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Windows 7: Wireless Gamepads

13 Dec 2010   #1
QCumber20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Wireless Gamepads

Does anybody know about good wireless (usb most likely) gamepads? My PC's connected to my TV via HDMI and i want to be able to play old classics on emulators. Any suggestions? They don't have to have Rumble or any of those nifty features.


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13 Dec 2010   #2
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

i bought a USB PS3 gamepad from radio shack for about $10. It works with quite a few non-emulated games on my PC, and with all the emulators I've tried it with. only problem i have with it is the hassle of buying more AAA batteries. I much prefer AAs
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13 Dec 2010   #3
QCumber20

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Most pads i find are about 35-40 bucks at least. What's your model called?
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13 Dec 2010   #4
Bubbayoshi

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13 Dec 2010   #5
Bubbayoshi

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seems to be out of stock right now though
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14 Dec 2010   #6
QCumber20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the recommendation, seems like what I'm looking for.
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14 Dec 2010   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

hows the weather in Iceland. I haven't been there in almost 20 years now.

I like the Xbox 360 controller, it was plug and play on both my Win7 64bit machines, but it is quite pricey, $65+ with the USB receiver.
Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows: Video Games

Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Glossy Black: Video Games

I already had an Xbox with 2 controllers, so I just had to buy the adapter which was on sale for $20 when I bought it a few years ago.
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14 Dec 2010   #8
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
hows the weather in Iceland. I haven't been there in almost 20 years now.

I like the Xbox 360 controller, it was plug and play on both my Win7 64bit machines, but it is quite pricey, $65+ with the USB receiver.
Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows: Video Games

Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Glossy Black: Video Games

I already had an Xbox with 2 controllers, so I just had to buy the adapter which was on sale for $20 when I bought it a few years ago.
Oh yeah, i will most definitely agree there.

The Xbox 360 wireless controller is so much better, its a much better feel, better grip, better laid out buttons and you have triggers as well as two joysticks.

The receiver is not to bad either, i got mine off Ebay and, as far as i believe, it is Microsoft genuine. Came from Hong Kong so not too bad.

The controller depends on what one you want, if you want generic off-white, then for me in the UK, it was Ł15 to Ł20, i however have the black version which was an extra Ł10 (Only because its the elite version).

Take from us two, buy an Xbox 360 controller, you wont go wrong.

Lucky
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14 Dec 2010   #9
QCumber20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@Zephir: The weather here is pretty good. We had a few cold days a couple of weeks ago but it's been relatively warm this winter (40-50 deg's fahrenheit) with little wind. Which seems strange 'cause Europe has been having it pretty rough. If only we had more than 20 hours of sunlight in december...

Back on topic: What you call pricey, I call a bargain. With Icelands crazy electronics tolls and customs, added up with our poor exchange rates (our economy kinda sucks right now) I'm looking at double the amount on each item, easy. I do like the XBox controller though and the idea of one reciever instead of one for each controller seems really appealing.

Looks like I just gotta save up some dough 'cause the thought of playing old emulator games on my TV kicks tremendous amounts of butt
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