First post, by Shreddoc
Torn about whether this is a software or hardware topic, but ultimately it's about the game Tie Fighter, and how to get the most out of it, so I mades my choice..
I'm starting to replay Tie Fighter (DOS Collector's CD version) in MS-DOS on real hardware - reliving possibly my favourite game experience growing up as a teen in the 90's. Now, unlike then, I have this CDROM version, and a Sound Canvas. 😁 veryhappywiththat 😁.
To complete this experience of glory, I want to play it with a most luxurious, comfortable, quality 15-pin gameport-based controller, one which specifically suits that game well.
I've tried the basic joysticks from Quickshot and Saitek, and while they're "playable" - and a darn sight better than nothing - they're also quite creaky, clunky and inaccurate.
So I figure, why not just spend the (theoretical approximate) $50 or $100 on one of the best, most comfortable controllers possible for this game. My starting aspiration is the humble MS Sidewinder 3D Pro, a very nice joystick by all accounts, and I think worth buying to try out. Already have a Precision Pro and the feel seems about perfect, but of course that model is non-DOS.
But.. then there also seems to be a rabbit hole of many things like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CH-Products- … PC/383477449178
...and suddenly I'm lost, with no idea if something like that is even suitable for Tie Fighter or not.
Any gurus of DOS Tie Fighter high-end joystick experiences out there??