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Got a Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick. What are some good games to play?

post #1 of 8
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Hello, how are you?
Yesterday I was browsing my local Craigslist like site here in Portugal and saw a mint Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick for sale on my local area.
I bought it the same day.
I don't know why, but I kind of always wanted one.
And for me Sidewinder peripherals are a great era of pc gaming and the time when Microsoft did some of the best hardware to this day.

Now, I got home, and to test the stick I went to my steam library and launched X-wing alliance.

The joystick works like new and it is great!
Now I am looking for other games to use it.
Since it is a joystick, I would prefer flight games, space Sims, mech games and such.

I already added freespace and freespace 2 to my steam wishlist, but having never owned a joystick in my 27 years of pc gaming, I don't know what other games I should be looking at.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.
Cheers
post #2 of 8

what are you into? if you like flying simulations i would recommend xplane 11 or fsx but xplane 11 is FAR superior. they are true simulators and are really good with force feedback joystic. bike games are fun too 

    
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Wow! I remember I got one of those as an Xmas present from my bro over 10 years ago lol. I used to play mech warrior 2 series, plus all the Nova logic games with it. Don't know of the great military aircraft Sims today, most recent I know of is Hawx but that's more of an arcade style like ace combat and from 2009ish me thinks, but I can testify that's a great stick. Ah the memories.
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Freespace 2 is the best thing you can do with that joystick, for sure. A buddy of mine had one, and he complained about lack of support... but he loved Freespace 2 with it.
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post #5 of 8
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I am definitely gonna get freespace 2.
Any good world war 2 flight games?
Looking for some real intense dog fights. But with force feedback support.

And it is a great stick. Can’t believe I got it for a steal.

Cheers!
post #6 of 8
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Also, kind of wondering if anyone knows of a throttle unit with usb that works stand alone to be used with the sidewinder.
Might be an old one like the stick. I just don’t know what to look for.

Cheers!
post #7 of 8

military sim is dcs series. they have helis and aircraft which are pretty close to training level sims. as for the throttle there are throttle units there are a few but this one is priced reasonable http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/4945?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwffAx-jL1wIVwbXACh19egYKEAYYASABEgLv_vD_BwE

    
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Any of the IL2 series for WW2 combat simulation.

DCS World also has a Normandie map with a few WW2 fighter aircraft and assets.

BTW, both of these are full simulation games. Not arcade.
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