GAME PC Crew: Controllers?

W3rd

New Member
Jan 29, 2005
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What do you guys recommend for a controller or joystick aside from keyboard and mouse?

Is Sidewinder still hotness or logitech or what?
 

Boomdart

Active Member
Apr 28, 2005
39,903
xbox 360 controller. You can't beat it.

Plus many games will immediately recognize the controller and you can switch freely between the controller/keyboard without going to the options. Also works for every last thing I've ever tried including all emulators. Xpadder (small program) is useful for mapping new controls to buttons you can't set within the game.

Example: Dead Space 1/2 - If you like playing with the controller do so but if you find yourself in a bind just drop it in your lap and start using the keyboard/mouse.

You can get the wired one or the wireless one, but you have to buy the wireless thing from microsoft's website to use a wireless one.

Don't know about joysticks (like arcade/flight sim joysticks).
 
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W3rd

New Member
Jan 29, 2005
13,695
xbox 360 controller. You can't beat it.

Plus many games will immediately recognize the controller and you can switch freely between the controller/keyboard without going to the options. Also works for every last thing I've ever tried including all emulators. Xpadder (small program) is useful for mapping new controls to buttons you can't set within the game.

Example: Dead Space 1/2 - If you like playing with the controller do so but if you find yourself in a bind just drop it in your lap and start using the keyboard/mouse.

You can get the wired one or the wireless one, but you have to buy the wireless thing from microsoft's website to use a wireless one.

Don't know about joysticks (like arcade/flight sim joysticks).

I use a Dual Shock 3.

I just picked up ARMA 2, so something that would make piloting easier. I do have my DS3 I could use for a pad, but I'd think a stick would be better for flying.
 

Der SchattenJager

Kupo, asshat.
Mar 13, 2003
23,392
Dayton, OH
Nice one. Shits on sale on Amazon right now too :coolugh:

Does that mount on a desk out of the box or do I have buy a kit?
The one I have (the non-Pro) mounts to a smooth surface via 4 suction cups on the bottom. Works well if you have a glass or metal desk. Doesn't work for my wood desk, though. It's heavy enough that it isn't really needed anyway.

Apparently there's a new Saitek system called the X-65F. If you can afford it, might be something to look into.
 

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