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In search of a new joystick-what do you mac people use?

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I need a new joystick with the following:-built in throttle-twist grip rudder control-POV hat switch-must be USB-wont burn a hole in my wallet ;-) I used to have a Saitek Cyborg 3D. My last stick was a Logitech Wingman Digital Extreme 3D. The Logitech was good except for the fact that it was too sensitive/loose and caused major control problems in some other games. I was thinking about the Micro$oft Sidewinder. Does this work on a Mac with the USB? The Logitech stick was a Windows only, but it worked through the Mac's HID sprocket. What do you people use? Let me know what you think about the Sidewinder-Greg :-shy formerly tf39

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GregI have been using the Saitek X36 FLight controllers for over a year know and am extremly happy with the results. Didn't work real well with the original FLY however button programability in FLY II has made them a pleasure to use. Only drawback is its a two peice system (Stick and Throttle)PaulPaul GollnickG4/400 Radeon OS9.2.2

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been a little busy lately...just checking back :-) I still have no answer on the Sidewinder issue. Does anyone know if the Microsoft Sidewinder USB stick will work on a Mac? I know the software wont work, so the Mac's sprocket system would be used to program buttons and calibrate. Is this even possible?

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If you don't find the info here, you might try posting on the Apple discussion forums (http://discussions.info.apple.com). There may be a workabout. Couldn't find any mention of Macs on the Sidewinder site, though,

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Yes, it does under os 9 (pc stick version / games port with usb adaptator as provided in box). Good stick. Better than the cyborg 3d according to me, as i tested the 2 on blue G3; this last is good for falcon and heavy action, m$ has smooth and accurate precision. A good choice.

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Saitek Cyborg USBHas all of what you want, and only cost me $30 2 years ago. You can find it at your local computer store in the joystick aisle (mine even had it in the mac section)It is a solid stick, and feels smooth.---John R. SippyChicago, IL, USAPowerMacG4 -Dual 5001024MB RAMnVidiaGF2 - 32MB

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