So, what are you guys getting to get the most immersive experience with this game?
I talked briefly to JayC re: joysticks. I initially made my mind up to get an
X52 http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/x52.html or
X52 Pro http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/x52pro.html or
All have a lot of buttons and knobs and dials and twist action.
Price range here in Sweden is between 100-200 USD
Unfortunately, JayC also praised his (now discontinued) force sensing joystick the Saitek X65F, and being the tech enthusiast I am, I found some on Ebay @ 300 USD roughly. But theres no twist, so I would have to get pedals.
It gets even more complicated, as there is a company called VKB, that are making supposedly kickass gear, and they are developing a force sensing joystick as well. Rumour has it that it is going to have twist… What more is that you can fit virtually any grip you want on it, some are running with the Thrustmaster Warthog stick. Have a look at:
This is the current one, which is not force sensing. They also have a throttle in the pipeline.
They are also developing their own metallic grip.
AND, they have another, more basic joystick, that still looks quite appealing: http://flightsimcontrols.com/store/joysticks/cobra-m5/
There are also rumours about an RSI cooperation with some manufacturer.
At any rate, I think I’ll probably stick to my original plan and buy a cheaper SAITEK, and then wait until theres some reviews on the VKB stuff, and also if the RSI coop stick will bear fruit.
(I havent mentioned the HOTAS Warthog, or the FFSB R3 Warthog force sensing addon, as they are REALLY pricey)
I think I have decided against the oculus rift for now, Im just worried I have to tear it off my face mid-combat because I forgot some control of some sort. Instead I’m going to go for:
Track IR from natural point. I was really sceptical at first, but after having seen some vids of it in action, it seems really nice.
I’m currently running a single 1440p 27" screen and I’m considering getting two more, or downgrading to 1080p and getting three of them. I have a feeling large screens play nice with track IR, but if any of you have experience with it, I’m all ears.
At the end of the day, release is in the far future. If someone starts producing a 40" 4k monitor that is curved, I expect that to really rock with sims.
Theres a lot of other stuff that adds to immersion, e.g., the buttkicker! http://www.buttkickergear.com/ButtKicker_Simulation_Kit_p/bk-sk.htm I imagine I’d have to get a nice chair for that though
Why not go full futuristic and use: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/14239-Fan-Spotlight-Voice-Attack-Profiles I imagine its quite sweet, at least for non critical functions. And I always wanted to talk with my computer.
Last but not least, if you are like me, love music, but not the sound quality in headsets, I hear that:http://www.modmic.com/ are outstanding, and you can add them to your favourite HIFI headphone!
So, what are your thoughts on all of this?