hi i was just wondering if i need to play with a joy stick or can you use your keyboard and mouse instead
This is the answer I gave you in the other post.
You can operate the aircraft with the keyboard but it's much easier and more realistic when you use a joystick.
The mouse as a yoke isn't in 2004 but there is a workaround, use a joystick.
I would highly advise the use of one.
Glad you found it for a good price!
I have always used the keyboard. I sort of distrust the joystick as I've read about a lot of problems with FS'04( lockups and crashes) that seem to be related to the joysticks. I have so far avoided those problems. Besides, I'm so used to the kybd I doubt I could get used to a stick. If I could afford it I would get a yolk and rudder pedals like the real mccoy.