I don’t get what you’re saying.
Quake was just an example. You wouldn’t use a mouse to control a driving game. You wouldn’t use a steering wheel to control a platformer.
Sure a ‘space mouse’ (or other 6DoF controller with greater travel) would probably be even better, but how many people have them?
@BobHoskinns, Quake is irrelevant. So is your attraction to the popularised image of spaceships being controlled by joysticks. - I’m not against using joysticks (as I said, I use one myself for translation) I’m just pointing out that it’s unlikely to be optimal to use a stick for pitch and yaw, and even less to use pedals for yaw unless you have as fine motor control over your feet as you do over your hands.
Still, you should have the option to, and I look forward to the limitation of 2 controllers being lifted ASAP.
By the way, head over here for how to use TrackIR in-game right now:
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