Game Controller for Vista help

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Any suggestions for an inexpensive controller for Vista that works.
    i am not a huge fan of the xbox controller layout, but if there aren't any ps2 layout controllers worth a darn, i guess i can relearn a new setup.

    i bought a controller from circuit city that sucks.
    it is a logitech dual pad.
    i cannot even begin play even mame games on it.

    and out of the 15 buttons on it, FSX recognizes 3:
    directions- but always the wrong ones
    the X button
    and the usb jack after i pull it out of the computer and throw the controller down in disgust.

    thanks for any help here.
     
  2. Valkysas

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    I have used both my Wii remote/classic controller and my PS3 controller. both worked great. bluetooth is required for the wii remote, but the PS3 can connect via USB.

    there's special software you have to get to use them though. tis free.
     
  3. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    and you can get playstation 2 pad usb adapters that dont need any software on windows xp.
     
  4. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Second for the USB adaptor if you want a PS2 layout.

    Not that I particularly like using them thougth, Sony pads make my big man hands ache like hell.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i'm pretty sure you can get them for the original xbox if you need that coffee table sized fix.
     
  6. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I only use the PS pads for PS and SNES emulation, the latter of which is only because i'm too lazy to chase down an actual SNES pad and buy a converter.

    I've got 3 arcade sticks, a couple of 360 pads, one of those Saturnesque SF anniversary pads and a flight stick for my other controler needs.
     
  7. toma

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    i spliced myself a $5 used madcatz xbox controller with a usb cable that was lying around and it works fine under xp... it would probably work for vista too i'd imagine and it was dirt friggin cheap.
     
  8. Gigatron_2005

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    How did you get your PS3 controller to work? I tried a long time ago and couldn't get any results. :( 
     
  9. NGW

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    Mouse and keyboard >_>

    ...if you must have a gamepad though..I'd say just go with a wired 360 controller.
     
  10. Valkysas

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    the program is called "ps3sixaxis_en". I just plug the controller in via USB, start the program, hit the PS button, and it's ready to go. unplugging it or turning it the PC off turns the PS3 on though. and you have to run the program every time you want to use the sixaxis.
     
  11. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    not a fan of 360 controller, but anything that works better than what i got is fine with me.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    well there is a pc dongle that lets you use all wireless 360 perphs with your pc.
     

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