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Question: What type of Gamepad controller you use to play games on your desktop?
Playstation - 0 (0%)
Xbox - 0 (0%)
Keyboard - 1 (33.3%)
Joystick - 0 (0%)
Other (Please State the type) - 1 (33.3%)
Playstation 1 or 2 Controller - 1 (33.3%)
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Offline (Male) hpg678
Posted on: October 20, 2017, 10:40:22 AM

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Thought it would be interesting to hear from you all on the type of controllers you use when gaming. It would also help me to consider different types of control when I am developing a project.

I have 2 types of controllers.
  • Playstation 3 SIXAXIS DUALSHOCK 3
  • XBox controller (the original XBox console) modified with a USB end
Actually the Playstation 3 works directly in LINUX but in Windows I have to load a driver and map it. Then the XBox controller works fine in Windows but goes haywire in LINUX.


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Offline (Male) time-killer-games
Reply #1 Posted on: October 20, 2017, 11:19:06 AM

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I selected keyboard because that is all I have. But I wouldn't mind having a console gamepad to play my desktop games with. I don't really have a preference, though. Both XBox and PlayStation are fine, imo. I'm familiar with the button and analog stick layout diferences because I have a PS2 and some friends who own an XBox. I've looked on Google and apparently as newer versions of those consoles came out, the controllers didn't change much, if at all, (other than becoming wireless, Bluetooth, and USB compatible).

Now, when it comes to Nintendo-based gamepads, I hate them all ever since the original Nintendo Wii came out. Way too simple by design, and not enough buttons. The Nintendo Switch without a Pro controller is a real joke to me, the default controllers are just like the Wii, basically one dpad / analog stick and like 3-4 buttons. It's sad because I used to love Nintendo back in the GameCube, (and earlier), days...
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Offline (Male) faissaloo
Reply #2 Posted on: October 20, 2017, 11:37:07 AM

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I use a PS2 controller
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Offline (Male) hpg678
Reply #3 Posted on: October 21, 2017, 02:29:08 AM

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There's an adapter that allows PS1 and PS2 controllers to connect to the PC. Check it out here. And I threw away all of mine. :-\ :-\

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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #4 Posted on: October 21, 2017, 03:21:05 PM

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I use an iBuffalo SNES Controller and a standard Nintendo GameCube controller using the Mayflash adapter. Been a Nintendo fan my entire life; Nintendo controllers are all I know how to use.
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