Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > General Computer Discussion > Gaming > BF2 - what keyboard and mouse?

Reply
Thread Tools

BF2 - what keyboard and mouse?

 
 
ozraelised ozraelised is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
 
      06-13-2006
Hi,

I love this game great, but I think that my keyboard and mouse which are very basic have a major effect on my playing ability.

Can you reccomand a keyboard and mouse for this greate game.

Cheers
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
The Modfather The Modfather is offline
Senior Member
The Modfather's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,454
 
      06-13-2006
For that game I'd recommend the ZBoard with the BF2 keyset and a Logitech G5 or G7 mouse (depending on if you prefer corded or cordless).
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
unholy unholy is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,928
 
      06-13-2006
Its all in the mouse Modfather, thus making it rely on the hand. Thus relying on your Arm muscles thus relying on how quickly u can transmit from ur retina to your optic nerve then to ur brain, Process and act (Reaction time) then the rest in done.

In which case fingers move quicker then hands. making the age old (my keybaord is too slow) wrong.

In any good FPS. Its in the Hands no the tools. If you cant own with Cheap Gear you going to get owned by expensive gear. I have to admit it, an old 400 DPi mouse is going to get u the same K : D ratio as a G5/G7.

But thats enough of my rambling. Get a G5 or G7 thats all u need (and maybe a slim keyboard)

For the Horde!
 
Reply With Quote
 
ozraelised ozraelised is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
 
      06-14-2006
Yes it is all in the hand I agrree with you. I just think that my hand is to fast for the mouse. Manytme it is diffcult to move. for example I have to clean the mouse when I play. As I can't stand mouse pad many times it would not be working properlly.
and my mouse is really s..t one. Not only that I think it would be nice to get a new toy the laser will be better on the table then the old ball one.

Cheers guys

If you have any more suggestions on good keyboards and mouse let us know what you are using.
GO BF2 let the killing go on for ever
 
Reply With Quote
 
The Modfather The Modfather is offline
Senior Member
The Modfather's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,454
 
      06-14-2006
Then you definately want a G7, it's a very fast 2000dpi laser mouse, forget mousepads unless you're gonna want to use an optical/laser pad which are hard surfaces. Cleaning the mouse is like a once a month deal, just wipe the bottom off with a damn rag or something.

And sure, of course your skill level is the most important thing but the right tools can and do help. Using a cheap 400dpi mouse with a ball will get you owned very quickly. There's no way that a mouse like that is anything but a hinderance to gameplay. Keyboards can play a factor too, it's about comfort with your input devices. If you have to contort your hands into weird positions to play the game then you're NOT going to perform as well as you might with the right combo of keyboard and mouse.

For instance, I have never liked to use the WASD default controls for any FPS games. I hate that and it never works for me because my hands are too big and I hit multiple keys. I have to change the controls to the arrow keys, which means I have to move the keyboard over to the left to be in the right position. With a board like the Zboard the WASD are replaced by a butterfly design arrow keys on the left of the board, thus putting the keys in the proper position for play and making them large enough and spaced out enough for me to use them properly.

Alternativly, you can use a game pad like device, though I'm not a fan of the ones that look just like keyboards on a glove, like the Nostromo, that might as well just be the WASD keys all over again.

The DX1 is a good idea, allowing you to put your keys wherever you want them, but it's expensive.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/77ba/

Ideazon, who make the ZBoard, also make a smaller device called the Fang that gives you the butterfly keys in a seperate device, which comes in handy as hell.



If you type a lot and need to be able to say, type messages in games, the ZBoard itself can be difficult to master, this device gives you the best of both worlds. Use your favorite keyboard AND have the nice controls for gaming right at hand too.

So, with this you could use the G15 gaming keyboard from Logitech (a really great board) the G7 mouse and still have the gaming controls too. That'd be the ideal setup for my use.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BF2 Mod Editor won't install on XP x64 Pro. Skybuck Flying Windows 64bit 5 03-07-2008 05:31 PM
X64: IPv6 installed/removed, without reboot, then playing BF2 and voila crash. Skybuck Flying Windows 64bit 2 02-27-2008 03:54 PM
Weird Mouse Bug, Alt-Tab, BF2, IE 7. Skybuck Flying Windows 64bit 6 04-26-2007 10:27 AM
Ihug BF2 server? NRENNIE NZ Computing 1 12-26-2006 04:43 AM
[BF2] Tips/Tricks Silverstrand Gaming 19 09-16-2005 01:41 PM



Advertisments