Which Gamepad for PC

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by IanRobo75, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. IanRobo75

    IanRobo75 Guest

    I'm looking to buy a PC Gamepad compatible with ea games and also for 1st person shooters.
    What do you recommend?
     
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  3. Muse_Cubed

    Muse_Cubed Guest

  4. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    I got the same controller as muse, It's a good controller, but it's not good with FPS. The 360 controller is not bad controller for the 360, but dunno what it'll be like on the pc though.

    It's £17.99 on play delivered. If you want one, make sure it's a wired controller, coz the Wired 360 controller is a USB, the wireless one won't work on the pc.
     
  5. Zonerunner

    Zonerunner Guest

    If you use this device, a wireless 360 controller will work on your PC. The description even suggests all wireless 360 products will work with it. I just built a PS2-to-PC device and use an old, semi-broken PS2 pad if I need one for my PC. They can be picked up fairly cheaply too, considering they're fairly simple devices.

    Although, as has been mentioned, you really want to get out of using a gamepad for first-person shooters, especially if you intend to compete online. PC shooters are made with that kind of twitch response in mind, which cant easily be replicated in a less-sensitive device such as a gamepad.
     
  6. IanRobo75

    IanRobo75 Guest

    Muse/Master,

    Thanks I got the Logitech Corless Rumblepad 2 in the end. Which I found was good for sports games, not too bad for 1st person either.

    Do you know if there is a way to map one button to another? I'd like button 12 to activate button 10, for example.
     
  7. Muse_Cubed

    Muse_Cubed Guest

    try the profiling software which came with it. I've not really fel the need to molest it yet but there should be a function in there...
     
  8. IanRobo75

    IanRobo75 Guest

    try the profiling software which came with it. I've not really fel the need to molest it yet but there should be a function in there...
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    you can map buttons to keys, swap axis and run macros, but I can't find anything for mapping one button to another
     
  9. mario66

    mario66 Guest

    If you use this device, a wireless 360 controller will work on your PC. The description even suggests all wireless 360 products will work with it. I just built a PS2-to-PC device and use an old, semi-broken PS2 pad if I need one for my PC. They can be picked up fairly cheaply too, considering they're fairly simple devices.

    Although, as has been mentioned, you really want to get out of using a gamepad for first-person shooters, especially if you intend to compete online. PC shooters are made with that kind of twitch response in mind, which cant easily be replicated in a less-sensitive device such as a gamepad. [/b][/quote]



    You have made a good choice since even Logitech gamepads are a bit more expensive, they are a lot more resistant than no-name gamepads. I experienced it myself. Nevertheless, you will find that sport games impose a repetitive use of the same button (for example the pass button), and sometimes it is a good idea to change that button in order to avoid surprises during game action. :wall:
     
  10. Goth Power

    Goth Power Guest

    Don't know if anyone has mentioned it or not, just skimmed through but you could always get the Microsoft 360 wireless pack, if you havent got a 360 controller already you can get a pack with one in it.

    Wireless controllers > future :p
     
  11. i always struggle with pads on pc first person shooters. i don't know why because i'm fine with them on a console. can anyone recommend a really good one? at the moment i've got a logitech dual action or some such.
     
  12. gazza74

    gazza74 Guest

    I use the Logitech Rumblepad II

    Ive never had any troubles with it, it works like a charm plus its exactly the same setup as a PS2 or Xbox controller which kinda helps when people start posting control hints/tips

    Get one and i guarantee you wont be disappointed
     
  13. mikey85

    mikey85 Guest

    I use me xbox 360 controller on my pc it is really good and works well
     
  14. guylum

    guylum Guest

    For me, the best is thrustmaster firestrom digital 3. And it's the cheapest gamepad.
     
  15. andy82

    andy82 Guest

    Logitech Dual Action FTW :)
     
  16. alexviv

    alexviv Guest

    thrustmaster firestrom digital 3
     
  17. sEnzje

    sEnzje Guest

    I have also got the rumblepad and I am happy with it, never had any troubles with it so far and got it for about a year.
     
  18. Bacobs

    Bacobs Guest

    yeah, the rumblepad is awome. i have mine for 2 years now. an its sill good as new!
     
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