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Old 04-07-2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default Gaming Advice For F.E.A.R. & BF2

I recently built a new PC using the following parts:

1. Antec Sonata II Case
2. AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
3. 2G Corsair XMS
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5. 160 G Seagate HD
6. Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum
7. eVGA 6800GS Video Card
8. Viewsonic VP930b LCD Monitor
9. Sony DRU820A DVD R
10. Logitech Media Keyboard Elite and Optical Mouse


Creative Sound Blaster included a CD Rom with demos of Battlefield 2 and F.E.A.R. I will get the full version of these games but I would like some advice first. It feels very awkward playing them with the keyboard and mouse. In a fit of panic Ive blasted my own troops in BF2 and I was the Medic!. Playing F.E.A.R. I ran out of ammo and got eaten by Fettle. Would a game controller or joystick be better? If you play these games could you give me some advice.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:48 AM   #2
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A joystick or controller might help..
I find a joystick to be very useful when flying, in any game.

But, the key to getting past things like that is getting better at the game.. not so much new hardware.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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it's up to you whether or not you want to learn how to play these games with a keyboard and mouse or not. All it takes is a bit of practice and you'll be as good as anyone who uses a joystick or game controller. Just for Battlefield 2, flying the jets is a lot nicer if you've got a joystick. I personally like using my keyboard because I find pulling out a joystick or game controller is just a hassle to get set up so i dont bother. It's all personal preference in the end however.
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i have never used a joystick and i havent had any problems... it just might take some getting used to
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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After you play FPS with a mouce and keyboard you will not wanna go back to a controller for FPS, it is WAY easier to aim and such. But for other games NFS-MW and such a did not like using the keyboard so I bought a controller.

But the Mouce and Keyboard is the way to go for First Person Shooters!
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:36 PM   #6
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Yeah, I think its better to stick with keyboard and mouse for first person shooters. I only use a controller for racing games. When I played Halo, on the comp with the controller I didnt like having one joystick for movement and one for direction. It was better with the mouse and keyboard, for me anyway. It pretty much depends on what you feel more comfortable with.
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Personal Preference is the call here, I use a joystick for planes and choppers mouse and keyboard for everything else.
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For FPS games, a joystick is a definite no-no. Just play a lot and you'll improve - don't worry, I've killed many people accidently on CounterStrike Source!
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Big thanks to all who gave me advice. I've gotten much better with the mouse and keyboard. I've taken my lumps but I've also wiped out my share of bad guys, tanks and armored vehicles. Hee Hee
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yeah mouse and keyboard are the only way to go, you'll get used to it.
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Theres a expansion out there where u could convert xbox, gamecube, and the ps2 controller into a pc controller. Or if you just started playing games on a mice and keyboard i would recommend u to get used to it like wat k0409964 said.
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Originally Posted by TomK
I recently built a new PC using the following parts:

1. Antec Sonata II Case
2. AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
3. 2G Corsair XMS
4. Asus A8NE
5. 160 G Seagate HD
6. Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum
7. eVGA 6800GS Video Card
8. Viewsonic VP930b LCD Monitor
9. Sony DRU820A DVD R
10. Logitech Media Keyboard Elite and Optical Mouse


Creative Sound Blaster included a CD Rom with demos of Battlefield 2 and F.E.A.R. I will get the full version of these games but I would like some advice first. It feels very awkward playing them with the keyboard and mouse. In a fit of panic Ive blasted my own troops in BF2 and I was the Medic!. Playing F.E.A.R. I ran out of ammo and got eaten by Fettle. Would a game controller or joystick be better? If you play these games could you give me some advice.
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i kinda have the same problem. first of all i am left handed, so its difficult for me to control the mouse in my right hand. then my fingers get all mixed up using the wasd setup. i think i might have my fingers the wrong way though. which finger goes on the 'W' key? is it the ring finger or middle finger?

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In BF2, people have tried to fly jets and helos with a joystick. IMO, using a mouse and keyboard is just fine. Just get a high sense mouse and a keyboard you like. All it takes is practice and more practice to be able to fly well.
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When I first started gaming on a computer I didnt like the whole mouse and keyboard thing. After playing for a while you get used to it. Then I just got logitech for racing/sports games. I can't fly in BF2 with a mouse and keyboard though. I always run in to the ground and stuff. Of course I hardly ever play it...
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just curious...can you use the xbox 360 controllers (with the usb connection) as a joystick?
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just curious...can you use the xbox 360 controllers (with the usb connection) as a joystick?
im pretty sure you can (but of course the xbox controllers arent exactly joysticks.) Keyboard is better than a game controller like that.
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