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3 Responses to Extreme 3D Pro Joystick for Windows

  1. Honest Opinion
    Honest Opinion May 24, 2016 at 12:37 am |
    551 of 568 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A very good joystick: well made and comfortable to use, October 16, 2003
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    Honest Opinion (Bellevue, WA United States) –

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    The Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick is a good all-around stick. For those wanting to use, say, Flight Simulator for educational purposes, the Extreme 3D is a good choice.

    In fact, this type of stick is much more realistic than models with “Force Feedback”: the stick movement on a genuine modern helicopter in flight feels smooth and fluid, like power steering on your car. Force Feedback may be fun, but I don’t think it’s very realistic for many of the scenarios it’s currently used in.

    Specifically, here’s what I rated it by:
    * Quality of components and assembly: The action of the stick is smooth. No flimsy play in the controls. The hat switch and trigger pull have a positive feel with close tolerances.
    * Comfortable handgrip: like the overall product, the design and machining of the grip is off high-quality, without any annoying seems or sharp ridges.
    * Smooth throttle control: this is a small detail, but compared with some of the other models out there, it’s notable.
    * Stable base that allows you to either rest it firmly on a table or in your lap.
    * Subtle movements are reflected in the game.
    * Overall appearance – it looks as good as it performs.

    Things to NOTE:
    * This is definitely a right-handed joystick.
    * It plugs into a USB port
    * I used it with Microsoft Flight Sim 2002 running on an XP Pro system: Installing the software that came with the joystick was effortless and when I opened Flight Sim, all of the buttons were already mapped to the appropriate functions.

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  2. Lee Israel
    Lee Israel May 24, 2016 at 12:58 am |
    208 of 218 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great joystick at a decent price., September 9, 2005
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    Lee Israel (Los Angeles, CA) –
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    I bought this joystick for gaming on my Mac and was a bit disappointed when the box arrived and it said “PC only”… However, I plugged it in to my iBook and it worked just great on Battlefield 1942 even without installing any drivers (I’m using OSX). I also can use it on my Windows PC without any problem. It comes with a drivers CD for Windows.

    It improved my game 100% when flying planes in Battlefield, I would definitely recommend this to anybody who plays games in which flying is involved. It’s pretty sturdy and quite large, and very comfortable to hold, though it’s definitely for right-handed gamers only.

    It has a separate throttle control (a lever that you push forward or backward) that’s quite sensitive, and the handle twists left and right to control the rudder (as well as moving 360 degrees like any other joystick). There are 13 buttons so there’s plenty of choice when mapping your controls.

    Personally I much prefer this joystick over one that comes with force feedback – the vibration works against what you’re trying to do and makes playing harder. You can’t beat this joystick for the price.

    After this I could never go back to playing Battlefield using only mouse and keyboard. It takes the gaming experience to the next level.

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  3. Thomas Hochmann
    Thomas Hochmann May 24, 2016 at 1:18 am |
    114 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mac user’s perspective, May 28, 2005
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    Thomas Hochmann (Albuquerque, NM) –

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    I’ve only used this joystick on a Mac, so I can’t comment on the quality of the drivers and software for Windows. Here are my impressions from using it:

    * Installation was cake. I plugged it in to the USB hub on my keyboard, and that’s it. No drivers to install, no need to even bother with the included CD.

    * Throttle control is very smooth and precise.

    * Pitch, roll, and yaw (rudder) are also very smooth with great feel. This is not a sloppy flight stick in any way.

    * All the buttons are well-positioned, assuming you are right-handed. The buttons on the base are extremely handy in a flight sim, for setting things like rudder trim, or for toggling various features on your aircraft.

    I got this stick primarily for use with the X-Plane flight simulator, and it works extremely well. The base is very stable when used on a desk or lap, and the joystick as a whole has a solid, smooth feel. If you don’t need or want force feedback, this is an outstanding joystick at a good price.

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