Saturday, May 23

I wonder if I can get my Joystick to work with W7

5/23/2009 03:11:00 PM:

You can see my Joystick at 3:37, probably sooner but that's the shot that made me get that Joystick.
Battletech will always have a warm spot in my heart, despite what Microsoft decided to do to it with that Darkages crap.
Mechwarrior 3 and 4 are classics. So is Mech Commander

5/25/2009 0:11:00 AM:

As it happens, my Joystick does work with Windows 7, but it's not the one featured in the video.
That is a Microsoft Sidewinder, which had the average lifespan in the hands of teenage boys like myself of less than two weeks.
So, after two weeks of playing Mechwarrior 4 I needed a new one, something not by Microsoft.

I went and got me a Thrustmaster Top Gun Fox 2 Pro:

Which, besides being so durable it's still working fine almost a decade later, has the added benefit of having a thumb-flippable switch-cover. You know? Like in Airwolf? With the miniguns? Anything can be made cooler by adding thumbable switch-cover. Either for mini-guns, afterburners or jet-packs.

The game actually runs on Windows 7 as well. Too bad it's not set up for widescreen monitors so everything looks like a 4:3 movie on a 16:9 TV but it's remarkably fun to play still.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you could pull it off, but you did it! You gained a few more nerd points. You are my hero :)