Voice command let you replace most of the
keystroke and mouse commands you use during simulation, action,
strategy, and adventure games with voice commands.
is one of
the software packages for voice command.
It let you
replace commands, such as responding to tower, radio response,
wingman commands, or any command you wish to program with voice
commands, freeing your hands to take care of the bare
essentials. You'll need a decent microphone such as a Labtech or
any of the headphone mic combos available today. You can set GC2
to play your voice commands over your speakers if you like or
mute them, it works well either way. You can download Game
Commander 2 software free online just do a search
Voice Buddy is
another version of voice
command software from e-Dimensional. The software comes with a
lot of options:
Comes with 60 game editions built right in.
command edition updates for life.
Price varies and is around $40.00 drop by e-Dimensional or do a
web search for best price.
These are just a couple of the leading manufacturers versions
there of course is free and cheaper versions of this type
Control panels house
various switches, knobs or levers that let you operate controls
of an aircraft in a more realistic manner replacing mouse or keyboard
commands. They can range from basic inexpensive switches to a
complex navigation system. Here are a few of the ready made
units in addition to the Saitek unit we covered last issue.
manufactures a series of USB plug and play type panels
shown are their pushbutton, landing gear flap and rotary knob
pushbutton panels. These would look great on the KwikPit (hint).
To find out more go to
Aviator is another company that offers control panels with
some inexpensive pricing. They as well as others also offer
boards so you can create your own panels as well. Check them out
Insight manufactures a great combo NAV/COM/EFIS system as
well as glass cockpits for those with a little money to spend.
The NAV unit will simulate all radio navigation and EFIS
controls in MSFS 2004 and FSX. For cockpit builders they have a
Jet and GA type glass cockpit that simulates instruments in
MS2004 and FSX. Check them out at
The Touch Buddy
touch screen software is a fantastic
created by an individual that goes by the screen name of
Zorloc from the UK. I have to say this is the coolest piece
of software for interfacing with your sim I've seen in a long
The software runs on
LCD touch screens in which templates can be created for each sim
as shown above, these are LCD screens! As stated the software is
free you will need to purchase a touch screen or touch screen
overlay in the size of your choice. For more information on this
great idea go to
www.touch-buddy.com they have some great You Tube videos
demonstrating the Touch Buddy in action. You can download the
software there as well. Check out the site, it's a must!
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