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PC Gamepad
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:43:52 PM »
I decided to get a gamepad for playing games on my laptop. While I'm usually totally fine with playing games using my mouse and keyboard, it becomes somewhat of a problem with emulated games since gen 6 and gen 7 (not that my laptop could emulate a gen 7 console, lol!) started using dual analog sticks and this is somewhat troublesome to emulate solely on a keyboard. It's not the analog part that irks me, it's that I don't have enough fingers, lol!

Anyway, I didn't search a lot, but I found the F710 from Logitech which looks pretty good.
http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/f710-wireless-gamepad
I've been already using a Logitech wireless mouse for at least a year and it works quite well. There are some reports of this model losing reception, but that happened really rarely with my mouse. On the other hand, I do usually keep the mouse on a distance of 1m or less from my laptop which would be the same for the gamepad so I don't think that this is really an issue.

Does anybody have any experience in this area and can they recommend a model? As you noticed with the F710, I'm ok with spending $50 for something that will last. Also, I'd really prefer a wireless gamepad.
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Re: PC Gamepad
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 10:37:43 PM »
you can use XBOX 360 controllers, either wired (USB), or wireless (you have to buy a wireless hub).

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Re: PC Gamepad
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 10:45:53 PM »
I can vouch if you get a wireless, the adapters for the wireless xbox 360 controllers you can get work pretty good, that is what I use,also the headsets that connect to the 360 controllers do work plugged in the controller on you computer.


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Re: PC Gamepad
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 02:26:19 AM »
Just letting you know that you'd probably be better off getting an XBOX 360 controller. I have the F710 and the analogs goof up on me all the time, well mostly the left analog stick. What happens is when you start to press it Up-Left or Up-Right, it doesn't register completely, as in, it's not telling the computer that it's being pressed all the way up-left/up-right, which in some games, makes the character move slower/walk.

The only way I'm able to fix this is by reinstalling the drivers, and after about a few days of usage, it goes back to doing it and I dunno why. Sometimes recalibrating the controller helps, but not always.

For 50$ you can get a Wireless Xbox Controller + the Wireless adapter you need for it.

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Re: PC Gamepad
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 09:10:57 AM »
Thanks, guys! This is exactly the info that I needed. :D
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Re: PC Gamepad
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 03:30:32 PM »
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