Joystick with very little (or adjustable) travel?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by nagromme, May 27, 2008.

  1. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I'm looking for a joystick that doesn't tilt very far before it stops. Any suggestions?

    (I won't be using it for flying, it will be more of a gamepad replacement--so I want a stick that can change directions instantly with little effort. In fact an old-school digital stick like X-Arcade would be fine except I want a lot of buttons/hats/triggers on the stick, not on the base. Because I'll keep my mouse in my right hand.)

  2. diepc macrumors newbie


    May 22, 2008
    what r u going to be doing with this joy stick. ive never even heard of one as you described. ever since the Pac-Man arcade machine took its place in the museums, those sticks have only been manufactured for children's plug and play games. sorry , but i think nothing short of custom is going to help u.:confused: also any stick like that you are going to find will have a little red knob on the top and a small diameter stick between the knob and the base no buttons on the stick.:eek:
  3. nagromme thread starter macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Well, I'm hoping that flight sticks may come in more varieties than I've seen in stores. Fingers crossed.

    I want it for comfort (and carpal tunnel prevention!) in FPS games, instead of WASD on a keyboard. I use a gamepad one-handed now, but that eventually causes pain too. So using my whole arm to strafe--with a big joystick--sounds promising. But I need buttons on the stick for jump/crouch/prone/lean/etc.

    An analog stick would be fine--just as long as I can achieve short, precise stick travel.

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