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There has been much discussion on these forums regarding what control configurations would be good for playing Descent Underground and other 6DOF games. During these conversations the subject of 6DOF devices from 3Dconnexion often arises. I am a CAD professional and have been using these devices on a daily basis for 15 years. I am also a gamer who loves 6DOF games so naturally I researched how these could be used as game controllers. The appeal is that these are true 6DOF devices using a puck or a ball for manipulation. These devices have been around since the 1980’s.
They were developed for the computer aided design (CAD) industry to manipulate views in 3D space. These units were a high cost item and out of reach of most computer gamers.
They have been called many names, most commonly known as a “Spaceball”, and sold by different manufacturers. These professional grade Spaceballs originally were serial devices and required a plug-in for whatever CAD software you were using. Early models also required an external power supply.
Most of these were pre-Windows and ran on Unix workstations. After the release of Windows NT 3.1 in the mid 1990’s many of the high end CAD systems were ported to Windows and the Spaceballs were ported with them. In the early 2000’s USB space mice began appearing on the market. There have been several early attempts by the manufacturers of these devices to produce consumer grade versions for gaming. Most notably was the SapceOrb 360 in the late 1990’s. This unit was tailor made for Descent. It was a serial device and plugged into the RS232 port (DB9 connector) rather than the game/MIDI port (DA15 connector).
The biggest shortcoming of this device is that it required both hands to operate, which restricted access to the keyboard. Shortly thereafter Logitech introduced the CyberMan and then the CyberMan 2. The CyberMan was a clumsy attempt to mate a mouse on top of a Spabeball.
This unit sat on the tabletop and you were expected to user it for both a mouse and a 6DOF manipulator. It was not very popular.
The CyberMan 2 was a dedicated 6DOF device and sat on the tabletop with the right hand controlling motion and the left free to work the built in buttons or reach over to the keyboard. Neither of these units or their contemporaries caught on and were quickly and quietly discontinued.
You can still find these units on eBay and the like, but getting drivers to run them on modern systems is problematic. There is a fellow named, who is the de-facto SpaceOrb expert. He previously wrote drivers for the SpaceOrb to run on newer systems, but his most recent efforts were developing hardware adapters. These adapters, the Orbduino and the Orbotron 9000, are built upon the Arduino micro controller and perform a serial to USB conversion allowing the SpaceOrb to be recognized as a 6 axis game controller. The have been discontinued but the Orbotron 9000 is still available either or in. These adapters also work with some of the older 6DOF serial devices including the Spaceball 4000, Spaceball 5000 and the Logitech Magellan/Spacemouse.
These devices are considered obsolete and can be found cheap on eBay. Note, these converters only work with serial devices and will not work for USB devices.
Current 3Dconnexion hardware The most common contemporary 6DOF devices are sold under the 3Dconnexion name, which is a Logitech brand and are being referred to as 3D mice. There are three basic offerings currently from 3Dconnexion.
The basic technology of all the current 3Dconnexion 3D mice is the same. The major differences are the configuration of the base and the number of programmable buttons. On the low end of the spectrum starting at $99 are the SpaceNavigators. This is basically a puck on a metal base with two programmable buttons. There is a version for notebooks with a smaller base and a wireless version which they named the SpaceMouse, but it's the same basic configuration as the Space Navigators.
Moving up the product line is the SpaceMouse Pro, both wired and wireless starting at $299. These have an ergonomic wrist rest as a base and have15 programmable buttons. Topping off the product line is the SpacePilot Pro at $399. This also has a wrist rest with 30 programmable buttons (using a shift). There is a color LCD screen showing the button mapping for the current application. In addition to the current offerings there are several discontinued USB devices, some still supported, some not, that can still be used.
The oldest would be the SpaceBall 5000 USB. This uses a ball rather than a puck and has 12 programmable buttons. The wrist rest on this unit can also be configured for left or right hand use. While this unit is no longer supported by 3Dconnexion I am currently running one on Windows 7 x64 using the legacy drivers from 3Dconnexion. You can find these on eBay. I paid $18 for one. Note: some of these were branded for different computer OEM names such as IBM, HP and Compaq.
Originally released under the Logitech brand was the Magellan (serial), later to become the Spacemouse Plus (USB) under the 3Dconnexion brand. I don't know a lot about these units other than they are true 6DOF and have 9 buttons.
They do show up on eBay. I do not know if current drivers are available, I did not find any on the 3Dconnexion site. A discontinued model is the SpaceExplorer. This is a nice unit with a wrist rest and 15 buttons. Drivers are still available from 3Dconnexion.
These units can be found on eBay. Another discontinued model is the original SpacePilot.
This unit included 16 buttons and a monochrome LCD screen to identify the soft keys. They can also be found on eBay and The problem is that these USB devices are not recognized as game controllers by Windows and very few games currently have native support built in for them (i.e. Second Life, Miner Wars 2081). Sometime around 2010 3Dconnexion offered a driver call 3D Mouse Anywhere that enabled you to use their 6DOF devices with applications, including games, where they were not natively supported. Apparently there were too many technical issues and the drivers are no longer available. There have also been attempts to write unofficial drivers to use 3Dconnexion USB devices as game controllers.
I have tried an early version, called, several years ago without success. I have not tried any of the newer ones currently available. Two that I am aware of are, which is free, and which you have to buy for $9.95. These would be your best options for using current USB devices with unsupported games. Be aware that most of these drivers are written for the low end SpaceNavigator.
The driver I tried would not work with any other device. I don't know if this holds true for drivers I listed currently listed. There are some threads about this on the.
