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Windows 7: Best gamepad for windows?

18 Apr 2011   #1
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 
Best gamepad for windows?

I had a Logitech controller for the longest time but I guess the 1000 times I dropped it caught up with it because its broken. I want one that's slightly like a PlayStation controller because I'm used to that. So that's why I thought of just of getting a Logitech dual pad controller again but a newer version. But anybody have any suggestions?


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18 Apr 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've got a wireless xbox controller - although i only use it for my driving games.


i like it - i don't know if you will.
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19 Apr 2011   #3
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

I used a Wired Xbox 360 Controller. Plug n' play, it only took me about 3 mins. Works great with several Video game emulators that i use
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19 Apr 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The Games For Windows initiative was meant to use the Xbox 360 wired controller as the default, most compatible controller. It requires no software, and many games are already configured to use it.
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19 Apr 2011   #5
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

I thought of a xbox controller as well. It just seemed a little weird getting a a xbox controller for my laptop.
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19 Apr 2011   #6
gpost3

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit/Window 7 VM
 
 

+1 for xbox controller
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20 Apr 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why would it seem weird? Microsoft OS, Microsoft controller.
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20 Apr 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

There are hacks and workaround for getting a PS3 controller to work but an Xbox 360 controller is just so much easier...Granted I just recently got myself a wired Xbox 360 controller for my PC <.< so maybe I'm biased? >.>
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20 Apr 2011   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I agree with logiceart (not the biased part). An Xbox 360 controller is much more easier to install as it will automatically get the drivers from Windows Update in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. I myself wanted a PS3 controller since I plan to buy a PS3 in the future anyway. However, there is too much hassle to get it to work (more especially on a 64-bit OS) that the cost outweighs the benefits.

I usually like to meddle with things and with ease. Getting a PS3 controller to work was not one of them.
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20 Apr 2011   #10
Edward Cullen

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

i used logitech rumblepad 2 wireless gamepad for about 3years last week it got borken so now after seeing suggestions by you guys i will go for xbox360 controller btw should i go for wireless or wired ? which one has good and long life ?
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