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So wired 360 controller is the most compatible, headache-free controller...

#1ArsenicOverlordPosted 8/18/2013 7:20:23 PM
...for PC gaming? Like, total plug-and-play, everything at default setting and it just works? That's the impression I'm getting from what I read.
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#2daemon_danPosted 8/18/2013 7:23:06 PM
ArsenicOverlord posted...
...for PC gaming? Like, totally plug-and-play with almost all modern games at default setting and it just works? That's the impression I'm getting from what I read.


Made a minor correction to your post.
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#3SkylineQSPosted 8/18/2013 7:33:43 PM
yeah i just got one from amazon, every game i tried it works i didn't even have to config or anything!!! worth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#4YoungAdultLinkPosted 8/18/2013 7:38:30 PM
If the game is from late 2005 or later and had a console release, it probably has 360 controller support. Some notable exceptions are the Mass Effect games. Games older than that usually see it as a joystick, and it works well enough. There are programs you can use to map it in the old games that don't support it.
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#5OCRAZYGunPosted 8/18/2013 7:44:49 PM
QTEs on the Battlefield 3 campaign aren't compatible with the Xbox 360 controller for some reason but fully compatible with the game otherwise. Actually you still need to use a mouse to navigate the menus.

It has worked flawlessly on all the other games I've played though.
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#6jake-sfPosted 8/18/2013 7:55:14 PM
Its so lazily ported in fact that not only is the 360 plug & play, but it also is impossible to configure! So if you EVER have a problem with ANY control scheme, big deal. Your PC is basically a console. The irony is if you have anything else that is not plug & play, you can configure it. But a 360 controller? Forget. Its plug & play makes it impossible to reconfigure, really. Because what game has controller configuration settings in this day and age? Right. Like, none. Its pathetic.

But I doubt you care about all that. Personally I really need to spend on another non-microsoft controller for exactly that issue.
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#7TimePharaohPosted 8/18/2013 7:56:59 PM
OCRAZYGun posted...
QTEs on the Battlefield 3 campaign aren't compatible with the Xbox 360 controller for some reason but fully compatible with the game otherwise. Actually you still need to use a mouse to navigate the menus.

It has worked flawlessly on all the other games I've played though.


But the most important question is, how exactly would you know this? Are you saying you were playing an FPS with a controller?
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#8Incendia_IntusPosted 8/18/2013 7:57:14 PM
I just use a PS3 controller with offline motionjoy drivers. Sure, it took an initial setup period of a few seconds the first time, but I like it much more.
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#9WyzeGyePosted 8/18/2013 7:59:09 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
OCRAZYGun posted...
QTEs on the Battlefield 3 campaign aren't compatible with the Xbox 360 controller for some reason but fully compatible with the game otherwise. Actually you still need to use a mouse to navigate the menus.

It has worked flawlessly on all the other games I've played though.


But the most important question is, how exactly would you know this? Are you saying you were playing an FPS with a controller?


uh oh
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#10DaedalusExPosted 8/18/2013 8:00:16 PM
Incendia_Intus posted...
I just use a PS3 controller with offline motionjoy drivers. Sure, it took an initial setup period of a few seconds the first time, but I like it much more.


MotionInJoy is a thing of the past: http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-XInput-Wrapper-for-DS3-and-Play-com-USB-Dual-DS2-Controller

Works exactly like an X360 controller now.