Using a 3D mouse mouse for gaming. First off I would not recommend using the low end SpaceNavigator as-is for a game controller. In the heat of battle it's too easy to loose your orientation since the unit is round with no wrist rest as reference.
Also since there is no wrist rest you may end up lifting it up and sliding it around like you were playing air hockey instead of Descent. I would recommend anchoring this unit to something (i.e. Velcro, poster putty, double-sided tape) to keep it in place and oriented. Then it would be a good entry level controller. I have an Orbduino and use it with a Spaceball 4000 (serial). Even though I am proficient with these devices in a CAD environment, I find they are challenging when used as a game controller. There is very little travel in the puck/ball so it's very easy to over compensate movement.
I find it is also very difficult to move in one axis without moving in one or more additional axis. I think after some practice and adjustment to the settings it may be practical. There is concern about the durability of these devices. They were not designed for hardcore gaming. This may change now that 3Dconnexion has some limited. I am hoping that Descendent Studios will support these 6DOF devices USB natively in Descent: Underground. Additional Links.
I have a Space Navigator - and it is utterly superb for what it was designed by: full translational control in one hand, when using Google Earth, Sketchup or other 3D Application. However, it is totally and completely inappropriate for a 6DOF game. Its range of motion is far too small, and it is designed for smooth, slow speed operations and not fast high speed ones.
I managed to get Descent 3 recognising it, and the ship was basically unflyable - about as controllable as playing Descent on a phone, and using the motion sensor as the XYZ input. It's that bad. A fantastic device, and possibly very good for RPGs and games where the movement is more akin to that of Google Earth. I have a Space Navigator - and it is utterly superb for what it was designed by: full translational control in one hand, when using Google Earth, Sketchup or other 3D Application. However, it is totally and completely inappropriate for a 6DOF game. Its range of motion is far too small, and it is designed for smooth, slow speed operations and not fast high speed ones.
I managed to get Descent 3 recognising it, and the ship was basically unflyable - about as controllable as playing Descent on a phone, and using the motion sensor as the XYZ input. It's that bad. A fantastic device, and possibly very good for RPGs and games where the movement is more akin to that of Google Earth. The base of the Space Navigator is too small and light.
It is impossible to maintain it's position and orientation on the desktop while playing Descent. I've done some preliminary tests with the Space Pilot Pro.
Currently there is no means to adjust the sensitivity of the axes. If this were addressed it may be a viable option. I posted this as a question on a previous Wingman's Hangar I have played Descent with a Spaceball 4000 FLX using an Orbduino serial to USB converter. Plays as well if not better that using a SpaceOrb 360. My biggest concern with these devices is their longevity.
Can they survive rough handling during Descent matches? It's the difference between replacing a $40 Extreme 3D Pro, a $100 Space Navigator or a $400 Space Pilot Pro. That's why I buy the Spaceball 4000's dirt cheap on eBay and use them with the Orbduino. I haven't broken one yet.
Why did you quote my post? You replied directly to me? Dear sweet baby jebus. Anyway, the Space Navigator is absolutely fine, and sticks to my desk like glue. It's position and orientation are not a problem.
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What is a problem is that it is a terrible game controller.:wacko: Sorry, not seeing the issue with quoting you, so I'm doing it again. Maybe I'm just spoiled from using the higher end 3D Connexion devices with the wrist rests because when I try to use the Space Navigator it turns into an air hockey match. I agree with your overall assessment that currently it is a terrible game controller.
I thought I would chime in here, it just so happens I have several 3-D connection devices. Currently I'm using the space pilot Pro, and I have no problem controlling games such as DU, ED, or SC. There is a joystick emulation mode now in the drivers. So where once upon a time I would never have recommended it. I now find I can't fly without it.
I use the joystick for regular Pitch and roll, and the 3-D space pilot Pro for forward/ back/Slide left/ right /up /down. The control feels very natural and precise. The ship needs to auto level like It did in the original. I don't know If That's implemented yet. Currently I'm using the space pilot Pro, and I have no problem controlling games such as DU, ED, or SC. There is a joystick emulation mode now in the drivers. I have a Space Navigator and a Space Pilot Pro using the current v10 drivers.
I did not see any explicit joystick emulation sited but they are recognized as joysticks by Descent Underground. I have done some tweaking since I posted the video above. Space Pilot Pro 3D The Space Pilot Pro is recognized by DU as 'JoystickSpacePilotPRO3DMouse'. The axis can be bound quite easily in the Movement dialog. @JazAero: Sounds like a HOTAS setup but with additional axes. Do you use the buttons on the Space Pilot as well? @ PyroJockey My driver version is currently 10.2.0 I know the latest drivers.
10.2.9, but I haven't got around to downloading that one yet. About the buttons. I find I don't need to use them. Because I'm in the rather enviable position of having multiple controller options. Add to that that I design and build my own custom controllers and my options are virtually limitless as far as controlling schemes. Right now, waiting for the game to go mainstream and have controller situation lock down before I design something custom for this game.
Looks promising! From the video/screenshots it doesn't appear to only have rotational support on the Z-axis (no linear/pan support), so it's technically a five rather than six axis controller (not a true competitor to the space orb) but it still looks promising and quite intuitive. I'll definitely keep an eye on this. I concur with your observations. I would add that it appears to have a much wider range of motion that the 3D Connexion family of devices. @Moderator: While it is a very interesting project, similar to the Logitech CyberMan above, it is not of the 3D Connexion lineage.
It only supports 5 axes and it is not a 6DOF device. It should be placed under a different topic than the one in this thread.