View Full Version : Can I use the throttle on my joystick?
Nov 25 2001, 18:53
I have a Saitek joystick with a nice throttle control, and I've read (on the Avon Lady's FAQ) that just such a joystick is suggested for the helicopter missions. I've made it to the helicopter missions, but the throttle seems not to do anything, and I haven't been able to figure out how to configure it to work. Instead, I've been using the keyboard to accelerate/decelerate and ascend/descend. It sure would be nice, though, if I could use the joystick throttle. Thanks in advance!
Nov 30 2001, 02:39
Sorry, but I didn't receive any response to this, so I thought I would post a reply to bump it back up to the top.
Ah, let's see.
First, just start up a SP chopper mission for testing. Then run get in the chopper and hit your "Up" key to start the engines. At that point your throttle should work. Be aware that you have to pull back to go up in the choppers. You also have to pull back on the throttle to go fast in the planes. Everybody agrees that the throttle is just wrong for planes, but nobody can agree about what it should be for the helicopters. Doesn't really matter though because it is what it is http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Dec 1 2001, 00:31
Now this is really weird. It still wasn't working, so I went to the controls and set them back to defaults (because I had tried to remap the throttle while testing), and now it works. Go figure. Thanks anyway!
Dec 1 2001, 00:34
saitek is dodgy, i've had three saitek joysticks and each has broken (ususally calibration problems) within a month of purchase. now i have a sidewinder and it works wonders, had it for ages. i suggest you check out your throttle on other games, see how well it works. i would say consider a microsoft joystick but i doubt thats what you want to hear...
i personally have yet to try out the joystick in opf, so i can't help much with config or anything...
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