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Best gamepad I can get for around 30 bucks?

#41Freelance_WolfPosted 8/14/2014 3:42:11 AM(edited)
It's better to get a 'made for PC' gamepad. Recent ones support both DirectInput and XInput, so they can be used with old and new PC games, and you won't need any additional software to use it with older games. Of course, if you only want to play recent games, then an XInput-only gamepad would be more useful.

I will always recommend Logitech gamepads for the reason it can be used with a far more number of games.
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#42Ticking_DeathPosted 8/14/2014 6:00:26 AM
DualShock 4
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#43Bazooka_Penguin(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2014 7:21:37 AM
I actually just ordered a 360 controller yesterday night. But thanks for all the input
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#44Bane766Posted 8/14/2014 7:27:28 AM
And to answer your other question, No. I couldn't figure out how to get the Analog sticks working with ePSXe.
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#45WerdnAndreWPosted 8/14/2014 12:57:52 PM
Bestbuy has the white PS3 controller for $29.99 if anyone cares.
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#46GunmaN1905Posted 8/14/2014 1:15:07 PM
Sixaxis.
Better than dualshock 3 in every way, idk would you be find it new these days, tho.

I dislike xbox controller's layout, so I prefer ps controllers.

As for easiness of use, you just install one driver that makes PC think your ds3/sixaxis is actually x360 controller and that's it. Just plug and play, no need for running software every time you plug it in.
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#47DC07301981Posted 8/14/2014 1:38:13 PM
Wired Xbox 360 is still the best, IMO. Perfect design and weight except for the d-pad. I've always used this controller, it's nearly flawless in design. It's I think $40 too, so it's not too expensive.
#48JKatarnPosted 8/14/2014 8:57:38 PM
Dawnshadow posted...
I personally use a PowerA Mini Pro Ex 360 controller. It's only about $25, it's very solidly built, and it has a NORMAL D-pad instead of the "trash can lid on a tennis ball" construction that most 360 pads have. I actually prefer it over the official one.

The only potential downside is that the "mini" in its name means something. It's a smaller than normal controller, so if you have big hands it may not be comfortable. I'm a woman and, while I don't exactly have tiny hands, it actually feels a lot more comfortable to me than the standard.

http://www.amazon.com/POWER-Mini-Pro-EX-Wired-Controller/dp/B00BEQLKIA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407973848&sr=8-4&keywords=powera+wired+360+controller

I also have a Logitech F310. It's very good for its price, but the analog buttons are a bit stiff. Also, the grips are very thick-- I have to really stretch my thumbs to use the analog sticks, which isn't comfortable over a long play session (which is why I bought the Pro Mini when I saw it in a store.) But, like I said, smaller hand size; this might not be an issue for you.


Man, looking at the buttons on that Mini controller....it seems like they would kill your thumbs.
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#49JKatarnPosted 8/14/2014 9:01:18 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
WyzeGye posted...
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
Wait, does the Xbox One's wireless controller work with the 360 wireless adapter? Because if not I can just cross that off the list right away


IIRC Wireless doesnt work at all with the PC + XBO pad


MS is really screwing things up big time.

Is MS's official 360 controller really the best one? I'm assuming most people here never really tried any third party ones. Third party controllers should work with PC right?


When it comes to peripherals, "best" is really subjective. If you want the best compatibility with modern games with a minimum of fuss, the 360 controller is probably the way to go, however, if you don't mind a bit of tweaking, using the free software "xbox360ce" + most PC gamepads, you should be able to play any game that uses the "Xinput" library just fine, however you will have to change the compatibility mode etc. for the odd game.
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#50Jedi454Posted 8/14/2014 9:17:15 PM
You can use practically everything. A wired logitech gamepad, a dualshock 3, a wired Xbox 360 controller, Ps4 controller wired, Xbox One controller wired and every universal in between.