Rekrul wrote: I tried using a joystick, but it was hopeless! I grew up playing games with Atari-style digital sticks where you simply had to tilt your hand to move. By contrast, analog sticks seem cumbersome and sloppy to me. No matter what I do, it never feels like it's calibrated right (I adjust the trim controls and use the Windows calibration option, but they never seem to be truly centered). None of mine have enough buttons to really control the ship, so I still need to use the keyboard, which means that I have to place the stick on the desk, or in my lap and without a second hand to steady it, I end up swerving all over the place.
Yeah, sometimes using a joystick can be very annoying when you have to use the keyboard too.
Thats why after seeing it while shoping I bought a Universal USB Converter which lets me use PS2, Xbox, or Gamecube Controllers to play Descent 2.