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I bought a wired controller today, went home and used the joytokey software to put the keys just like i want them in the computer.
It's awesome. The controls are very fluid and simple, i use the triggers for left and right clicks, the A button for jump, hold X for crouch, START is set for inventory, BACK is for escape, up and down through the D-pad makes me scroll through the items. B is drop items, Y is open typing menu. I'm pretty sure that's it.
I tried just for kicks. I absolutely CANNOT stand using the joystick. When I have the option, joystick to aim is like the worst thing on Earth. Sure, this ain't a shooter or anything, you don't need super precision, but I still find it extremely painful and everything takes a lot more times to do.
I mean seriously, why would anyone prefer a controller to a mouse? Unless you're setup with your computer linked to a good TV screen in front of a couch where you can relax while playing, I'd never choose a controller, but to each his own.
I also hate not being able to rapidly select one of my items with 1-2-3... No room for that on a controller.
Some of usjust like a controller over a mouse. Its just what you prefer in the end. Just use what you want. Im downloading counterstrike right now and I am going to attempt to play with a controller. Also I dont plan on doing amazing in that game, so super percise isnt really what im going for since Im just starting out.
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From: SPARTAN-034 | #007 Some of usjust like a controller over a mouse. Its just what you prefer in the end. Just use what you want. Im downloading counterstrike right now and I am going to attempt to play with a controller. Also I dont plan on doing amazing in that game, so super percise isnt really what im going for since Im just starting out.
You won't do amazing. You won't even do well or anywhere near well. The fanbase of that game is amazingly good. To try to get into that game now as a newbie is tough, since the dedicated playerbase has years of experience. However, even if you learn to match their skill level, they'll still far surpass you in reflexes and coordination, since it a mouse does have better aiming and the shortcuts on a keyboard save more time than you think.
^ that theres no way you can compete with people using a mouse on a shooter with a damn controller, no way in hell.. minecraft on the other hand? i thought about it, but figured it might be a bit complex but im still thinking of giving it a shot for the hell of it. If you could run by holding down both mouse buttons I wouldnt care so much.
I've played online PC shooters with my controller and do just fine... Really it comes down to preference. I will give that the keyboard is sometimes useful, due to the amount of commands some games have. But I can be just as precise with a controller or a mouse.
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