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janderson123
Joined: 11/27/2006
Posts: 21
Posted 12/7/2006 10:15:28 AM , 360 pad on PC
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Plunged for a wired 360 controller for PC use. I have a dual adaptor which takes PS and N64 pads which is good for older games(ie Emulators... PS1 pad for most, N64 for N64 and Sega stuff) though the thing can not handle a Dualshock worth a friggin damn. I need something for mor emodern games, espceially since every PC gamepad I've tried has had crappy sticks which are either WAAAAAY too sensitive or not sensitive enough.

You can understand my anger at having to rummage through MS websites to find the driver download. They make things so hard to find anything whatsoever. Found.... and need SP 1 or 2 to install this(the pad is XP only and it's not plug and play). Which I never bothered with as I've heard they add nothing(and i've read stories of SP2 downright being bad). At least MS released SP1a which is 95 megs less to download, Nothing in my PC blew up, thankfully though I am noticing no enhancements overall.

Anyway, the pad... works well enough in emulators, need to drag out erious Sam and such to test the sticks better. Though I may yet invest in one of those USB adaptors for an Xbox pad anyway depending... I'll have to see if Shadw Man likes the 360 pad.

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janderson123
Joined: 11/27/2006
Posts: 21
Posted: 12/10/2006 9:38:35 AM ,
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Well, it was a waste of money. MS, in their infinite wisdom, assigned the triggers to the Z axis rather than making them buttons which means games won't even acknowledge them as buttons. Then the D-pad isn't even recognized by games as it's the POV hat rather than being 4 buttons. Great going, assign buttons in such a way that games won't even pick them up.

It's a shame they took the controller S and mutilated it to begin with. I like start and back on the side, I like the black and white buttons being low. The 360 pad... is little more than a Dualshock. The other 2 shoulder buttons are placed in such a manner as to make them uncomfortable to even try to reach. The controller S was perfect, this is not. At least if I ever want a 360 Joytech makes a pad with start and back in the proper spots.

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Skelix
Joined: 9/3/2003
Posts: 1003
Posted 12/10/2006 1:19:37 PM ,
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Ah I've been meaning to try out the pad on the computer, that's unfortunate. Would have been something nice to fool aorund with.
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janderson123
Joined: 11/27/2006
Posts: 21
Posted: 12/11/2006 9:12:09 AM ,
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I'd suggest getting the Xbox USB adaptor off eBay. At the very least, the XBCD ddrivers allow you to rearrange button assignment if need be. By default, the triggers are set up as "triggers" but can be reassigned to buttons.

And the PC versions of Serious Sam have not liked ANY gamepad I've used. They will either not acknowledge the sticks or they want the character to strafe left at really high speeds as if you were holding the stick sideways.

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basscomm
Joined: 3/27/2003
Posts: 763
Posted 12/11/2006 2:51:47 PM ,
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I would highly recommend the Logitech Rumblepad 2 for a PC controller. It's pretty much just a USB Dual Shock controller. I tried one out at E3 and was sold. Plus, XP recognized it and all the buttons without installing drivers.
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Dezoris
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Joined: 12/12/2007
Posts: 94
Posted: 9/4/2008 5:17:20 PM ,
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All and all, I'd say I'm putting Logitech's kids through college =D.


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