I’ll upload a config I found (not that I use), for the extreme 3d joystick (that a heap of commanders, including me, use).
The game is designed to be played with anything from keyboard/mouse, Xbox, hotas or anything in between – really down to your style, gameplay and the amount of $$ you want to outlay.
I upgraded from an old saitek cyborg v1 (@hazara, you want it for hazara jnr?), but that was mainly because it was cheap, I like Logitech, and I couldn’t afford the desk space for hotas.
I was considering using the old saitek as my off hand analogue thruster and extra controls but gave up on that idea – not enough space…
When I was trading, the joystick gathered dust expect for interdictions & pointing away from those great big hot things.
Anyway, I bang away at my freaking loud ergo keyboard for all the controls that don’t have commands on the joystick..
If you need hints on keyboard setup, have a chat to @Davo, he’s the bloody macro king!
[Edit]: head tracking. Head tracking. Head tracking.
Have a look at head tracking options that suit your budget as well. I’m running opentrack on my old android phone, Velcro’d to my headphones. It’s wicked.
[Edit 2/3/4/5 (why my link not insert??)]:
Here’s the whatsit I was talking about. A general config for the extreme 3d – I used some as a base, but haven’t gotten into the switch/mode keys… I have enough trouble working out where the ‘any’ key in on my keyboard 😉