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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII
Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII
Pacific Squadron WWII Game Modes
Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick

Saitek's Pacific AV8R FlightStick comes bundled in Collector's Edition packages of Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII, and really adds to the game's level of realism. Saitek has styled the Pacific AV8R FlightStick after real-world WWII combat aircraft, although functionality is similar to other AV8R FlightSticks. Ideal for gamers who want to play in simulation mode, the AV8R FlightStick gives pilots access to more control than they'd normally get from a gamepad. Mad Catz includes a custom decal kit and detachable leg supports to further customize this perhiperal device to match the era.

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Saitek-Pacific-AV8R-FlightStick-XBOX360.jpgPACIFIC AV8R for Microsoft Xbox 360

A) 3 buttons, realistic trigger and POV analog stick
B) Removable handle provides convenient storage
C) Integrated throttle enhances realism
D) Aircraft-inspired toggle switches
E) Integrated headset port for use with Xbox LIVE

Fully compatible with:

  • Ace Combat 6
  • Apache Air Assault
  • Birds of Prey
  • Birds of Steel
  • Blazing Angels
  • Blazing Angels 2
  • Hawx 1
  • Hawx 2
  • Heroes Over Europe

On the XBOX360 version Saitek Pacific AV8R FlightStick controller there's a headset port for voice communication between players (other platforms connect directly that system).

Saitek-Pacific-AV8R-FlightStick-PS3-PlayStation3.jpgPACIFIC AV8R for Sony PlayStation 3

A) 3 buttons, realistic trigger and POV analog stick
B) Removable handle provides convenient storage
C) Integrated throttle enhances realism
D) Aircraft-inspired toggle switches

Fully compatible with:

  • Ace Combat 6
  • Apache Air Assault
  • Birds of Prey
  • Birds of Steel
  • Blazing Angels
  • Blazing Angels 2
  • Hawx 1
  • Hawx 2
  • Heroes Over Europe

Saitek-Pacific-AV8R-FlightStick-PC-Personal-Computer.jpgPACIFIC AV8R for PC

A) 3 buttons, realistic trigger and POV analog stick
B) Removable handle provides convenient storage
C) Integrated throttle enhances realism
D) Aircraft-inspired toggle switches
E) 3-position mode switch instantly triples button actions
F) Powerful ST programming software adds more complex commands to each button

Fully compatible with:

  • A-10 Warthog
  • Birds of Steel
  • Combat Wings
  • Flight Simulator
  • IL-2 Sturmovik
  • X-Plane



 

Comments 

 
# WOW!Bob 2012-08-29 23:33
Game looks really good and so does the controller. Think a Logitech 3D joystick will far ok with this game? :D
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# EDITBob 2012-08-29 23:34
Edited - *fair* not far. :D
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# RE: EDITOlin Coles 2012-08-30 07:32
I don't honestly know if the Logitech 3D joystick will work or not. I suggest that you write to Mad Catz about compatibility with this game. Cheers!
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# RE: EDITDavid Ramsey 2012-08-30 07:37
Pedantic of me, but it should be "fare" not "fair."
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# RE:EDIT RE:EDITBob 2012-08-30 09:56
I think you nailed that. Think I had too many beers while reading. @ Olin I don't see why it wouldn't be. Is the game out or only on PS yet?
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# RE: RE:EDIT RE:EDITOlin Coles 2012-08-30 09:59
It's available for XBOX360 and PS3 right now, but PC will come later.
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# Questionable ProgrammablityBud 2012-09-13 15:19
I bought this from STEAM for the pc. While the plane rendering seems very good to me, the terrain rendering is trully awful, pre-1997.

I have 2 different flight stick setups, and neither could be properly configured in the default setup menu. Throttle and rudder inputs defaulted to the keyboard and could not be changed. I have the saitek USB Gold, and the X52 flight control system.

Control of the aircraft is very (wonky) and jerky. Good luck lining up for the attack runs, as flight control was very limited, for me anyways.

I do not recommend this arcade shooter to anyone.
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# Looking For Players To Play OnlineRyan 2013-08-13 18:27
I'm looking for players to play online in Co-op Missions on the PS3. Anybody have this game for the PS3 and want to play online?
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