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wdcr0ck
10-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Hi Forum,

How does the game play with just the keyboard/mouse? Is a helicopter flyable with keyboard/mouse? Or do people have custom controls -- flight sticks, thrustmasters, etc.

Thank you!

sanjsanj
10-29-2011, 09:25 PM
It's possible but it's not really very precise or much fun. I'd highly recommend a $10 gamepad of some kind, it makes it sooo much better than KB&M.

In the old days we used to have just keyboard as an option and our imaginations would fill in the gaps, it's still doable but really you will get the bare minimum of the experience the game has to offer.

With KB&M you would have to probably use auto-hover quite a lot and that somewhat diminishes the joy of getting better at controlling your craft.

usi DirTyDeeDs
10-30-2011, 12:08 PM
If you don't use a keyboard and mouse to fly, DONT ANSWER!

The game is easily controlled with keyboard mouse!

I use keyboard/mouse, No Autotrim, No Autohover.

It took me a couple weeks to get to that point.
(Community preview->pre-order Beta->full release.)

No doubt the game has a steep learning curve, but there are plenty of difficulty settings there to make things easier for you.

sharkbite1414
10-30-2011, 04:22 PM
I've just got this today and have been playing with K&B and have found it easy and accurate.

sanjsanj
10-31-2011, 12:12 AM
I should clarify since I didn't state it clearly in my first post, but yes I did play it on KB for about 3 hours, yes it works, yes you can do it, but imho a very small additional investment in a cheap and cheerful gamepad or peripheral of some kind will enhance your experience tremendously.

At any rate, happy flying to you pilots no matter how you choose to input.

usi DirTyDeeDs
10-31-2011, 01:33 AM
well said sanj, +rep


this is how my keyboard mouse input looks on Crowded Landing :cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndalTKeb-gs

Jedra
10-31-2011, 02:37 AM
well said sanj, +rep


this is how my keyboard mouse input looks on Crowded Landing :cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndalTKeb-gs

Nice landing! Still can't manage it without using auto hover!

usi DirTyDeeDs
11-01-2011, 01:23 AM
Silver Railroad, a time trial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfQ90nUNHGQ

Fly to Haydens villa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCkiY4SmKG8