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Good gamepad for "old school games"?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SirJangly, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. SirJangly

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    Hey guys, I decided I would like to play some games on my netbook during any breaks at school. Some old school classics......what is a good, and cheap, option? Thanks in advance mates :)!! :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect:
     
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    If netbooks support Bluetooth just pick up a PS3 controller, being wireless will be nice.
     
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    That looks expensive. Just want something to maybe take to school to play some street fighter 2 on the netbook with fellow nursing students :)
     
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    i use an xbox 360 controller.

    buying second hand you can get them dirt cheap, we get them for $35 au from cash converters.
     
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    I would need the adapter though, right?
     
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    nope, they're straight USB.

    windows vista and 7 have drivers built in, XP has a download.

    they also have the odd ability to connect the 360 headset to them, and they show up as a USB headset in windows.
     
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    I see. Hmm, that would be an option, but I HATE the 360 control for Street Fighter 4, so I am guessing my issues will carry over :(
     
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    i went to it from a logitech, many games i played needed me to hit the "analogue" button on the gamepad, but it swapped the wrong stick >.<

    havent had any issues with the 360 controller yet, but i havent played SF4 either
     
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    What button are you referring to mate?
     
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    I use cheap PS2-like controllers from dealextreme, they cost only a few dollars and work fine.
     
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    Ah I see. Should be good for SNES goodness? Could you link the exact controller to me. please? :)
     
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    [​IMG]

    i had the one on the left.

    Some games wouldnt work without hitting an analogue button to swap between stick and Dpad, but for whatever reason it would change the right stick instead of the left one (meaning you needed 2 left thumbs to use the damned thing) - from what i read, its not unique to this one gamepad, and various older logitech models had the same issue.
     
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    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.618

    They do feel a bit cheap, though that's what they are. They have been working fine so far. Delivery usually takes about 2 weeks to .nl.
     
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    I've loved my Logitech Rumblepad 2 ever since I got it, but think it's more mid-range price-wise, rather than cheap. It has huge support and can emulate keyboard buttons for games that don't support it + it feels really solid.
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    I agree that the 360 is more or less universally supported in games.
     
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    I would steer clear of Logitech gamepads...I have gone through 3...analog sticks keep going out...I went to this Saitek a year ago and have never looked back --->http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000075B5V/?tag=tec06d-20 ...It is great for emulated games...And it is wired...no dead batteries right when you are planning on gaming. :D Good Luck.
     
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    I just thought about something. I LOVE the ps2 controller...would a ps2 --> ps3 usb adapter work fine? Anyone have experience with this?
     
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    I was looking at this adapter on ebay:

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    theres one posted already...

    2nd post :p
     
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    You can get a PS3 controller if your netbook supports Bluetooth. The controller might be a bit expensive, but they're tough and withstand most nuclear blasts.
     
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    Oh gosh thanks LOL totally forgot ;(
     

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