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Toss3
01-25-09, 04:04 AM
Hi!

I'm tired of having a usb cable running across the floor to my sofa for my mouse and keyboard and as many games already have support for the xbox360 gamepad - I started thinking that that might be the best way to go(+ a wireless keyboard & mouse combination for net-surfing).

So which gamepad would you guys recommend(has to be wireless)? :)

Logical
01-25-09, 04:17 AM
If you intend to play streetfighter 4 on the PC then i would wait untill madcatz release there streetfighter 4 joypads.

If your not bothered about streetfighter 4 then go for the standard x360 pad. ;)

Toss3
01-25-09, 04:33 AM
If you intend to play streetfighter 4 on the PC then i would wait untill madcatz release there streetfighter 4 joypads.

If your not bothered about streetfighter 4 then go for the standard x360 pad. ;)

I just want a pad for playing the console games that come out on PC(like Prince of Persia, geometry wars, Mirror's Edge etc.) - I was thinking about getting the 360 pad, but its analog sticks aren't the best for FPS games(crysis played surprisingly well with a controller) and I don't like the d-pad at all, so I was looking for something different(like the logitech cordless rumblepad II). :)

sammy sung
01-25-09, 05:51 AM
I just want a pad for playing the console games that come out on PC(like Prince of Persia, geometry wars, Mirror's Edge etc.) - I was thinking about getting the 360 pad, but its analog sticks aren't the best for FPS games(crysis played surprisingly well with a controller) and I don't like the d-pad at all, so I was looking for something different(like the logitech cordless rumblepad II). :)

I've tried a LOT of different pads but i find the 360 pad to be the best sofar mainly due to the fact that most new games now are crossformat releases,that way the 360 pad is supported and doesnt need to be configed.So basicly you start the game and play and the pad is mapped like its console counterpart.The analog sticks are not the best for fps games allthough i tried warhead with it and it worked fine,its just that ive always played fps game with mouse/kb and cant get used to a pad.

I like the analog sticks a lot for racing games,most pads ive tried feel notchy and have too much travel in the analog sticks making smooth steering impossible.Grid is a good example of that,it was unplayable with the 3 other pads i have but works perfectly with the 360 pad.The analog shoulderbuttons for brake/throttle are excellent .

NarcissistZero
01-25-09, 08:32 AM
360 pad for sure... and I don't know what you mean about it being bad for FPS, it's by far the best pad for FPS (though why you would use it for that on PC I have no idea).

Alaa
01-25-09, 09:21 AM
Logitech Rumblepad 2.

Amaury
01-25-09, 09:29 AM
Logitech Rumblepad 2 (wired)

Toss3
01-25-09, 09:34 AM
360 pad for sure... and I don't know what you mean about it being bad for FPS, it's by far the best pad for FPS (though why you would use it for that on PC I have no idea).

Well it's far easier to use a controller from a couch than keyboard+mouse. :)
And the 360 controller's analog sticks aren't that good because you always have to put a bit too much pressure on them in order to move them in one direction(due to the automatic centering function) - this then causes a problem when you quickly and precisely want to move the crosshair in the other direction.

Alaa how are the analog sticks on the rumblepad II?

Eliminator
01-25-09, 10:00 AM
360 pad... only because its the only pad that most new games properly support... mainly due to console ports... for console ports it just works right out of the box... i have the rumblepad 2... it should be renamed to just pad2... since i havent played a game in years that supported rumble for the rumblepad

GitDat
01-25-09, 10:16 AM
http://www.computerbase.co.uk/ProductImages/saitek/p990.jpg

Saitek P990 FTW :afro:

NarcissistZero
01-25-09, 11:13 AM
Well it's far easier to use a controller from a couch than keyboard+mouse. :)
And the 360 controller's analog sticks aren't that good because you always have to put a bit too much pressure on them in order to move them in one direction(due to the automatic centering function) - this then causes a problem when you quickly and precisely want to move the crosshair in the other direction.

Alaa how are the analog sticks on the rumblepad II?

All I have compared the 360 pad to is the PS3 pad, and the 360 pad is a billion times better for FPS games.

Anyway, no matter what you think of the 360 pad, buying any other right now is insane really. Most other pads are being ignored and not supported, whereas the 360 pad is supported natively with even UI prompts in almost every game.

