|Issue 1 Addendum - Freestyle USB
Just a little addendum on my previous article on NFS3 and
the Freestyle Pro. I have been bombarded with questions, so here are a few answers.
Ans: Tec-Drome Sim
Lim Square 5th floor, Tel 3346300
- Question: Where
did you get it from?
- Question: How
- Ans: I don't know.
Please ask. I threw away the receipt.
- Question: Hi,
like you I just bought the Sidewinder Freestyle. When I play NFS III, it was quite
difficult to control at the cornering parts. Is there any software to reduce the
- Ans: You can adjust
the dead zone settings if you like. I did not do this because I like the control.
To be truthful, like me, you thought that the cornering was
difficult because of the sensitivity. As an afterterthought, this is wrong. The
sensitivity makes this game REAL.
If you drive, you know what I mean.
I have Rally driving experience, and to solve the
problem, do powerslides. You take the corner at full speed, then jam the steering to the
direction of the corner and press the accelerator all the way. Your backside will fishtail
into the correct position, and you just power away into the new direction. If you need a
little bit of extra turn, press the brake, WHILE KEEPING THE ACCELERATOR DOWN.
- Question: What
problems have you encountered?
Microsoft Motor Madness does require the USB joystick to be either:
1) Connected to the joystick port, or
2) Be the ID1 game device.
No amount of tweaking could get the Freestyle Pro
to control Motocross Madness if either of the conditions above was not met. There is no
patch for this at the moment, but hell, Motocross Madness plays very well on
Force Feedback Pro anyway!
Any enquiry can be emailed to me at [email protected]