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Re: Wing Commander Games
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2004, 01:12:05 am »

Never played X-wing, but TIE fighter was one of my favourite fames ever. Even though I had to play it with a mouse, which proved just a tad annoying.

As for WC, never played them. Any of them. Just never got around to I suppose.

Looking above to the threads original purpose, so as nnot to be COMPLETELY off-topic, I see it's been answered already. So I don't need to say anything more. Except I wish you could have used "Force Grip" in TIE, it would've saved time.
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Re: Wing Commander Games
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2004, 01:32:31 am »

Yea I played that game to the end... with a mouse! (I only had to cheat at one level Wink) Those dogfights where a non-stop desk hammering frenzy, lol Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2004, 06:29:41 am »

MUCH MORE challenging with a gamepad. I used it on Wolf3D, Duke and other classic FPS and flight-simuators\space-combat games.Now I only use it in emulators and whenever I replay one of the above genres, happens to be the only part I have not replaced in 10 years! It is kind of difficult to find a gamepad that uses a serial cable. As a final not gamepads are much more sluggish than joysticks when it comes to flight-simulators, but they last a hell of a lot longer.BTW does anyone know where to purchase outdated, obsolete computer hardware?

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Re: Wing Commander Games
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2004, 08:00:21 pm »

Hmm. I never played with a gamepad, but I seriously doubt that it can be harder than with a mouse. Correct me if I'm wrong, but even if your gamepad is sluggish, as long as you keep the "turn" button pressed, it turns, right? With a mosue, you have to keep moving the mouse in the diretion you wanty to turn, meaning that you have to keep making this dragging motion, then quickly lifting the mouse and replacing it further up on the mousemat, and continue. And yes, that was pure hell in dogfights.
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Re: Wing Commander Games
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2004, 12:24:40 pm »

As far as I know, there's a fan-made mod of Wing Commander: Secret Ops called WC: Unknown Enemy (http://unknownenemy.solsector.net/news.html).  I don't actually have the Secret Ops, so I can't say how good the mod is.  The screenshots look good, however.

Try it out if you have any interest; I'd like to hear about its quality.
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