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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 8:36:58 AM

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I am looking for a good controller for Unreal. Not something to replace my
mouse, however something to stream line most of the bindings to something
other then the keyboard. I tried the ZBoard, it did all that it was billed
to do. However, the keyboard layout was too different with the "Gaming
Keyset" to effectively chat in game (this is not a RTS). And the "Standard
Keyset," is also a bit off, causing some bad typing habits for someone who
uses computers away from home. Any advice would be great. Also, has anyone
tried to use flight sticks?

___________
WooHoo2You
"Ronald Reagan sits at his desk in the White House. And the button's there
that could end the world... BOOM! My father's younger than him and we don't
give him the controls for the telly."
-Billy Connolly

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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 10:24:46 AM

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"WooHoo2You" <no@email.com> wrote in message
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>I am looking for a good controller for Unreal. Not something to replace my
>mouse, however something to stream line most of the bindings to something
>other then the keyboard. I tried the ZBoard, it did all that it was billed
>to do. However, the keyboard layout was too different with the "Gaming
>Keyset" to effectively chat in game (this is not a RTS). And the "Standard
>Keyset," is also a bit off, causing some bad typing habits for someone who
>uses computers away from home. Any advice would be great. Also, has
>anyone tried to use flight sticks?
>
> ___________
> WooHoo2You
> "Ronald Reagan sits at his desk in the White House. And the button's there
> that could end the world... BOOM! My father's younger than him and we
> don't give him the controls for the telly."
> -Billy Connolly
>
>

http://www.tomshardware.com/game/20050308/index.html

if ya got the dough...

I have a Saitek Gaming KB and I sometimes use the add-on pad, works pretty
good.


!bungle

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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 11:51:50 AM

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WooHoo2You wrote:
>
> I am looking for a good controller for Unreal. Not something to replace my
> mouse, however something to stream line most of the bindings to something
> other then the keyboard. I tried the ZBoard, it did all that it was billed
> to do. However, the keyboard layout was too different with the "Gaming
> Keyset" to effectively chat in game (this is not a RTS). And the "Standard
> Keyset," is also a bit off, causing some bad typing habits for someone who
> uses computers away from home. Any advice would be great. Also, has anyone
> tried to use flight sticks?
>


Have you looked at or considered the Belkin Nostromo?

Lisa
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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 11:59:08 AM

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Not to be a downer, however I am looking for something slightly more
conventional.
Thanks, this is a very interesting concept. But, I am not sure I could
devote enough time to adopt to a device such as this.

___________
WooHoo2You

The entire concept will have to be abandoned. (The only guy who understood
the thing quit.)


"!bungle" <stratosrally@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "WooHoo2You" <no@email.com> wrote in message
> news:_dvYd.1550$qW.1351@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>I am looking for a good controller for Unreal. Not something to replace
>>my mouse, however something to stream line most of the bindings to
>>something other then the keyboard. I tried the ZBoard, it did all that it
>>was billed to do. However, the keyboard layout was too different with the
>>"Gaming Keyset" to effectively chat in game (this is not a RTS). And the
>>"Standard Keyset," is also a bit off, causing some bad typing habits for
>>someone who uses computers away from home. Any advice would be great.
>>Also, has anyone tried to use flight sticks?
>>
>> ___________
>> WooHoo2You
>> "Ronald Reagan sits at his desk in the White House. And the button's
>> there that could end the world... BOOM! My father's younger than him and
>> we don't give him the controls for the telly."
>> -Billy Connolly
>>
>>
>
> http://www.tomshardware.com/game/20050308/index.html
>
> if ya got the dough...
>
> I have a Saitek Gaming KB and I sometimes use the add-on pad, works pretty
> good.
>
>
> !bungle
>
> DFI LanParty UT nF3 250Gb
> w/stock BIOS 9/14
> AMD64 3200+ Newcastle CG
> 2X512MB Kingston HyperX PC3200
> BFG GeForce 6600GT OC AGP 8X w/128MB DDR3
> w/ForceWare 71.80beta
> 2X60GB Maxtor SATA HD RAID 0
> Artec DVD/CDRW 52X
> Ultra ULT-31646 500W w/CPS
> CoolerMaster Centurion 5 Aircooled
> Saitek PC Gaming KB
> Logitech MX510
> Envision EFT920
> Logitech X-230
> Windows XP SP2
>
>
March 12, 2005 12:08:06 PM

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On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 05:36:58 GMT, "WooHoo2You" <no@email.com> wrote:

>I am looking for a good controller for Unreal.

Professional FPS gamers use keyboard and mouse. If it is good enough
for them, it should be for you.
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Anonymous
March 12, 2005 12:26:36 PM

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Some people can be restricted by habit. I am trying not to be. Some oil
painters think that computer graphics are not art, while others claim it is
the same form on a different medium.

