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post #11 of 20
A 2 button mouse with a forward/back wheel that is also pressable will suffice.

Personally I want to get a gaming mouse that has a couple of side buttons.

But for racing games I still think I need a PS2 style controller with those thumb 360degress sticks, although if the game has mouse steering, I should adapt to that instead
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Mit Namso brings up a good point....

To be a good player in Crysis, you a mouse with AT LEAST five buttons. Cause you've got to bind the suit modes to those buttons, otherwise you just won't be able to use the nanosuit to its full potential.

Also if he's playing Crysis Singleplayer, you'll notice that there's no option to bind suit modes to keys/buttons. So you'll have to edit that in the actionmaps.xml. The game is unplayable without these binds really...
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post #13 of 20
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Mit Namso brings up a good point....

To be a good player in Crysis, you a mouse with AT LEAST five buttons. Cause you've got to bind the suit modes to those buttons, otherwise you just won't be able to use the nanosuit to its full potential.

Also if he's playing Crysis Singleplayer, you'll notice that there's no option to bind suit modes to keys/buttons. So you'll have to edit that in the actionmaps.xml. The game is unplayable without these binds really...
I found holding Mouse 3 and moving in one direction to select suit modes perfectly intuitive.
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post #14 of 20
Nah.

Say you're in speed mode and get into a firefight. You're taking direct damage to your health so you need to switch to armor mode to extend your life. In this situation, using mouse3 would force most people to take their finger off mouse1, and moving in any direction would throw off your aim completely.

Another situation where a five button mouse helps is with strafe/circle jumping. There's a neat little trick where switching to speed mode after jumping gives you more air. Using a thumb button for this switch not only makes it faster, but also lets your perform a better strafe jump by not interfering with the side to side movements that are required for a good strafe jump.

And of course there are more. This is all based on multiplayer, by the way.
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post #15 of 20
i play crysis with a controller sometimes only the xbox 360 controller will work though

and yes his system will run it on high/very high mix just leave AA off
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To be a good player in Crysis, you a mouse with AT LEAST five buttons. Cause you've got to bind the suit modes to those buttons, otherwise you just won't be able to use the nanosuit to its full potential. .
Rubbish. I've ironmanned Crysis on delta without going beyond the shortcuts built in and the suit wheel selector. Gunsmith has done the same and has video evidence to prove it.

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post #17 of 20
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or crysis maximum edition, with crysis,warhead,and wars all in 1 box
I bought him the download from steam. I believe it's crysis and crysis warhead for $9.95. He wants to get up to speed before he plays online which by the looks of things wont be much longer, possibly this weekend.
He plays wow online but his other war games like black ops, cod etc are either xbox 360 or ps3 so I think that's why he initially asked about a controller for driving the vehicles, but now it seems there is no need.
Thanks everyone for all the tips too I'll have him read them all. The faster he learns the sooner he'll be playing online with you guys
Edited by closeracing - 1/8/11 at 8:24am
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post #18 of 20
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Rubbish. I've ironmanned Crysis on delta without going beyond the shortcuts built in and the suit wheel selector. Gunsmith has done the same and has video evidence to prove it.
You obviously haven't logged 800 hours on multiplayer.
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You obviously haven't logged 800 hours on multiplayer.
No because if I tried to do that these days I'd spend 800 hours on my own on a server. Also in your initial assertion you failed to mention you were only talking multiplayer, an aspect of Crysis that is larely ignored because it is so flawed.
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Two of the top-five players in the world going 1vs1. Don't try this without anything less than a five button mouse.

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=75A2FLRH
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