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#4148263 - 07/19/15 03:52 PM Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II  
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Trying desperately to throw stuff out pending a move, and I came across a box with:

2 Thrustmaster WCS II
1 Thrustmaster FCS Mark 2 (NOT PRO)
1 Thrustmaster FCS Mark 1 (NOT PRO)


http://retroflightsim.blogspot.com/2014/10/thrustmaster-fcs-pro-and-wcs-mark-ii.html


Honestly I have no idea how good they are. The WCS II's seem like they are in good shape.

No good for any modern system, but it hurts me to send them to the trash. They use GAME PORT for connections which makes them nearly useless for modern hardware.

Anyone interested can have them, though I might ask for help in shipping depending on how much it ends up. They are pretty light.


I still have an FCS PRO (stiffer springs and metal base compared to stock FCS) and WCS 2 attached to an old computer, and honestly I may have to say goodbye to them too, but for now I am keeping them.

I always preferred the WCS II to the TQS/COUGAR throttle for feel.

Apparently some folks were still managing to use them in the MODERN ERA.

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=44139


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#4148450 - 07/20/15 04:09 AM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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Ooh man I hope you don't have to trash anything. If anything see if someone on ebay would want them for their collection. Even dirt cheap is better than dumping them.

#4148825 - 07/20/15 10:20 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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Wow, the F-16 config is of the -A variant IIRC! Old school!


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#4149430 - 07/22/15 01:59 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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BUMP... Heading to the garbage/recycling center this weekend... frown


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#4149456 - 07/22/15 02:51 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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Gods, not the garbage...

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ehrmn...
Postage to Italy?


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#4149489 - 07/22/15 04:21 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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Or postage to South Carolina. Don't trash them!


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#4149562 - 07/22/15 08:20 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted By: F4UDash4
Or postage to South Carolina. Don't trash them!


South Carolina would be doable!! Happy if someone could use them. Keep in touch!!! (sorry kommimute, Italy might be a little far wink )


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#4149573 - 07/22/15 09:09 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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AHHAHAHAHHA No prbs! wink I would just hate to know those little heroes ending up in the trash! wink

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#4149591 - 07/22/15 10:46 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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If Komemiute doesn't take an FCS/WCS II set, I'm interested. Just tell me how much to ship to Peterborough, ON K9H 2A7 and I'll pay for it.

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#4149623 - 07/23/15 02:35 AM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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I am happy with anyone other than the trash man getting these, PM me if other avenues fall through and I will pay shipping to zip 29640


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#4149700 - 07/23/15 11:38 AM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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Cool!! Thanks guys!!!! I will be in touch. Probably plan on sending a set each. I also found some manuals/tech supplements for the WCS II's but I don't know if I have 2 complete sets. Will be sifting through stuff more and will get an accurate count.

In the interests of full disclosure, the Keyboard port is the old fat 5 pin DIN. I used to have adapters for the PS2->DIN and I also saved a few keyboards with the DIN. Of course modern keyboards are all USB anyway, so it probably doesn't matter.

You have no idea how happy I am NOT to trash them.


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WinXP SP3

Win 7 Box: (thanks to kramer!!!)
Intel Core i7 3.06 GHz
16 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 770
Corsair Carbide 400R Case
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Flight Gear:

Cougar Hotas S/N 26453
CHPro Rudder Pedals

#4150366 - 07/24/15 11:52 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: komemiute]  
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Originally Posted By: komemiute
...Postage to Italy?


If possible make friends with (or check if any of your friends are friends with) a U.S. Military person stationed in Italy. Postage to them is the same as it would be here in the U.S.


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#4150367 - 07/24/15 11:52 PM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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HA! Great idea! smile

Thanks!

Last edited by komemiute; 07/24/15 11:53 PM.

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MigBuster

"What people like and what critics praise are rarely the same thing. 'Critic' is just another one of those unnecessary, overpaid, parasitic jobs that the human race has churned out so that clever slackers won't have to actually get a real job and possibly soil their hands."
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#4150404 - 07/25/15 04:19 AM Re: Free to good home or museum : TM FCS and WCS II [Re: Recluse]  
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I would've been all over this had I noticed sooner!

I keep a computer around specifically for gaming on DOS, Win98SE and WinXP, and the DOS stuff specifically needs gameport gear. (At least until I figure out how to get those USBUHCI drivers' gameport emulation working properly.)

The FCS/WCS combo is particularly desirable because of how well they were supported by DOS sims, down to having pre-made profiles and everything. Better yet, it looks like the WCS Mark IIs can switch between keyboard emulation for the main throttle axis (because the FCS maps the hat switch to axis 3 and early games expect this) and proper analog throttle control with keyboard emulation on the FCS hat switch (for later games that support it). That's a pretty wide range of compatibility there.


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