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  • Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

    I searched and came up with 18 threads that referenced the N52. None of them really gave me a breakdown of what people thought of them. I find that I am sometimes too slow on my keyboard and would like something more intuituve and ergonomic. This seems to fit the bill. So I would like input on this item. Do you like it and why or vice versa.
    "Umm Deputy these aren't my pants" - Common alarm cry of the North American Crackhead
    [tg-c1][ma-c1][defense]

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    Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

    Completely indespensible..... it brought my game to a whole new level.

    How often do you use you left thumb? It will triple when you start using the speedpad.

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    • #3
      Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

      To stress this enough, I CAN'T PLAY ANY COMPUTER GAME WITHOUT MY N52!!
      If you would like to see my profile for BF2, I can upload it to you somehow. I started out with the N50 in RTCW and began using the N52 when I was playing planetside. I will never play a computer game without the use of my N52, I utterly refuse. Hope to see you on the BF2 server; I'm the guy spamming, "Get health packs here".

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      • #4
        Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

        I've been fiddling with the N50 and didn't really like it too much. It felt like a bunch of keys were suddenly missing unless I started using on-the-fly keypad shifting. Shifting was just too much thinking for BF2 where I want access to a lot of keys. It did feel better for Counter-Strike though. With the N52's extra row of keys, I expect it to be much better than a keyboard. It definitely looks like you can access more keys without having to shift.

        - It's who you game with.

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        • #5
          Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

          Originally posted by ultrablue
          If you would like to see my profile for BF2, I can upload it to you somehow.
          We have a members download section just for this sort of thing. PM Apophis about getting it uploaded. I'd like to check it out as well.
          New to TG?

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          • #6
            Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

            i bought one and used it for a couple weeks. by the time i got used to it, i was tired of it.

            the thumb buttons were basically worthless, as was the scrollwheel. which left the dpad and part of a keyboard. i used the dpad for crouch/prone/sprint (tried to use it to jump, too, but it was akward), couldn't really find anything else to use it for.

            i really just fail to see the advantage over a keyboard.
            [TG]epheneh

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            • #7
              Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

              Burble and Squid - I will post my config in an array of screen shots so you guys can see the full layout. I must mention that I use a Logitech MX1000 mouse for reload, sprint, iron sights, and 3 weapons for the side thumb buttons.

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              • #8
                Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                Burble and Squid - I will post my config in an array of screen shots so you guys can see the full layout. I must mention that I use a Logitech MX1000 mouse for reload, sprint, iron sights, and 3 weapons for the side thumb buttons. I play using ASDF style movement with the middle of the pad (I think this is default config) and use the nintendo styled thumb rocker pad for parachute/zoom radar/score list/and VOIP. It will probably be a bit overwhelming at first, but once you are used to it, it can be very rewarding.

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                • #9
                  Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                  Love my N52... Can't play FPS games without it. The wheel is useless, but I use all the other features.

                  ABPositive

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                  • #10
                    Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                    hated it. thumb button things sucked...actually LESS keys than I use on the keyboard...
                    took it back and got a saitek x45 instead

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                    • #11
                      Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                      I am looking for something for a groundpounder. The saitek x45 you mention looks more like a flight sim controller. Do you use this for FPS?
                      "Umm Deputy these aren't my pants" - Common alarm cry of the North American Crackhead
                      [tg-c1][ma-c1][defense]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                        n52 > all (including keyboard).
                        I even made a profile so i could type with one hand using shifts, but that was just silliness (now that my keyboard is a part of my computer).

                        Not to mention, the macro software is amazing (i fiddled with it, but don't use it in game).

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                        • #13
                          Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                          Originally posted by Pickle
                          I am looking for something for a groundpounder. The saitek x45 you mention looks more like a flight sim controller. Do you use this for FPS?
                          yeah...i use it for bf2...awesome for that (the x45)
                          i just added up how many keys i used on the keyboard and how many i used on the nostormoaueorna thing and...the keyboard beats it...did i mention that thumb thing is worthless?


                          the probably real answer: im too lazy to try something new and better...well i tried it...i just couldnt stick with it

                          probably afraid too...

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                          • #14
                            Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                            So I just got the N52 tonight. I also bought the Razer Diamondback mouse. Between the two I am officially the most craptastic player now. OMG, what a suck fest I have been having! Just when I was starting to get comfortable with the keyboard set up.

                            I think the N52 will eventually work and will definitely take some getting used to . The buttons are actually closer together than on my keyboard.

                            The mouse is extraordinarily sensitive. I move it 1/16th of an inch and I have done a friggen 360!
                            "Umm Deputy these aren't my pants" - Common alarm cry of the North American Crackhead
                            [tg-c1][ma-c1][defense]

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                            • #15
                              Re: Nostromo N52; Love or Hate?

                              I bought a n52, tried it, hated it, put it in a box. Three months later I decided to give it a try again - this time I stuck with it for a week in BF2, getting my arse kicked, but once I got the hang of the thing, it was great. I love it now and use it for every game I play.
                              [volun]

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