IL-2 Sturmovik demo is slow

By erwin1978
Apr 19, 2003
  1. I'm thinking of getting a flight simulator game and a joystick. I have a XP1700+ cpu and Geforce TI4200 videocard. I played the IL-2 Sturmovik demo and it is so damn slow even at 640x480. In my opinion this game isn't even playable given it's a flying game where precision is critical. Choppy framerates ruins it.

    For those of you who have the retail game, is it also that slow?

    Also, I was thinking of either getting a joystick or a dual analog game pad. I was wondering if I could use the game pad's dual stick as a joystick? I think a dual analog game pad is a better investment for me since I don't even have any flying games just yet.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You could use a gamepad's stick as a joystick, but that's no fun.

    I personally own a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick and it works great for flight sims. You can expect to pay 50 bucks or more for one though, but it is worth it to get a good joystick. Just get a joystick with lots of buttons on the base and top, and that should set you up to fly around with ease.

    Less used, more detailed controls (for sims) can be used on the keyboard in case there is not enough buttons.

    I got my joystick at a thrift store for 10 bucks. :)
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