wich flight joystick to buy?


    Sep 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.

    • Sep 29 2008 | 10:35 am
    • Sep 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
    • Sep 29 2008 | 10:54 am
      Oh, and it's spelt 'which' not 'wich'
    • Sep 30 2008 | 8:37 am
      Quote: Lewis G. Edwards wrote on Mon, 29 September 2008 12:54
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > Oh, and it's spelt 'which' not 'wich'
      ----------------------------------------------------
      hehe, thanks.
      could i use two (or more) joysticks at the same time?
    • Sep 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
    • Sep 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.
    • Sep 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:
      )
      -- N.
      Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
      www.cassiel.com
      www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
      www.last.fm/music/cassiel
      www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
      www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
      www.loadbang.net
    • Oct 23 2008 | 2:06 am
      are these (saitek X52) mac OSX 10.5(.5) compatible?
    • Oct 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
      --
      Stefan Tiedje------------x-------
      --_____-----------|--------------
      --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()-------
      -- _|_)----|-----()--------------
      ----------()--------www.ccmix.com
    • Oct 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.
    • Oct 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:
      Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
      www.cassiel.com
      www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
      www.last.fm/music/cassiel
      www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
      www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
      www.loadbang.net
    • Oct 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.
      - 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.
      >
      > .
      >
      >
    • Oct 24 2008 | 6:39 pm
      Quote: Lewis G. Edwards wrote on Mon, 29 September 2008 04:54
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > Oh, and it's spelt 'which' not 'wich'
      ----------------------------------------------------
      Oh, and it's spelled "spelled" not "spelt."
    • Oct 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'...
    • Oct 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 ;)
    • Oct 24 2008 | 10:03 pm
      stop filling my inbox with this crap
    • Oct 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
    • Oct 27 2008 | 12:11 pm
      Quote: Wetterberg wrote on Fri, 24 October 2008 19:42
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > 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.
      > >
      > > .
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      ----------------------------------------------------
      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.
    • Oct 27 2008 | 9:19 pm
      No idea if a Wii remote would work for you, but it works here (with OSCulator) very nicely.
    • Nov 03 2008 | 2:53 pm
      Quote: nick rothwell / cassiel wrote on Fri, 24 October 2008 18:06
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > 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
      > www.cassiel.com
      > www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
      > www.last.fm/music/cassiel
      > www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
      > www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
      > www.loadbang.net
      >
      >
      ----------------------------------------------------
      just got in in from the mail mow. great controller. works with max immediatly.
      but why doesn't the lcd display work??