Flight Sim is the exception…

1 : Anonymous2021/11/01 04:58 ID: qk6tdy
Flight Sim is the exception...
2 : Anonymous2021/11/01 05:13 ID: hiupmr8

Inverted controls gang strikes again

ID: hiv0g9h

Flipping stick directions is something I can handle; it’s like flying, nbd. However, one control scheme I see fairly often, but I never hear people talk about, is Legacy, where left stick is forward-back and yaw, and right stick is strafing and pitch. It’s far more disorienting than simply inverting directions.

ID: hiv8q31

I forget what game I used to play that had that, was quite fun, I remember green polygons that may have been military.

ID: hiw79gz

Goldeneye 007

ID: hivxnfb

Reminds me of the good ol Golden Eye days then jumping in to Halo.

ID: hiv0mgr

so kinda like a rc plane control

ID: hivzrio

SW:Squadrons has some kind of funky control setup like that.

ID: hiuq7sm

No one expects the Inverted Inquisition

ID: hivpisw

I started out on pc and the only games that used a joystick were flying games or mech warrior games. Mostly in 3rd person. It made sense to me to do inverted. Now I can’t go without inverted, I just delete a game if inverted isn’t an option.

ID: hivz6pn

I'm always inverted. I miss the feature from Xbox 360 where you could set inverted look in your profile and it would automatically make the settings change within the game.

ID: hivylp1

I play inverted with a controller, and "normal" with a mouse. Confuses the fuck out of my friends, but it makes sense to my hands.

ID: hivqsrv

Then all the arcade games got rid of buttons on the left... wtf.. so I had to criss cross hands to play - like old school inverted.

ID: hivskjk

Inverted gang representing!!

ID: hiv1kje

There’s tens of us!

ID: hivmj0v

Inverted all the way..it makes more sense.

I like to think of it as if the character in an FPS has a joystick stuck to the back of their head.

You push it up and their head would look down, and vice versa.

ID: hivyxxk

Inverted with stick/toggle, non-inverted with mouse. This is the way.

ID: hivns5h


3 : Anonymous2021/11/01 11:06 ID: hivdccl

Halo probably isn’t the best thumbnail to use as one of the first things you do as soon as you start the game is choose inverted or not, and that was even back when it wasn’t the norm

ID: hiwzkca

They do it in such a smart way too. They tell you to look up, and then no matter if you move your mouse up or down, it will look up, this sets your inversion setting.

If it wasn't for the pop up that follows it would be pretty immersive

4 : Anonymous2021/11/01 07:46 ID: hiv0832

Wasn't inverted the norm when fps weren't on consoles? I didn't notice "inverted" until I played an fps on a console.

It's like old school arcade games. Back in the day there were buttons on the left and right of the joystick. So I picked right hand on stick, left hand for buttons. Then all the arcade games got rid of buttons on the left... wtf.. so I had to criss cross hands to play - like old school inverted.

ID: hivfkz1

Yeah back in the day of Goldeneye, Timesplitters and a few others the normal controls were what's called inverted today.

ID: hivnlcd

Yeah, inverted was the default for ages. It was the good old days, when non inverted were the exception, not the default

ID: hiwflcg

It wasn't just on PC either. Inverted controls were still the norm during the PS1/PS2 era. I recently picked up a second-hand PS2 and booted up Prince of Persia and it threw me off because the look controls were inverted. Fortunately I played a lot of older games as a kid and I can get used to both.

For whatever reason during the Xbox 360/PS3 era the controls got swapped around. Not really sure why though because a lot of people had to relearn them

5 : Anonymous2021/11/01 05:56 ID: hiuszmm

Inverted controllers are normally for flight controls

ID: hiv3jw9

Not shooters though

ID: hivi6gg

I need to do it on any controller based game.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/01 14:20 ID: hivx56x

Inverted y axis is the only way to go

7 : Anonymous2021/11/01 08:29 ID: hiv2vnz

I'm only used to reverse up-down controls for flight stuff and I can only fly in-game planes if it is inversed. Not because I played a lot of flight games but because one of my childhood games had an intro sequence where you are in a plane with reverse up down, so it jsut ingrained into my memory more.

8 : Anonymous2021/11/01 10:15 ID: hiv9j3c

I wonder if there was a study, that they discovered left-handed people preferred inverted controls. Naw, I think it has to do with the early games people play. Nintendo players would almost certainly prefer standard, while those grew up on early pc flight/space sims would prefer inverted. For me if its not inverted its back-assward.

ID: hiw2lv2

Why would left handed people want inverted controls? I have never liked inverted controls as a left handed person.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/01 05:17 ID: hiupygd

Holy shit this made me realize that it’s been so long since I’ve gamed on a PC that I don’t remember which one I relate to here…fuuuck

10 : Anonymous2021/11/01 05:05 ID: hiuoz27

You shouldn't be using a mouse to control a flight sim.

ID: hiuvlap

i know already

ID: hiuxfbx

War thunder hears you. War thunder isnt listening.

11 : Anonymous2021/11/01 17:06 ID: hiwjwwx

I invert. IDGAF.

12 : Anonymous2021/11/01 11:46 ID: hivglyn

Didn't Halo 3 autodetect this?

"Please look at this light"

holds light above screen

ID: hiwfjab

Every Halo does right? Always something look at and waits for your prompt and then asks you if it got it right?

ID: hiwreuu

CE, 2, 3, ODST, and 4 start the game with tutorials like that

13 : Anonymous2021/11/01 07:33 ID: hiuzdzx

Wait, you people move your mouse up to move your camera up ?

ID: hiuzzqh

You don’t? What are you, backwards or something?

14 : Anonymous2021/11/01 05:23 ID: hiuqgkl

Your mouse is the characters head. Push=down Pull= up

ID: hiv3o88

So when you move the mouse left, your character turns to the right?

ID: hiuqis0


ID: hiur6a1

False ! I am one of the first people's of FPS I began this journey on Wolfenstein and Doom and will solder on until my death.

ID: hiv55os

Huh. With control sticks I'm definitely an invert player, but with the mouse I'm not. Didn't really register this until now.

15 : Anonymous2021/11/01 05:27 ID: hiuqr1h

Inverted is life. Imagine a knob attached to the back of the character's head - you are controlling the knob.

16 : Anonymous2021/11/01 11:35 ID: hivfpq7

Saying you never play inverted is really just outing yourself as young or missed the OG great shooters.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/01 12:55 ID: hivn7d9

I hate when I go to fly in games and up is up. never crash so fast in my life.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/01 13:38 ID: hivrxx2

I can’t stand inverted controls for character and ground vehicles, but I need to use inverted controls for flying or I plummet to the ground.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/01 14:05 ID: hivvb3n

tbh I always prefer non inverted even when flying in games, if I wanna go up I'm pointing the stick up not down lol


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