Just wondering if anyone has successfully integrated a joystick to replace the keyboard functions. This left handed keyboarding to fly around is still perplexing. And I've got about 30 hours of play, over 3+ weeks, into this game so far.
Anybody successfully integrated a joystick?
I can't help you there, the game doesn't even recognize the extra boutons on my mouse...
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As the game's inputs are not analog, you might want to use a joystick to keyboard software and simply map the joystick's inputs to the regular keyboard controls.
Mapping the joysticks movements and buttons to keys was my assumed solution. Was just hoping someone else had been down this road.
Don't bother. Just get used to WASD.
Why, you ask?
Because you just won't get enough buttons near your fingers (on a joystick) to replace all the other buttons that sit near WASD that you use constantly (on keyboard).
You'd need a minimum of 14 buttons, coupled with the joystick axes, if you were to do away with the left hand resting on a keyboard.
I've got a pretty comprehensive HOTAS setup, and just glancing over at it I can see it doesn't have that many buttons within easy reach of 1 hand, even if you included multiple coolie hat axes as buttons.
edit: and if you were considering using a HOTAS to completely replace keyboard and mouse, then I guarantee your performance will be even worse than you think it may be now. A 3rd person shooter like this, a keyboard and mouse user will SLAUGHTER people attempting to aim with rate limiting peripherals like joysticks and controllers. There's just NO comparison, and it's a huge reason why cross platform play isn't a thing between pc users and console gamers.
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