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gamepads

#1andlenthusPosted 8/25/2013 11:29:22 AM
Can someone recommend a good gamepad. (preferably one that is designed like and,or feels like a playstation 3 controller) , any feedback is appreciated.
#2Eclypse9810Posted 8/25/2013 11:33:09 AM(edited)
The PS3 controller.

I'm being serious btw. A new unofficial driver was released earlier this year that basically makes Windows think that your PS3 controller is a 360 controller, letting you use it through the use of either the usb cable you use to charge it with, or by a bluetooth dongle.
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#3jessica73Posted 8/25/2013 11:34:42 AM
you could use the ps3 controller if you wanted, just get a bluetooth dongle

Logitech f310/f710 also have the same shape
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#4ElDudorinoPosted 8/25/2013 11:37:08 AM
PS3 controller, for sure. That's what I do. Use Scarlet Crush's driver, or whatever the dude's name is. You'll figure it out. Or you won't, and I'll post a link when I get home, I guess.

I wouldn't bother with MotionInJoy, since those drivers are last year's news, and absolutely don't mess with the oldest drivers on the net which relied on the installation of libusb32 which could potentially trash your computer's USB support and kinda screw you if your system has only USB ports for keyboard and mouse.
#5andlenthus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 11:49:51 AM
jessica73 posted...
you could use the ps3 controller if you wanted, just get a bluetooth dongle

Logitech f310/f710 also have the same shape


are those logitech controllers any good.
#6DragnfyrPosted 8/25/2013 12:15:14 PM
The Logitech controllers have native, official Windows support so they will work with less hassle than a PS3 controller. Unless you already have a PS3 controller I would recommend you get one of the Logitech controllers. I would not recommend going out and buying a PS3 controller just for PC gaming.
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#7RhytenPosted 8/25/2013 12:47:02 PM
ElDudorino posted...
PS3 controller, for sure. That's what I do. Use Scarlet Crush's driver, or whatever the dude's name is. You'll figure it out. Or you won't, and I'll post a link when I get home, I guess.

I wouldn't bother with MotionInJoy, since those drivers are last year's news, and absolutely don't mess with the oldest drivers on the net which relied on the installation of libusb32 which could potentially trash your computer's USB support and kinda screw you if your system has only USB ports for keyboard and mouse.


http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-XInput-Wrapper-for-DS3-and-Play-com-USB-Dual-DS2-Controller

I guess that's the link. I'm trying this btw, thanks for the mention :) motioninjoy is kinda painful to use, a plug and play driver is much better!
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#8DiviDudePosted 8/25/2013 12:52:42 PM(edited)
I'm also a fan of the Logitechs, but some PC ports don't work well with anything that isn't an Xbox controller and sometimes take a bit of tinkering (eg x360ce, which emulates an Xbox controller) to get working properly. And even then sometimes things don't go perfectly. This, of course, is the fault of half-assed ports by douche bag developers/publishers, not the fault of Logitech.
#9MwulfPosted 8/25/2013 1:11:41 PM
andlenthus posted...
jessica73 posted...
you could use the ps3 controller if you wanted, just get a bluetooth dongle

Logitech f310/f710 also have the same shape


are those logitech controllers any good.


The 310 is decent, but has issues. 710 is terrible. Has serious latency and connectivity issues, even at point-blank range from sensor.

PS3 controller is the absolute best option for a gamepad, wireless or wired.
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#10ElDudorinoPosted 8/25/2013 1:13:09 PM
Rhyten: That's the one. Once you install those, you can say goodbye to having to load up DS3Tool every time you restart your computer or every time you knock your USB cable loose. It's pure plug-and-play after that. It also supports some bluetooth dongles which aren't supported by MiJ. Good stuff.