-V- (vsze@wwdg.com)
Mon, 10 Jul 2000 22:19:45 -0700


Up till now, my favorite cockpit designs are still the ones from 08th MS Team. They have separate controls for individual functions for the MS (i.e. they took into account of extra foot pedals for the thrusts and legs, if you notice, there are more "joysticks" for the hands, one set with finger controls etc...). The one that I find the most hard to believe is still the ones from CCA. Maybe it's because trackballs were just getting popular back then...

-V-

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  From: L. M. Lloyd
  To: gundam@aeug.org
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 5:49 PM
  Subject: Re: [gundam] Controls/Newtype abilities

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  I do not believe that Wing has anything to do with newtypes. In the
  rest of Gundam, those "joysticks" have far more movement than your
  average control. They can pull up and down, as well as slide forward
  and back, swivel about all their axis, and have a button for each
  finger. They are also only one part of the control mechanism which
  also includes foot pedals, and a control console.

  - ----- Original Message -----
  From: ROBOTICK
  To: gundam@aeug.org
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 7:40 PM
  Subject: [gundam] Controls/Newtype abilities

  Being the newcomer to the Gundam universe that I am, curiosity has
  set in on several unexplained aspects of it. Sorry, I couldn't find
  this on any websites, so maybe one of you hardcore Gundamites can
  help me out. I'll stick to one for now. It's about the cockpit of
  the Gundams in Gundam Wing (and probably in other Gundam series').
  What do the two joysticks with buttons on them do? And what do the
  various buttons do? I originally thought that the left stick
  controlled thrust and the right one controlled aiming, but it didn't
  work out for some of the moves they do. Also, in one part, Dorothy
  Catalonia is wearing a solid helmet in a black room, and I thought
  that she was controlling the mobile dolls. However, if she was, then
  why do the other newtype pilots in the series need controls for
  operating one suit? Also, how did she duel with Quatre (in the same
  scenario) while controlling the mobile dolls and being blinded by the
  helmet? Some kind of newtype abilities I was unaware of?

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