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18 Feb 2010   #1

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new to pc gaming

I'm new to this PC gaming thing. I have this game Assassin's Creed I with my new GPU, I can finally play it. I'm having lots a trouble with hand/keyboard operation. I'm not a lefty. I would like to know can I get a wired or wireless controller to use with my PC to work with the game and any other games for the future.

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18 Feb 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Just search online!

pc game controller - Google Product Search

from google first thing I found was Logitech Game Controller:

Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2 Game pad - 12 button - Mac, PC

This one is also sold at walmart so you might be able to pick it up locally.
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18 Feb 2010   #3

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Eventually you're going to hate yourself for getting a controller; precision is one of the main attributes that keyboards and mice have over controllers.

If you're "not a lefty", become one, like the rest of the gaming universe. It won't take long. If you enjoy the game, it'll happen before you know it.
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18 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
If you're "not a lefty", become one, like the rest of the gaming universe. It won't take long.
That's telling me....funny too. OK, I'll try it but I'm not Mikey, I'm not liking it to much. Never the less, I will keep plugging at it.
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18 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Personally and use a combination of keyboard/mouse and xbox 360 controller. I mainly use the 360 controller for racing and flying games (Dirt2 / HAWX etc) and keyboard and mouse for pretty much everything else. For First Person Shooters a controller is not even on the same playing field as a keyboard/mouse combo IMO.

As for Assassins Creed I know that since its pretty much a direct console port its optimised for xbox 360 controller but I found it more comfortable to use the keyboard but then the only console I've ever owned is a Wii so I've never been great with controllers.
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18 Feb 2010   #6

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I agree with Fumz as the mouse is the most accurate pointing device and the gamepad controller wont give you this.

If you are still worried about movement with the right hand, I have in the past and you can sometimes set this up.....Replace the forward/backward keys to map to the mouse1/mouse2 buttons and put your strafetoggle/fire/jump buttons on keyboard. you then control all the movement with the mouse and control the rest with the keyboard. most games allow you to customize these controls.
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18 Feb 2010   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
If you're "not a lefty", become one, like the rest of the gaming universe. It won't take long.
That's telling me....funny too. OK, I'll try it but I'm not Mikey, I'm not liking it to much. Never the less, I will keep plugging at it.
lol... go ahead and untie that left arm of yours... place the attached hand on the keyboard... be fearless man, fearless!

I promise, unless your fingers weren't previously mangled in an industrial accident and now resemble shrimps, you're going to find the keyboard a lot more responsive than a controller could ever hope to be.

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18 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
If you're "not a lefty", become one, like the rest of the gaming universe. It won't take long.
That's telling me....funny too. OK, I'll try it but I'm not Mikey, I'm not liking it to much. Never the less, I will keep plugging at it.
lol... go ahead and untie that left arm of yours... place the attached hand on the keyboard... be fearless man, fearless!

I promise, unless your fingers weren't previously mangled in an industrial accident and now resemble shrimps, you're going to find the keyboard a lot more responsive than a controller could ever hope to be.


Now that's funny right there, I don't care who are....that's funny. I'm still laughing.
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18 Feb 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Eventually you're going to hate yourself for getting a controller
lol, just lol.

For some games, especially console ports - a controller is the way to go.

Obviously the mouse and k/b is more precise for the majority of games - but sometimes a sacrifice in precision is worth it.

Driving in GTA IV with a k/b

Driving in GTA IV with a controller

I use both mouse+k/b or a controller depending on the game. Does that make me semi-fearless?
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18 Feb 2010   #10

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My brother in law... uber geek that he is... has a wheel and foot-pedals. I gotta say it was a blast running through GRID with them.

No, you're fully qualify as fearless. It's all about getting that left hand comfortable in the new hostile environment... there are those that jump in right away and massage the keys, and then there are those more timid types who, with fear in their hearts, tap the keys one at a time... after each tap looking down to gauge its response.
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