QuakeWorld with a joystick and was decent - but the keyboard/mouse combo is far superior imho once you master it.

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