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Games where a HOTAS takes it to a new level?

Today I was lucky enough to get the Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS Flight Pack that includes a joystick, throttle, and rudders. I also have a Valve Index set up to use for VR flight games. My main use for this setup is to use alongside Flight Simulators to practice maneuvers and other things flight-related while I am taking IRL classes to get my pilot's license. But I want to broaden my scope a bit and try out other games that would suit it (VR or non-VR).

Any thoughts on what to try and play? I have Star Wars Squadrons that I plan to boot up already.

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    Adys
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    Have you given Elite Dangerous a shot? I also know Star Citizen has good HOTAS support but I have no idea how much of it you'd enjoy; afaik it's mostly just a flight sim right now with some...

    Have you given Elite Dangerous a shot?

    I also know Star Citizen has good HOTAS support but I have no idea how much of it you'd enjoy; afaik it's mostly just a flight sim right now with some gameplay elements but that might be a lot of fun depending on your setup.

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      Icarus
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      Oh no, I completely forgot about Elite Dangerous! I will have to give Star Citizen a shot too, although I don't know much about the game even though I backed it in 2012. I have been a bit confused...

      Oh no, I completely forgot about Elite Dangerous!

      I will have to give Star Citizen a shot too, although I don't know much about the game even though I backed it in 2012. I have been a bit confused on what games I own in the Star Citizen sphere since there seems to be traditional Star Citizen and Squadron 42?

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      1. Adys
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        SQ42 is the solo campaign iirc. I haven't checked in in years but I believe every backer should have both.

        SQ42 is the solo campaign iirc. I haven't checked in in years but I believe every backer should have both.

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      2. vegai
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        E:D is awesome and has good presets for exactly that joystick. Not sure what you would do with the rudders there, though, but I'm sure something.

        E:D is awesome and has good presets for exactly that joystick. Not sure what you would do with the rudders there, though, but I'm sure something.

    2. drannex
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      Came here just to say that, Elite massively changes and improves with a HOTAS setup.

      Came here just to say that, Elite massively changes and improves with a HOTAS setup.