PDA

View Full Version : What's A Good Gamepad



mr. nails
03-11-2004, 10:02 AM
i wanted to post this in the games section cuz well, it's only about the games for this post. anyway, what's a good gamepad for games on the pc. a gamepad that is good for like action games, adventure games and of course, ROMS!!!! this gamepad isn't for FPS's in anyway, f that!!! FPS's use a keyboard and mouse!!!! this is for games like tomb raider, prince of persia, legacy of kain, and other stuff like these. oh, and don't forget the roms. mostly snes roms! could someone plz tell me a name of a gamepad AND show me a link so i can see what it looks like? thank u!

Samurai
03-11-2004, 10:49 AM
Gamepad's
--------------

Logitech (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/productlist/GB/EN,crid=28)

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/78.gif

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/161.gif

Saitek (http://www.saitek.com/)

http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/pcp/p3000.jpg

Joysticks
--------------

Logitech (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/productlist/GB/EN,crid=29)

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/912.gif

Saitek (http://www.saitek.com/)

http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/pcp/x45.jpg

Mad Cat
03-11-2004, 12:40 PM
Get a PS2 gamepad, they ARE the best gamepad out there.
With a simple adaptor you've got the best gamepad on the market.

uNz[i]
03-11-2004, 12:42 PM
Yeah...

Like this one. (http://www.ps2modchip.com/flash/n64usb.htm)

Bowen747x
03-11-2004, 02:11 PM
mr. nails... try doin a search b4 posting cuz theres at least 3 other topics like this! logitech is the best tho, i use that 1 in the picture :lol:

mr. nails
03-11-2004, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by uNz[i]@11 March 2004 - 06:42
Yeah...

Like this one. (http://www.ps2modchip.com/flash/n64usb.htm)
cool. thx. prob do this one! ;)

mr. nails
03-11-2004, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by Samurai@11 March 2004 - 04:49
Gamepad's
--------------

Logitech (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/productlist/GB/EN,crid=28)

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/78.gif

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/161.gif

Saitek (http://www.saitek.com/)

http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/pcp/p3000.jpg

Joysticks
--------------

Logitech (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/productlist/GB/EN,crid=29)

http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/912.gif

Saitek (http://www.saitek.com/)

http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/pcp/x45.jpg
lol, thx man. that last one was crazy looking. :o

Samurai
03-12-2004, 02:24 AM
There is another one similar looking which costs about 300 and it weighs a ton. Apparently you need 2 people to lift it out of the box lol I'll try and get pics ;)

Samurai
03-12-2004, 02:30 AM
HOTAS Cougar (http://cougar.frugalsworld.com/)

http://cougar.frugalsworld.com/images/cougar/duo1.jpg

http://us.thrustmaster.com/images/hotas/hotas_logos.gif

BUY HERE (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000062SSB/qid%3D/104-3243848-6251116)

Features:

Replica US. Air Force F-16 block 52 controller (Stick and Throttle)
Full metal casing including base, handle, and buttons
28 programmable buttons
Adjustable resistance for throttle, afterburner, and idle detent
Full speed USB connection delivering responses 8x faster than classical USB plugs

Product Manual (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-to-external-url/ref=mt_mo_view_24819/104-3243848-6251116?path=http://media-server.amazon.com/media/mole/MANUAL000036683.pdf&append-uid=no)

johnboy27
03-12-2004, 02:49 AM
I use the Logitech wireless wingman and I love it.I thought there may be some lag with the wireless but it works perfect.

mr. nails
03-12-2004, 08:48 AM
i'm starting to hate logitech anything! i have a logitech mouse, keyboard and webcam. only reason i'm disliking logitech more and more are because of their drivers. their drivers r shit! if i install keyboard drivers the damn pc hangs when rebooting. if i install the webcam drivers it goes "BEEP"! everytime i reboot. only good drivers r the mouse drivers. god, they really need to fix this shit. :angry:

so, do those logitech gamepad give probs? i have winxp so....?

Samurai
03-12-2004, 10:19 AM
Nah I've used a Logitech Wingman on my XP had it ran perfect.

Don't hate on Logitech... they're one of the main brands that people trust because they make quality products. I think they did have driver problems at one stage but that was because Windows XP had just come out and they couldn't make their software run as well as they wanted.

21UP
03-12-2004, 03:13 PM
Hi Samurai
thanks for that post,i have just got the wingman no software with it.
But xp sorted it just find it very jerky dont know why,probably not sorted it right,was gonna take it back but might give it a while longer.
Hope i can figure it out.
cheers Peter :ghostface: :o

BigBoo
03-12-2004, 03:58 PM
you can make a ps2 adapter. my bro uses one but i prefer keyboard and mouse



edit: why do i keep inserting random tags? :blink:

Samurai
03-12-2004, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by 21UP@12 March 2004 - 14:13
Hi Samurai
thanks for that post,i have just got the wingman no software with it.
But xp sorted it just find it very jerky dont know why,probably not sorted it right,was gonna take it back but might give it a while longer.
Hope i can figure it out.
cheers Peter :ghostface: :o
Really? I'm sure all Logitech products come with drivers on a CD.

I'll run a search and try and find you some drivers. Windows XP own drivers are very basic and thus don't seem to help as much.

Try here though...

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/download.../GB/EN,CRID=270 (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/downloads/finder/GB/EN,CRID=270)

21UP
03-12-2004, 07:10 PM
Hi Samurai
i had been on that site but could find nothing
Thanks to you i found the profiler that the instructions refered to ,i bought it from ASDA but instructions do not refer to cd or owt else.
Anyhow thanks i now have profiler and it found gamepad and set it up ok .
So i have put it on cd.
Thank you very much cheers Peter :D :P :ghostface:

uNz[i]
03-14-2004, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by BigBoo@13 March 2004 - 01:28
you can make a ps2 adapter. my bro uses one but i prefer keyboard and mouse
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, BigBoo. B)
Your bro's ability to make his own adapter caught my eye, because they aren't easily found in my neck of the woods and I've wanted one for quite some time.

A bit of Googling led me to this site:
http://www.emulatronia.com/reportajes/dire...sxeng/index.htm (http://www.emulatronia.com/reportajes/directpad/psxeng/index.htm)

Looks easy enough... now wheres that soldering iron?

Mad Cat
03-14-2004, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by uNz[i]+14 March 2004 - 13:11--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (uNz[i] @ 14 March 2004 - 13:11)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-BigBoo@13 March 2004 - 01:28
you can make a ps2 adapter. my bro uses one but i prefer keyboard and mouse
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, BigBoo. B)
Your bro&#39;s ability to make his own adapter caught my eye, because they aren&#39;t easily found in my neck of the woods and I&#39;ve wanted one for quite some time.

A bit of Googling led me to this site:
http://www.emulatronia.com/reportajes/dire...sxeng/index.htm (http://www.emulatronia.com/reportajes/directpad/psxeng/index.htm)

Looks easy enough... now wheres that soldering iron? [/b][/quote]
Yeah, I&#39;ve heard they just use a modified USB cable. Or was that the Xbox controllers?

Anyway, I&#39;ve heard its easy enough.