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How do YOU fly in BF1942?

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devilscow22

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I was curious about how you guys that play BF1942 fly. What combination of controls do you use and how good are you at flying. I use WASD and the arrow keys but i really really suck.
 

Leviathan41

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Joystick all the way man, its the only way. I don't know how some of you mouse and keyboard pilots do it. :) I have an old Microsoft Sidewinder joystick, its seen its better days but it still works well.
 

Drec

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yeah i use the wasd n arrows and i crash all the time...and i cant shot a damn thing either :bang head
 

diehrd

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I use a joy stick..I have the D/C mod and tried flyinhg a helicopter with a mouse and key board and crashed every time...
 

b0bby

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only possible way is with a joystick. you can try and practice all you want with wasd but you'll still suck. if you don't play many flying games get a cheap joystick and you'll be fine.
 

Leviathan41

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enter the plane (default: e) and accelerate (default: w) then lift up (default: down arrow) and you will be in the air, then. . .fly.

Those default keys may not be right, I have them all changed.
 

Radical

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Yeah I use WASD and the mouse and I'm so bad. The only thing I can do in 1942 is fly from one place to another, I can't shoot anything.
 

Andy71600

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Its nearly impossible to fly with mouse and keyboard... After i got my joystick i finally learned how to do a bunch of good maneuvers in the heli's. I have to say they are probably the most destructive weapons in the game.
 

theELVISCERATOR

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devilscow22 said:
I was curious about how you guys that play BF1942 fly. What combination of controls do you use and how good are you at flying. I use WASD and the arrow keys but i really really suck.

I use both..i have a logitech wireles for fighters but i prefer mouse kb for helicopters and bombing runs ..a little smoother i think......

hours of practice dude.....turn up your sensitivity to at least 3/4 for mouse kb helps a lot....

you WILL crash helicopters for quite some time till you learn to steer less

best advice i had was the chopper is like a full bowl of water and once it goes some direction you MUST counteract it to come back to level....
 

Lat

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wasd and mouse, and occasionally arrow keys for barrel rolling and what not ;)
yup, as you may have guessed, i suck with those controls...i mainly fly just to get from point a to point b, or to drop one or two bombs then chute out...cannot dogfight worth anything using mouse and wasd :)

and i don't think i'm about to use my 12 year old joystick to play bf1942 :D (not planning to buy a new one)
 

bojangles

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I know people who can fly planes with the mouse and kb but I am a joystick man. I can use both but the joystick is just really easy for me to use.
 

Drec

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eh i been practicing all day...im somewhat better..i dont crash anymore and i can bomb stuff....cant dogfight worth a wooden nickle.,
 

Silent Frog

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I use Mouse Keyboard.... can't do much with planes, only fly under bridges 50%of the time I make it... I fly helis most, I'd say im good, no one has beaten me at flying helis yet... but I don't play it much anymore... Vietnam sucks.. they made flying helis easy.. now anyone can do it :(
 

Bensa

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Numpad all the way, I love being able to control the whole plane with one hand and chatting with the other.
 

CandymanCan

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Blah iuse the keyboar,d i use the number bad.

8 is foward, 2 is backword, 4 is turn left, 6 is turn right. The arrow keys i use down is pull up, up is go down, left is roll left, right is roll right.

Its very easy. I can match anyone with a joystick.