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Best-est PC Game Controller! 1934

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Best-est PC Game Controller!
« on: December 02, 2008, 10:17:00 AM »
Reading about games here (and other places) I was thinking I'd like to get back to some
simple, inexpensive, and fun games on my PC, like zelda, metroid, diablo, abe's oddworld;
dungeon master,etc but I hate using the mouse or keyboard;
can you recommend me a good controller that you like?

thx all  ;)

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,441 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 12:18:55 PM »
There's loads of USB PS2 controller clones on the market... I bought one for about 10 or 15eur with force feedback even... although I rarely use anything besides kb/mouse

In the old days I used to swear by logitech game controllers... I still have several non usb era controllers kicking about somewhere. Now I use all logitech mouse/keyboard combos.

I have a thrustmaster steering wheel which is great for driving games, and wasn't too expensive as it was an older model when I got it.

I also have a great Saitek flightstick that was killer for flightsims etc, only cost about $20 cdn unfortunately I got it pre USB era, and now I rarely plug it in as it was a PITA to configure/calibrate for short term use.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 03:11:09 PM »
interesting! I seen a wireless model, I was thinking of that, but I'm open to any suggestions, thanks :salute:

No Life Club Posts: 3,126
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 04:05:53 PM »
The xbox 360 controller will work for most windows based games.  I'm not sure what you need, but I have seen it work.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,503 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 04:11:50 PM »
I like The Claw:

http://www.lanparty.com/articles/claw/claw_part1.shtml

Great for FPS games when paired with a good mouse.

Def

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 04:40:02 PM »
I like The Claw:

http://www.lanparty.com/articles/claw/claw_part1.shtml

Great for FPS games when paired with a good mouse.

Def

wow I never seen such a thing! pretty cool :cheers:

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,441 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 04:45:47 PM »

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No Life Club Posts: 4,230 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 06:02:57 PM »
I'm using some cheap Chinese adapter for Playstation controllers. :D

Got those frog legs.
No Life Club Posts: 1,571
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 06:26:21 PM »
I'm using some cheap Chinese adapter for Playstation controllers. :D

I have one of those.  Bought it on eBay for $.01 + $4.99 s&h.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,503 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 09:12:45 PM »
I considered a very similar thing once...

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=123019

I keep looking at that one as well, but since I don't play games much anymore it seems kind of like a waste.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Hero Member Posts: 906
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 03:53:37 AM »
I've had that Nostromo n50 since it came out and it's still working fine. Great for FPS. I would get one of the newer updated models. That with a mouse and you'll be in FPS Heaven!  :tu:

Splat
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,441 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 10:30:35 AM »
I have a Logitech mx1000 laser wireless mouse (the first one!) and a Logitech G15 (2nd edition) Keyboard.

Loving them both.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 12:04:09 PM »
all good stuff everyone, thx! :tu:

No Life Club Posts: 4,063
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2008, 09:04:52 AM »
Harden up and use the keyboard.

Full Member Posts: 138
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2008, 04:27:58 AM »
I considered a very similar thing once...

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=123019

I keep looking at that one as well, but since I don't play games much anymore it seems kind of like a waste.

Def

It's not just useful for games. Because it can be programmed to perform multiple keystrokes with a single keypress, many users of apps such as Photoshop and various video editing suites use them to automate certain processes,

I have the n52 and the newer n52te and they're great. Out of the two, I'd say the original is better, but that's more to do with the software not being a pile of crap.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2008, 04:03:08 AM »
I have a Logitech mx1000 laser wireless mouse (the first one!) and a Logitech G15 (2nd edition) Keyboard.

Loving them both.

I've got a G15 keyboard, and it really does make a difference playing quake as the key presses are 100% reliable. I forget what model number my mouse is, but it's the Logitech laser one, with the weight cartridge and the anti-tangle cord. In fact I have three of those as they are just good mice. Mice doesn't sound right  :think: It definitely isn't mouses though....

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2008, 04:15:37 PM »
I'm still watching for deals! and thx all :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Best-est PC Game Controller!
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2008, 07:45:55 PM »
My ps3 controller works on my PC.

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