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Good controller for PC

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by paiger, May 19, 2003.

  1. paiger

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    My good lady is moaning all the time cuz she wants to play Tomb Raider and we have an Xbox (which I told her it was coming out for before Sony nicked it). Now, I'm about to buy a new laptop and am considering a pretty good one with fast gfx so I can play splinter cell in lay-by's (as you do). So, if I get this thing and make sure it has video and audio out, I can plug it into the big telly and hi-fi and play games at home (including TR). Problem is, I want a controller similar to the PSX one so that it has enough buttons and she won't moan that it's too different etc. I guess it would have to be USB too.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ytgti

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    I use one of these. They do a wireless one as well. I use mine to play on TR TLR and it seems fine. the only thing is i can't 'configure' it for some reason bo its not in anloge. You could always get a PS2 or Xbox adaptor so you can use them on the laptop.
     
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    i hope its better than that kikyjoy P.O.S they used to sell - that didnt even work with winxp:rolleyes:
     
  5. paiger

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    Thanks guys, I'll give that a go. Just realised that TR actually works quite well on my current Vaio (mobile Radeon) so maybe I'll try hooking up to the tv and try it.
     
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    It's only £6.99 so worth a try at least. I'll give it a go when I get mine and let u know if it's worth shelling out for. I got it mainly for when the angel of darkness comes out.
     
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    Ordered one already. Worth a go for £7.
     
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    so guys does it work ?
     
  9. Hawklord

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    Works with tomb raider but haven't tried owt else. I'm not really into platform games and purely bought for when the angel of darkness comes out. I would hope it works with it else I'll be well miffed.
     
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    If your'e still interested in a PC gamepad, you could have a go with the Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Power. It works quite well on PS2 ports on the PC.
     
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    Beware you won't be able to use a controller on the latest games like Splinter Cell and Enter The Matrix.
    I find this pretty annoying since I splashed out a while ago on a force feedback Logitech, but a lot of the new releases are keyboard & mouse only.:mad:
     
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    I really cant get used to using a mouse n keyboard for Pc games is so used to a joypad from years of Console gaming
     
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    im exactly the same and i know purists go mad but i hate using the keyboard and mouse .

    its really ruining PC gaming for me as i just give up and go back to a console .

    I think ill try this adapter thing . I bought Planetside im really getting into it but just can`t get along with the keyboard and mouse .
     
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    Stick with a keyboard and mouse for fps games much better for accurate aiming and reaction times- especialli important on online multiplayers.
     

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