Findecanor wrote:Well, the Strategic Commander has a mouse-like shape which is why I liken it more to a puck-joystick such as the Magellan and similar devices than to a flight stick. I have updated the wiki page to not mention the Strategic Commander specifically.
BTW. I found a page that claimed that the Spaceball had originally been developed as a controller for the space shuttle's robotic arm...
It was supposedly also because of complaints from astronauts that the ball shape was retired and the name changed.
jacobolus wrote:I personally find that the spacemouse / spaceball / spacepuck / whatever works reasonably well for moving around in 6 degrees of freedom CAD, geometric modeling, etc. kind of contexts, but not perfectly. It’s a bit cumbersome and takes getting used to.
jacobolus wrote:For a while there was a PC game controller made out of these called the SpaceOrb. It was by far the best controller for playing Descent. There was even a Playstation 1 version of the controller at some point, but it didn’t sell well because only a couple of games supported it.
Raft wrote:anyway know how many axis are old the old one?
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