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wich flight joystick to buy?


nit
September 29, 2008 | 10:21 am

i wan’t to buy a fligt joystick to use with max msp’s [hi] object on OSX(10.5.5). wich one can i buy best? does it matter? it is quite important for me that all the knobs on the thing will work in maxmsp. i have limited funds. max 100 euro, but offcourse, the cheaper the better.


September 29, 2008 | 10:35 am


September 29, 2008 | 10:51 am

There are plenty of joysticks to choose from. From a lot of different makers.

Logic and Creative are the main cats, pretty cheap and do the job

They can retail from anything like 25-30 euros all the way to 150 euros.

Best bet is from a Games shop, even HMV or Virgin (now Zavvi). or better yet GameStation, because they do second hand ones


September 29, 2008 | 10:54 am

Oh, and it’s spelt ‘which’ not ‘wich’



nit
September 30, 2008 | 8:37 am

Quote: Lewis G. Edwards wrote on Mon, 29 September 2008 12:54
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> Oh, and it’s spelt ‘which’ not ‘wich’
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hehe, thanks.

could i use two (or more) joysticks at the same time?


September 30, 2008 | 8:42 am

you can’t use two of the same named joystick, as far as i’m aware. STEIM make a lovely piece of software called junxion that does lots of nice human interface stuff, including mapping and scaling, as well as tables and variables and all sorts. takes a lot of the fuss out of using [hi] and has (multiple) wii remote support too



nit
September 30, 2008 | 9:36 am

if you can’t use two off the same, would that mean that i can only use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-Control-System/dp/B00030GSJY/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1222767260&sr=8-3 ?
or would that be seen as one controller.


September 30, 2008 | 9:49 am

On 30 Sep 2008, at 10:36, wit wrote:

> if you can’t use two off the same, would that mean that i can only
> use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-Control-System/dp/B00030GSJY/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1222767260&sr=8-3
> ?

The Saitek X52 is actually a single USB device – the two parts of it
are daisy-chained with a mini-DIN-something cable. It appears in Max
as a single HID device (with a huge number of controls).

Don’t buy one unless you REALLY like blue LEDs. (Luckily, I do:

http://www.cassiel.com/misc-images/ctrl.jpg

)

– N.

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
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nit
October 23, 2008 | 2:06 am

are these (saitek X52) mac OSX 10.5(.5) compatible?


October 23, 2008 | 5:32 pm

wit schrieb:
> are these (saitek X52) mac OSX 10.5(.5) compatible?

Any Hi compatible Joystick will work with Max on OS X. I would assum it
is, but I didn’t test…

Stefan


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nit
October 24, 2008 | 3:59 pm

could anybody please confirm this?
i wan’t to buy this one really bad (saitek X52) bud i don’t know if it will work on OSX and since i’ll have to buy it on the internet (there’s no shop in my area wich sells those) i’m a bit afraid to buy them.


October 24, 2008 | 4:06 pm

On 24 Oct 2008, at 16:59, wit wrote:

> i wan’t to buy this one really bad (saitek X52) bud i don’t know if
> it will work on OSX and since i’ll have to buy it on the internet
> (there’s no shop in my area wich sells those) i’m a bit afraid to
> buy them.

I have a X52. Works fine in Max under OS X.

I hope you like blue LEDs though:

http://www.cassiel.com/misc-images/ctrl.jpg

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.last.fm/music/cassiel
http://www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
http://www.loadbang.net


October 24, 2008 | 5:42 pm

wit, check this thread – it works, and there are ways to make it
function even better on a mac, apparently.

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?showtopic=29532

- I say go for it!

Andreas

wit skrev:
> could anybody please confirm this?
> i wan’t to buy this one really bad (saitek X52) bud i don’t know if it will work on OSX and since i’ll have to buy it on the internet (there’s no shop in my area wich sells those) i’m a bit afraid to buy them.
>
> .
>
>


October 24, 2008 | 6:39 pm

Quote: Lewis G. Edwards wrote on Mon, 29 September 2008 04:54
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> Oh, and it’s spelt ‘which’ not ‘wich’
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Oh, and it’s spelled "spelled" not "spelt."


October 24, 2008 | 7:03 pm

You are not wrong, but you are also not right.

In the form of sentence, i felt ‘spelt’ fitted better in with the sentence.
You can use spelled, sure. But i felt spelt was a better choice.

I don’t want to get in a whole forum post about this, but felt i had to reply and say you can use spelt.

It is like using ‘to’ and ‘too’…


October 24, 2008 | 8:21 pm

Lewis G. Edwards wrote:
> You are not wrong, but you are also not right.
>
> In the form of sentence, i felt ‘spelt’ fitted better in with the sentence.
> You can use spelled, sure. But i felt spelt was a better choice.
>
> I don’t want to get in a whole forum post about this, but felt i had to reply and say you can use spelt.
>
> It is like using ‘to’ and ‘too’…
>

You mean that too say to is like two say …. oh well ;)


October 24, 2008 | 10:03 pm

stop filling my inbox with this crap



k9
October 26, 2008 | 1:19 pm

On 23. Oct 08, at 19:32 , Stefan Tiedje wrote:

> Any Hi compatible Joystick will work with Max on OS X. I would assum
> it is, but I didn’t test…

How do I find out which ones are HI compatible?

Kai



nit
October 27, 2008 | 12:11 pm

Quote: Wetterberg wrote on Fri, 24 October 2008 19:42
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> wit, check this thread – it works, and there are ways to make it
> function even better on a mac, apparently.
> http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?showtopic=29532
>
> – I say go for it!
>
> Andreas
>
>
> wit skrev:
> > could anybody please confirm this?
> > i wan’t to buy this one really bad (saitek X52) bud i don’t know if it will work on OSX and since i’ll have to buy it on the internet (there’s no shop in my area wich sells those) i’m a bit afraid to buy them.
> >
> > .
> >
> >
>
>
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do i HAVE to do these changes in OSX?
i’m on OSX 10.5.5 on a MBP.
you guys assure me it will work right? i’m oredring this today.


October 27, 2008 | 9:19 pm

No idea if a Wii remote would work for you, but it works here (with OSCulator) very nicely.



nit
November 3, 2008 | 2:53 pm

Quote: nick rothwell / cassiel wrote on Fri, 24 October 2008 18:06
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> On 24 Oct 2008, at 16:59, wit wrote:
>
> > i wan’t to buy this one really bad (saitek X52) bud i don’t know if
> > it will work on OSX and since i’ll have to buy it on the internet
> > (there’s no shop in my area wich sells those) i’m a bit afraid to
> > buy them.
>
> I have a X52. Works fine in Max under OS X.
>
> I hope you like blue LEDs though:
>
> http://www.cassiel.com/misc-images/ctrl.jpg
>
>
>
>
> Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
> http://www.cassiel.com
> http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
> http://www.last.fm/music/cassiel
> http://www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
> http://www.loadbang.net
>
>
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just got in in from the mail mow. great controller. works with max immediatly.
but why doesn’t the lcd display work??


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