BTW, I have been playing PC games since the Tandy Color Computer 2.

___________
WooHoo2You

"Usually, the food that you get in art museums is institutional revenge for
the art that you get in restaurants."

-Ralph Collier


"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 05:36:58 GMT, "WooHoo2You" <no@email.com> wrote:
>
>>I am looking for a good controller for Unreal.
>
> Professional FPS gamers use keyboard and mouse. If it is good enough
> for them, it should be for you.
> --
> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
> please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
> Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
March 12, 2005 4:56:28 PM

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On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:26:36 GMT, "WooHoo2You" <no@email.com> wrote:

>Some people can be restricted by habit. I am trying not to be. Some oil
>painters think that computer graphics are not art, while others claim it is
>the same form on a different medium.

Well give it a few hundred years and if there is one of today's CG
artists who is as well known as Leonardo I will concede the point.
People these days just want quick fix art and wouldn't have the
patience let alone talent to do what the old masters went through.
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March 12, 2005 9:59:18 PM

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On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 13:56:28 +0000, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.>
wrote:

>On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:26:36 GMT, "WooHoo2You" <no@email.com> wrote:
>
>>Some people can be restricted by habit. I am trying not to be. Some oil
>>painters think that computer graphics are not art, while others claim it is
>>the same form on a different medium.
>
>Well give it a few hundred years and if there is one of today's CG
>artists who is as well known as Leonardo I will concede the point.
>People these days just want quick fix art and wouldn't have the
>patience let alone talent to do what the old masters went through.

What, having lackeys do paintings for them? :-/
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 10:41:57 PM

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"Lisa Horton" <Lisa0205@lisahorton.net> wrote in message
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> Have you looked at or considered the Belkin Nostromo?
>
> Lisa

I have taken a look at the n50 at CompUSA and online, I was turned off by
the shortage of buttons. Searching again, I just came across the n52, which
looks much more promising. Thanks, next time I am out I will be sure to
take a look.

___________
WooHoo2You
"Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of
it."

-P. J. O'Rourke
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 9:06:24 AM

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"Lisa Horton" <Lisa0205@lisahorton.net> wrote in message
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> Have you looked at or considered the Belkin Nostromo?

I ordered it lastnight online. CompUSA had it for 39.99, however Amazon was
selling it for 26, w/no shipping. You better be right about this.....I know
where you live.
___________
WooHoo2You

"He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes."

-Anonymous (Spanish Proverb)
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 11:28:08 AM

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WooHoo2You wrote:
>
> "Lisa Horton" <Lisa0205@lisahorton.net> wrote in message
> news:42331E26.72B53053@lisahorton.net...
> > Have you looked at or considered the Belkin Nostromo?
>
> I ordered it lastnight online. CompUSA had it for 39.99, however Amazon was
> selling it for 26, w/no shipping. You better be right about this.....I know
> where you live.

Well of course I'm right, it's a controller with a bunch of buttons,
which is all I claimed :)  What I didn't claim, but is true, is that I
like the N52 and find it helpful, despite the fact that it's too large
for me to use anything but the main keypad buttons.

If you're unhappy with it, well, you don't really know where I live, but
if you did, you could bring me your (now) spare N52, so I could have a
spare :) 

Lisa
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 11:29:36 AM

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Margolis wrote:
>
> hopefully you aren't as disgusted with the nostromo as every other person
> who has wasted money on it ;op
>

I only know one other person who has used a Nostromo, but he has the
earlier N50. He doesn't like it, but he's a Maccie and uses a single
button mouse, so what would he know about advanced controllers? :) 
Sorry M, if you're reading this!

Lisa
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:46:36 AM

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"Lisa Horton" <Lisa0205@lisahorton.net> wrote in message
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> If you're unhappy with it, well, you don't really know where I live, but
> if you did, you could bring me your (now) spare N52, so I could have a
> spare :) 

I would bring to you, however that is why God invented return policies.

BTW, I do know where you live. Next to the guy who does that thing.
Scared, huh?

___________
WooHoo2You

"Matter cannot be created or destroyed; nor can it be returned without

a receipt."

-Unknown
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:46:37 AM

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WooHoo2You wrote:
>
> "Lisa Horton" <Lisa0205@lisahorton.net> wrote in message
> news:4235BB98.5E03F6E1@lisahorton.net...
> > If you're unhappy with it, well, you don't really know where I live, but
> > if you did, you could bring me your (now) spare N52, so I could have a
> > spare :) 
>
> I would bring to you, however that is why God invented return policies.
>
> BTW, I do know where you live. Next to the guy who does that thing.
> Scared, huh?
>

Well I figure that since you're dissatisfied with the keyboard, perhaps
you'll like this dedicated arrangement.

But I don't live next to that guy any more, it just got too loud, you
know?

Lisa
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