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Best Joystick for OS 9 ?

Hey y'all,

recently I've been thinking of how nice it would be to play all those flight sims with a good Joystick. Does anyone of you have any suggestions on which models to buy? It is essential that they offer OS 9.2.2 support, preferably using the USB port for connection. Any recommendations?

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j_damage•69's picture
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Yes Ive been thinking that too, but more the of game-pad USB kinda thing. Any ideas? I'd like to play Doom and Wolfenstein with an actual controller! Smile

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I've got this one, it's not bad. Some of the buttons could be more responsive, but the rest are fine and the sticks are pretty good.

Macally iShock II USB Force Feedback Programmable Game Controller

http://www.amazon.com/Macally-iShock-Feedback-Programmable-Controller/dp...

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Thank you Attila. I was hopeing for a Joystick/Flightstick but Controll Pads are interesting as well. Haven't heard about this one, but looks interesting. Does it come with drivers for OS 9? How is the installation?

Recently I've ran into the "Airstick" by MacAlly in some shops. It's a Joystick you hold into your hand while steering, kinda Nintendo Wii remote like. Anyway has any experience with that one ? I have doubts on how useful it really is. Can't imagine myself playing Flight Simulator this way, so I backed off from buying it. It's also on german ebay, here is a link to an auction (with photo!): http://cgi.ebay.de/Joystick-Gamecontroller-USB-Mac-OS-9-X-Airstick-Macal...

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The iShock II comes with drivers but works with InputSprockets on the classic Mac OS, which supports I think every feature except feedback which I would never use anyway. There were some really nice ADB flight sticks available for mac but I've no idea what works with USB now. Just look at whatever is new and check out its system requirements. At least part of it is likely to work with InputSprockets.

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I am currently using a Logitech Wireless Dual-Action (with force-feedback). Works with no drivers (except game sprockets etc. from Apple), and everything fine except no force feedback support in any games (not tested).

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I have seen a very cute nintendo-like ADB controllers from MacAlly (GameStick Pro?), They were 8-way digital only, with 4 buttons, and perhaps shoulder buttons (can't remember), but the selling point was a screw-in joystick, which could be removed to create a joypad - pretty clever for its time...