P.S. Wireless KB&M with a lap pad = win.

XDanger
01-25-09, 11:38 AM
The 360 pad receiver for PC has been reported to be not very good, I'd stick to wired.

Saitek pads are oversized with a terrible d-pad and crap button placement

Rumblepad II is the best pad but sucky game support ,Logitech need to make a driver for it to emulate the 360 controller.

Alaa
01-25-09, 11:41 AM
Alaa how are the analog sticks on the rumblepad II?
They have some weight/friction which makes them comfortable. For me at least. I think you should try it yourself. However, as NarcissistZero said, game support is not guaranteed but I've only seen this problem in Prince of Persia. I don't use this gamepad for FPS. Only racing and football/soccer games.

Toss3
01-25-09, 05:03 PM
The 360 pad receiver for PC has been reported to be not very good, I'd stick to wired.

Saitek pads are oversized with a terrible d-pad and crap button placement

Rumblepad II is the best pad but sucky game support ,Logitech need to make a driver for it to emulate the 360 controller.

Well, I've had a wireless 360 pad for a day now and had no problems with it; any games that have known issues with the wireless 360 pad?

And I might add I may just get a wireless 360 pad, as it seems like the easiest thing to do and there's really nothing wrong with it other than the d-pad and tight analog sticks, but those will probably loosen up over time(just watched "Zack and Miri make a porno" and everything sounds like it would have some hidden sexual innuendo.. :o).

ATi
01-25-09, 05:06 PM
The 360 pad receiver for PC has been reported to be not very good, I'd stick to wired.


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What? I have no problems with my 360 pad receiver works very well. Even the mics work great!

mailman2
01-25-09, 05:51 PM
Well, I've had a wireless 360 pad for a day now and had no problems with it; any games that have known issues with the wireless 360 pad?

And I might add I may just get a wireless 360 pad, as it seems like the easiest thing to do and there's really nothing wrong with it other than the d-pad and tight analog sticks, but those will probably loosen up over time(just watched "Zack and Miri make a porno" and everything sounds like it would have some hidden sexual innuendo.. :o).

RS vegas 2, maybe other U3 games too. Dunno I use a wired one.

K007
01-26-09, 02:32 AM
STREET FIGHTER 4 PC COME oN!!!

crainger
01-26-09, 02:52 AM
I use the 360 pad, mainly due to it's support on ports and Games for Windows games. It's just plug and play. The pad itself isn't so great. The stiff dead centre makes it bad for FPS and the dpad is appalling. ::(:

Logical
01-26-09, 10:14 AM
I'm gonna get the official madcatz/capcom pads when they are released or maybe even the arcade stick as there is no way in hell im playing SF4 on that x360 D-pad.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/mad-catz-sfiv-peripherals-01.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/mad-catz-sfiv-peripherals-02.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/mad-catz-sfiv-peripherals-04.jpg


:)

Crow_Nest
01-26-09, 10:57 AM
I would recommend the 360 gamepad. Most games these days have full 360 support and the in-game buttons change to the 360 button logos when you play!

ralinn
01-26-09, 02:57 PM
I'm gonna get the official madcatz/capcom pads when they are released or maybe even the arcade stick as there is no way in hell im playing SF4 on that x360 D-pad.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/mad-catz-sfiv-peripherals-01.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/mad-catz-sfiv-peripherals-02.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/01/mad-catz-sfiv-peripherals-04.jpg


:)

Argh, you just gotta have the d-pad as separate buttons for a beat em up IMO. I'll probably be getting an arcade stick, I really need to get used to one!

SLippe
01-26-09, 02:59 PM
KB+M or GTFO















:p

Kaguya
01-26-09, 03:46 PM
http://www.computerbase.co.uk/ProductImages/saitek/p990.jpg

Saitek P990 FTW :afro:

I used to use one of these, but I found that most games are setup for the x360 pad by default, so I found that the six button layout of the Saitek was confusing compared to the four button with truggers/bumpers on the 360. A great pad, but my x360 is far more suited for the games coming out on PC now moreso than thie Saitek was.

K007
01-27-09, 02:04 AM
seeing the re5 is going to be q4..i hope its not the same for sf4.

crainger
01-27-09, 02:54 AM
I have an utchy trugger funger.