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Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:25 pm
by SYN_Saintblu
I want to pick up a new joystick that has force feedback... But I've heard so many mixed views of all the brands. any advice?

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:42 pm
by SYN_Bandy
Many still use the old gold standard, Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2. They are nearly indestructible, and provide excellent FFB experience.

If looking at these used, make sure you get the one with the USB cable (not the game port), and make sure it comes with the power cord. Look for good pictures from vendor showing whether it shows a lot of wear on handle, etc., you know, the usual spots sweaty hands hang out... :lol:

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:18 am
by SYN_MrWolf
Absolutely Microsoft Force Feedback 2 is imo the way to go. If you are lucky you can find some in acceptable states on E-Bay.

I own the G940 and the Microsoft Sidewinder...and although I miss all the buttons on the G940..the force feedback of the Microsoft FFB2 is farrrr superieur then then that of the G940.

I have collected three now.. In the Netherlands there are still some around on the Dutch E-Bay. www.marktplaats.nl

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:22 am
by SYN_Blackrat
MS FFB2 here also. but I bought mine new about 12 years ago. :grin:

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:37 pm
by SYN_Vorlander
Well you should always look for a stick with the best precision which leads to accuracy.

I have 2 x ms ffb2 sticks and G940 setup. Maybe the MSffb2 is better in FB but not better than the G940 stick in accuracy.

Accuracy kills crumpets. Not FFB.

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:06 pm
by SYN_MrWolf
ah darn..that's why I lag behind. I knew it. :)

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:47 am
by SYN_Blackrat
Looks like the G940 has been discontinued now.

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:48 pm
by SYN_Vorlander
G1000 will be the upgrade of the G940

Re: Best force feedback stick?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:19 pm
by SYN_MrWolf
That seems to be a mouse V. Are you sure?