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#1 InYourCrosshair

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:32

Just found a MSFF2 at cash converters (fancy pawn shop :lol: ) im running windows 7 64bit and have heard problems regarding it being used on it. also is this joystick a worthwhile upgrade from my good old saitek cyborg evo?

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#2 Silverback

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:50

Just plug it in and it will work fine (make sure you have FFB enabled in game settings). The MSFFB2 stick is a lot better than any Saitek joystick. Have fun.
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#3 arthursmedley

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 13:30

In short; YES!
I had the Saitek for years until I got my hands on a FF2. The difference was night and day.
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#4 gavagai

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 14:05

Yes! But ask them to plug it into their own computer to prove it works. The green light on the base should light up solidly, not flashing. My FFB2 will not work properly if I plug it into the usb ports in the back; I have to use one of the ports in the front.
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#5 hq_Jorri

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 15:04

Yes!

Also no problems with Windows 7 here. I've heard of a few cases with people who had stutter problems with the MSFFB2 in combination with Win7 and TrackiR, but it doesn't seem to be common….

As for the green light, it flashes when the power is not plugged in and should burn solidly when both the power and the USB are connected.

The Force Feedback should be turned off until you grip the stick (cover at least 1 of the two sensors at the back of the stick) and then you should feel it. So you can use that knowledge also to test it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lER_Kqrm0Y&t=1m10s
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#6 150GCT_Veltro

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 15:10

Absolutely yes, 1000%!

Is the best choice for Rise of Flight, or better…FF2 is THE Rise of flight joy. Be sure to buy a new one, not damaged.

For me with W7 64bit not problems at all.
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#7 InYourCrosshair

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 15:30

Thanks guys, good idea gavagai. Hopefuly the dealer knows nothing about joysticks, so I can get it cheap :P
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#8 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 15:33

Good Stick ( I have one) …. How much?
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#9 InYourCrosshair

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 15:40

There asking 50 bux for it, but with previous experience from these guy (bough another stick) I think I can convince them to sell it to me for about 30.
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#10 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 15:41

Good deal … thx
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#11 SYN_Bandy

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:29

Yes, get one, but $50 is a little steep. Hang tough on the bargaining…

Look for wear marks on handle and buttons, though these JS are made to last. By far the gold standard, and still working with Win7 64 bit.
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#12 hq_Jorri

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:38

Quite steep! But worth it if you are absolutely sure it works.
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#13 iowa-1966

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 18:18

Steep? Hmmmm. These sticks have not been made in over6 years and if you can find a " new one" back up against a wall if you buy it. If it hasnt been used in 6 years then it has still aged in the box, so it aint new. 120v first then USB and you will use archived XP drivers from W7 library- also buy a few cause youll need those parts. I use one and have 2 for parts, if you re-grease them use Dielectric silicone it's non conductive- if you get the wrong stuff on those boards they will burn. Also the only REAL difference between the red and silver stick is cosmetic, so dont get hosed
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#14 BSS_DrGlow

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:25

The best 50 bucks you will ever spend,mark my words!
I wouldn't think twice about getting one for 100 bucks even if I do already own 5 of them. :S!:
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#15 InYourCrosshair

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:11

just bought it for 39 bux, very good condition. i can honestly say that i would pay 100 for it. 10 times better than my saitek cyborg, it actually feels right. recommend this stick to everyone.
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#16 hq_Jorri

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:57

:D :D welcome to the club
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#17 J5_Rumey

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 13:48

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#18 SYN_Flashman

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 15:19

Some MSFF2 advice.

Remember that RoF often disables FF when it updates. You forget, jump in game, take off and have a floppy stick in your hand….

I have covered over the little sensor at the base with tape. I found that if I held the stick lightly I didnt cover it and the force turned. The disadvantage is that the stick may thrash madly if not held and poke you in the eye as you reach across the desk… yep, have done that!

If the power transformer fails it can be replaced with a commercial 24v power pack for laptops, the higher wattage the better. Its relatively easy if you have rudimentary DIY skills. I did this with one of my two sticks and its has a bit more oomph and still hasn't burned out after 5 years!
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