Summary: Purchased extreme 3d pro several years ago and have never used it, Bought on line and didn't receive the software to run it and have been unable to figure out how to down load it on line from Logitech
Summary: In the genre of first person shooters (FPS), Ground Pounders from Castle Wolfenstien to Modern Warfare 2 have been the mainstays of game publishers.That's all good and fine but I need to FLY!I've been hooked from the time I first dropped two quarters into the Star Wars Arcade Game back in the 80s. Two quarters was double the going rate of games back then and I chunked them like they were going out of style.
Summary: I bought this joystick looking for something that could tolerate my hours of flight simming. It worked for the first few months, but then started to lose its calibration. It also became INSANELY sensitive to movement input. Fortunately, I had an extended warranty for it. The second one that I got now has the same problem, and the movement in the Y-Axis is no longer smooth- I feel a small "click" about half way through pulling it back. All in all, not a bad stick.
Summary: EDIT (4/3/2013) - The review below was written SEVEN years ago and is likely not applicable today! Back then, I was a college student for whom this joystick was an extravagant purchase for his slow Windows XP laptop. I was also admittedly immature at the time, as I now shudder when reading the last line of my review today. Anyway, my point is that the review below was applicable back in 2006 and likely does not apply today.
Pretty good joystick but there are a couple problems
David Posik "Indy", Amazon
30 May 2005
Summary: This joystick is pretty good overall. It has a large base so it stays stable on your desk. It's well constructed. I haven't had any calibration issues like other people have. But you can't program mouse functions to button commands. It also has a very strong spring which wears my arm out very quickly. Overall I recommend this joystick. If you want a basic joystick. Personally I'm going to get on that has a seperate throttle and more buttons.
Summary: I use this joystick with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, and it's response within the program is excellent. My previous joystick before this one was a $10 generic model with an old game/MIDI port. With the USB plug, it is much easier to unplug the joystick and store it when not in use. This function is useful, since the joystick is quite big and does take up a considerable amount of desk space.
Pros: Durable, precise, heavy (so it doesn't slip)
Cons: It is big and takes up some space. EDIT: Loses calibration after an year of use.
Summary: I really loved this joystick for awhile. The rotating joystick feature was especially good. The problem is that this feature gives out eventually. I used to play Decent 3 with this joystick and one day, when I went to play the game, the shuttle got stuck in a perminant spin. When I turn this feature off, the shuttle stopped spinning. Had the joystick for only a year.
Summary: The rudder fails after 6 months. Calibration does nothing to fix it. Wrote to technical support, and was told to update DirectX. My DirectX is the most updated one. They just didn't want to admit it's their fault.