Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

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Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

Postby Fozzer » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:38 am

..... :shock: ....!

I've just installed "Grand Theft Auto 5", (after purchasing it at half price from Steam), and I am immediately transported into the frustrating world of...GAMEPADS!

I now have a number of different Steam Games in my arsenal, and they mostly require the use of a Gamepad to manoeuvrer around, and there's no way in a million years that I can ever remember the necessary "button", etc, on my Logitech Gamepad to push, to get something/anything to happen.... :? ....!

Dancing around the sky using my trusty Joystick is easy-peasy, but trying to master the use of a Gamepad in a hectic computer game drives me crazy!

I try drawing the Gamepad on a piece of paper in front of me and identifying all the required buttons, but trying to scan the piece of paper whilst avoiding a hail of bullets from a very nasty man always results in my untimely death...

...every 2 minutes (or less)... :cry: ...!

Its so frustrating...and I am far to old to master all the complexity of the; "Gamepad".... :doh: ...!

Does anyone else here find it easy, or enjoy using a; "Gamepad"?..... ;) .... :lol: ....!

Paul....padding around.... :geek: ...!

There are some very good "aircraft flying" sequences in GTA V, but I die, very quickly, every time, before I can locate the Airfield!... :shifty: ...!
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Re: Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

Postby Sinkrate » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:03 am

I know what you mean Foz; I have the same trouble with the nasty little things. I think they are strictly for kids with ADHD. So far, I've shied away from GTA V but regularly play TBOGT, which I find hilarious. I wish you could use a joystick to fly the helicopter though. It's dissapointing to hear that GTA V is gamepad only; are you sure it can't be adjusted for keyboard and mouse?

Everything seems to be tied to STEAM these days (which I hate with a passion) so I mosly stick to older games which have better gameplay even if the graphics aren't as good.
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Re: Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

Postby Shadowcaster » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:38 am

Same problem here most of the games are far to complicated for me. :? My game pad sits on the desk daring me to use it and humiliate me yet again. :? Give me Doom, Descent and Lemmings any day :dance: and don't get me started on the DCS World Huey :evil: that is just impossible for my addled brain to cope with. :roll:

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Re: Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

Postby ViperPilot » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:27 pm

I'm currently using a Logitech Dual Action Gamepad for FS and I love the thing; it just seems to work better for the space I'm using right now than a Joystick or Yoke. I have good feel for the Control surfaces, and the other buttons are nicely placed for other A/C functions.

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Re: Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

Postby Fozzer » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:34 pm

ViperPilot wrote:I'm currently using a Logitech Dual Action Gamepad for FS and I love the thing; it just seems to work better for the space I'm using right now than a Joystick or Yoke. I have good feel for the Control surfaces, and the other buttons are nicely placed for other A/C functions.

Alan :o :lol: :dance:


You are far too clever for me, Alan..... :roll: .....

...and I'm not coming to your party!.... :? ....!

Paul.... :lol: ... :lol: ... :lol: ...!
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Re: Of Joysticks and Gamepads.......

Postby OldAirmail » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:27 pm

Give this a try Mr Paul. Everything is already labeled. :D

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And don't forget the pedals. :D

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